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Caring for Eeyou Istchee

Protected Area Creation on Wemindji Cree Territory

UBC Press

In Caring for Eeyou Istchee, Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners reveal how protected area creation presents a powerful vehicle for Indigenous stewardship, biological conservation, and cultural heritage protection.

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Hunting the Northern Character

UBC Press, Purich Books

This deeply personal account of recent developments in the Canadian North tells the story of a region that leaders in Oslo, Ottawa, Moscow, and Washington often refuse to see and that only insiders fully know.

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Lock, Stock, and Icebergs

A History of Canada’s Arctic Maritime Sovereignty

UBC Press

Lock, Stock, and Icebergs recounts the events, pressures, and behind-the-scenes negotiations that shaped Canada’s legal claim to the Northwest Passage and the waters of the Arctic Archipelago.

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The Iconic North

Cultural Constructions of Aboriginal Life in Postwar Canada

UBC Press

The Iconic North explores how the “modern” South crafted cultural images of a “primitive” North that reflected its own preconceived notions and social, political, and economic interests.

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Far Off Metal River

Inuit Lands, Settler Stories, and the Making of the Contemporary Arctic

UBC Press

Drawing on the story of the 1771 Bloody Falls massacre, human geographer Emilie Cameron explores the relationship between stories and colonialism, challenging readers to examine their perceptions of the contemporary Arctic and its peoples.

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Made in Nunavut

An Experiment in Decentralized Government

UBC Press

Made in Nunavut provides a definitive account of how an innovative government was designed and implemented in Canada’s Eastern and Central Artic.

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Power from the North

Territory, Identity, and the Culture of Hydroelectricity in Quebec

UBC Press

This book explores how French Canada’s aspirations migrated north with natural resource development, creating a culture of hydroelectricity that continues to shape territorial planning and relations with Aboriginal peoples in the province.

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Northscapes

History, Technology, and the Making of Northern Environments

UBC Press

Northscapes examines concepts of North and the way in which different northern environments are shaped by the intersection of technology and human societies.

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Rethinking the Great White North

Race, Nature, and the Historical Geographies of Whiteness in Canada

UBC Press

Rethinking the Great White North explores the troubling side of the images of whiteness and wilderness that are so central to Canadian national identity.

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Acts of Occupation

Canada and Arctic Sovereignty, 1918-25

UBC Press

This fascinating tale of the rivalries and intrigues that played out as Canada secured the Arctic illuminates an under-explored era in Canadian foreign policy.

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Inuit Education and Schools in the Eastern Arctic

UBC Press

The first history of educational policy, practice, and decision making in the Eastern Arctic, now Nunavut.

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The Industrial Transformation of Subarctic Canada

UBC Press

A revealing history of human impact in the Canadian North, this book focuses on the causes and consequences of the industries that replaced the fur trade.

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Home Is the Hunter

The James Bay Cree and Their Land

UBC Press

The James Bay Cree lived in relative isolation until 1970, when Northern Quebec was swept up in the political and cultural changes of the Quiet Revolution. Home Is the Hunter presents the historical, environmental, and cultural context from which this recent story grows.

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Settlers on the Edge

Identity and Modernization on Russia's Arctic Frontier

UBC Press

Deeply researched and eloquently written, Settlers on the Edge ... makes an important and long-overdue contribution to our understanding of who belongs in the North.
– Farley Mowat

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Nunavut

Rethinking Political Culture

UBC Press

Original and provocative, Nunavut explores political attitudes, behaviour, and institutions in Nunavut before, during, and after the creation of the new territory, challenging our understandings of how political cultures are generated and sustained.

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Birds of the Yukon Territory

UBC Press

The result of a decade-long project, this lavishly illustrated book presents a wealth of information on bird distribution, migration and breeding chronology, habitat use, and on conservation concerns in the Yukon.

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Taking the Air

Ideas and Change in Canada's National Parks

UBC Press
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Kiumajut (Talking Back)

Game Management and Inuit Rights, 1900-70

UBC Press

Examines Inuit relations with the Canadian state, with a particular focus on regulating Inuit based on government animal counting methods, and the emerging regime of government intervention.

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Hunters at the Margin

Native People and Wildlife Conservation in the Northwest Territories

UBC Press

Hunters at the Margin examines the conflict in the Northwest Territories between Native hunters and conservationists, arguing that game regulations and national parks helped assert state authority over traditional hunting cultures.

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Northern Exposures

Photographing and Filming the Canadian North, 1920-45

UBC Press

Illustrated throughout with archival photographs, this book examines the photographic and film practice of the Canadian government, the Anglican Church of Canada, and the Hudson’s Bay Company, the three major colonial institutions involved in the arctic and sub-arctic.

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