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Feminists and Party Politics

Feminists and Party Politics

by Lisa Young
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tagged : political parties, women's studies

In Feminists and Party Politics, the author examines the effort to bring feminism into the formal political arena through established political parties in Canada and the United States.

Two major sets of questions lie at the heart of this book. First, how have movement organizations approached partisan and electoral politics? To what extent have they …

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Heavy Traffic

Heavy Traffic

Deregulation, Trade, and Transformation in North American Trucking
by Daniel Madar
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tagged : transportation, exports & imports, trade & tariffs, treaties

Canada and the United States exchange the world’s highest level of bilateral trade, valued at $1.4 billion a day. Two-thirds of this trade travels on trucks. Heavy Traffic examines the way in which the regulatory reform of American and Canadian trucking, coupled with free trade, has internationalized this vital industry.

 

Before deregulation, rest …

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Ecology of a Managed Terrestrial Landscape

Patterns and Processes of Forest Landscapes in Ontario
edited by Ajith H. Perera; David L. Euler & Ian D. Thompson
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The growing popularity of the broad, landscape-scale approach to forest management represents a dramatic shift from the traditional, stand-based focus on timber production. Ecology of a Managed Terrestrial Landscape responds to the increasing need of forest policy developers, planners, and managers for an integrated, comprehensive perspective on ec …

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Huron-Wendat

The Heritage of the Circle
by Georges E. Sioui, translated by Jane Brierley
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tagged : native american studies, cultural, archaeology, native american

In this book, Georges Sioui, who is himself Wendat, redeems the original name of his people and tells their centuries-old history by describing their social ideas and philosophy and the relevance of both to contemporary life. The question he poses is a simple one: after centuries of European and then other North American contact and interpretation, …

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Once Upon an Oldman

Special Interest Politics and the Oldman River Dam
by Jack Glenn
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Grade: 17
tagged : environmental conservation & protection, environmental, environmental policy, post-confederation (1867-), native american studies

Once Upon an Oldman is an account of the controversy that surrounded the Alberta government's construction of a dam on the Oldman River to provide water for irrigation in the southern part of the province. Jack Glenn argues that, despite claims to the contrary, the governments of Canada and Alberta are not dedicated to protecting the environment an …

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The Burden of History

The Burden of History

Colonialism and the Frontier Myth in a Rural Canadian Community
by Elizabeth Furniss
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tagged : native american, discrimination & race relations, native american studies, post-confederation (1867-)

This book is an ethnography of the cultural politics of Native/non-Native relations in a small interior BC city – Williams Lake – at the height of land claims conflicts and tensions. Furniss analyses contemporary colonial relations in settler societies, arguing that “ordinary” rural Euro-Canadians exercise power in maintaining the subordina …

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Since the Time of the Transformers

The Ancient Heritage of the Nuu-chah-nulth, Ditidaht, and Makah
by Alan D. McMillan
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This book examines over 4000 years of culture history of the related Nuu-chah-nulth, Ditidaht, and Makah peoples on western Vancouver Island and the Olympic Peninsula. Using data from the Toquaht Archaeological Project, McMillan challenges current ethnographic interpretations that show little or no change in these peoples’ culture. Instead, by co …

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Legends of Our Times

Legends of Our Times

Native Cowboy Life
by Morgan Baillargeon & Leslie Tepper
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tagged : native american studies, native american, history, equestrian

Throughout the world, the cowboy is an instantly recognized symbol of the North American West. Legends of Our Times breaks the stereotype of “cowboys and Indians” to show an almost unknown side of the West. It tells the story of some of the first cowboys – Native peoples of the northern Plains and Plateau.

 

Through stories, poetry, art, and re …

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Inuit Journey

Inuit Journey

The Co-operative Adventure in Canada's North
by Edith Iglauer
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In April 1999, the Inuit dream of a self-governing territory in the eastern Arctic - Nunavut (Our Land) - became a reality. In celebration of this historic event comes a new edition of Inuit Journey, a firsthand account of another turning point in Inuit history: the establishment in the early 1960s of member-owned, member-run Inuit co-operatives, w …

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Transmission Difficulties

Transmission Difficulties

Franz Boas and Tsimshian Mythology
by Ralph Maud
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It has been well known since Marius Barbeau’s review of the first edition of Franz Boas’s Tsimshian Mythology in 1917, that something was seriously amiss with Boas’s alleged “translations” of the stories gathered by his chief Tsimshian informant, Henry Tate. But what, exactly, was it that Boas was doing with Tate’s stories” It is this …

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Privileging the Past

Reconstructing History in Northwest Coast Art
by Ostrowitz, Judith
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What makes Northwest Coast Native American art authentic? And why, when most of art history is a history of the avant-garde, is tradition so deeply valued by contemporary Native American artists and their patrons? In Privileging the Past Judith Ostrowitz approaches these questions through a careful consideration of replicas, reproductions, and cre …

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Way of the Masks, The

by Claude Lévi-Strauss
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Originally published under the title La Voie des masques, Sylvia Modelski has translated Claude Levi-Strauss' explanation of the tribal masks of coastal British Columbia with reference to kinship ties, incest prohibition and myths.

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Speaking Likeness, A

Speaking Likeness, A

illustrated by Joseph Plaskett
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In this lavishly produced volume, Joseph Plaskett has created a prose "life in art" as colourful and vital as his finest paintings. He begins with his early life in New Westminster, BC, at a time when there were no private galleries.

Lawren Harris and Jock Macdonald were among his early mentors, and they helped him to win the first Emily Carr schola …

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Animals and Nature

Animals and Nature

Cultural Myths, Cultural Realities
by Rod Preece
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Western conceptions of objectivity and individuality have resulted in a readier appreciation of the worth of the animals and nature than has been recognized. This provocative book takes issue with the popular view that the Western cultural tradition, in contrast to Eastern and Aboriginal traditions, has encouraged attitudes of domination and exploi …

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Painting the Maple

Painting the Maple

Essays on Race, Gender, and the Construction of Canada
edited by Veronica Strong-Boag; Sherrill Grace; Joan Anderson & Avigail Eisenberg
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tagged : feminism & feminist theory, gender studies, women's studies

Painting the Maple explores the critical interplay of race and gender in shaping Canadian culture, history, politics and health care. These interdisciplinary essays draw on feminist, postcolonial, and critical theory in a wide-ranging discussion that encompasses both high and popular forms of culture, the deliberation of policy and its execution, a …

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Colonizing Bodies

Colonizing Bodies

Aboriginal Health and Healing in British Columbia, 1900-50
by Mary-Ellen Kelm
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Using postmodern and postcolonial conceptions of the body and the power relations of colonization, Kelm shows how a pluralistic medical system evolved among Canada’s most populous Aboriginal population. She explores the effect which Canada’s Indian policy has had on Aboriginal bodies and considers how humanitarianism and colonial medicine were …

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Positioning the Missionary

Positioning the Missionary

John Booth Good and the Confluence of Cultures in Nineteenth-Century British Columbia
by Brett Christophers
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Positioning the Missionary examines Anglican missionary work in nineteenth-century British Columbia. Its chief protagonists are John Booth Good, an agent of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, and the Nlha7kapmx poeple of southwestern B.C. Asking why the Nkha7kapmx embraced Good, how he sought to evangelize and civilize them, and how the …

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Parties, Candidates, and Constituency Campaigns in Canadian Elections

by Anthony Sayers
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This important contribution to the study of Canadian elections forcefully argues that knowledge of the dynamics at the local level is essential to a full understanding of Canadian polity, its underlying social basis, and the factors that determine successful election campaigns. As such, Parties, Candidates, and Constituency Campaigns in Canadian E …

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Transients

Transients

Mammal-Hunting Killer Whales of B.C., Washington State, and Southeast Alaska
by John K.B. Ford & Graeme M. Ellis
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tagged : marine life, mammals, environmental conservation & protection, endangered species, ecotourism, regional

This book focuses on transient killer whales. Enigmatic and elusive, these mammal-hunting whales are difficult animals to study. They travel in small groups, often moving unpredictably, which makes them less conspicuous than the larger resident pods. For these and other reasons, our understanding of the life history and ecology of transient killer …

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Long and Terrible Shadow, A

Long and Terrible Shadow, A

White Values, Native Rights in the Americas
by Thomas R. Berger
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In this compelling book, respected lawyer and Native rights advocate Thomas Berger surveys the history of the Americas since their "discovery" by Christopher Columbus in 1492. His accounts of the slaughter and disenfranchisement of indigenous people throughout North, Central and South American reveal a searing pattern of almost unimaginable duplici …

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Mythic Beings

Mythic Beings

Spirit Art of the Northwest Coast
by Gary Wyatt
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The power of their art comes from its deep roots in an ancient culture that is rich in ceremonial and aesthetic traditions. The mythic beings depicted in these 75 works belong to the undersea, sky, mortal and spirit worlds: Raven, Thunderbird, Killer whale, the chief of the undersea, Moon, Volcano Woman and many more. Their adventures are told in o …

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The Mountain Is Moving

Japanese Women's Lives
by Patricia Morley
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The Mountain Is Moving describes postwar Japanese society and the roles that women are expected to play within it. Based on interviews with hundreds of women, the book examines the education of women, marriage and child rearing, work outside the house, caring for the elderly, political power or lack of it, and volunteerism. Morley also examines a d …

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Spuzzum

Fraser Canyon Histories 1808-1939
by Annie York
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Living on the banks of the turbulent Fraser River, the Nlaka'pamux people of Spuzzum have a long history of contact with non-aboriginal peoples. They watched as Hudson's Bay Company employees hacked a path through the mountains for the fur brigades, and over time they found themselves in the path of the Cariboo road, the CPR, and virtually every co …

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Whales of the West Coast

Whales of the West Coast

by David A.E. Spalding
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Whales, although among our most important and interesting animals, have been little studied until recently. Almost a third of about seventy living cetacean species have been recorded in North American Pacific coast waters.

Our word whale describes glimpses of surfacing cetaceans; its Old English root hvael means "a wheel." A large whale's rolling ba …

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Tribal Boundaries in the Nass Watershed

Tribal Boundaries in the Nass Watershed

by Robert Galois & Neil J. Sterritt
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In this book, the Gitksan and Gitanyow present their response to the use of the treaty process by the Nisga’a to expand into Gitksan and Gitanyow territory on the upper Nass River and demonstrate the ownership of their territory according to their own legal system. They call upon the ancient oral history (“adaawk”) and their intimate knowledg …

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Ways of Knowing

Ways of Knowing

Experience, Knowledge, and Power among the Dene Tha
by Jean-Guy A. Goulet
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The creative world of a northern Native community is revealed in this innovative book. Once semi-nomadic hunters and gatherers, the Dene Tha of northern Canada today live in government-built homes in the settlement of Chateh. Their lives are a distinct blend of old and new, in which more traditional forms of social control, healing, and praying ent …

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Beyond the City Limits

Beyond the City Limits

Rural History in British Columbia
edited by R.W. Sandwell
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The essays in Beyond the City Limits, all published here for the first time, decisively break this silence and challenge traditional readings of B.C. history. In this wide-ranging collection, R.W. Sandwell draws together a distinguished group of contributors who bring expertise, methodologies, and theoretical perspectives taken from social and poli …

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First Fish, First People

Salmon Tales of the North Pacific Rim
edited by Judith Roche & Meg McHutchison
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First Fish, First People brings together writers from two continents and four countries whose traditional cultures are based on Pacific wild salmon: Ainu from Japan; Ulchi and Nyvkh from Siberia; Okanagan and Coast Salish from Canada; and Makah, Warm Springs, and Spokane from the United States remember the blessedness and mourn the loss of the wild …

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Hidden Dimensions

Hidden Dimensions

The Cultural Significance of Wetland Archaeology
by Kathryn Bernick
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tagged : archaeology, native american studies, native american

Hidden Dimensions is a collection of essays drawn from papers presented at an international conference in Vancouver, British Columbia in April 1995. Scholars from around the globe examine several aspects of wetland archaeology in North America, Mexico, Europe, eastern Siberia, and New Zealand. Some of the essays in this volume explore environmental …

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Justice in Aboriginal Communities

Justice in Aboriginal Communities

Sentencing Alternatives
by Ross Gordon Green
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Combining qualitative research, personal experience, and scholarly literature Ross Green looks at the evolution of the Canadian criminal justice system and the values upon which it is based against the Aboriginal concepts of justice. Using his personal experiences as a defence lawyer, case studies of several communities, as well as interviews with …

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Aboriginal and Treaty Rights in Canada

Aboriginal and Treaty Rights in Canada

Essays on Law, Equality and Respect for Difference
edited by Michael Asch
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In the last two decades there has been positive change in how the Canadian legal system defines Aboriginal and treaty rights. Yet even after the recognition of those rights in the Constitution Act of 1982, the legacy of British values and institutions as well as colonial doctrine still shape how the legal system identifies and interprets Aboriginal …

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Stories And Images Of What The Horse Has Done For Us

Stories And Images Of What The Horse Has Done For Us

An Illustrated History of Okanagan Ranching and Rodeo
edited by Bill Cohen
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This book is a photo journal of the special relationship between the horse and the Okanagan people. Included are stories from Okanagan oral tradition, Okanagan Elders' statements, and stories about the people and events depicted in the photographs.Photographs date from the late 1800s to the 1990s; most date from the first half of the twentieth cent …

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The Lifeline of the Oregon Country

The Lifeline of the Oregon Country

The Fraser-Columbia Brigade System, 1811-47
by James R. Gibson
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In The Lifeline of the Oregon Country, James Gibson compellingly immerses the reader in one of the most intractable problems faced by the Hudson's Bay Company: how to realize wealth from such a remote and formidable land. The personalities, places, obstacles, and operations involved in the brigade system are all described in fascinating detail, str …

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Stolen from Our Embrace

Stolen from Our Embrace

The Abduction of First Nations Children and the Restoration of Aboriginal Communities
by Suzanne Fournier & Ernie Crey, photographs by David Neel
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This important and timely book is a balance of the most gruesome elements of assimilation: church-run schools, the child welfare system, survivors of sexual abuse, and Foetal Alcohol Syndrome counter-balanced against heroic stories of children who survived, fought back, and found their way home.

 

Harrrowing stories are presented wherever possible i …

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Gamblers and Dreamers

Women, Men, and Community in the Klondike
by Charlene Porsild
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The popular image of the Klondike is of a rush of white, male adventurers who overcame great physical and geographical obstacles in their quest for gold. Young, white, single American men carried forward the ideals and structures of the western frontier. It was a man's world made respectable only after the turn of the century with the arrival of w …

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The Social Life of Stories

The Social Life of Stories

Narrative and Knowledge in the Yukon Territory
by Julie Cruikshank
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In this illuminating and theoretically sophisticated study of indigenous oral narratives, Julie Cruikshank moves beyond the text to explore the social power and significance of storytelling. Circumpolar Native peoples today experience strikingly different and often competing systems of narrative and knowledge. These systems include more traditional …

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The Dynamics of Native Politics

The Dynamics of Native Politics

The Alberta Metis Experience
by Joe Sawchuk
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Historically, Aboriginal people have had little influence on the development of Native policy from within government; as a result political organizations have been established to lobby government on Native peoples’ issues. Using his experience as director of land claims for the Métis Association of Alberta, Joe Sawchuk explains how these Aborigi …

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West Coast Fossils

West Coast Fossils

A Guide to the Ancient Life of Vancouver Island
by Rolf Ludvigsen & Graham Beard
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A decade ago, a nearly complete elasmosaur skeleton was found near Courtenay on Vancouver Island, in rocks dating from 80 million years ago, and it caused a sensation. Finds like this remind us that British Columbia is home to some of the richest marine fossil beds in the world, most of them on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands which lie along …

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