self-government, social suffering and aboriginal policy in Canada

Author(s): Irlbacher-Fox, Stephanie, 1971-

Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2009.

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Page Count: xv, 192 p. : ill., maps, port.


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Dahshaa, a Gwich’in word for the dried spruce wood used in moose-hide tanning, symbolizes the traditional way of life. Based on her participatory observations of indigenous peoples in Canada’s Northwest Territories, Irlbacher-Fox (PhD, polar studies, Cambridge U.) discusses the indigenous self-government movement in relation to state economic development plans. From lessons learned, e.g., from First Nations peoples’ call for a say in how the Mackenzie Gas Pipeline project will impact their way of life, she recommends that the Canadian government explore policies that do not mimic colonial relationships to alleviate social injustice and sustain resources. The volume includes a foreword by the Dene national chief, maps, and photographs of indigenous persons, activities, and negotiations. Distributed by UTP Distribution. Annotation ∂∏2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


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Irlbacher-Fox, Stephanie, 1971-. self-government, social suffering and aboriginal policy in Canada. : Vancouver : UBC Press, c2009. ; 2009.