Asbestos Hill: Inuit experiences with Nunavik's first mine

Carney, Jeanette (2016) Asbestos Hill: Inuit experiences with Nunavik's first mine. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Over the past century, the Canadian north has experienced an economic, social, and environmental transformation due to mineral development projects. These new developments have contributed to the rapid modernization of Aboriginal and Inuit peoples. Research has shown that past mines in the North continue to play a role in northern communities, shaping community identity and leaving behind negative environmental and socio-cultural legacies. As of yet, little social science research has been undertaken on the impacts of mining in Nunavik (northern Québec) and this study is the first to be conducted on the Asbestos Hill mine (1972-1984), Nunavik’s first mine. Using oral history and archival research methods, this thesis examines past Inuit mine workers’ experiences at the mine, the communities of Salluit and Kangiqsujuaq’s encounters with this industrial operation, and the legacies it left behind.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/12445
Item ID: 12445
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 128-140).
Keywords: Inuit, Mining, Arctic, Asbestos, Indigenous experiences
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Geography
Date: October 2016
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Québec--Nunavik
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Mineral industries--Environmental aspects--Québec (Province)--Nunavik; Mineral industries--Economic aspects--Québec (Province)--Nunavik; Mineral industries--Social aspects--Québec (Province)--Nunavik; Inuit--Québec (Province)--Nunavik

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