Mining and Communities in Northern Canada: History, Politics, and Memory

Keeling, Arn and Sandlos, John (2015) Mining and Communities in Northern Canada: History, Politics, and Memory. Canadian History and Environment Series, 3 . University of Calgary Press, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ISBN 9781552388068

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For indigenous communities throughout the globe, mining has been a historical forerunner of colonialism, introducing new, and often disruptive, settlement patterns and economic arrangements. Although indigenous communities may benefit from and adapt to the wage labour and training opportunities provided by new mining operations, they are also often left to navigate the complicated process of remediating the long-term ecological changes associated with industrial mining. In this regard, the mining often inscribes colonialism as a broad set of physical and ecological changes to indigenous lands. This collection examines historical and contemporary social, economic, and environmental impacts of mining on Aboriginal communities in northern Canada. Combining oral history research with intensive archival study, this work juxtaposes the perspectives of government and industry with the perspectives of local communities. The oral history and ethnographic material provides an extremely significant record of local Aboriginal perspectives on histories of mining and development in their regions.

Item Type: Book
Item ID: 11702
Additional Information: ISSN 1925-3710
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Geography
Date: November 2015
Date Type: Publication
Geographic Location: Canada, Northern
Library of Congress Subject Heading:  Mineral industries—Canada, Northern—History,  Mineral industries—Political aspects—Canada, Northern, Mineral industries—Social aspects—Canada, Northern,  Mineral industries—Environmental aspects—Canada, Northern, Mineral industries—Economic aspects—Canada, Northern, Native peoples—Canada, Northern—History, Oral history—Canada, Northern, Collective memory—Canada, Northern
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