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The North American Free Trade Agreement binds Canada, Mexico, and the United States together in an ambitious and far-reaching experiment in regional economic integration. As we enter the new millennium, a central concern is whether NAFTA should be amended or reformed and how it might become the foundation for a hemispheric Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). To assess these possibilities, NAFTA in the New Millennium raises key questions: . How has NAFTA performed and h... [READ MORE]
When you cross an Oxford graduate with a young man seeking gold and adventure in the remote wilderness, the result is Nahanni Journals. In this fascinating account of Raymond Patterson, a Londoner who finds his destiny in the Nahanni and Flat Rivers region of the Northwest Territories, Richard C. Davis reveals to us an extraordinary life. Patterson's adventures are as swift and unpredictable as the river he canoes. Outdoor enthusiasts, historians, lovers of travel, and any... [READ MORE]
Do you know the stories behind Edmonton's place names?
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie tells you the who, what and why behind the signs on Edmonton's streets, parks, neighbourhoods, subdivisions and other features, including bridges, walkways, cemeteries, ravines and waterways. By exploring the people, the events and the natural features that inspired Edmonton's place names, the history and development of the city's areas unfold.
Why did Harry Belafonte alway... [READ MORE]
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Examining various cultural products-music, cartoons, travel guides, ideographic treaties, film, and especially the literary arts-the contributors of these thirteen essays invite readers to conceptualize citizenship as a narrative construct, both in Canada and beyond. Focusing on indigenous and diasporic works, along with mass media depictions of Indigenous and diasporic peoples, this collection problematizes the juridical, political, and cultural ideal of universal citizen... [READ MORE]
"Natives and Settlers provides a beginning to what should be (and should have been) a continuing, respectful discussion." -Blanca Schorcht, Associate Professor, University of Northern British Columbia Is Canada truly postcolonial? Burdened by a past that remains 'refracted' in its understanding and treatment of Indigenous peoples, this collection reinterprets treaty making and land claims from Indigenous perspectives. These five essays not only provide fresh insi... [READ MORE]
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Christina Isajiw's book Negotiating Human Rights: In Defence of Dissidents during the Soviet Era. A Memoir chronicles the activities of the Human Rights Commission (HRC) of the World Congress of Free Ukrainians (WCFU) during the 1970s and 1980s, particularly this NGO's defense of Ukrainian dissidents and human rights activists within the context of the so-called Helsinki Process that followed the signing of the Helsinki Accords in 1975. The author recounts the courage and ... [READ MORE]
The advent of perestroika, and the subsequent collapse of the Soviet Union have had an enormous impact on indigenous peoples in the Russian Arctic. This book probes the cultural, political, and economic issues guiding Russian state policy toward Siberian indigenous peoples in the post-Soviet age. Growing from a report to the Russian parliament, it became a major building block for new legislation on the treatment of Northern minority peoples in the new Russia.
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Papers from seven internationally renowned scholars in the areas of neuropsychology and speech pathology are presented in this collection. This book will be of major interest to graduate students, researchers and clinicians in the fields of speech pathology, psychology and neuropsychology.
In this collection of scholarly essays, Michael Moser examines the history of the Ukrainian language and takes issue with the verdict of the infamous Russian Valuev Directive of 1863 that Ukrainian is “a language that did not, does not, and cannot exist.” Moser shows that Ukrainian is as deeply rooted in the past as any other Slavic language, has developed on an autochthonous basis, and has been in contact with other languages. Moser demonstrates that the elabo... [READ MORE]
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"During my first post-lockdown massage we had the requisite chit chat about our lockdown experiences.
He gushed: ‘Oh man. It was so great. Every day I woke up, drank coffee, read, rode my bike…’
This did sound pretty great. But it was nothing like my own, anxiety-ridden ordeal.
Had I done the lockdown wrong?”
In Next Time There’s a Pandemic, artist Vivek Shraya reflects on how she might have approached 2020 ... [READ MORE]
A memoir in novel form, Night and Day is the third novel in a trilogy tracing the life of Mykola Stepanovych Haievsky, both a self-portrait of Gzhytsky and a depiction of a Galician intellectual of the first half of the twentieth century. The title of the first part, Into the Wide World, conveys Haievsky's decision to entrust his fate to the nascent Soviet Union, while that of the second part, Great Hopes, reaffirms (with accompanying evil omens) his faith in the future of... [READ MORE]
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This volume gives voice to Sami views on Sami culture and colonial experiences. It brings together a series of conversations between a Sami and a non-Sami scholar and selected Sami cultural practitioners who discuss a wide range of issues--from Sami knowledge systems and cultural expression, yoiking, reindeer herding, arts and crafts, and feminism, to shamanism, postmodernism, post-colonialism, epistemic violence, colonialism, racism, and specific concrete issues such as c... [READ MORE]
Noted Canadian journalist Peter Stursberg traces his family's history in China through the Opium Wars, the Boxer Rebellion, and the Second World War. Captain Samuel Lewis Shaw arrived in China in the 1830s. He eventually settled in the port of Foochow, married a young Japanese woman, and started a family. A century later, virtually all foreigners were kicked out of the country. No Foreign Bones in China reveals a cultural history through the eyes of one British colonial fa... [READ MORE]
The essays in North of Everything examine the state of Canadian film during a period of critical change. Their focus ranges from the conventional cinema to the avant garde, NFB documentaries to DIY videotapes. This comprehensive volume presents essays on established and emerging filmmakers and includes discussions of Canadian film institutions, history, and policy.
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Papers assess prospects for greater empowerment of smaller predominantly Aboriginal communities. Examines the need for Northern peoples to have more control over social programs and economic conditions that determine their material and spiritual well-being. Preface by Gurston Dacks. Papers by: Ken Coates; Lynda Lange; John D. O'Neil; Harald W. Finkler; William E. Rees; Tom G. Svensson; and Robert F. Keith and David A. Neufeld.
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Don Gill's passionate interest in Canada's north is reflected in these 17 papers by his colleagues who shared his respect for the fragile northern ecology and are anxious to see others, especially students, guided towards a sound scientific understanding of the last wilderness.