In 2003, the Canadian Supreme Court handed down its decision in the case of R. v. Powley, triggering significant new public interest in Métis identity and history outside of the familiar geography of the Canadian...
BC Studies no. 213 Spring 2022 | Page(s) 152-153
Following the Good River: the Life and Times of Wa’xaid is a triumph of storytelling. As a companion to Cecil Paul’s Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa’xaid, Following the Good River acts as an...
BC Studies no. 213 Spring 2022 | Page(s) 154-155
Sisters of the Ice: The True Story of How St. Roch and North Star of Herschel Island Protected Canadian Arctic Sovereignty
The polar north continues to have an enduring fascination for geopoliticians, tourists and mariners. Readers of history and other disciplines attracted to this subject abound. The navigation and search for a Northwest Passage is one...
BC Studies no. 212 Winter 2021/22 | Page(s) 217-218
Exhibition, Film, and New Media Review
In/consequential Relationships: Refusing Colonial Ethics of Engagement in Yuxweluptun’s Inherent Rights, Vision Rights
On the closing day of the Museum of Anthropology’s Unceded Territories exhibit of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun’s art, crowds formed queues long enough to snake through the halls and to pack the exhibit space for the...
BC Studies no. 193 Spring 2017 | Page(s) 187-192
In Deep and Sheltered Waters: The History of Tod Inlet, David R. Gray – with a Foreword from his long-time friends and colleagues, Nancy J. Turner and Robert D. Turner – sets out to illuminate...
BC Studies no. 210 Summer 2021 | Page(s) 119-120
In Inalienable Properties: the political economy of Indigenous land reform (2020), Jamie Baxter presents his readers with a puzzle surrounding the inalienability of Indigenous land tenure systems. Baxter asks, ‘why does inalienable property persist in...
BC Studies no. 209 Spring 2021 | Page(s) 133-135
On 12 July 1776 Captain James Cook, Royal Navy, sailed from Plymouth, England, in the three-master collier, Resolution, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. It was a voyage that swept Cook and the crews...
BC Studies no. 209 Spring 2021 | Page(s) 135-136
Historical geographer Cole Harris, professor emeritus at UBC, has in his latest book brought together a number of his articles, some previously published, to focus on the subject of settler colonialism in Canada. It is...
BC Studies no. 209 Spring 2021 | Page(s) 136-138
What, if anything, is the socio-linguistic glue that binds together the region often referred to as the Pacific Northwest? When it comes to language and culture, do the peoples of Washington and Oregon in the...
BC Studies no. 207 Autumn 2020 | Page(s) 133-134
John Moore is a BC-based free-lance journalist and author. Original versions of the sixteen essays that make up this volume have appeared in a variety of newspapers and periodicals over several decades. Some have won...
BC Studies no. 207 Autumn 2020 | Page(s) 141-142
In Stagecoach North, Ken Mather undercovers the history of one of the most important companies in British Columbia: Barnard’s Express. From 1862 to 1914 this famed company carried passengers, freight, and mail along the Cariboo...
BC Studies no. 207 Autumn 2020 | Page(s) 142-143
When growers, producers and practitioners self-organize around shared interests in the local foods economy, their social and economic actions—whether through a farmer’s market, buying co-op or the production of local food—can feel tenuous on the...
BC Studies no. 206 Summer 2020 | Page(s) 129-130
Geographer Tyler McCreary’s book about Witsuwit’en-settler relations in Smithers is a valuable new addition to research and writing on histories of place in settler-colonial contexts. Shared Histories demonstrates how academic work can be integrated with local...
BC Studies no. 205 Spring 2020 | Page(s) 124-126
In Sailing with Vancouver, the late maritime writer Sam McKinney follows the path of Capt. George Vancouver’s 1792 expedition through the Pacific Northwest’s inland waters. Part saltwater travelogue, part historical reflection, McKinney uses the region’s...
BC Studies no. 203 Autumn 2019 | Page(s) 151-153
Coming Home to Indigenous Place Names in Canada is a fold-out display-ready wall map of Canada, hypsometrically tinted to highlight the physiographic landscape of the northern portion of North America, and labeled entirely and only in...
BC Studies no. 202 Summer 2019 | Page(s) 179-180
That the Great War changed boundaries and upset communities is not news to anyone who looks at an historical atlas of Europe. That the war affected communities living along what is often referred to as ‘the...
BC Studies no. 203 Autumn 2019 | Page(s) 158-160
The title suggests a broad discussion of sustainability, with Canadian examples. The core of this book, however, is about “Canadian experiences” with Man and Biosphere Reserves (sic) or MAB, and Model Forests. Francis was an...
BC Studies no. 199 Autumn 2018 | Page(s) 193-4
David Pitt-Brooke is an advocate for the protection and preservation one of British Columbia’s underappreciated landscapes. Rather than looking towards the more iconic mountain peaks and old-growth forests of British Columbia in his search for...
BC Studies no. 198 Summer 2018 | Page(s) 185-7
Through an Unknown Country: The Jarvis-Hanington Winter Expedition through the Northern Rockies, 1874-1875
This miscellany of writings, chiefly by two civil engineers who for parts of their careers toiled as railway surveyors, aims to carve out a prominent place for them in the history of Canada. Ed Jarvis...
BC Studies no. 194 Summer 2017 | Page(s) 212-214