WITHIN THE LAST two decades, several scholars have written about a number of the leading conservation activists who appeared in the United States and Canada in the crucial decades following the Second World War. Thanks...
BC Studies no. 142-143 Summer-Autumn 2004 | Page(s) 303-4
Canada is no stranger to Aboriginal direct action: “Oka, Ipperwash, Caledonia. Blockades, masked warriors, police snipers” (3). Citing this excerpt from the 2006 report of Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal peoples to introduce the collection...
BC Studies no. 191 Autumn 2016 | Page(s) 165-167
Newcomers to Canada and Rupert’s Land in the mid-nineteenth century brought with them an assortment of cultural baggage. A. A. den Otter reveals that the twinned concepts of “civilization” and “wilderness” formed the dominant...
BC Studies no. 179 Autumn 2013 | Page(s) 243-245
In Coming Home in Gold Brocade, Bennet Benson and Chuimei Ho, an anthropologist and an archaeologist/historian respectively, present results of their ambitious study of the Chinese in Northwest America — an area including Washington, Oregon,...
BC Studies no. 194 Summer 2017 | Page(s) 208-209
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
THE CURRENT POLITICAL climate in British Columbia is one that seeks to resolve Aboriginal legal entitlements and treaty rights through verification of precolonial practices and residency. Since 2000, when the so-called modern-day treaty process was...
BC Studies no. 144 Winter 2004-2005 | Page(s) 129-31
Concerned that not all Native Alaskan children had the opportunity to learn their communities’ ancient songs and dances or to participate in traditional ceremony, the fledging Native non-profit Sealaska Heritage Institute decided to hold a...
BC Studies no. 161 Spring 2009 | Page(s) 137-8
Between 2011 and 2016, the population of the District of West Vancouver declined by one half of one percent. In contrast, the population of Metro Vancouver grew 6.5%; even the comparably wealthy West Point Grey...
BC Studies no. 204 Winter 2019/20 | Page(s) 212-213
David Douglas, a Naturalist at Work: An Illustrated Exploration across Two Centuries in the Pacific Northwest
In June 1824, the Governor and Committee of the Hudson’s Bay Company agreed to transport David Douglas, a young Scottish employee of the Horticultural Society of London to its “Columbia District,” to assist the society’s...
BC Studies no. 183 Autumn 2014 | Page(s) 151-52
On The Line is an account of BC trade unions by the BC Labour Heritage Centre (an offshoot of the BC Federation of Labour) written by retired Vancouver Sun labour reporter Rod Mickleburgh. In a well-illustrated...
BC Studies no. 204 Winter 2019/20 | Page(s) 205-206