A portion of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) mandate laid out in Schedule N to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement [IRSSA] of 2006 said that the Commission was to “Produce and submit to...
BC Studies no. 191 Autumn 2016 | Page(s) 169-175
The aim of this collection of ten essays and an introductory and concluding chapter is to reveal tensions, challenges, pitfalls, complexities, and strategies in working within feminist community based research (FCR) approaches. The contributors come...
BC Studies no. 184 Winter 2014-2015 | Page(s) 156-57
Twenty years after its initial publication, The Imaginary Indian: The Image of the Indian in Canadian Culture remains a relevant read. Featuring a new preface and afterword, this second edition of Daniel Francis’s important popular...
BC Studies no. 177 Spring 2013 | Page(s) 172-73
Authentic Indians examines the pressure exerted on a minority to conform to an ideal that the majority defined by another ideal – in short, two abstractions played off one another. Paige Raibmon calls this a...
BC Studies no. 150 Summer 2006 | Page(s) 113-6
Coming to Shore promises to make a significant contribution to the anthropological study of the indigenous peoples and cultures of the North Pacific Coast of North America. Comprising papers from the Northwest Coast Ethnology Conference,...
BC Studies no. 148 Winter 2005-2006 | Page(s) 115-8
Jean Barman brings clarity to a long misunderstood part of the early history of Vancouver and British Columbia. Building upon earlier re-search on Stanley Park by William C. McKee (Urban History Review 3 ), Robert...
BC Studies no. 148 Winter 2005-2006 | Page(s) 113-5
This is a wonderful collection of thirteen essays, nine co-authored (twenty-seven authors all told), written by historians, geographers, librarians, archivists, cartographers, environmental scientists, and an architect, many of them acknowledging by name the other research...
BC Studies no. 186 Summer 2015 | Page(s) 163-65
Researching the Indian Land Question in BC: An Introduction to Research Strategies and Archival Research for Band Researchers
PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 123, Autumn 1999
BC Studies no. 123 Autumn 1999 | Page(s) 83-4
New Media / Exhibition Review
Reflexive Anthropology on Display: Franz Boas, George Hunt, and the Co-Production of Ethnographic Knowledge
A portion of an 1897 letter from Franz Boas to Kwagu’ł Chiefs, reproduced in English and Kwak’wala, opens The Story Box: Franz Boas, George Hunt and the Making of Anthropology, an exhibition on view...
BC Studies no. 201 Spring 2019 | Page(s) 131-139
This is a timely, thoughtful, and useful collection of primary documents on the history of the interactions among Indigenous people, non-Indigenous people, and the Canadian state. Given what is currently available, it will be invaluable...
BC Studies no. 188 Winter 2015-2016 | Page(s) 118-120
Bev Sellars’s bestselling memoir, They Called Me Number One, is a personal account of an important part of the colonial history of British Columbia told from a specific region in the province (Cariboo) and from...
BC Studies no. 193 Spring 2017 | Page(s) 221-222
Discussion of land governance and land administration matters on Indian Act reserves in Canada has persisted for several decades. There is a general consensus that the lands have been poorly managed by a federal department...
BC Studies no. 168 Winter 2010-2011 | Page(s) 103-105
I must declare an “interest” in this book. Its pictorial dimension consists of reproductions of superb sepia prints made from original glass negatives sold to the Capital Group Foundation by James Graybill, grandson of their...
BC Studies no. 152 Winter 2006-2007 | Page(s) 113-5
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Anthropologist Rolf Knight launched a new chapter of Indigenous history in 1978 with the publication of his book, Indians at Work: An Informal History of Native Indian Labour in British Columbia, 1858-1930. In contrast to...
BC Studies no. 197 Spring 2018 | Page(s) 169-72
Historian Patrick Wolfe has foregrounded the contradictory condition of Indigenous labour within Euro-American settlement by arguing that mythic narratives of settler diligence coexisted with a heavy reliance on colonized Indigenous labour. As he observes in...
BC Studies no. 191 Autumn 2016 | Page(s) 162-164
Histories of Aboriginal health form a field that has captured significant public interest after Ian Mosby’s recent revelation of experiments performed on Aboriginal children in residential schools and hospitals. Laurie Meijer Drees gives an accessible...
BC Studies no. 183 Autumn 2014 | Page(s) 161-63
Unsettling the Settler Within: Indian Residential Schools, Truth Telling, and Reconciliation in Canada
For years Canadians have been learning about the horrors of the Indian residential schools: from histories that have been written, from the 1996 report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (which blamed the schools...
BC Studies no. 172 Winter 2011-2012 | Page(s) 132-33
The Society for American Archaeology website describes their “Contemporary Perspectives” series, in which Northwest Coast is the second title, as “short volumes focused on the archaeology of a specific region.” Aimed at “busy professionals and...
BC Studies no. 179 Autumn 2013 | Page(s) 220-222
FOR THOSE SCHOLARS conducting research within First Nations communities at this postcolonial moment in academic history, old rules do not apply. One must navigate a rearranged landscape made up of new challenges and opportunities. First...
BC Studies no. 142-143 Summer-Autumn 2004 | Page(s) 299-301
Sarah Nickel’s Assembling Unity: Indigenous Politics, Gender and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs is a significant contribution, not only to the history of Indigenous affairs in British Columbia, but to Indigenous history as a...
THE MAKAH TRIBE at Neah Bay, Washington State, has become one of the most visible and controversial Indigenous communities in North America due to the media gaze on their efforts to revive traditional whaling in...