We acknowledge that we live and work on unceded Indigenous territories and we thank the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations for their hospitality.

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Book Review

One Native Life

For much of his life, Richard Wagamese has searched for a sense of belonging and struggled to find his identity as an indigenous person living in Canada. In One Native Life, Wagamese shares an intimate...

Review by Sean Carleton


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Writing the West Coast: In Love with Place

In the two generations since the first postmodern attempts to create a pan-cultural literature of place on the Pacific Coast, the context of landscape writing in British Columbia has been radically transformed. The environmental movement...

Review by Harold Rhenisch


Book Review

Breaking Ground: The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and the Unearthing of Tze-whit-zen Village

Breaking Ground, by journalist Lynda Mapes, is a compelling, well told story of a Coast Salish tribe in Washington State – the Lower Elwha – and its fraught relations with the settler community that grew...

Review by Bruce Miller


Book Review

Reasoning Otherwise: Leftists and the People’s Enlightenment in Canada, 1890-1920

It took a mountain of labour to write this book, but the result is a molehill of meaningful history. This is the second volume of Ian McKay’s planned multi-volume history of the left in Canada,...

Review by Gary Teeple


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Surveying Central British Columbia: A Photojournal of Frank Swannell, 1920-28

In Surveying Central British Columbia, Jay Sherwood offers us the second instalment of the exploits of provincial surveyor Frank Swannell, who spent nine seasons creating and connecting a survey network in the Upper Nechako country...

Review by Frank Leonard


Book Review

Where the Pavement Ends

Marie Wadden is a non-Aboriginal investigative journalist/network producer for CBC Radio who is based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. In 1981, she shared her home with two Innu youth who came to the city from Sheshatshiu,...

Review by Shelly Johnson


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Landing Native Fisheries: Indian Reserves and Fishing Rights in British Columbia, 1849- 1925

Landing Native Fisheries is an important contribution to the history of fisheries and a good companion to Harris’ Fish, Law, and Colonialism (2001). This is a serious study that demonstrates conclusively that dispossession of Aboriginal...

Review by Frank Tough


Book Review

Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary BC Poetry

There are many strong poems among the 108 contributions to Rocksalt, the first anthology of BC poetry in more than thirty years. The editors favour narrative lyric, though there is a handful of innovative texts...

Review by Jaqueline Larson


Book Review

Reena: A Father’s Story

There will be few people in British Columbia who are unfamiliar with Reena Virk’s name. In Reena: A Father’s Story, Manjit Virk tries to give what, in his view, is a more accurate depiction of...

Review by Margaret Wright


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Myra’s Men: Building the Kettle Valley Railway, Myra Canyon to Penticton

In August 2003, the Okanagan Mountain Park fire southeast of Kelowna destroyed or damaged the Myra Canyon trestles, eighteen railroad structures, and the roadbed between them. This 5.5-mile (8.9-km) elevated path around a mountainous amphitheatre...

Review by Frank Leonard


Book Review

Me Sexy: An Exploration of Native Sex and Sexuality

Is Cree a sexy language? Do indigenous people have less pubic hair than settler people? How are love, sex, and decolonization intimately related? These questions, and many more, are examined by the wide selection of...

Review by Sean Carleton


Book Review

Indian Petroglyphs of the Pacific Northwest

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 28, Winter 1975

Review by Donald Mitchell


Book Review

The Struggle for Survival: Indian Cultures and the Protestant Ethic in British Columbia

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 22, Summer 1974

Review by Jacqueline Gresko


Book Review

The Canadian Indian: A History Since 1500

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 15, Autumn 1972

Review by Robin Fisher


Book Review

Indian Families of the Northwest Coast: The Impact of Change

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 12, Winter 1971

Review by Michael Kew


Book Review

Indian Rock Carvings of the Pacific North West

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 11, Autumn 1971

Review by Audrey Hawthorn


Book Review

Indian Healing: Shamanic Ceremonialism in the Pacific Northwest

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 56, Winter 1982  

Review by Wolfgang Jilek


Book Review

Indians at Work: An Informal History of Native Indian Labour in British Columbia

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 46, Summer 1980  

Review by Reuben Ware


Book Review

Early Indian Village Churches: Wooden Frontier Architecture in British Columbia

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 38, Summer 1978  

Review by S.W. Jackman


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Contact and Conflict: Indian-European Relations in British Columbia, 1774-1890

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 35, Autumn 1977  

Review by Cornelius J. Jaenen


Book Review

Indian Education in Canada. Volume 1: The Legacy

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 74, Summer 1987

Review by James Walker