Self-conscious litanies of intellectual genealogy are common in volumes such as this. Although Nicole St-Onge, Carolyn Podruchny, and Brenda Macdougall have their own courses to chart, they are quick to acknowledge their debt to Jennifer...
BC Studies no. 184 Winter 2014-2015 | Page(s) 140-41
From New Peoples to New Nations: Aspects of Metis History and Identity from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Centuries
Gerhard Ens and Joe Sawchuck’s co-written volume From New Peoples to New Nations approaches historical and contemporary Métis identity from a perspective that is uncommon and even contested among Indigenous histories. From a social constructionist...
BC Studies no. 192 Winter 2016-2017 | Page(s) 152-153
In “Métis,” Chris Andersen highlights the widespread marginalization of Métis peoples by taking to task the continued racialization of the term “Métis.” Systematically unpacking the ways in which the word “Métis” has been misrecognized and...
BC Studies no. 188 Winter 2015-2016 | Page(s) 116-17
A decade has passed since R v Powley determined that the Métis in Sault Ste. Marie have an Aboriginal right to hunt, and we are still coming to terms with its significance. The multidisciplinary collection...
BC Studies no. 184 Winter 2014-2015 | Page(s) 141-42
What It Is to Be a Metis: The Stories and Recollections of the Elders of the Prince George Metis Society
PDF – Devine Review Essay – BC Studies 128, Winter 2000
BC Studies no. 128 Winter 2000-2001 | Page(s) 85-90
The title of Belonging Métis is apt because the book illuminates the common twenty-first century Métis condition of yearning for belonging. Having been alienated from their geographical homeland on the Prairies beginning in 1870 when...
BC Studies no. 196 Winter 2017-2018 | Page(s) 153-154
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
“Wicihitowin” is a Cree word that describes the collective processes involved in helping/sharing with one another, and that is what the eleven First Nations, Métis, and Inuit social work educators across Canada have done with...
BC Studies no. 167 Autumn 2010 | Page(s) 140-2
Culturing Wilderness in Jasper National Park: Studies in Two Centuries of Human History in the Upper Athabasca River Watershed
In 1910, D.J. Benham wrote of the new Jasper National Park, “Here may be seen Nature primeval, Nature benignant and Nature malignant – the glorious heritage of a Canadian nation” (xxv). People don’t really talk...
BC Studies no. 159 Autumn 2008 | Page(s) 143-5
In 1958, during the post-war building boom, the federal government decided to devote one per cent of airport construction costs to artwork. Within a few years the facades and foyers of airports from Gander, Newfoundland,...
BC Studies no. 191 Autumn 2016 | Page(s) 156-157
This volume assembles the remaining records (with the exception of accounts) produced between 1806 and 1821 at Edmonton House, the Saskatchewan District headquarters of the Hudson’s Bay Company. This period starts with the 1806 Lewis...
BC Studies no. 195 Autumn 2017 | Page(s) 164-165
Indigenous Women and Work, edited by Carol Williams, consists of seventeen essays that examine the history of indigenous women and wage labour in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. The object of these...
BC Studies no. 190 Summer 2016 | Page(s) 146-147
A devoted canoeist, Sanford Osler has used his wide experience with many forms of paddle-craft to write a comprehensive and well-informed review of canoeing and kayaking in British Columbia. His up-to-date and very readable presentation...
BC Studies no. 186 Summer 2015 | Page(s) 151-52
Telling It To The Judge and Oral History On Trial tackle the problematic reception by Canadian courts of ethno-history and oral history presented by First Nations and their experts. However, Arthur Ray and Bruce Miller...
BC Studies no. 177 Spring 2013 | Page(s) 175-77
New Media / Exhibition Review
Indigenous matriarchs are changing the culture of the technology industry through virtual reality (VR). Indigenous Matriarch 4 (IM4) is the first Indigenous virtual reality media lab and is situated on the West Coast. Currently, it...
BC Studies no. 201 Spring 2019 | Page(s) 141-146
Mixed Blessings is a collection of papers developed for a May 2011 workshop, “Religious Encounter and Exchange in Aboriginal Canada,” capably edited by historians Tolly Bradford and Chelsea Horton, whose helpful introduction and conclusion pull...
BC Studies no. 197 Spring 2018 | Page(s) 167-9
New Media / Exhibition 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
Cultural Grammars of Nation, Diaspora, and Indigeneity in Canada is a valuable contribution to an emerging discourse within the field of Indigenous Studies. It furthers a multi-disciplinary dialogue by exploring the relationships between transnationalism, diaspora,...
BC Studies no. 175 Autumn 2012 | Page(s) 139-40
The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) has been the source for North American historians since the late nineteenth century. From the beginnings of it adventures in the fur trade, the Company’s head office in London sent...
BC Studies no. 175 Autumn 2012 | Page(s) 118-19
In a wonderfully detailed and researched volume, Jack F. Dunn has created a study that is a worthy addition to Brendan and Horall’s Red Coats on the Prairiesand R.C. Macleod’s NWMP and Law Enforcement. Focusing...
BC Studies no. 202 Summer 2019 | Page(s) 189-190
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...