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BC Studies no. 203 Autumn 2019

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The Front

The Front

Artist Statement  

By Andy Everson


This Space Here

This Space Here

Core Principles  

By Windsor House School


Articles

Reflections

reflection

Book & Film Reviews

book film review

Writing the Body in Motion: A Critical Anthology on Canadian Sport Literature

Writing the Body in Motion, edited by BC writers and literary scholars Angie Abdou and Jamie Dopp, is an introduction and literary companion for readers wishing to delve into Canadian sports literature.  The book is...

By Tyree McCrackin


book film review

Inner Ranges: An Anthology of Mountain Thoughts and Mountain People

Inner Ranges: An Anthology of Mountain Thoughts and Mountain People is a collection of mountain-inspired pieces written throughout Geoff Powter’s thirty-year career. The book guides the reader through his life’s journey as he explores mountains and...

By Michelle Murphy


book film review

Searching for Tao Canyon

Searching for Tao Canyon, the outcome of decades of exploring previously uncharted slot canyons in the American Southwest, is dedicated to the accomplished photographer, glacier geologist, and conservationist Art Twomey, who was instrumental in the...

By Andreas Rutkauskas


book film review

Chasing Smoke: A Wildfire Memoir

Chasing Smoke is a memoir centered on Aaron Williams’ account of being a wildland firefighter in British Columbia during the 2014 fire season. Williams managed fire as a Telkwa Ranger, a wildland firefighter at the Telkwa...

By Robert Scott


book film review

Sailing with Vancouver: A Modern Sea Dog, Antique Charts and a Voyage Through Time

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...

By Sean Fraga


book film review

Following the Curve of Time: The Untold Story of Capi Blanchet

Cathy Converse’s Following the Curve of Time: The Untold Story of Capi Blanchet is a companion piece to Blanchet’s coastal travelogue The Curve of Time and one that enriches its reading. Both monographs offer detailed accounts of...

By Shirley McDonald


book film review

Water Rites: Reimagining Water in the West

In Water Rites: Reimagining Water in the West, editor Jim Ellis has assembled scholarly writing, insightful commentary, and engaging visual imagery to better understand the myriad human connections to water in Alberta. Though geographically focused in...

By Zander Albertson


book film review

The Land on Which We Live: Life on the Cariboo Plateau: 70 Mile House to Bridge Lake

In recent years, the historiography of British Columbia has burgeoned. Much of this rich and growing scholarship focuses on the province as a whole, or on its urban centres. We still have much to learn...

By Tina Block


book film review

Gold Rush Manliness: Race and Gender on the Pacific Slope

Ten years and many miles separated two distinct, yet in some ways similar, gold rushes. In 1848, rumors of gold at Sutter’s Mill sparked a process that would lure roughly 265,000 people to California, a...

By Alice Gorton


book film review

Engaging the Line: How the Great War Shaped the Canada-US Border 

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...

By Chris Leach


book film review

Reconsidering Confederation: Canada’s Founding Debates, 1864-1999

A dynamic collection of essays, Reconsidering Confederationsets out to “provide a primer for Canadians who want to better understand similarities and differences between provinces, regions, and peoples” (13). Much more than a basic outline of...

By Alex Gagne


book film review

Woo, The Monkey Who Inspired Emily Carr: a Biography

“Monkey Business: Emily Carr’s Woo” In 1923 Emily Carr sent her maid, Pearl, to Lucy Cowie’s pet shop in downtown Victoria.  She gave the owner thirty dollars and one of Carr’s Griffon dogs in exchange...

By Maria Tippett


book film review

A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout

If this is a queer love story between Jane Rule, the legendary lesbian novelist of Galiano Island, and Rick Bébout, a long-time collective member of The Body Politic in Toronto, it should really be considered a...

By Steven Maynard


book film review

Apples, etc. An Artist’s Memoir

Apples, etc. An Artist’s Memoir by Gathie Falk, edited by Robin Laurence, is an account of the acclaimed Vancouver-based artist’s life that offers new insight into her tenacious experimentation with the ordinary. Like a grocery list...

By Caitlin Chaisson


book film review

Building a Collaborative Advantage: Network Governance and Homelessness Policy-Making in Canada

With 235,000 people experiencing homelessness each year in Canada, the nature and quality of the state response are crucial to preventing and ultimately ending homelessness. Doberstein’s analysis of the role governance networks –groups of community...

By Erin Dej


Contributors

Contributors

Tina Block is an associate professor of history at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. Her research explores the social history of religion and irreligion in the postwar era, with a particular focus on the regional context of the Pacific Northwest. Her work has appeared in such journals as Histoire sociale/ Social history and the Journal of Women’s History, and her monograph titled The Secular Northwest: Religion and Irreligion in Everyday Postwar Life was published by UBC Press in 2016.

Lara Campbell is professor and department chair of gender, sexuality, and women’s studies at Simon Fraser University, where she teaches North American gender and women’s history, social movement history, and feminist theory. She has published widely on the anti-Vietnam war movement in Canada, the history of the 1960s, and the history of the Great Depression. Her forthcoming book, A Great Revolutionary Wave: Women and the Right to Vote in British Columbia, 18711949, will be published in Spring 2020 by UBC Press.

Andy Everson was born in Comox, BC, and named Nagedzi after his grandfather, the late Chief Andy Frank of the K’ómoks First Nation. Influenced heavily by his grandmother, he has always been driven to uphold the traditions of both the K’ómoks and Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations, and is involved with a number of different dance groups, most notably the Le-La-La Dancers, the Gwa’wina Dancers, and the K’umugwe Dancers. In pursuing other areas of traditional culture, Andy completed a master’s degree in anthropology. His thesis focused on notions and expressions of contemporary Comox identity. His work in anthropology provides him with a background in linguistics which subsequently inspired him to create a company, Copper Canoe Inc., that specializes in the creation of Aboriginal language media.
Although he began drawing Northwest Coast art at an early age, Andy’s first serious attempt wasn’t until 1990 when he started designing and painting Chilkat-style blankets for use in potlatch dancing. Since these early self-taught lessons, he has tried to follow in the footsteps of his Kwakwaka’wakw relatives in creating bold and unique representations that remain rooted in the age-old traditions of his ancestors.

Jennifer Iredale, MSc Historic Preservation, CAHP is a heritage professional, curator, and former director of the BC Heritage Branch who has been involved in provincial and national heritage initiatives for over forty years. Selected publications include editor and contributor for Enduring Threads; Ecclesiastical Textiles of St. John the Divine Church, 2004; “Eldorado Vernacular: Barkerville and Its Buildings,” BC Studies 185  (Spring 2015); Across the Bright Continent: Althea Moody, Missionary and Artist in Western Canada,” Ormsby Review in BC Booklook (3 October 2016) and numerous articles for the BC Historical Federation magazine, including “Mayne Island Agricultural Hall: Over 100 Years of Memories,” in 49, no. 1 (2016); Jimmy “Scotty” Neill: Folk Singer,” in 49, no. 4 (2016); “Beauty, Spirituality, and Practicality: Women and Art in Colonial British Columbia,” in 35, no.4 (2002); and “Cecilia Douglas Helmcken,” in 28, no 4 (Fall 1995). Jennifer sits on several boards has been honoured with a BC Museums Association Distinguished Service Award. 

Janet Mary Nicol is a former union organizer with the now defunct Service, Office and Retail Workers of Canada. She taught secondary school history for twenty-nine years in Vancouver, is a freelance writer and author of On the Curve: The Life and Art of Sybil Andrews (Caitlin Press, 2019). Nicol holds a Masters degree in Educational Studies from the University of BC.

Daniel Chester Forest Sims is a member of the Tsay Keh Dene First Nation, formerly known as the Ingenika Band. An assistant professor of history and Indigenous studies at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta, his research focuses on the history of northern British Columbia and the intersection of Indigenous, environmental, legal, and economic history.

Trevor Williams is an archival researcher from Kamloops, BC, whose works have appeared the Canadian Journal of Native Studies, BC History, Northern Mariner, and Alberta History. He indulges in his hobbies of reading, travelling, and camping.