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Contesting the Colonial Order on the Canadian Prairies: Government Policy, Indigenous Resistance and the Administration of Treaty 6, 1870-1890Download
This dissertation highlights the responses of Indigenous leaders and communities to the emergence of the colonial order on the Canadian prairies between 1870 and 1890. The complexities of their actions reveal significant points of weakness in the colonial order. Colonial governance strategies for...
Dam Bennett: The Impacts of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam and Williston Lake Reservoir on the Tsek'ehne of Northern British ColumbiaDownload
In 1968 the province of British Columbia completed the W.A.C. Bennett Dam and created the Williston Lake reservoir. Far from being an empty wilderness eagerly waiting for development, the site of this new body of water was the centre of the Tsekâehne homeland. Unsurprisingly, the W.A.C. Bennett...
From One Colonization Road to Another? Everyday Memories of the Social and Economic Conditions in Minnewakin, Stone Lake, and Lundar, Manitoba, 1940-1960Download
Proceeding World War II, Canada moved into a period of economic prosperity that brought considerable social change to the Interlake region of Manitoba, and in turn, Metis and Halfbreed ways of life in the area. The research that would inform these changes began with Manitoba’s postwar...
Over the last few years, the importance of place in the creation, and continuation of, Metis communities has comprised one of my primary research interests. Tied up in this idea of place are the key questions: why did Metis individuals and families decide to stay in the borderlands in the face of...