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Remembering Vancouver's Disappeared Women

Remembering Vancouver's Disappeared Women

Settler Colonialism and the Difficulty of Inheritance
by Amber Dean
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Remembering Vancouver's Disappeared Women

From Treaties to Reserves

From Treaties to Reserves

The Federal Government and Native Peoples in Territorial Alberta, 1870-1924
by D.J. Hall
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From Treaties to Reserves

Rebirth

Rebirth

Political, Economic and Social Development in First Nations
edited by Anne-Marie Mawhiney
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Rebirth

edited by Anne-Marie Mawhiney
Ukkusiksalik

Ukkusiksalik

The People's Story
by David F. Pelly
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Ukkusiksalik

by David F. Pelly
Fragile Settlements

Fragile Settlements

Aboriginal Peoples, Law, and Resistance in South-West Australia and Prairie Canada
by Amanda Nettelbeck; Robert Foster & Russell C. Smandych
edited by Louis Knafla
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Fragile Settlements

by Amanda Nettelbeck; Robert Foster & Russell C. Smandych
edited by Louis Knafla
What We Learned

What We Learned

Two Generations Reflect on Tsimshian Education and the Day Schools
by Helen Raptis
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What We Learned

by Helen Raptis
Together We Survive

Together We Survive

Ethnographic Intuitions, Friendships, and Conversations
edited by John S. Long & Jennifer S.H. Brown
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Together We Survive

edited by John S. Long & Jennifer S.H. Brown
From Recognition to Reconciliation

From Recognition to Reconciliation

Essays on the Constitutional Entrenchment of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights
edited by Patrick Macklem & Douglas Sanderson
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From Recognition to Reconciliation

First Nations People in Canada

Far Off Metal River

Far Off Metal River

Inuit Lands, Settler Stories, and the Making of the Contemporary Arctic
by Emilie Cameron
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Far Off Metal River

by Emilie Cameron
This Week's Lists
Diana

Diana

A Diary in the Second Person
edition:Paperback
tagged : erotica
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How To Be A Bush Pilot

How To Be A Bush Pilot

A Field Guide To Getting Luckier
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
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The Blue Castle

The Blue Castle

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback
tagged : classics
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Darwin's Bastards

Darwin's Bastards

Astounding Tales from Tomorrow
edited by Zsuzsi Gartner
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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Amazon Extreme

Amazon Extreme

Three Ordinary Guys, One Rubber Raft, and the Most Dangerous River on Earth
edition:Paperback
tagged : adventure
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Beyond the Horizon

Beyond the Horizon

The Great Race to Finish the First Human-Powered Circumnavigation of the Planet
edition:Paperback
tagged : adventure
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Lost in Mongolia

Lost in Mongolia

Rafting the World's Last Unchallenged River
edition:Paperback
tagged : adventure
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Blueblood

A Team, a Fan, and His City
edition:Paperback
tagged : hockey
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On a Cold Road

On a Cold Road

Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock
edition:Paperback
tagged : rock
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