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Mining and Communities in Northern Canada

History, Politics, and Memory

contributions by Patricia Boulter; Scott Midgley; Heather Green; Joella Hogan; Arn Keeling; Jean-Sébastien Boutet; Alexandra Winton; Hereward Longley; Emilie Cameron; Tyler Levitan; Andrea Procter; Sarah Gordon; Kevin O’Reilly; John Sandlos & Jane Hammond

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For indigenous communities throughout the globe, mining has been a historical forerunner of colonialism, introducing new, and often disruptive, settlement patterns and economic arrangements. Although indigenous communities may benefit from and adapt to the wage labour and training opportunities provided by new mining operations, they are also often left to navigate the complicated process of remediating the long-term ecological changes associated with industrial mining. In this regard, the mining often inscribes colonialism as a broad set of physical and ecological changes to indigenous lands.

Mining and Communities in Northern Canada examines historical and contemporary social, economic, and environmental impacts of mining on Aboriginal communities in northern Canada. Combining oral history research with intensive archival study, this work juxtaposes the perspectives of government and industry with the perspectives of local communities. The oral history and ethnographic material provides an extremely significant record of local Aboriginal perspectives on histories of mining and development in their regions.

With contributions by: Patricia Boulter Jean-Sébastien Boutet Emilie Cameron Sarah Gordon Heather Green Jane Hammond Joella Hogan Arn Keeling Tyler Levitan Hereward Longley Scott Midgley Kevin O'Reilly Andrea Procter John Sandlos Alexandra Winton

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Patricia Boulter

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Scott Midgley

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Heather Green

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Joella Hogan

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Arn Keeling

ARN KEELING is a historical geographer at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His teaching and research focuses on the environmental-historical geography of Western and Northern Canada. In recent years, his research has explored the historical and contemporary encounters of northern Indigenous communities with large-scale resource developments. With John Sandlos, he is co-editor of the volume, Mining and Communities in Northern Canada: History, Politics and Memory.
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Jean-Sébastien Boutet

ARN KEELING is a historical geographer at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His teaching and research focuses on the environmental-historical geography of Western and Northern Canada. In recent years, his research has explored the historical and contemporary encounters of northern Indigenous communities with large-scale resource developments. With John Sandlos, he is co-editor of the volume, Mining and Communities in Northern Canada: History, Politics and Memory.
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Alexandra Winton

ARN KEELING is a historical geographer at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His teaching and research focuses on the environmental-historical geography of Western and Northern Canada. In recent years, his research has explored the historical and contemporary encounters of northern Indigenous communities with large-scale resource developments. With John Sandlos, he is co-editor of the volume, Mining and Communities in Northern Canada: History, Politics and Memory.
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Hereward Longley

ARN KEELING is a historical geographer at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His teaching and research focuses on the environmental-historical geography of Western and Northern Canada. In recent years, his research has explored the historical and contemporary encounters of northern Indigenous communities with large-scale resource developments. With John Sandlos, he is co-editor of the volume, Mining and Communities in Northern Canada: History, Politics and Memory.
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Emilie Cameron

ARN KEELING is a historical geographer at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His teaching and research focuses on the environmental-historical geography of Western and Northern Canada. In recent years, his research has explored the historical and contemporary encounters of northern Indigenous communities with large-scale resource developments. With John Sandlos, he is co-editor of the volume, Mining and Communities in Northern Canada: History, Politics and Memory.
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Tyler Levitan

ARN KEELING is a historical geographer at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His teaching and research focuses on the environmental-historical geography of Western and Northern Canada. In recent years, his research has explored the historical and contemporary encounters of northern Indigenous communities with large-scale resource developments. With John Sandlos, he is co-editor of the volume, Mining and Communities in Northern Canada: History, Politics and Memory.
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Andrea Procter

ARN KEELING is a historical geographer at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His teaching and research focuses on the environmental-historical geography of Western and Northern Canada. In recent years, his research has explored the historical and contemporary encounters of northern Indigenous communities with large-scale resource developments. With John Sandlos, he is co-editor of the volume, Mining and Communities in Northern Canada: History, Politics and Memory.
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Sarah Gordon

ARN KEELING is a historical geographer at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His teaching and research focuses on the environmental-historical geography of Western and Northern Canada. In recent years, his research has explored the historical and contemporary encounters of northern Indigenous communities with large-scale resource developments. With John Sandlos, he is co-editor of the volume, Mining and Communities in Northern Canada: History, Politics and Memory.
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Kevin O’Reilly

ARN KEELING is a historical geographer at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His teaching and research focuses on the environmental-historical geography of Western and Northern Canada. In recent years, his research has explored the historical and contemporary encounters of northern Indigenous communities with large-scale resource developments. With John Sandlos, he is co-editor of the volume, Mining and Communities in Northern Canada: History, Politics and Memory.
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John Sandlos

JOHN SANDLOS teaches history at Memorial University of Newfoundland. With doctoral research on northern wildlife, he has devoted much of his research in the past decade to mining history. Dr. Sandlos is the author of Hunters at the Margin: Native People and Wildlife Conservation in the Northwest Territories, and co-editor of the volume, Mining and Communities in Northern Canada: History, Politics and Memory.
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Jane Hammond

JOHN SANDLOS teaches history at Memorial University of Newfoundland. With doctoral research on northern wildlife, he has devoted much of his research in the past decade to mining history. Dr. Sandlos is the author of Hunters at the Margin: Native People and Wildlife Conservation in the Northwest Territories, and co-editor of the volume, Mining and Communities in Northern Canada: History, Politics and Memory.
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Awards
  • Winner, CSN-REC Best Edited Collection in Canadian Studies
Editorial Reviews

Mining and Communities raises key questions about the value of minerals to contemporary society in light of their impacts on community economics and the environment… This book should also be praised as a model of collaborative scholarship and research mobilization… This is a solid compilation that brings Indigenous voices and interests to the forefront.

- Susan Roy, Oral History Forum d’histoire orale


Intertwining historical research with an impressive collection of oral histories, Mining and Communities in Northern Canada successfully amplifies the voices of First Nations communities that have been routinely left voiceless in mining history and in policy decisions regarding mineral exploration and development…Mining and Communities in Northern Canada is an important collection of meaningful scholarship, and its success beckons for further historical and ethnographic studies of the challenges faced by indigenous communities with mineral development and closure. Its case studies provide an historic context to the effects of industrialization and abandonment on mineral-dependent communities, research that should influence contemporary policy decisions regarding mining in Canada and elsewhere. Thus, this is a welcome addition to the field of environmental history, applied anthropology, and historical geography, and should serve as a jumping-off point for future studies exploring the historical negotiations between indigenous communities, mining companies, policy makers, and the broader political ecology of remote resource extraction.

-John Baeten, Michigan Technological University

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