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Social Science Native American Studies

The Modern North

People, Politics and the Rejection of Colonialism

by (author) Ken S. Coates & Judith Powell

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
May 2011
Native American Studies, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1989
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1989
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    May 2011
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Published in 1989, The Modern North examines the experience of the peoples of the Yukon and Northwest Territories from the Berger inquiry of 1975 and onwards.

Untangling the varied strands that make up the Northern tapestry--its resourceful peoples, its awesome physical landscape, its political and economic agenda in the late 1980s--they portray in vivid colours a society struggling to cast off the chains of colonialism and define its own future.

The Modern North offers a sensitive assessment of the people and forces shaping the Yukon and Northwest Territories in the 1980s.

About the authors

Ken S. Coates was raised in Whitehorse and has a long-standing interest in northern themes. Titles include Canada’s Colonies, The Sinking of the Princess Sophia, The Modern North, North to Alaska (on the building of the Alaska Highway) and many academic books. He has worked on north-centred television documentaries and served as a consultant to northern governments and organizations. He is currently Professor of History and Dean of Arts, University of Waterloo.

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JUDITH POWELL is a graduate of the University of Victoria and a research associate with Northern Heritage Consulting.

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