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Judgement at Stoney Creek

Judgement at Stoney Creek

edition:Paperback

Judgement at Stoney Creek has been released in a new edition of an aboriginal studies classic: an engrossing look at the investigation into the hit-and-run death of Coreen Thomas, a young Native woman in her ninth month of pregnancy, at the wheels of a car driven by a young white man in central BC. The resulting inquest into what might have been just another small-town tragedy turned into an inquiry of racial tensions, both implicit and explicit, that surfaced not only on country backroads but i …

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Stoney Creek Woman

Stoney Creek Woman

The Story of Mary John
edition:Paperback

The captivating story of Mary John (who passed away in 2004), a pioneering Carrier Native whose life on the Stoney Creek reserve in central BC is a capsule history of First Nations life from a unique woman's perspective. A mother of twelve, Mary endured much tragedy and heartbreak--the pangs of racism, poverty, and the deaths of six children--but lived her life with extraordinary grace and courage. Years after her death, she continues to be a positive role model for Aboriginals across Canada. I …

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Trail to the Interior

Trail to the Interior

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Reliving the adventures of past explorers.

 

Trail to the Interior is R. M. Patterson's rich account of exploration and personal adventure in the Cassiar district of British Columbia. The trail is the historic track from Wrangell, Alaska, along the Stikine and Dease rivers and across the height of the land into the valleys of the Liard and the Mackenzie. Explorers and traders of the Hudson's Bay Company and the Russian American Company had ventured this river route, and Raymond Patterson followed …

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Drifting Home

Drifting Home

A Family's Voyage of Discovery Down the Wild Yukon
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Drifting Home is an account of a journey by Pierre Berton and his family as they raft down the Yukon River from Lake Bennett, British Columbia, to Dawson in the Yukon Territory. It is a meditation on family and childhood and the small moments from which memories are drawn. It is also a tribute by a son to his father.

 

During the Klondike summer of 1898, Francis George Berton paddled the waters of this historic river. Berton was one of the pioneering adventurers who sought his fortune in the goldf …

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Resource Communities in a Globalizing Region

Resource Communities in a Globalizing Region

Development, Agency, and Contestation in Northern British Columbia
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback

Northern British Columbia has always played an important role in Canada’s economy, but for many Canadians it has existed as an almost forgotten place: a vast territory where only a few roads and a ferry system connected small cities, towns, and villages to the outside world. Now as the appetite for natural resources intensifies, this resource-rich and geographically important region is being pulled onto national and global economic stages. This timely volume examines the connections between lo …

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Resource Communities in a Globalizing Region

Resource Communities in a Globalizing Region

Development, Agency, and Contestation in Northern British Columbia
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback

Northern British Columbia has always played an important role in Canada’s economy, but for many Canadians it has existed as an almost forgotten place: a vast territory where only a few roads and a ferry system connected small cities, towns, and villages to the outside world. Now as the appetite for natural resources intensifies, this resource-rich and geographically important region is being pulled onto national and global economic stages. This timely volume examines the connections between lo …

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Ootsa Lake Odyssey

Ootsa Lake Odyssey

George and Else Seel: A Pioneer Life on the Headwaters of the Nechako Watershed
edition:Paperback

From the 1920s to 1952, George and Else Seel lived about sixty kilometres south of Burns Lake near the small farming settlement of Wistaria on the western shore of Ootsa Lake. Like many early twentieth century settlers who migrated to BC's Central Interior, the Seels came in search of opportunity and prosperity, but the harsh environment posed challenges they could not have imagined. The community was remote and the winters were long, but eventually, along with their fellow settlers, they learne …

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The Sacred Herb / The Devil's Weed

The Sacred Herb / The Devil's Weed

edition:Paperback
tagged : flowers, anecdotes

The Sacred Herb / The Devil's Weed is informative and even enlightening, but above all, it's a hilarious look at a humble plant that has entertained, inspired, and occasionally terrified so many for so long. Andrew Struthers directs his "brilliant madness" towards the ambivalent nature of marijuana, once the target of "reefer madness" hysteria and now available for quasi–legal purchase at dispensaries on every other block (at least in some jurisdictions). One side of this double paperback answ …

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