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BC Books From the North Coast

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Books from the North Coast of BC.
He Moved A Mountain

He Moved A Mountain

The Life of Frank Calder and the Nisga’a Land Claims Accord
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

Dr. Frank Arthur Calder of BC’s Nisga’a First Nation was the first indigenous person to be elected to any Canadian governing body. For twenty-six years he served as an MLA in the legislature of British Columbia. He was the driving force behind Canada’s decision to grant recognition of indigenous land title to First Nations people throughout the country. He accomplished this goal by guiding the controversial request through a series of court cases, finally to the Supreme Court of Canada, ac …

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The Last Wild Wolves

The Last Wild Wolves

Ghosts of the Great Bear Rainforest
by Ian McAllister
contributions by Chris Darimont
introduction by Paul Paquet
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
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The Porcupine Hunter and Other Stories

The Porcupine Hunter and Other Stories

The Original Tsimshian Texts Of Henry Tate
edition:Paperback
tagged : cultural

Henry W. Tate (d. 1914) was a Tsimshian informant to ethnographer Franz Boas. Tate first wrote these stories in English before giving Boas the Tsimshian equivalent during the decade of 1903-1913. Boas published the stories in the much-consulted classic of ethnology, Tsimshian Mythology, in 1916. Through Ralph Maud’s selection of the best of Tate’s original stories, we can see the actual creative writer behind Boas’ revised texts, now preserved much closer to the way Tate originally intende …

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Transmission Difficulties

Transmission Difficulties

Franz Boas and Tsimshian Mythology
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

It has been well known since Marius Barbeau’s review of the first edition of Franz Boas’s Tsimshian Mythology in 1917, that something was seriously amiss with Boas’s alleged “translations” of the stories gathered by his chief Tsimshian informant, Henry Tate. But what, exactly, was it that Boas was doing with Tate’s stories” It is this question that Ralph Maud sets out to address in Transmission Difficulties.

Boas’s original misrepresentations of the more than 2,000 pages of materi …

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26 Feet to the Charlottes

26 Feet to the Charlottes

Exploring the Land of the Haida
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

When June Cameron and Paul Holsinger set out in 1983 in Paul's ancient 26-foot wooden sloop, Wood Duck, to cross the perilous Hecate Strait and explore the weather-beaten west coast of the Queen Charlotte Islands (now known as Haida Gwaii), they knew they would face danger. But June had raced her own sailboat for years and Paul was a gifted mechanic, so they put trepidation aside and answered the call to adventure.

 

Their journey taught them much about the challenges faced by the area's First Nat …

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The Sacred Headwaters

The Sacred Headwaters

The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook

In a rugged knot of mountains in northern British Columbia lies a spectacular valley known to the First Nations as the Sacred Headwaters. There, three of Canada's most important salmon rivers—the Stikine, the Skeena, and the Nass—are born in close proximity. Now, against the wishes of all First Nations, the British Columbia government has opened the Sacred Headwaters to industrial development. Imperial Metals proposes an open-pit copper and gold mine, called the Red Chris mine, and Royal Dut …

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All That We Say Is Ours

All That We Say Is Ours

Guujaaw and the Reawakening of the Haida Nation
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, is Canada's Galapagos, a West Coast archipelago famous for its wild beauty. It is also the ancient homeland of the Haida nation. In the 1970s, after decades of rapacious logging, the Haida joined forces with environmentalists in a high-profile struggle to save the islands. The battle found powerful expression through Giindajin Haawasti Guujaaw, the visionary artist, drummer and orator who would later become president of the Council of the H …

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The Big Snapper

The Big Snapper

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

Ten-year-old Eddie lives with his mom and grandparents in a small cabin on the Queen Charlotte Islands. A year earlier, Eddie's dad took the ferry to the mainland and never returned. Eddie loves going fishing with Granddad and listening to his tall tales about the big snapper. Eddie believes if they catch such a fish, it might change his family's fortune. Mom decides to turn their cabin into a bed and breakfast. Some of the guests appreciate island life, but many do not. When Granddad falls ill …

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