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“especially in this free Country:” Webs of Empire, Slavery and the Fur Trade
Predicated on a narrative of mutuality and cooperation, what has come to be known as the Canadian fur trade has long been positioned as exceptional in its relationships between colonizers and Indigenous peoples. In this ...
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and the pursuit of archival decolonization
Western archival institutions have both silenced and misrepresented Indigenous peoples in Canada for more than a century. These actions have in turn assisted in the colonization and subjectification of a myriad of Indigenous ...
"Never say die": an ethnohistorical review of health and healing in Aklavik, NWT, Canada
The community of Aklavik, North West Territories, was known as the “Gateway to the North” throughout the first half of the Twentieth Century. In 1959, the Canadian Federal Government decided to relocate the town to a new ...
Rupturing the myth of the peaceful western Canadian frontier: a socio-historical study of colonization, violence, and the North West Mounted Police, 1873-1905
Recently there has been more critical attention given to the violent role of the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) in the unfolding of settlement and colonial laws in western Canada. However, few have offered a comprehensive ...
Class, gender, race, and resistance: the United Farm Women of Manitoba,1916-1936
In the second decade of the twentieth century, the resistance of Canadian prairie farm women to the inequities of the Dominion government’s national policies, coupled with their growing awareness of women’s unequal rights, ...