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    Exemplar of the Moderns, Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923), is reanimated by postmodern diva Kath MacLean in a tantric work of literary ventriloquism. But who is animating whom? "Sentences are punctuated with her rattle and cough; phrases burn with her fever. The world slants as she leans upon her walking stick to stroll out by the sea, or winces in pain when she moves her arm across a sheet of paper. To write, to record the stories living in her head with urgency and trem... [READ MORE]
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    This work documents the lives of a group of hunters and reindeer herders living at the headwaters of the Lower Tunguska River at the end of the 20th century. Katanga Evenkis are best described by the flexible and creative way they use the land around them, and continue to exercise a strong presence on their lands, despite severe pressure by Soviet-era policies and even more devastating dislocations by industrial development and privatisation. According to Sirina, Katanga Even... [READ MORE]
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    My healing as a Metis woman has come from learning the bigger history.
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    Contains variations of the Inuit legend of Keeveeok, in text and illustration. Baker Lake artist Victoria Mamnguqsualuk transforms these myths visually in a catalogue of 20 drawings, which 'read' like comic strips: characters are seen in a succession of acts. Includes French translation. Foreword by Charles Moore. Chapters by Charles Moore, Victoria Mamnguqsualuk, and K.J. Butler
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    Contains variations of the Inuit legend of Keeveeok, in text and illustration. Baker Lake artist Victoria Mamnguqsualuk transforms these myths visually in a catalogue of 20 drawings, which 'read' like comic strips: characters are seen in a succession of acts. Includes French translation. Foreword by Charles Moore. Chapters by Charles Moore, Victoria Mamnguqsualuk, and K.J. Butler
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    The Bronze Age cemetery of Khuzhir-Nuge XIV (KN XIV) is located on the west coast of the Little Sea region of Lake Baikal, near the southern end of Ol'Khon Island and about 3 km southwest of the mouth of the Sarma River. Six seasons of excavation at the site produced archaeological data on 79 graves, including the remains of 89 individuals. The cemetery yields--particularly the archaeological and osteological materials -- have been subjected to a number of analyses. This volu... [READ MORE]
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    Presents comprehensive archaeological data from fieldwork at Khuzhir-Nuge XIV. Mortuary sites have provided the primary data that inform a number of research modules designed by the project. Of the several gravesites dating to the Neolithic and Bronze Age located and excavated in the Little Sea of the Lake Baikal coast, Khuzhir-Nuge XIV is by far the largest. This monograph is dedicated to a descriptive account of the excavated archaeological features and artifacts collected,... [READ MORE]
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    Features important information about Dene community life in the 1960s during the crucial period immediately following the move from bush to town. Deals extensively with the traditional economy, the structure of Dene Kinship, its role in social organization, and the role of the drum dance in the social life of the community under rapidly-changing circumstances.
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    This volume deals with the Inuit geographic knowledge, and explores the importance of the land in the construction of identity. Inuinnait geographic knowledge is organized around three central concepts: relativity, connectivity, and subjectivity, that also organize the social structure, and the Inuinnaqtun language. It is a knowledge in action, and involves a mix of practical skills such as orientation and meteorology, and of oral tradition: stories and place names told and r... [READ MORE]
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    Embodies the spirit of an international conference on important influences on the North. Provides a comprehensive overview of the reality of the North and prospects for the future. Chapters by: M.J. Dungar; K. Kenneth Hare; Ross W. Wein; Thomas D. Nudds; Harvey A. Feit; Peter Jacobs; Nelson H.H. Graburn; Constance D. Hunt; Tore Gjelsvik; and Stephen Hume;
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    The third site monograph published as part of the Baikal Archaeology Project presents both archaeological and human osteological data from fieldwork conducted at the mortuary site Kurma XI, in the extensively researched Little Sea area of Lake Baikal, Siberia.