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    Considers key concepts related to sacred spaces and presents diverse viewpoints on ways to understand the importance of land for Aboriginal people intent on preserving their holistic beliefs, values, and identities. Emphasis is on Manitoba First Nations and the Canadian Arctic, but comparative accounts from Sweden, the U.S., and New Zealand are also included. An excellent introduction to First Nations politics and identity in Canada. Papers by: Bryan Cummins and Kirby Whitedu... [READ MORE]
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    Like the popes in Rome, the Prince-Bishops of Salzburg ruled over substantial territories as secular princes. Salt, Sword, and Crozier highlights their dual authority—the princely sword and the bishop’s staff or crozier—and the basis of their economic power in their control of natural resources such as salt. The exhibition showcases books from the Salzburg prince-bishop’s seminary library that were printed from the fifteenth through the early-nineteent... [READ MORE]
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    "There is no such thing as 'the ivory tower.' Rather, there sit side by side numerous windowless towers of knowledge, each seeming to have only a small entrance and no discernable exit." -Paul Martin Multilingual, multicultural, and vast, Canada enjoys a rich diversity of literatures. So, why does "Canadian Literature," as it has been taught, fail to encompass a common geography, history, and government, yet reveal the diverse experiences of its immigrants... [READ MORE]
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    Decidedly quirky in their vision yet punctuated with breath-taking beauty these photographs rejoice in a Saskatchewan landscape known only to insiders. From brash to subtle, John Conway's keen eye for unusual detail, colour, and irony celebrates an unsung landscape with warm affection and brilliant light. With essays by Sharon Butala, David Carpenter, and Helen Marzolf, this fine blending of text and image will both surprise and invite wonder on the occasion of Saskatchewan's... [READ MORE]
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    In March 2010 the Canadian Literature Centre hosted award-winning novelist and storyteller Eden Robinson at the 4th annual Henry Kreisel Lecture. Robinson shared an intimate look into the intricacies of family, culture, and place through her talk, "The Sasquatch at Home." Robinson's disarming honesty and wry irony shine through her depictions of her and her mother's trip to Graceland, the potlatch where she and her sister received their Indian names, how her parents... [READ MORE]
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    After practicing medicine for forty-five years, Doctor "Sawbones" Hunter is retiring. It's April 1948, and the long-awaited hospital in Upward, Saskatchewan is about to open. Although the war is over and the town is buoyed by optimism, a change is in the air. Revealed through dialogue and memory, Sawbones Memorial is the story of one man as told by his town.
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    Focusing on the internal workings of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the author explores the impact of political and economic imperatives on the production and interpretation of scientific research. Central to this work are the epistemological problems encountered in the production of 'truth', whereby scientific knowledge has made uncertainty a tool in the service of political objectives. Copublished: University of Washington Press
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    Mary Schäffer was a photographer, writer, botanical painter, and mapmaker from Philadelphia, well known for her travels in the Canadian Rockies and Japan at the turn of the twentieth century. In Searching for Mary Schäffer, Colleen Skidmore takes up Schäffer’s own resonant themes—women and wilderness, travel and science—to ask new questions, tell new stories, and reassess the persona of Mary Schäffer imagined in more recent times. Public ... [READ MORE]
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    This conference highlighted information exchange and partnerships in research. Issues addressed: climate warming; contaminants; forestry; fisheries; petroleum and mineral extraction; wilderness allocation and wildlife migration; resource development, co-management and sustainability; colonization; land claims; devolution; self-government and ethnic relations; traditional knowledge; land use; health concerns; empowerment issues; and food and nutrition studies. Welcoming Remark... [READ MORE]
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    "The idea of multilateralism is not something that can be forced on states, nor does it come naturally to them." —Tom Keating
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    Applies a sociological method of organizing materials in education, and suggests some of the gaps in our [then current] knowledge of Eskimo society and education, particularly in its social aspects at that time.
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    A re-evaluation of regionalism in Canadian and American writing, A Sense of Place provides a comparative approach to the issue within a continental framework. The contributors to this collection-including Frank Davey, Marjorie Pryse, and Jonathan Hart-look at a broad range of writers. They explore regionalism on both sides of the border in light of the central political, cultural, literary, and theoretical debates of our times.
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    For millions of Canadians looking ahead to retirement, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) has become a contentious issue. Even after the recent CPP reforms, Canadians under the age of 35 will contribute more than twice the amount they will ever receive. Will billions of dollars at stake and an entire generation hanging in the balance, we need to consider our alternatives now. In this timely volume, William B.P. Robson, Francois Vaillancourt, J.C. Herbert Emery, Kenneth J. McKenzie... [READ MORE]
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    A listing of settlements of the NWT, Yukon, Labrador, Nouveau Quebec, and the Hudson Bay/James Bay coast, including unofficially named English or Eskimo settlements, trading posts, and mining exploration camps.
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    Alberta had the tightest controls on spending in Canada during the very period when the Klein government has claimed costs were soaring out of control. Now, public programs in Alberta-including health care-have become the most poorly supported in Canada. (6 weeks on the Financial Post national best-seller list!)
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    "We're not exactly scene-stealers, so you don't hear much from us shy folk-and that's usually how we like it." -Elizabeth Zotova, "My Dear X" The pages of this anthology are filled with personal essays and poems of thoughtful musings, raw memories, and humorous self-examinations by authors and poets who have been labelled by the world-teachers, parents, and peers-as shy. Here, they proudly own up to their shyness, and their message is clear: they don't nee... [READ MORE]
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    This collection of words and images, developed in conjunction with the Sightlines symposium, opens up a rare view of contemporary printmaking around the world. Includes more than 250 colour images, representing more than 120 artists, and texts by international contributors.
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    "My emptiness will not be