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Category Archives: Rest of Canada

Double Ended, No Headed Moose and More from Congress

I had a great time at Congress10 in Montreal last week. More properly, I attended the meetings of the Canadian Anthropology Association (CASCA) which happened to be meeting with Congress. As previously noted, I was part of a round-table discussion of applied anthropology. Our panel discussed the following, pre-distributed questions: 1) What questions are being […]

Canadian Mining Journal Sparks Lively Debate on Aboriginal Rights

Last week, Marilyn Scales wrote an opinion piece in the Canadian Mining Journal in which she called for aboriginal people to participate in compromises around the preservation of ‘wilderness’ and development of industry. She wrote: Somewhere between preserving the wilderness as it was and exploiting it for modern conveniences, there is a compromise. That compromise […]

Hockey Day in Canada To Broadcast Games in Several Languages

CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada hosts “Hockey Day in Canada,” the annual tribute to the game of hockey tomorrow, February 9, 2008. As usual, all six Canadian NHL teams are in action but given the quirky schedule, some of the games involve American-based opponents. What really caught my attention is that the broadcast languages will […]

Saskatchewan Infant Deaths Underscore Reserve Problems

The accounts of two little girls freezing to death on a Saskatchewan reserve provokes sadness and anger beyond words. The living conditions on Canadian reserves — limited access to phones, bad water, the quality of reserve governments — are surely major factors in their deaths. Also “Problems of Governance” (National Post, Feb 2, 2008) Sphere: […]

November Issue of The Walrus Devoted to the Arctic

Articles address Inuit perspectives on climate change, Arctic sovereignty, travel to Siberia, BC’s Great Bear Rainforest, and Inuit art. More here.