Studying The North

Studying The North

The resources described here offer various perspectives for identifying the issues and main themes in Northern and the Arctic research, including concerns related to the ethics and practice of research in Indigenous communities.

To consult the various categories and subcategories that this collection contains, use the filter Collection.

Resources

Displaying 1 - 20 of 69 results

  • A history of the Arctic : nature, exploration and exploitation

    Concordia (Print book) | Laval (Print book) | McGill (eBook)

    A history of the Arctic, from prehistoric times to the present, including an examination of Indigenous Peoples, polar exploration, political and environmental issues, and climate change. (John McCannon, London : Reaktion Books, 2012, 349 p.)

    Collection(s): *** Studying the North ***, Historical Perspectives
    Print Document, Reserved Access, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Circumpolar Arctic, Indigenous peoples, Climate change, Exploration, History
    A history of the Arctic : nature, exploration and exploitation

  • Aboriginal autonomy and development in northern Quebec and Labrador

    Concordia (eBook) | McGill (eBook) | Laval (eBook) | UQTR (eBook)

    This book contains a collection of essays that discuss topics of decolonization in Northern Quebec and Labrador. The book covers past and current trauma and issues that indigenous communities face in this region, as well as exploring topics of community healing, and territorial and cultural autonomy. (Colin Scott ed., Vancouver, UBC Press, 2001, 436 p.)

    Collection(s): *** Studying the North ***, Perspectives on Decolonization
    Reserved Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Decolonization, Northern Quebec, Labrador, Indigenous authors
    Book title with a lake background.

  • An Inuit Critique of Canadian Arctic Research

    Accessible to all

    Arctic research continues to operate in a colonial framework and with an academic mindset that largely privileges the interests of southern institutions and fails to address Northern societal needs and issues, in particular those experienced in Inuit communities. We have seen research principles go from research on Inuit to research with Inuit, but it is high time we witnessed research by Inuit for Inuit. If research informs policy, and policy arguably leads to change, Inuit need to have a say in how research in Inuit Nunangat (Inuit homelands) is governed to better their lives. This piece filters such matters through the eyes of an Inuk, offering insights into current Arctic research governance, and maps out some of the solutions and opportunities for altering it in the interests of Inuit communities. (Pfeifer, P. (2019). "An Inuit Critique of Canadian Arctic Research." Arctic Focus. [originally published by Northern Public Affairs, 2018])

    Collection(s): Perspectives on Decolonization, Research Ethics and Practice in Indigenous Communities, Selected Articles, Indigenous Authors (Essays), *** General Public ***, Exploration
    Free - Open Access, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Canadian arctic, Research ethics, Research by Indigenous peoples, Research with Indigenous peoples, Research methodologies, Inuit
    motor boat in water with seated passengers and one standing embarquation a moteur dans l'eau avec plusieurs passagers assis et un debout

  • Approche panterritoriale de la science (Gouvernement du Yukon, Gouvernement des Territoires du Nord-Ouest et Gouvernement du Nunavut)

    Available to all

    Presentation of an over-arching vision for northern science and the roles of the territorial governments and teaching and research institutes in the field.

    Collection(s): *** Studying the North ***, Research Ethics and Practice in Indigenous Communities, Statements, Principles, and Guidelines
    Free - Open Access, Engineering and Technology, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Nunavut, Research, Arctic sciences, Northwest Territories, Yukon

  • Arctica, oeuvres 1 : Écosystème arctique en haute latitude

    BAnQ (eBook) | Laval (Print book)

    This first volume of Arctica is devoted to Jean Malaurie's work on Arctic ecosystems at high latitudes: findings from expeditions, observations, notes and reflections published since the end of the 1940s, with some unpublished material. (Jean Malaurie, Paris, CNRS, 2016.)

    Collection(s): *** Studying the North ***, Overall Perspectives
    Free - BAnQ Subscribers, Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Geology, Ethnology, History, geopolitics, Greenland
    Arctica, oeuvres 1 / Jean Malaurie

  • Arctica, oeuvres 2 : Tchoukotka 1990 : de Lénine à la Pérestroïka

    BAnQ (eBook)

    In 1990, a scientific expedition under the direction of Jean Malaurie sought to examine the consequences of policies aimed at the autonomy of peoples in Siberia from Lenin to Gorbachev. These 59 articles analyze the social, economic, health-related and cultural conditions of the eastern district of Chukotka, with a particular focus on shamanism. (Jean Malaurie, Paris, CNRS, 2019, 766 p.)

    Collection(s): *** Studying the North ***, Overall Perspectives
    Free - BAnQ Subscribers, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Siberia, History, Ethnology, Indigenous peoples
    Arctica, oeuvres 2 / Jean Malaurie

  • Arctica, oeuvres 3 : Nunavut, Nunavik : Arctique central canadien et nord-québécois

    BAnQ (eBook)

    In 1968, Jean Malaurie conducted a field survey in Quebec with four specialists to study the living conditions of the Inuit, in anticipation of the creation of the Nunavik territory. The analyses and recommendations of his pro-Native report are collected, as well as articles published since the 1960s devoted to the defence of Canada's Arctic minorities. (Jean Malaurie, Paris, CNRS, 2020, 406 p.)

    Collection(s): *** Studying the North ***, Overall Perspectives
    Free - BAnQ Subscribers, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Inuit, Northwest Territories, Northern Quebec, Social sciences
    Arctica, oeuvres 3 / Jean Malaurie

  • Canada and Colonial Genocide

    Concordia (Print book) | Laval (Print book) | McGill (Print book)

    This volume offers scholarly analyses on the process of settler colonialism and its effects on the Indigenous communities within what is now called “Canada.” It covers various forms of colonial violence including residential schools, repressive governmental policy, ecological destruction, etc. (Andrew Woolford and Jeff Benvenuto eds., London, Routledge, 2017, 126 p.)

    Collection(s): *** Studying the North ***, Perspectives on Colonialism
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Colonialism, Colonization, Indigenous peoples, Indigenous authors
    "Canada and colonial genocide" book cover.

  • Canada and the idea of North

    Concordia (eBook) | Laval (eBook) | McGill (eBook) | UQÀM (eBook)

    An exploration of northern Canadian imagery, with examples from literature, art, music, and popular culture. (Sherrill E. Grace, Montréal, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001, 341 p.)

    Collection(s): *** Studying the North ***, Imaginary Perspectives
    Reserved Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Arts, Popular culture, Imaginary North, Literature, Music, Northern Canada, Indigenous authors
    Capture Canada and the idea of North

  • Canada's changing North

    BAnQ (Print Book) | Concordia (eBook) | Laval (eBook) | McGill (eBook) | UQAM (eBook)

    Collection of texts providing an overview of the geography, history, economy, politics, and ethnology of the Canadian North. (Wonders, William C., Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2003, 449 p.)

    Collection(s): *** Studying the North ***, Overall Perspectives
    Print Document, Reserved Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Geography, History, Economy, Politics, Ethnology, Northern Canada, Indigenous authors
    Canada's changing North

  • Canadian Nordicity: it is your north, too

    BAnQ (Print book) | Concordia (Print book) | Laval (Print book) | McGill (Print book)

    A seminal work on northern studies and nordicity that looks at the notion of "the North" (including perceptions and boundaries) in a Canadian context. English translation of Nordicité canadienne. (Louis-Edmond Hamelin, Montreal : Harvest House, 1979.)

    Collection(s): *** Studying the North ***, Overall Perspectives
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Northern studies, Geography, Limits of the Canadian North, Northern Canada, Nordicity
    Canadian Nordicity: it is your north, too

  • Contre le colonialisme dopé aux stéroïdes : le combat des Inuit du Québec pour leurs terres ancestrales

    Laval (Print book) | McGill (Print book)

    In this book, Zebedee Nungak provides his account of The Battle of James Bay from 1971-1975, where Inuit and Cree communities fought for their lands and waters against the Quebec government’s James Bay hydro project. (Zebedee Nungak, Montréal, Boréal, 2019, 181 p.)

    Collection(s): *** Studying the North ***, Perspectives on Colonialism, Indigenous Authors (Essays)
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Colonialism, Inuit, Quebec, Indigenous authors, James Bay
    Contre_le_colonialisme

  • Critical norths : space, nature, theory

    Concordia (Print book) | Laval (eBook) | McGill (Print Book)

    Collection of essays about the North from a colonial, environmental, climate, and political perspective. (Sarah Jaquette Ray et Kevin Maier, Fairbanks, University of Alaska Press, 2017, 336 p.)

    Collection(s): *** Studying the North ***, Overall Perspectives
    Print Document, Reserved Access, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
    Subjects: Circumpolar Arctic, Indigenous peoples, Climate change, Northern studies, Nordicity
    Critical norths : space, nature, theory

  • Decolonizing education: nourishing the learning spirit

    Concordia (Print Book) | Laval (eBook) | McGill (eBook)

    In this book, author Marie Battiste addresses the damaging effects of Western models of education on Indigenous knowledge, calling for the decolonization of pedagogy. She proposes new models that bolster Indigenous knowledge and address the inherent racism within colonial educational institutions. (Marie Battiste, Saskatoon, Purich Publishing Limited, 2013, 217 p. )

    Collection(s): *** Studying the North ***, Perspectives on Decolonization
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Decolonization, Education, Indigenous authors
    "Decolonizing education" book cover

  • Elements of Indigenous style: a guide for writing by and about Indigenous Peoples

    Concordia (eBook) | McGill (ebook)

    This book acts as a guide for writers, editors, and publishers to decolonize the way that they write about Indigenous Peoples. It provides an overview of the way Indigenous peoples have been portrayed in literature, and offers tips and on writing in a culturally sensitive and respectful manner. (Gregory Younging, Edmonton, Brush Education, 2018, 154 p. )

    Collection(s): *** Studying the North ***, Perspectives on Decolonization, Research Ethics and Practice in Indigenous Communities
    Reserved Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Decolonization, Research ethics, Indigenous authors
    "Elements of Indigenous Style" book cover.

  • Ethical principles for the conduct or research in the north (Association universitaire canadienne d’études nordiques)

    Available to all

    A statement of ethical principles that reflects the needs and concerns of northern communities and researchers.

    Collection(s): *** Studying the North ***, Research Ethics and Practice in Indigenous Communities, Statements, Principles, and Guidelines
    Free - Open Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous peoples, Research ethics, Research, Research with Indigenous peoples, Research by Indigenous peoples
    ACUNS

  • Far off Metal River : Inuit lands, settler stories, and the makings of the contemporary Arctic

    Concordia (Print book) | Laval (Print book) | McGill (Print book)

    In analysing the way that the alleged Bloody Falls massacre assisted in shaping the colonial narrative of the Arctic, Emilie Cameron addresses the problematic notion of the North as a blank slate and the racist treatment of its Indigenous communities. (Emilie Cameron, Vancouver, UBC Press, 2015, 273 p.)

    Collection(s): *** Studying the North ***, Perspectives on Colonialism, Perspectives on Decolonization
    Print Document, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Colonialism, Decolonization
    "Far off metal river" book cover.

  • First Nations in Quebec and Labrador’s research protocol (Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador) (Assemblée des Premières Nations Québec-Labrador)

    Available to all

    A guide for Indigenous communities, local organizations and the scientific community, governing research activities with First Nations or within their territory.

    Collection(s): *** Studying the North ***, Research Ethics and Practice in Indigenous Communities, Protocols and Guides
    Free - Open Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Research ethics, Labrador, Research protocol, Quebec, Research with Indigenous peoples
    Protocole de recherche des Premières Nations au Québec et au Labrador

  • First Nations of Quebec and Labrador sustainable development strategy

    Available to all

    Report addressing the issues (culture, languages, natural resources, economic development, governance) related to the issue of sustainable development among the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador. (Catherine Johnson et Suzy Basile, First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute, 2006, 29 p.)

    Collection(s): *** First Peoples of the North ***, Sustainable Development and First Nations
    Free - Open Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Indigenous peoples, Sustainable development, Labrador, Northern Quebec, Indigenous authors
    IDD

  • Géocultures : Méthodologies russes sur l'Arctique

    Available to all

    Collective essay on cultural methodologies on the Arctic in the context of Siberia. (Daniel Chartier, Dmitry Zamyatin, Ekaterina Romanova et Olga Lavrenova, Montréal, Imaginaire Nord, coll. «Isberg», 2020, 100 p. Translated from Russian by Marianna Samsonova.)

    Collection(s): *** Studying the North ***, Imaginary Perspectives
    Free - Open Access, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Subjects: Imaginary North, Russia, Siberia, Research methodologies
    Capture_geocultures

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