As Long as the Rivers Run


Author:
Waldram, James B.
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Plains
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
253
Publisher:
University of Manitoba Press

Price:
Sale price$23.95

Description

In As Long as the Rivers Run: Hydroelectric Development and Native Communities in Western Canada, James B. Waldram examines this controversial topic through an analysis of the politics of hydroelectric dam construction in the Canadian Northwest, focusing on three Aboriginal communities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He argues that little has changed in our treatment of Aboriginal people in the past hundred years, when their resources are still appropriated by the government “for the common good.” Using archival materials, personal interviews and largely inaccessible documents and letters, Waldram highlights the clear parallel between the treatment of Aboriginal people in the negotiations and agreements that accompany hydro development with the treaty and scrip processes of the past century.

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