First Person Plural-pb

SKU: 9780774819800

Sophie McCall
Grade Levels:
College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
UBC Press
Copyright Date:

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First Person Plural: Aboriginal Storytelling and the Ethics of Collaborative Authorship is the scholarly study by English professor Sophie McCall of Simon Fraser University. The author examines a wide range of told-to narratives, including ethnography, recorded (auto)biography, testimonial life narrative, documentary, myth, legend, and song from the 1990s period of Aboriginal Peoples involvement at Oka, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Delgamuukw v. Canada, and the origin of Nunavut. McCall explores the multifaceted implications of the choices that editors, translators, narrators, and filmmakers make as they channel these narratives into new forms. Emphasizing the scope rather than the limits of the told-to narrative, McCall considers how Aboriginal voices have been represented in a range of forums such as public inquiries, commissioners' reports, and land claims court cases. The first chapter discusses the ideas around the subversion of voice and appropriation. Chapter 2 examines The Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry and the Works of Hugh Brody. Chapter 3 looks at the The Legacy of the Oka Crisis and the films by Alanis Obomsawin. The final chapter discusses filmmaking in Nunavut during the period of it formation and operation.

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