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Natasha Simon reviews Fiona Polack, ed. Tracing Ochre: Changing Perspectives on the Beothuk (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018)

Fiona Polack, ed. Tracing Ochre: Changing Perspectives on the Beothuk (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018). By Natasha Simon The vanishing Indian has been a persistent image in the settler imagination: it points to an indistinguishable time in the past … Continue reading

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Reimagining the Creation: The ‘Missing Indigenous Link’ in the Origins of Canadian Hockey

By Paul W. Bennett Few subjects in Canadian sport arouse as much passion as debating the origins of ice hockey, Canada’s mythical national pastime.  Hockey fans, hobbyists, and even a few sports scholars have been known to “mix it up” … Continue reading

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Yale Belanger reviews Andrew Crosby & Jeffrey Monaghan’s Policing Indigenous Movements: Dissent and the Security State

Andrew Crosby & Jeffrey Monaghan. Policing Indigenous Movements: Dissent and the Security State (Halifax & Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing, 2018). By Yale Belanger Dating to the events at Oka in 1990, Indigenous activism and resistance strategies have come to be popularly … Continue reading

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Excerpt: Homelands and Empires: Indigenous Spaces, Imperial Fictions, and Competition for Territory in Northeastern North America, 1690-1763

by Jeffers Lennox The University of Toronto Press has generously allowed us to publish the following excerpt from Jeffers Lennox’s award-winning Homelands and Empires: Indigenous Spaces, Imperial Fictions, and Competition for Territory in Northeastern North America, 1690-1763. To talk about … Continue reading

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Reflections on writing Maroon and M’ikmaq History

by Ruma Chopra My recently published essay in Acadiensis, “Maroons and Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia, 1796-1800,” studied the relationship between a group of deported ex-slaves from Trelawney Town (Jamaica) and the Mi’kmaq during an era of European imperial warfare. The … Continue reading

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James Howley’s The Beothucks and the historian’s imagination

by Jeff A Webb As a much younger man I worked as a crew member on a couple of important archaeological sites in Newfoundland and Labrador. Among the pleasures of that work was the teamwork, in contrast to the largely … Continue reading

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Thomas Peace reviews Brian Cuthbertson’s Stubborn Resistance: New Brunswick Maliseet and Mi’kmaq in defence of their lands

Brian Cuthbertson. Stubborn Resistance: New Brunswick Maliseet and Mi’kmaq in defence of their lands (Halifax: Nimbus Publishing, 2015). By Thomas Peace Brian Cuthbertson’s Stubborn Resistance presents a nuanced and detailed window into the legal and bureaucratic processes through which Maliseet … Continue reading

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