Mining and Communities in Northern Canada

History, Politics, and Memory

by Arn KeelingJohn Sandlos

For Indigenous communities throughout the globe, historical forerunner of colonialism, introducing new, and often disruptive, settlement patterns and economic arrangements. Although communities may benefit from, and adapt to, new wage labour and training opportunities, they are often left to navigate the complicated process of remediating long-term ecological changes associated with industrial mining.

This collection combines oral history and intense archival study to examine the social, economic, and environmental impacts of industrial mining on Indigenous communities in Northern Canada. Juxtaposing the perspectives of government and industry with those of local communities, it amplifies the voices of those who have been routinely left voiceless in the study of mining history.

Featuring contributions by Patricia Boulter, Jean-Sébastien Boutet, Emilie Cameron, Sarah Gordon, Heather Green, Jane Hammond, Joella Hogan, Arn Keeling, Tyler Levitan, Hereward Longley, Scott Midgley, Kevin O’Reilly, Andrea Procter, John Sandlos, and Alexandra Winton

Berms with warning sign bordering an abandoned mine near Schefferville. Photo by Jean-Sébastien Boutet.


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    University of Calgary Press
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    Calgary, AB
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    This Open Access work is published under a Creative Commons licence.
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    Canadian History and Environment