A project of this magnitude would not have been remotely possible without the generous support of many people and organizations. The editors want to express their thanks to our funders: the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, ArcticNet, and the Social Economy Research Network. Research grants from these organizations allowed the editors and their students to engage in very expensive but important travel to remote northern communities to speak with the people whose lives have been so deeply affected, for good or ill, by mining. Our funding also enabled our team to present our results at various academic meetings and, in many cases, to the communities themselves. The Faculty of Arts at Memorial University supported this work through teaching releases for the two editors; the School of Graduate Studies provided matching fellowship support for students at Memorial. The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society provided John Sandlos with a generous one-year writing fellowship and residency that supported the bulk of his editorial and writing work on this project. Many thanks to office staff Fran Warren and Pam Murphy who processed the endless travel claims from the mining history group. Research assistant Emma LeClerc provided fantastic support work as we brought the different strands of the book together. Thanks also to Charlie Conway for cartographic support, and to the editorial team at University of Calgary Press for their efforts throughout the publication process. Funding support for open access publication of this volume was generously provided by the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE).
While many authors have included acknowledgments for their individual chapters, the editors would like to thank all the communities and individuals who supported this work by sharing their thoughts in interviews, or helping us with research and local logistics. We hope this volume will help preserve your stories and provide a way to share them with others.