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Defending the Land: Sovereignty and Forest Life in James Bay Cree Society (Part of the Cultural Survival Studies in Ethnicity and Change S (Cultural Survival Studies in Ethnicity and Change)

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The campaign of the Cree people to protect their forest way of life from the impact of hydro-electric development in northern Quebec has been widely-documented. Few have heard in any detail the outcome of this campaign and what it means for the indigenous societies' futures. This text gives equal attention to the Cree leadership's successful strategies for addressing major social and environmental pressures, with the forces of acculturation and native communities' social destruction.

 

The titles in the Cultural Survival Studies in Ethnicity and Change series, edited by David Maybury-Lewis and Theodore Macdonald, Jr. of Cultural Survival, Inc., Harvard University, focus on key issues affecting indigenous and ethnic groups worldwide.  Each ethnography builds on introductory material by going further in-depth and allowing students to explore, virtually first-hand, a particular issue and its impact on a culture.

Synopsis:

What are the social forces that are destructive to a native society and how are their leaders trying to overcome them? Many have already heard of the campaign of the Cree people to protect their forest way of life from the impact of hydro-electric development in northern Quebec; few have heard in any detail the outcome of this campaign and what it means for the future of indigenous societies. Readers will find a systemic method for documenting the social impact of large-scale development on village communities. This study serves to balance the more common theme that focuses exclusively on the forces of acculturation and social destruction of native communities. Sociologists and anthropologists. Part of the Cultural Survival Series.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

 

Preface to the Series

Preface to the Second Edition

 

1. Introduction.

 

2. Living on the Land.

“Ownership” of the Land.

Seasons on the Land.

Forest Spirituality.

Healing.

 

3. The Origins of a Dual Lifestyle.

The Fur Trade.

Missions, Medicine, and Residential Education.

Federal Intervention.

 

4. Negotiated Transformations.

Hydro-Electricity and the Goals of Extractive Industry.

The James Bay Agreement.

 

5. Crisis and Accommodation.

The Social Aftermath.

The Pursuit of Health Care Autonomy.

Redefining Education.

Accommodation.

 

6. Struggles over Sovereignty.

The James Bay Project Revisited.

Two Sovereignties.

The Spoilers.

7. Conclusion.

 

8. Epilogue

 

References

 

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205275809
Subtitle:
Sovereignty and Forest Life in James Bay Cree Society
Author:
Niezen, Ronald
Author:
Survival, Cultural
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Culture
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
James Bay (Ont. and Quâebec) Politics and government.
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cultural Survival Studies in Ethnicity and Change
Publication Date:
July 1997
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.215 in 188 gr

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"Synopsis" by , What are the social forces that are destructive to a native society and how are their leaders trying to overcome them? Many have already heard of the campaign of the Cree people to protect their forest way of life from the impact of hydro-electric development in northern Quebec; few have heard in any detail the outcome of this campaign and what it means for the future of indigenous societies. Readers will find a systemic method for documenting the social impact of large-scale development on village communities. This study serves to balance the more common theme that focuses exclusively on the forces of acculturation and social destruction of native communities. Sociologists and anthropologists. Part of the Cultural Survival Series.
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