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Author Kulchyski, Peter Keith, 1959-

Title Like the sound of a drum : aboriginal cultural politics in Denendeh and Nunavut / Peter Kulchyski
Published Winnipeg : University of Manitoba Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 305 pages, 15 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents Ch. 1. The story lines -- Ch. 2. The laws of the land -- Ch. 3. The long road from Fort Simpson to Liidli Koe -- Ch. 4. On the ramparts at Fort Good Hope -- Ch. 5. A certain kind of writing in Panniqtuuq -- Ch. 6. An essay concerning aboriginal self-government in Denendeh and Nunavut -- Epilogue : still hunting stories
Summary "Part ethnography, part narrative, Like the Sound of a Drum is evocative, confrontational, and poetic. For many years, Peter Kulchyski has travelled to the north, where he has sat in on community meetings, interviewed elders and Aboriginal politicians, and participated in daily life. In Like the Sound of a Drum, he looks at three northern communities - Fort Simpson and Fort Good Hope in Denendeh and Pangnirtung in Nunavut - and at their strategies for maintaining their political and cultural independence. In the face of overwhelming odds, communities such as these have shown remarkable resources for creative resistance. In the process, they are challenging the concept of demoracy as it is practised in Canda."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-295) and index
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Subject Inuit -- Politics and government.
Inuit -- Canada -- Government relations.
Politics and culture -- Northwest Territories.
Politics and culture -- Nunavut.
Tinne Indians -- Government relations.
Tinne Indians -- Politics and government.
Fort Good Hope (N.W.T.)
Fort Simpson (N.W.T.)
Pangnirtung (Nunavut)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0887553354 (electronic bk.)
0887554091 (electronic bk.)
9780887553356 (electronic bk.)
9780887554094 (electronic bk.)