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Defending the Land: Sovereignty and Forest…

Defending the Land: Sovereignty and Forest Life in James Bay Cree Society…

by Ronald Niezen

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If you are devotedly interested in this, you may find it interesting. Even so, even as ethnographies go, this may be a bit dry. The history is interesting, and I believe there is a fantastic book buried in this minutia, however, the drab nature of the writing makes the book inaccessible and perhaps dull. Again, be it the only book on the topic, it may be the best, and it isn't a "bad book," but the delivery of the content no doubt makes it "un-good." ( )
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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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