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Traditional aboriginal knowledge is critical to conservation

by David Suzuki with Faisal Moola

Caninuit is an annotated source of information about the magazines, journals, newspapers and newsletters of Canada's Inuit peoples and communities.

This web site was created in 2008 and the annotations are being updated and augmented regularly by the editor, Sharon Rankin, librarian at McGill University. Caninuit can be browsed by title or category, or searched in anyword (Find) mode.

Most entries in the Caninuit database reference periodical publications which deal predominently with Canadian Inuit and their communities. Some entries describe library catalogues, indexes, bibliographies, and other sources of information about Inuit periodicals.

Le réseau DIALOG offre six stages en mobilisation des connaissances dans le domaine de la recherche relative aux peuples autochtones pour l’été 2010.

Le stage sera effectué sous la supervision de Carole Lévesque, professeure et directrice de DIALOG. Le candidat/la candidate travaillera au sein de l’équipe de DIALOG.

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UNESCO Publishing has just released Climate Change and Arctic Sustainable Development: Scientific, Social, Cultural and Educational Challenges.
This book brings together the knowledge, concerns and visions of leading Arctic experts in the natural and social sciences, and of prominent Chukchi, Even, Inuit and Saami leaders from across the circumpolar North, and international experts in education, health and ethics.

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Early Release for Public Comment – TCPS Chapter 9: “Research Involving Aboriginal Peoples in Canada”

The Panel on Research Ethics announces the early release of the revised version of Chapter 9 of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS) for further public comment. Chapter 9 focuses on research involving Aboriginal Peoples. The early release of this chapter is provided in response to requests made by a number of individuals and groups in the Aboriginal community and the research community at large.

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Native America: A State-By-State History

Greenwood Press invites scholars of Native American history to submit
entries for its forthcoming publication titled *Native America: A State-by-State History*.

This 3-volume set will cover North American Indian history in the United States from the pre-colonial period to the present. Intended for high school and college audiences, each chapter will be organized alphabetically by state. Some states will have shorter chapters, around 7,000-10,000 words in length; other states will be covered in 10,000 to 25,000 words. Each chapter will start with a chronology of events significant to Native American history in that particular state followed by a narrative overview of these events, a section highlighting notable individual Indians in the state, a brief essay on native cultural contributions to the state and a suggested readings list.

The following states/chapters currently are unassigned: *Arkansas, Georgia,
**Indiana, Maine, **Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, South Dakota,
Tennessee, **Vermont, Wisconsin*

Interested potential authors should submit a cv noting their credentials and expertise as well as the name of the state(s) on which they would like to submit chapters. Established scholars and advanced graduate students are encouraged to contribute. Each author will receive an honorarium for their contribution, and depending on the number of entries submitted, may be eligible to receive a complimentary copy of the three volume set.

Approved contributors will receive an assignment and contributors' guidelines document via email followed by a release form postal mailed from the publisher to be signed and returned. Complete entries are subject to a rigorous editing process and will be accepted for publication at the discretion of the editor and publisher.

Please send all inquiries to
Editor, *Native America: A State-by-State History*
Daniel S. Murphree
Associate Professor of History
University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, TX 75799

Call for Book Reviewers: The Northern Review

The Northern Review, a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal of the humanities and social sciences based at Yukon College in Whitehorse, Canada, seeks reviewers for recent books in northern studies. The journal publishes reviews and original scholarship from around the circumpolar North in a wide range of fields, including history, anthropology, archeology, political science, sociology, law, environmental studies, literary studies, and the visual arts.

Reviews are generally in the range of 800-1200 words in length.
If you are interested in reviewing one of the books listed below, please send an email to the book reviews editor, Brad Martin, that includes (1) your areas of expertise, (2) your qualifications, and (3) the book you would like to review.

For more information on the Northern Review, please visit:

Brad Martin
Book Reviews Editor
The Northern Review

Frances Abele, Thomas J. Courchene, F. Leslie Seidle, and France St-Hilaire, eds. Northern Exposure: Peoples, Powers, and Prospects in Canada's North. Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2009.

Kira van Deusen. Kiviuq: An Inuit Hero and his Siberian Cousins. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2009.

Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox. Finding Dahshaa: Self-Government, Social Suffering, and Aboriginal Policy in Canada. UBC Press, 2009.

Norman Hallendy. Tukiliit: The Stone People Who Live in the Wind: An Introduction to Inuksuit and Other Stone Figures of the North. University of Alberta Press, 2009.

Michael Robert Evans. Isuma: Inuit Video Art. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008.

How Peary Reached the Pole: The Personal Story of his Assistant, Donald B. MacMillan. Introduction by Genevieve M. LeMoine, Susan A. Kaplan, and Anne Witty. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008.

Elana Wilson Rowe, ed. Russia and the North. University of Ottawa Press, 2009. John L. Steckley. White Lies About the Inuit. Broadview, 2008.

Robert B. Anderson and Robert M. Bone. Natural Resources and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: Readings, Cases, and Commentary. 2nd ed. Captus Press, 2009.

Greg Gillespie. Hunting for Empire: Narratives of Sport in Rupert's Land, 1840-70. UBC Press, 2007.

Richard J. Preston, ed. A Kindly Scrutiny of Human Nature: Essays in Honour of Richard Slobodin. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2009.

Matthew A. Henson. Matthew A. Henson's Historic Arctic Journey: The Classic Account of One of the World's Greatest Black Explorers. Foreward by Robert E. Peary. Introduction by Booker T. Washington. Introduction to the Explorers Club edition by Dierdre C. Stam. Globe Pequot, 2009.

Robert C. Paehlke. Some Like it Cold: The Politics of Climate Change in Canada. Between the Lines, 2008.

John H. Burgess. Doctor to the North: Thirty Years of Treating Heart Disease Among the Inuit. McGill-Queen's University Press 2008.

Karim-Aly S. Kassam. Biocultural Diversity and Indigenous Ways of Knowing: Human Ecology in the Arctic. University of Calgary, 2009.

Jerry McBeath, Matthew Berman, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Mary F. Ehrlander. The Political Economy of Oil in Alaska: Multinationals vs. the State. Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2008.

Ed Struzik. The Big Thaw: Travels in the Melting North. John Wiley & Sons Canada, 2009

Frederic Laugrand and Jarich Oosten. The Sea Woman: Sedna in Inuit Shamanism and Art in the Eastern Arctic. University of Alaska Press, 2008.

Sven Haakanson Jr. and Amy Steffian, eds. Giinaquq: Like A Face/Comme un visage: Sugpiaq Masks of the Kodiak Archipelago. University of Alaska Press, 2009.

Nora Marks Dauenhauer, Richard Dauenhauer, and Lydia T. Black, eds. Anooshi Lingit Aani Ka: Russians in Tlingit America: The Battles of Sitka, 1802 and 1804. University of Washington Press, 2008.


The ARTIC Circle

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The Métis in Canada

Collectively, this major collection of essays on the Métis in Canada will be a valuable contribution to scholarship on Métis history, Métis identity, Métis rights, and the politics of the Métis people.
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Casca Session on Contemporary Religion/Spiritualities

Reinventing religion.
 Contrary to the expectations of many classical and modernist
thinkers, religion is showing surprising vitality at present.

We invite submission from those working on contemporary religious
issues for a set of panels:
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Unpacking the Indigenous Female Body

We welcome submissions from Graduate Students and Professors from Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Studies, Native American Studies, Contemporary Arts, Sociology, Humanities, Communications, Philosophy, Film, Art History and more!
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Ethics in Translation

The goal of the “Ethics in Translation” Working Groups Initiative is to build scholarly communities interested in forging links between area studies and normative theory. In order to accomplish this goal, we would like to support working groups engaged in research related to this theme.
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Colloque des jeunes chercheurs • Appel de communications • 2010

Les manifestations du colonialisme dans les relations avec les Autochtones

La Chaire de recherche du Canada sur la question territoriale autochtone sollicite des propositions de communication pour son 6e colloque annuel, dont le thème est « Alliance, protection et tutelle : les manifestations du colonialisme dans les relations avec les Autochtones ». Ce colloque se tiendra à l'Université du Québec à Montréal, du 28 au 30 avril 2010. Notez que cette année, le colloque est ouvert aux étudiants de même qu'aux chercheurs ayant terminé leurs études depuis moins de 10 ans.

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Welcome, Boozhoo, She:kon, Waachjiiye, Tan si, Tungasugiit
Indigenous Knowledges are central to the Indigenous scholarship that has emerged across disciplines over the last decade. In this international conference, we plan to explore the many paradigm convergences that are taking place at this historic moment. The conference program will explore the exciting possibilities that now exist by bringing both academic and Traditional knowledge holders together to assess what we have accomplished, to share our work and to name future potentialities. Indigenous Studies is interdisciplinary, and a wide range of presenters are expected from within Indigenous Studies and single disciplines where Indigenous scholarship is being pursued.

We have an outstanding roster of confirmed keynote speakers. Traditional Elders Edna Manitowabi (Anishnaabe) and Tom Porter (Mohawk) have been leading Indigenous traditional teachers at Trent University and across Anishnaabe and Haudenosaunee communities. Linda Tuhiwai Smith (Maori), Gregory Cajete (Tewa) and Manulani Meyer (Hawaiian) , are among the foremost spokespeople in a revolutionary Indigenous scholarship that is both ancient and new. Conference Elders Doug Williams (Mississaugas of Curve Lake) and Shirley Williams (Odawa – Manitoulin Island) will be on site throughout the conference.

This conference marks the 10th anniversary of the PhD program in Indigenous Studies. We see this conference as an appropriate way to mark the anniversary, particularly because of the centrality of Indigenous knowledge in our program.

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Inuit Studies Conference 2010

The organization committee of the 17th Inuit Studies Conference to be held at the Val-d’Or campus of the Université du Québec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, from October 28 to 30th, 2010, would like to thank the many people who still reply to its invitation and launches a second call for papers. People interested in submitting a proposal for paper or in organizing aseminar or a workshop about a specific issue can submit it to the organizers of the Conference before Friday, April 2, 2010.

A scientific committee will evaluate the proposals and confirm their acceptance during the course of the month of May.


Engaging Indigenous Communities: Resources, Rebellions, and Resurgence

This conference is being undertaken in honour of the 1850 Robinson Treaties. The vision of the Anishinabeg leaders to protect our heritage and resources while sharing with the newcomers. It is this vision that remains as relevant today as it was 160 years ago. Contact between different peoples has resulted in a multitude of responses including peaceful interactions, uneasy relations, and far too often to war and genocide. Recognizing the autonomy of nations to determine their futures, including the allocation of resources, or the lack of such recognition, has sometimes been mediated by various types of agreements and treaties. It is through access to, or exploitation of resources (i.e. human, land, forest, mineral, water, and animal), that the colonial project has had the greatest affect on Indigenous peoples and Indigenous peoples on the colonial project. Thus the focus of the conference will be on exploring Indigenous peoples’ perspectives on resources, and the moments in history (and in present day) when Indigenous peoples have fought (peacefully or otherwise) to protect those resources. It is the contemporary resurgence of Indigenous perspectives and understandings or appropriate relationships to resources that we hope informs the conference.

The conference will begin on the 9th with registration and at conclude at noon on the 13th of August.

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American Studies Association of Turkey

The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies
November 3–5, 2010
Alanya, Turkey

Confirmed Speakers:
Shirley Geok-Lin Lim
Cherrie Moraga
Celia Herrera Rodriguez

According to American poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Thought is the blossom; language the bud; and action the fruit behind it.” Without language in all of its forms—oral, written, visual, and symbolic—there would be no way to translate thoughts into political action or personal expression.  In many branches of American Studies, language itself has become a form of art—the vehicle through which those in the mainstream and in the margins have communicated their histories, cultures and visions of the future.  Socially-constructed and thus almost always political in nature, language not only allows individuals to develop an understanding of their environment(s), but also permits them to engage in the shaping of their own landscapes.

Language is thus intrinsic to the expression of culture.  Not only does it convey values, beliefs and customs, but it also has an important social function in that it fosters sentiments of collective identity and solidarity.  It is the means through which culture and its traditions are preserved and transferred from generation to generation.  Consequently, as languages disappear, cultures, and their numerous layers of representation, also wither away and die, for gone are the mechanisms that translate thought into experience. Conversely, language also has the power to produce and  unite, serving as the currency for cross-cultural exchange, the adaptation of new rites and rituals, and the transformation of individuals into global citizens.

The American Studies Association of Turkey invites proposals that consider the art of language as a cultural expression, broadly conceived.  We particularly encourage abstracts which incorporate transdisciplinary explorations of the subject, and welcome submissions from any branch of American Studies.  Possible themes include, but are not limited to:

• Music as a language of cultural expression
• Indigenous languages and cultures/language revitalization
• Multilingualism/multiculturalism
• The politics of language and culture
• Trans or intercultural languages
• English as the global language/“American” as the global culture?
• Cultural expression in speech behavior
• Cultural outcomes/products of language (hybridity, creolization, metissage, mestizaje)
• The manipulation of language for cultural/political purposes
• Race, language and culture
• Semiotics/semantics/sign language
• Visual language/visual culture/aesthetics
• The visual word (comic books/graphic novels/political cartoons)
• Art, language and culture
• Literature and cultural expression
• Food and clothing as cultural expressions
• Ecolinguistics
• Performance as a language of cultural expression
• Oral traditions (griots, storytelling, folktales, street poetry) as cultural expressions
• Domestic arts (quilting, weaving, pottery, and needlework) as cultural expressions
• Language and American identity
• The body as a language of cultural expression
• Self-writing (travel writing, journals, diaries, and  memoirs) as cultural expressions
• Translation/interpretation/adaptation of language
• Language as cultural resistance/subversion
• Design/architecture as languages of cultural expression
• Artificial languages/constructed languages/technolanguages
• Pedagogical applications of language and culture
• The limits of language, especially for cultural expression

The time allowance for all presentations is 20 minutes. An additional 10 minutes will be provided for discussion.
Proposals for papers, panels, performances, exhibits, and other modes of creative expression should be sent to Tanfer Emin Tunc ( and should consist of a 250–300 word abstract in English, as well as a 1–2 paragraph biographical description for each participant.

• Deadline for submission of proposals: April 30, 2010
• Notification for acceptance of proposals: August 1, 2010

More information will be posted on our website as it becomes available:

In Cooperation with the Embassy of the United States and the City of Alanya.


Summer Internship

Le réseau DIALOG offre six stages en mobilisation des connaissances dans le domaine de la recherche relative aux peuples autochtones pour l’été 2010. Le stage sera effectué sous la supervision de Carole Lévesque, professeure et directrice de DIALOG. Le candidat/la candidate travaillera au sein de l’équipe de DIALOG.

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University of British Columbia - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Canadian History

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia invites applications for up to 15 Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows, to begin 1 July 2010. These positions enable innovative and collaborative teaching between Fellows and outstanding UBC professors. The program will help to launch the careers of new scholars showing early promise as excellent university teachers and researchers. Each Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research, as well as to be part of a cohort of early-career scholars sharing methods and exchanging ideas for excellent teaching.

One of the new Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow positions has been allocated to the UBC Department of History for an outstanding applicant in Canadian history. The particular thematic strengths of the department can be examined on the departmental website at

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows will be appointed for one year, beginning July 1, 2010, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year subject to approval from the Department and budgetary availability. Applicants will normally be within 3 years of being awarded the PhD. Successful candidates will teach three single- semester undergraduate courses or sections per year under the supervision of an experienced professor. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of teaching potential, a sample of written work, and a C.V. to Prof. John Roosa.

Applicants should also have three confidential letters of reference sent to the address noted. Complete applications received by 15 March 2010 will be given priority; however, the position will remain open until filled.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All quality persons are encouraged to apply.

Contact Info:
Prof. John Roosa
Department of History
University of British Columbia
1873 East Mall, Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V6T 1Z1
Fax: 604.822.6658

Terms and Conditions of the Award
• The award is not transferable to another department.
• The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time doctoral student at the University of Toronto.
• The recipient will be required to repay the award if he or she is in full-time attendance fewer than 14 weeks in any term during the tenure of the award or transfer to another graduate unit.
• The recipient cannot be enrolled in a qualifying or “make-up” year or be on a paid educational leave or sabbatical.
• The recipient will be required to repay the award if he or she withdraws or transfers to part-time status.
• The recipient may not hold other awards without the express approval of his or her home department and the Centre for Ethics.
• The recipient may also accept research assistantships, part-time teaching positions, or other employment, which does not exceed the maximum of 10 hours per week on average.
• The Fellowship is included in the recipient’s total student funding package, and thus counts toward the fulfillment of any University guarantees of doctoral funding.

Payment Procedures
• The award will be paid in two installments; (i) early September and (ii) mid-January.
• Both installments will be offset against any outstanding fees first and the balance or full payment will be paid either deposited directly in the student’s bank account or by cheque (Please sign up for direct deposit and have your current mailing address active on ROSI


This posting advertises a Tier 2 CRC Chair position in Law and Social Justice to be held in the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba. The successful candidate should have an outstanding and innovative research program in law and social justice, and the ability to attract excellent graduate students. Tier 2 CRCs are "exceptional emerging researchers" who at an early phase of their careers (i.e., within 10 years of completing their PhD) have demonstrated the promise of a strong research profile and the potential to be leaders in their field. The candidate selected for this position will be required to work with the Department and the Faculty to prepare the formal nomination to the CRC Secretariat according to CRC program guidelines.

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CRC Research Chair – Tier II Position in Human Rights and Equality Law
Candidates must have an established research record with demonstrated potential of becoming a world leader in human rights and equality law. An LL.B, J.D. or equivalent law degree plus relevant advanced graduate degrees will be required and candidates must be 10 years or less from the highest degree at the time for nomination (in this case November 2010). They should have a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary research and to teaching, including working with graduate students, and a strong record of professional
involvement with local, provincial and national advocacy organizations or communityuniversity based research. The appointment will be tenured or tenure track at the Assistant or Associate Professor level and the successful applicant will have limited teaching responsibilities for the duration of the CRC.

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Endowed Chair in Criminology and Criminal Justice

St. Thomas University is soliciting applications for either the SeptemberDecember term or the JanuaryApril term of the academic years 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.
We are particularly interested in applications from researchers with expertise in the following areas: Effective Correctional Programming, Evidencebased
Crime Prevention/Crime Reduction, Female Offenders, Organized Crime, Policing, Technological Crime, Wrongful Convictions, or other areas of expertise in criminology and criminal justice.

Applications should include a statement of the research and other activities that will be conducted during the term of the Chair, including the course that would be offered, the semester that would be most suitable for the appointment, a curriculum vitae, samples of scholarly writing, and the names of two referees. Applications are to be sent to Dr. Patrick Malcolmson, VicePresident (Academic), St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, Canada, E3B 5G3.

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