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A homeland for the Cree : regional development in James Bay, 1971-1981

Author: Richard Frank Salisbury
Publisher: Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1986.
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Compares Cree society in 1971 with that society a decade later. Analyzes the nature of the changes that took place as a result of the James Bay hydroelectric project and resultant impact on the Cree Indians of the area. Shows why the experience of the Cree with economic development has been positive. Provides a detailed portrait of a contemporary native society and suggests valuable guidelines for any agency working  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Salisbury, Richard F. (Richard Frank), 1926-1989.
Homeland for the Cree.
Brantford, Ont. : W. Ross MacDonald School, 1989
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Frank Salisbury
ISBN: 0773505504 9780773505506 0773505512 9780773505513
OCLC Number: 15118543
Description: xiv, 172 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One --
The Cree in 1971 --
1. Village-band society in 1971 --
Interlude, 1971 --
1981 --
Part Two --
The Cree in 1981 --
2. Regional society in 1981 --
3. Hunting in 1981 --
4. The Cree economy in 1981 --
5. Local politics in a regional society --
6. Cree education --
Part Three --
7. Emergence of a regional society --
Epilogue: anthropologists and the Cree.
Responsibility: Richard F. Salisbury.
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The Great Whale Hydro-Electric Project (James Bay II) has caused controversy not only in Canada but in the United States, especially New York and Vermont. The need to understand the Cree's struggle  Read more...

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"Salisbury attributes much of the change to the 1971 crisis over the proposed James Bay hydro project, which created regional unity and resulted in the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. Read more...

 
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