Where Happiness Dwells

A History of the Dane-zaa First Nations

Robin Ridington, Jillian Ridington, and Elders of the Dane-zaa First Nations

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  • Published: August 2013
  • Subject Listing: Native Studies, Anthropology
  • Bibliographic information: 420 pp., 54 illus., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: U.S. rights only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
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At the request of the Doig River First Nation, anthropologists Robin and Jillian Ridington present a history of the Dane-zaa people based on oral histories collected over a half century of fieldwork. Taking a poetic form that does justice to the rhythm of Dane-zaa storytelling, these powerful stories span the full length of history, from the story of creation to the fur trade, from the arrival of missionaries to cases heard in the Supreme Court of Canada.

Robin Ridington is professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of British Columbia and has worked with the Dane-zaa First Nations since the 1960s. Jillian Ridington is an ethnographer and researcher who has worked with the Dane-zaa First Nations since 1978.