Aboriginal Peoples and Forest Lands in Canada

Edited by D.B. Tindall, Ronald Trosper, and Pamela Perreault

  • Published: 2013
  • Subject Listing: History
  • Bibliographic information: 320 pp., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: US rights only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
  • Contents

Aboriginal Peoples and Forest Lands in Canada brings together the diverse perspectives of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars to address the political, cultural, environmental, and economic implications of forest use. This book discusses the need for professionals working in forestry and conservation to understand the context of Aboriginal participation in resource management, including the history of both co-operation and confrontations such as blockades. It also addresses the importance of considering traditional knowledge and traditional land use and examines the development of co-management initiatives and joint ventures between government, forestry companies, and native communities.
D.B. Tindall is Associate Professor withjoint-appointments in the Department of Forest Resources Management andthe Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia.Ronald L. Trosper is Head, American Indian Studies,University of Arizona. Pamela Perreault is a member ofGarden River First Nation in Ontario and currently works as anindependent consultant for First Nation communities andorganizations.Contributors: Trena Allen, Laura Bird, MichaelBlackstock, Keith Thor Carlson, Brian Chisholm, Ken Coates, NormanDale, Jason Forsyth, James S. Frideres, J.P. Gladu, George Hoberg,Tamara Ibrahim, Naomi Krogman, John Lewis, Holly Mabee, Andrew Mason,Monique Passelac-Ross, Gabriela Pechlaner, Stephen Sheppard, M.A.(Peggy) Smith, Marc G. Stevenson, Mark L. Stevenson, and RimaWilkes.

"Aboriginal Peoples and Forest Lands in Canada makes an excellent contribution to the emerging field of Aboriginal forestry and resource management. This book contains a broad range of topics and perspectives relating to contemporary challenges arising from increased Aboriginal control over land management and governance. It will add to the scholarly debates in the field and resonate with students, researchers, policy makers, and faculty working in this area."
-Deborah McGregor, associate professor cross-appointed in the Department of Geography and Planning and the Aboriginal Studies program, University of Toronto and coeditor of Indigenous Peoples and Autonomy: Insights for a Global Age.
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Part 1: Introduction

1 The Social Context of Aboriginal Peoples and Forest
Land Issues / D.B. Tindall and Ronald L. Trosper

Part 2: History: Cooperation, Conflict, and

2 Different Peoples, Shared Lands: Historical
Perspectives on Native-Newcomer Relations Surrounding Resource Use in
British Columbia / Ken Coates and Keith Thor Carlson

3 Circle of Influence: Social Location of Aboriginals in
Canadian Society / James S. Frideres

4 Treaty Daze: Reflections on Negotiating Treaty
Relationships under the BC Treaty Process / Mark L.

5 Timber: Direct Action over Forests and Beyond /
Rima Wilkes and Tamara Ibrahim

Part 3: Differing Visions

6 Natural Resource Co-Management with Aboriginal Peoples
in Canada: Coexistence or Assimilation? / M.A. (Peggy)

7 Aboriginal Peoples and Traditional Knowledge: A Course
Correction for Sustainable Forest Management / Marc G.

8 Accommodation of Aboriginal Rights: The Need for an
Aboriginal Forest Tenure / Monique Passelac-Ross and M.A. (Peggy)

Part 4: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and

9 Early Occupation and Forest Resource Use in
Prehistoric British Columbia / Brian Chisholm

10 Cultural Resource Management in the Context of
Forestry in British Columbia: Existing Conditions and New Opportunities
/ Andrew R. Mason

11 Blue Ecology: A Cross-Cultural Ecological Vision for
Freshwater / Michael D. Blackstock

12 First Nations' Spiritual Conceptions of Forests
and Forest Management / John Lewis and Stephen R.J.

Part 5: Collaborative Endeavours

13 Progress and Limits to Collaborative Resolution of
the BC Indian Forestry Wars / Norman Dale

14 Co-Management of Forest Lands: The Cases of Clayoquot
Sound and Gwaii Haanas / Holly S. Mabee, D.B. Tindall, George
Hoberg, and J.P. Gladu

15 Changing Contexts: Environmentalism, Aboriginal
Community and Forest Company Joint Ventures, and the Formation of
Iisaak / Gabriela Pechlaner and D.B. Tindall

16 Unheard Voices: Aboriginal Content in Professional
Forestry Curriculum / Trena Allen and Naomi Krogman

17 In Search of Certainty: A Decade of Shifting
Strategies for Accommodating First Nations in Forest Policy, 2001-11 /
Jason Forsyth, George Hoberg, and Laura Bird

18 Consultation and Accommodation: Making Losses Visible
/ Ronald L. Trosper and D.B. Tindall