Finding Dahshaa

Finding Dahshaa

UBC Press | February 15, 2010 | 192 pages

Just as dahshaa -- a rare type of dried, rotted spruce wood -- is essential to the Dene moosehide-tanning process, self-determination and the alleviation of social suffering are necessary to Indigenous survival in the Northwest Territories. Finding Dahshaa shows where self-government negotiations between Canada and the Dehcho, Délîne, Inuvialuit, and Gwich'in peoples have gone wrong and offers an alternative model for negotiations through descriptions of tanning practices that embody the principles and values of self-determination.--Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox holds a doctorate in polar studies from Cambridge University and for the past decade has worked for Indigenous peoples on self-government and related political development processes in Canada's Northwest Territories.--"One of the most deeply thought, thoroughly experienced, and honest reflections on Indigenous politics written to date." -Taiaiake Alfred, author of Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom-

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ISBN: 9780774816250

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