The Indigenous fight to stop uranium mining in Canada’s North

The cover image for I Will Live for Both of Us, featuring Joan Scottie. Photo courtesy University of Manitoba Press.

I Will Live for Both of Us by Joan Scottie, Warren Bernauer and Jack Hicks, is a remarkable text: in part an autobiography of Scottie, in part the story of Inuit resistance to uranium mining in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut, and in part an indictment of the post-land claims Inuit organizations. The book deserves attention. At the outset I should note that I was a former graduate advisor (Master’s level) and now friend of Bernauer, and have sustained a decades-long friendship with Hicks. I have not met Scottie to my knowledge (I have spent time in her home community of Baker Lake). I am also an author in the remarkable University of Manitoba Press series entitled “ Contemporary Studies on the North ,” compiled by Chris Trott, […]

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