I enjoyed this detailed, first-person account of peak colonialism in the N.W.T.
These 24 capsule biographies from 30 years ago still do the trick.
This reporter's account rips through the insanity of the Berger inquiry to get to the point: the gripping testimony by northerners, much of which is captured verbatim here. Hard to find, but great reading.
I didn’t know that Treaty Day in Fort Providence, N.W.T., was also TB testing day, and I wouldn’t have known it if not for this highly detailed memoir.
“I, Peter Baker, known as the Arctic Arab, came from Lebanon during the Turkish conquest,” begins this 1976 memoir.
A concise, charming book that definitively documents ‘Yellowknife’s defining neighbourhood.’
Armchair adventure at its finest.
Earnest memoir recounts minute details of a fascinating life, bureaucratic tussles included.
‘Because I was an orphan and a poor one at that, my mind was always alert to the happenings around me. Once my eyes had seen something, it was never forgotten.’
Ah, here it is. The book about the Yellowknife Yellowknifers love to live in.