Author Archives: Arn

New paper explores legacies of Pine Point Mine

Hot off the press: in the latest issue of the international journal Environment and History, abandoned mines researchers Arn Keeling and John Sandlos critically examine the failures and contradictions of mega-project resource development in the Canadian North, through the case … Continue reading

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Northern Gateway Pipeline Inquiry and Joe Oliver’s Media Frenzy

by Hereward Longley Recent comments from Joe Oliver are damaging to the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline hearings not as much from persuasiveness but from distraction. Like the ethical oil argument, Oliver’s accusations about foreign puppeteering of Canadian environmental groups has … Continue reading

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Opportunity for Graduate Study

Department of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland Arn Keeling, Department of Geography, and John Sandlos, Department of History at Memorial University are seeking one graduate student at the PhD level to work on the historical geography and environmental history of … Continue reading

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Uncovering Inuit Voices: Interviewing Elders in Rankin Inlet

by Patricia Boulter Although Inuit voices, experiences and actions can be accessed (to a certain extent) from archival documents and anthropological reports, it became central to our research to understand first hand how the mine has been memorialized and remembered … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Field Work in Rankin Inlet

by Patricia Boulter After spending almost a year researching Rankin Inlet’s mining history I had the opportunity this past August (2011) to travel to Kangiqliniq (Rankin Inlet) in the Kivalliq region in Nunavut to assist in a community workshop and … Continue reading

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Abandoned Mines meets Nanisiniq Project in Rankin Inlet

The Abandoned Mines project teamed up with Inuk researcher and filmmaker Jordan Konek last week to explore the history of the Rankin Inlet mine. Here’s a link to the Nanisiniq Arviat History Project website, which contains Jordan’s reflections on a … Continue reading

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Fieldwork reflections: Svalbard

by Scott Midgley Svalbard, an archipelago in the Norwegian High Arctic, like many sites in the Canadian High Arctic, is a place you would typically not expect to find mining activity. But like the Canadian Arctic, not only do you … Continue reading

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Re-visiting South Slave communities

In May, John and Arn returned to the South Slave areas to discuss early findings from their oral history and documentary research at Pine Point. In addition to this poster describing our results, we met with community members in Katl’odeeche … Continue reading

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