The Dundurn Arctic Culture and Sovereignty Library

Overview

This special bundle is your essential guide to all things concerning Canada’s polar regions, which make up the majority of Canada’s territory but are places most of us will never visit. The Arctic has played a key role in Canada’s history and in the history of the indigenous peoples of this land, and the area will only become more strategically and economically important in the future. This bundle provides an in-depth crash course, including titles on Arctic exploration (Arctic Obsession), Native issues (Arctic Twilight), sovereignty (In the Shadow of the Pole), adventure and survival (Death Wins in the Arctic), and military issues (Arctic Front). Let this collection be your guide to the far reaches of this country.

  • Arctic Front
  • Arctic Naturalist
  • Arctic Obsession
  • Arctic Revolution
  • Arctic Twilight
  • Death Wins in the Arctic
  • In the Shadow of the Pole
  • Pike’s Portage
  • Voices From the Odeyak

About the Authors

Michael Posluns

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Michael Posluns

Michael Posluns has been writing about First Nations concerns since 1970. In 1973, he co-authored The Fourth World: An Indian Reality with George Manuel. He produced radio documentaries on the Long House Confederacy while working as an assistant editor of Akwesasne Notes.

Morten Asfeldt

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Morten Asfeldt

Morten Asfeldt has traveled extensively in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut on personal canoe, hiking and dogsled adventures, as a commercial canoe and raft guide, and with students as part of his teaching at the University of Alberta's Augustana Campus in Camrose, Alberta.

Bob Henderson

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014

Bob Henderson

Bob Henderson has taught outdoor education at McMaster University for twenty-eight years. He is the author of Every Trail has a Story: Heritage Travel in Canada and co-editor of Nature First: Outdoor Life the Friluftsliv Way. Bob lives in Uxbridge, Ontario.

Bruce W. Hodgins

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Bruce W. Hodgins

Bruce Hodgins has lived in Peterborough since 1965, where Bruce was a Professor of History and Canadian Studies at Trent University until his retirement in 1996. Bruce served as Wanapitei's summer Camp Director until 1993.

S.L. Osborne

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014
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S.L. Osborne

S.L. Osborne's master's thesis on Captain Bernier blossomed into an obsession with the Canadian North. Her first book,50 Years on the Edge, is also concerned with ice: it is a history of the Pembroke Skating Club. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

Kerry Karram

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
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Kerry Karram

Kerry Karram uses the handwritten diary of Inspector F.J. Fitzgerald to chronicle the harrowing ordeal of four NWMP officers lost in the Yukon wilderness for 52 days in the winter of 1910-11. Death Wins in the Arctic reflects her deep interest in Canadian history and her love for the North. She lives in North Vancouver with her family.

Ken S. Coates

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014

Ken S. Coates

Ken S. Coates is a prolific author whose works include Canada’s Colonies, The Modern North, North to Alaska, many academic books, and documentaries. He has served as a consultant to northern governments and organizations and is Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan. He lives in Saskatoon.

P. Whitney Lackenbauer

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

P. Whitney Lackenbauer

P. Whitney Lackenbauer is one of Canada's leading experts on northern security and defense issues. He has traveled throughout the Arctic with the Canadian Rangers and has worked extensively on the history of the DEW Line. He is currently a professor of History at St. Jerome's University, University of Waterloo.

William R. Morrion

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

William R. Morrion

William Robert Morrison is a Canadian historian of the Canadian North. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Morrison received a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University in 1963 and a Master of Arts from the same university the following year.

Greg Poelzer

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Greg Poelzer

Greg Poelzer is a leading expert on Circumpolar affairs and the politics of the modern North. He has many years of experience in Russia and Scandinavia and has a long-standing interest in Arctic affairs in Canada. He is also founding Dean of Undergraduate Affairs for the University of the Arctic. He is an Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Saskatchewan.

Anthony Dalton

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Anthony Dalton

Anthony Dalton is an adventurer and an author. He has written five non-fiction books and collaborated on two others. Recently, he published River Rough, River Smooth and Adventures with Camera and Pen. His illustrated non-fiction articles have been printed in magazines and newspapers in 20 countries and nine languages. He lives in Delta, British Columbia.

Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

Alexis S. Troubetzkoy, scion of a Russian princely family, is an internationally published writer. He is the author of Imperial Legend: the Disappearance of Tsar Alexander I, A Brief History of the Crimean War, and Arctic Obsession: The Lure of the Far North. A fellow of the Association of Russian-American Scholars, he currently lives in Toronto.

John David Hamilton

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

John David Hamilton

John David Hamilton is an award-winning journalist, author, and broadcaster who now lives near Lake Simcoe, north of Toronto. His grandfather was a pioneer cattle dealer who first visited Winnipeg at the start of the railroad boom in 1881. His father was a homesteader on the virgin prairie. He himself was conceived on a bush cattle ranch in Manitoba and spent his early years in remote settlements with his mother who was a frontier school teacher.

Claudia Coutu Radmore

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Claudia Coutu Radmore

Claudia Coutu Radmore is a Montrealer who writes and paints in Carleton Place, Ontario. A former teacher who has taught in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, and China, Claudia trained teachers in the South Pacific for three years. Her first publication was a pre-school manual in Bislama, one of the national languages of Vanuatu.