Temagami - Dundurn

Temagami

A Debate on Wilderness

Published August 1996

Description

Over the past two decades, the question of who owns the land of Temagami and how the land should be used has caused a debate of unparalleled intensity.

For the native people, it is their lands under attack. For environmentalists from all parts of Ontario, it is a case of ecological preservation of a unique but fast-disappearing wilderness. For others, dependent upon the resource sector, it is a matter of economic survival, both individually and for their communities.

In an attempt to clarify the issues surrounding Temagami, Laurentian University’s Institute of Northern Ontario Development and Research invited participants in the Temagami debate to a conference in October, 1989. What follows in this volume are eleven of the revised papers originally presented there.

A balanced perspective on the issues at hand is coupled with the views of the various interest groups. Topics covered include aboriginal rights in Temagami, the development of a wilderness park system in Ontario, the management of multiple resources, the importance of tourism in Temagami and an environmentalist’s perspective.

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Contributors

Matt Bray

Matt Bray works at Laurentian University and is active in the Institute of Northern Ontario Development and Research. In addition to becoming director of that organization, Matt Bray is an associate professor of history and was editor of A-Vast and Magnificent Land

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Ashley Thomson

Ashley Thomson, B.Ed, M.A., M.L.S., a faculty member in the J.N. Desmarais Library at Laurentian University of Sudbury, is the author/editor of six books including the Directory of Canadian Private Residential Schools (1986), of which this is a major revision. In 1998, Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations presented Mr. Thomson with its award for being the most outstanding academic librarian in Ontario.

Book Details

Paperback
August 1996
6x9 in
256 pp
9781550020861
ePub
August 1996
-
256 pp
9781459719699