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"Working a great hardship on us" : First Nations people, the state and fur conservation in British Columbia before 1935

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Title: "Working a great hardship on us" : First Nations people, the state and fur conservation in British Columbia before 1935
Author: Ireland, Brenda Marie
Degree Master of Arts - MA
Program History
Copyright Date: 1995
Subject Keywords Fur-bearing animals -- British Columbia; Indians of North America -- Trapping -- British Columbia; Wildlife management -- British Columbia
Abstract: Divergent values and. approaches to land and resource use and fur conservation created conflicts between aboriginal and non- aboriginal peoples which have remained largely hidden in historical records. This study of the compulsory trap line registration system implemented in British Columbia in 1925 examines these conflicts; the jurisdictional arid administrative issues related, to fur conservation that contributed, to the disputes; and the First Nations objections to fur management schemes that validated white appropriation of traditional lands and restricted traditional vocations and access to important sources of food.' supplies. Although First Nations people spoke persuasively about aboriginal rights and justice, their voices remained largely unheard and. unheeded. Legally disempowered and without political support, First Nation's people were marginalized, removed from lands they had occupied and used, since 'time immemorial.'
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/3652
Series/Report no. UBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project [http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/retro_theses/]

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