Care, Cooperation and Activism in Canada's Northern Social Economy


Care, Cooperation and Activism in Canada's Northern Social Economy

People across Canada’s North have created vibrant community institutions to serve a wide range of social and economic needs. Neither state-driven nor profit-oriented, these organizations form a relatively under-studied third sector of the economy. Researchers from the Social Economy Research Network of Northern Canada explore this sector through fifteen case studies, encompassing artistic, recreational, cultural, political, business, and economic development organizations that are crucial to the health and vitality of their communities. Care, Cooperation and Activism in Canada’s Northern Social Economy shows the innovative diversity and utter necessity of home-grown institutions in communities across Labrador, Nunatsiavut, Nunavik, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and Yukon. Readers, researchers, and students interested in social economy, Aboriginal studies, and northern communities will find much to enjoy and value in this book.

Contributors: Frances Abele, Jennifer Alsop, Matthew A. Beaudoin, Jean-Sébastien Boutet, Julia Christensen, Cédric Drouin, Moses Hernandez, Noor Johnson, Sheena Kennedy Dalseg, Frédéric Moisan, Joseph Moise, Rajiv Rawat, Jerald Sabin, Chris Southcott, Kiri Staples, Lucille Villaseñor-Caron, Valoree Walker

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Front cover 1
Title page 4
Copyright page 5
Contents 6
Acknowledgements 8
Introduction | Abele & Southcott 10
1 Them Days | Beaudoin 18
2 Labrador Friendship Centre | Beaudoin 28
3 Torngat Fish Producers Co-operative | Boutet 38
4 Nunavik Creations | Droin & Moisan 58
5 Unaaq Men’s Association of Inukjuak | Villaseñor-Caron 68
6 The Naujat Co-operative | Alsop 86
7 Ilisaqsivik Society of Clyde River, Nunavut | Johnson 100
8 Keeping the Future in Focus | Kennedy Dalseg 118
9 Folk on the Rocks | Christensen 130
10 Alternatives North | Sabin 142
11 From Hockey Sticks to Carrot Sticks at the Top of the World | Christensen 158
12 The YWCA of Yellowknife | Hernandez & Rawat 168
13 Yukon Artists @ Work Co-operative | Staples 182
14 Raven Recycling | Walker, Moise & Staples 196
15 Volunteer Bénévoles Yukon | Staples & Walker 212
16 Conclusion | Abele & Southcott 232
Contributors 240
Index 244
Other titles from The University of Alberta Press 257