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Reviews of Mining and Communities in Northern Canada

March 3, 2017

The reviews of Mining and Communities in Northern Canada are coming in—and they’re great! Some excerpts are below; see links for full reviews, where available. “Keeling and Sandlos pull important insights out of the diverse case studies presented in this volume, and pose important questions for future northern/mining scholarship. … The refreshing variety of disciplines… Read More

Recent Newsletters

April 19, 2016

Here are some recent newsletters from the Abandoned Mines in Northern Canada and Toxic Legacies Project. Toxic Legacies Newsletter 2 (2015) Toxic Legacies Newletter 1 (2014) Abandoned Mines Newsletter Summer 2011 Abandoned Mines Newsletter Summer 2010 Abandoned Mines Newsletter Fall 2009

Vancouver screening of Guardians of Eternity

March 26, 2016

Guardians of Eternity is coming to Vancouver! Arn will be hosting a free screening of the film at the University of British Columbia on Tuesday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m., in Room 229 of the Geography Building. Q&A to follow. All are welcome! Guardians of Eternity is a documentary film about the toxic legacy of an… Read More

New Book! Mining and Communities in Northern Canada

December 2, 2015

The final results book from the Abandoned Mines in Northern Canada project is here! John Sandlos and Arn Keeling have published a edited book, Mining and Communities in Northern Canada: History, Politics, Memory, with University of Calgary Press. Primarily composed of student work from the SSHRC-funded Abandoned Mines in Northern Canada Project, Mining and Communities… Read More

Host a Screening of the Guardians of Eternity

December 2, 2015

The new documentary, Guardians of Eternity, is now available for screening. You could host a screening at your university campus or another venue in Canada or anywhere else. Directed by Yellowknife filmmaker France Benoit and produced by Sheba Films, Guardians of Eternity traces the history of arsenic pollution at Yellowknife’s Giant Mine from the perspective… Read More

Free screening: Guardians of Eternity

November 16, 2015

You are invited to join Arn Keeling and John Sandlos for the St. John’s launch of “Guardians of Eternity,” the collaboratively produced documentary film by France Benoit about the toxic legacies of Yellowknife’s Giant Mine. The mine is closed now, but the toxic contamination left behind could be with us forever. The Yellowknives Dene First… Read More

Designing for the Future at Giant Mine

July 10, 2015

By Rosanna Nicol (Coordinator, Toxic Legacies Project) and Arn Keeling (MUN Geography) The week of June 8 we held a number of workshops in Yellowknife and Dettah to get folks thinking creatively about how they would communicate to future generations the dangers at Giant Mine and its management needs. The timing was perfect: the Remediation… Read More

Giant Mine Environmental Agreement Signed

June 18, 2015

On June 17th representatives of Alternatives North, Yellowknives Dene First Nation, City of Yellowknife, North Slave Métis Alliance, Government of Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories signed a landmark environmental agreement for the Giant Mine Remediation Project. Several years in the making, the agreement provides for an independent oversight body that will review the… Read More

Presentation: Community-based Science in the Arctic

March 10, 2015

In January, I had the opportunity to join a panel held at the University of California Irvine’s Newkirk Center for Science and Society, addressing the topic of “community-based science in the Arctic.” The panel was part of a larger UCI Program on Arctic Governance, which unfortunately I couldn’t attend, so I “Skyped” in, which worked… Read More

Cultural geography students create concept models for Giant Mine markers

November 19, 2014

“Project Dystopia,” “The Information Tomb” and the “Giant Facility for Environmental Hazards” were among the conceptual models developed for markers and warning systems at Yellowknife’s Giant Mine by a class of cultural geography students at Memorial University. The abandoned Giant Mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories is the location of 237,000 tonnes of arsenic trioxide buried… Read More