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Aqueduct: Colonialism, Resources, and the Histories We Remember By Adele Perry,

  • Title: Aqueduct: Colonialism, Resources, and the Histories We Remember
  • Author: Adele Perry
  • ISBN: 9781894037693
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1919 is often recalled as the year of the Winnipeg General Strike, but it was also the year that water from Shoal Lake first flowed in Winnipeg taps For the Anishinaabe community of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, construction of the aqueduct led to a chain of difficult circumstances that culminated in their isolation on a man made island where, for almost two decades, they h1919 is often recalled as the year of the Winnipeg General Strike, but it was also the year that water from Shoal Lake first flowed in Winnipeg taps For the Anishinaabe community of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, construction of the aqueduct led to a chain of difficult circumstances that culminated in their isolation on a man made island where, for almost two decades, they have lacked access to clean drinking water In Aqueduct Colonialism, Resources, and the Histories We Remember, Adele Perry analyses the development of Winnipeg s municipal water supply as an example of the history of settler colonialism What were the cultural, social, political, and legal mechanisms that allowed the rapidly growing city of Winnipeg to obtain its water supply by dispossessing an Indigenous people of their land, and ultimately depriving them of the very commodity clean drinking water that the city secured for itself Incorporating archival images that document the expensive and ambitious construction process and celebrate the aqueduct as a marvel of engineering and a beacon of publicly minded social policy, Perry questions whose histories are recalled and whose are elided or actively erased, while at the same time addressing these issues within the larger context of Canadian colonialism.
    Aqueduct Colonialism Resources and the Histories We Remember is often recalled as the year of the Winnipeg General Strike but it was also the year that water from Shoal Lake first flowed in Winnipeg taps For the Anishinaabe community of Shoal Lake Firs

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    1. I was inspired to read this book after having a conversation with a friend while on Shoal lake Pioneer camp I thought the book, while brief, was informative in re telling the history that lead up to the building of the aqueduct, the loopholes that were used in order to appropriate land 37,000 acres from the people of Shoal lake and how the need for clean water in urban Wpg as well as the racial attitudes at the time played into decisions Unsettling piece of our history It matters a lot how we ch [...]

    2. Read this in advance of the Winter term for the Women and Gender Studies course called Nature, Culture, Gender quick read but with a heavy subject matter Sparse, informative, well written and extremely informative to this Winnipeg girl Good choice on the part of the prof Look forward to discussing this in class, and feel kind of like getting activist y about this what with all the monument to the Aqueduct s construction so near the Museum of Human Rights hmmmm

    3. An enlightening discussion about the Winnipeg aqueduct that brings fresh water from Shoal Lake 40, and has imposed severe consequences to the community there An important read for all Winnipegers, if not all Canadians.

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