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Carbon Copy

In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

Christopher Arnett

Christopher Arnett lives on Salt Spring Island across from a very productive clam bed. A graduate of the University of British Columbia, he has been researching and writing about B.C. First Nations history and culture since 1985. In 2000–01 he taught in the First Nations Studies program at Malaspina University College in Nanaimo.

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Christopher Arnett

Native Ingenuity

First Nations groups knew not only how to harvest but also how to plant the sea January–February 2007
The rapid colonization of the world by European peoples overwhelmed indigenous cultures with disease, warfare and a new economic order. As a result, many aspects of Native cultures such as locally developed, sophisticated food-producing systems were all but eliminated, particularly where they interfered with the market-driven capitalism of western industrial culture. Only in recent decades have scholars in the western sciences begun to recognize the achievements of indigenous…