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Stories Told

Stories and Images of the Berger Inquiry, Second Edition

Patrick Scott

History, Canadian Studies

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Published: November 2008
ISBN: 9780973884524
Pages: 154 Size: 6x9
Illustrations: 40

"Having the right to speak is one thing, being heard is entirely different. Berger enabled both. His listening skills and his willingness to listen were profound and were honored with peoples’ trust. " –"Listening"

Stories Told takes you back into the epic journey of the Berger Inquiry, beginning in March 1975, as Justice Berger travelled from community to community in the Northwest Territories to hear how the proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipeline would affect peoples who have lived in the North from time immemorial. Through the telling of vivid stories about their life on the land, the pipeline was halted, the course of history in Canada was altered, and democracy was reborn. This oral history collection from almost 40 years ago will prove invaluable to all who are interested in today’s pipeline controversies, the history of Canada and the North, and Native Studies.

Patrick Scott moved to the North in 1975, on an 11-month contract with the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC), and never left. He graduated from Ryerson University in Photographic Arts, and is now Negotiations Co-ordinator with Dehcho First Nations. He lives in Yellowknife.