31 Jul 2019 | Reading and Walking

79. Sylvia McAdam (Sayseewahum), Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing nêhiyaw Legal Systems

Sylvia McAdam’s Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing nêhiyaw Legal Systems, both “opens up the complexities and beauty of the nêhiyaw law,” as Sa’ke’j Henderson writes in the “Forward” (8), and tells part of the story of the formation of Idle No More, of which McAdam was one of the four leaders. Initially I wasn’t going to include my reading of […]

31 Jul 2019 | Reading and Walking

77. Arthur J. Ray, Jim Miller, and Frank Tough, Bounty and Benevolence: A History of Saskatchewan Treaties 

Bounty and Benevolence, a collaboration between three historians, was originally commissioned as a research report for Saskatchewan’s Office of the Treaty Commissioner, along with Treaty Elders of Saskatchewan: Our Dream Is That Our Peoples Will One Day Be Clearly Recognized As Nations, by Harold Cardinal and Walter Hildebrandt, an oral history of the treaties that […]

31 Jul 2019 | News

Coroner wrong in Walk to School decision

Living Streets Aotearoa is shocked that the Coroner has said “ the girl killed by rubbish truck should not have been walking to school without adult”It is a child's right to walk to school safely and its the Government's job to make sure it was safe to...

30 Jul 2019 | Reading and Walking

76. Linda Cracknell, Doubling Back: Ten Paths Trodden in Memory

As I’ve mentioned here before, I hadn’t heard of Linda Cracknell before reading Deirdre Heddon’s and Cathy Turner’s essay, “Walking Women: Shifting the Tales and Scales of Mobility.” The first of Cracknell’s books that arrived in my mailbox was her little book, Following Our Fathers: Two Journeys Among Mountains; the two stories (essays? what genre […]

29 Jul 2019 | Everyone's Blog Posts - Making Routes

Landscaping with Beavers

Arriving “The more beavery the landscape is, the harder it is to find them.” This is what Laura Ogden, an environmental anthropologist from the US told us on our first evening in Bamff in Perthshire as we took an evening walk around the land to try to spot some beavers. An interdisciplinary group of ten researchers including…

29 Jul 2019 | Everyone's Blog Posts - Making Routes

Landscaping with Beavers

Arriving “The more beavery the landscape is, the harder it is to find them.” This is what Laura Ogden, an environmental anthropologist from the US told us on our first evening in Bamff in Perthshire as we took an evening walk around the land to try to spot some beavers. An interdisciplinary group of ten researchers including artists, cultural geographers, and anthropologists visited the estate for four days to explore “landscaping with beavers”, and the possibility of…

28 Jul 2019 | Reading and Walking

74. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Reveries of the Solitary Walker

I was surprised to learn recently that long walks—the kind of walks that Deirdre Heddon and Cathy Turner refer to as “epic” or “heroic”—are completely out of fashion among (some?) walking artists. Actually, “out of fashion” is the wrong term. According to Heddon and Turner,  the reiteration of a particular genealogy—or fraternity—which includes Jean-Jacques Rousseau, […]

28 Jul 2019 | Radical Stroud

Henry Hunt and Peterloo

‘With Henry Hunt, we’ll go my boys, With Henry Hunt, we’ll go, We’ll mount the Cap of Liberty, In spite of Nadin Joe. On the 16th day of August Eighteen hundred and nineteen, A meeting held in Peter’s Field Was glorious to be seen, Joe Nadin an...