In the River: A Socio-Historical Account of Dialogue and Diaspora

  title={In the River: A Socio-Historical Account of Dialogue and Diaspora},
  author={Michael Mayerfeld Bell},
  journal={Humanity \& Society},
  pages={210 - 234}
  • M. Bell
  • Published 1 May 2007
  • Political Science
  • Humanity & Society
I give encouragement to David Nickell and the Between the Rivers community by offering an account of good relations between a government natural resource land management agency and local people: Canada's St. Lawrence Islands National Park and the people of the Thousand Islands, focusing on Grenadier Island. I speak from my perspective as a descendent of the former year-round community on Grenadier. I describe our diaspora, our heated disagreement with the St. Lawrence Islands National Park's… 

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