As Long as the River Runs
Hydroelectric Development and Native Communities in Western Canada

Waldram, James B.
Publisher:  University of Manitoba Press, Winnipeg, Canada
Year Published:  1988
Pages:  254pp   ISBN:  ISBN 0-88755-143-2
Library of Congress Number:  E78.M25W34 1988   Dewey:  305.8'97'0712
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX3779

Waldram examines the politics of hydroelectric dam construction in the vast hinterland of the Canadian Northwest, focusing particularly on the negotiations and agreements between the developers and the Native residents.


Table of Contents

1. Hydroelectric Development and Native People in Canada
(i) Hydroelectric Development from Coast to Coast
2. Treaties, Scrip and the Alienation of Native Lands in Western Canada
(i) Politics and Leadership in the Pre-Treaty Period
(ii) Prelude to the Western Canadian Treaty Era
(iii) The Treaty-Making Process
(iv) Treaty Five: A Brief Case Study
(v) The Metis and the Scrip Commissions
3. Cumberland House and the Squaw Rapids Dam
(i) The Community of Cumberland House
(ii) Community History
(iii) The Squaw Rapids Dam
(iv) Consideration of Downstream Effects
(v) The Community View of the Dam Proposal
(vi) Emerging Problems
(vii) The Churchill River Study
(viii) More Study - No Action
(ix) Legal Action
(x) Mediation
4. Easterville and the Grand Rapids Dam
(i) The Community of Easterville
(ii) Community History
(iii) The Grand Rapids Dam
(iv) The Grand Rapids Forebay Administration Committee
(v) Land Surrender and Site Selection
(vi) Negotiating Away a Home
(vii) The Role of the Federal Government
(viii) The Forebay Agreement: A Letter of Intent
(ix) Legal Action
(x) The Special Forebay Committee: A Native Reaction
5. South Indian Lake and the Churchill River Diversion Project
(i) The Community of South Indian Lake
(ii) Community History
(iii) The Churchill River Diversion Project
(iv) Anachronism in a Technological Age
(v) Negotiations and Public Hearings
(vi) New Government - Same Old Story
(vii) Legal Action
(viii) Appeal to the Federal Government
(ix) "Just People of Manitoba"
(x) Divide and Conquer: The Age-Old Strategy
(xi) The Northern Flood Committee
(xii) The Northern Flood Committee's Legal Action
(xiii) A Clash of Democracies
(xiv) The Panel of Public Enquiry into Northern Hydro Development
(xv) The Northern Flood Agreement: A "Charter of Rights and Benefits"
(xvi) The Commission of Inquiry into Manitoba Hydro
(xvii) After the Flood: Negotiations and Compensation
(xviii) The Augmented Flow Dispute
6. Conclusion
(i) Treaties and Dams: For the "Common Good"
(ii) How Common is the "Common Good"
Appendix 1: Treaty No. Five
Appendix 2: The Forebay Agreement
Appendix 3: Manitoba Hydro's 1969 Compensation Proposal for South Indian Lake
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