TO CATCH A CONEY FISH WITH BARE HANDS

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  • JULIA CHRISTENSEN

    1. Postdoctoral fellow in geography at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2; [julia.christensen@geog.ubc.ca].
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    • A note about me: I was born and raised in the Northwest Territories, Canada, surrounded by the stories that inspire this fictional essay. I am a nonindigenous person and have come to know these stories through family, friends, and community members who know them firsthand. This story is an effort to write, through fiction, about experiences of home and homelessness in the Canadian North and the ways in which they both challenge, and are challenged by, colonial geographies, a tangled subject that continues to preoccupy me in my work.


  • Mahsi cho, quyanainni, and thank you to the many men and women whose stories inspired this one. My gratitude also goes to Paul Andrew, Maria Campbell, Sarah de Leeuw, and three anonymous reviewers for their thoughtful comments. This work has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Trudeau Foundation.

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