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April 4, 2024

‘Save the Buffalo, Shoot the Dene’

A new book explores the dispossession of Dënesųłıné people during the creation of Wood Buffalo National Park. The Tyee: When Canada set out to create national parks in order to preserve the country’s wildlife and “scenic magnificence” in the late 1800s, it forcibly removed the ancestral stewards of the land.  Under the guise of environmental conservation,...