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The Story of Radio Mind: A Missionary's Journey on Indigenous Land

Pamela E. Klassen


Following the journey of an Anglican missionary across Indigenous land, this book examines how contests over the mediation of stories—via photography, maps, printing presses, and radio—lucidly reveal the spiritual politics of colonial settlement. A city builder who bargained away Indigenous land to make way for the railroad, Archbishop Frederick Du Vernet (1860-1924) knew that he lived on the territory of Ts’msyen, Nisga’a, and Haida nations who had never ceded their land to the onrush of Canadian settlers. He condemned the devastating effects on Indigenous families of the residential schools ... More

Keywords: Settler-colonialism, psychic research, Indigenous peoples, mediation, missionaries, storytelling, photography, printing presses, Canada, residential schools, whiteness, spiritual politics, maps

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226552569
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226552873.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pamela E. Klassen, author
University of Toronto