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The Resource The right to be cold : one woman's fight to protect the Arctic and save the planet from climate change, Sheila Watt-Cloutier ; foreword by Bill McKibben

The right to be cold : one woman's fight to protect the Arctic and save the planet from climate change, Sheila Watt-Cloutier ; foreword by Bill McKibben

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The right to be cold : one woman's fight to protect the Arctic and save the planet from climate change
Title
The right to be cold
Title remainder
one woman's fight to protect the Arctic and save the planet from climate change
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Watt-Cloutier ; foreword by Bill McKibben
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A "courageous and revelatory memoir" (Naomi Klein) chronicling the life of the leading Indigenous climate change, cultural, and human rights advocate For the first ten years of her life, Sheila Watt-Cloutier traveled only by dog team. Today there are more snow machines than dogs in her native Nunavik, a region that is part of the homeland of the Inuit in Canada. In Inuktitut, the language of Inuit, the elders say that the weather is Uggianaqtuq--behaving in strange and unexpected ways. The Right to Be Cold is Watt-Cloutier's memoir of growing up in the Arctic reaches of Quebec during these unsettling times. It is the story of an Inuk woman finding her place in the world, only to find her native land giving way to the inexorable warming of the planet. She decides to take a stand against its destruction. The Right to Be Cold is the human story of life on the front lines of climate change, told by a woman who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most influential Indigenous environmental, cultural, and human rights advocates in the world. Raised by a single mother and grandmother in the small community of Kuujjuaq, Quebec, Watt-Cloutier describes life in the traditional ice-based hunting culture of an Inuit community and reveals how Indigenous life, human rights, and the threat of climate change are inextricably linked. Colonialism intervened in this world and in her life in often violent ways, and she traces her path from Nunavik to Nova Scotia (where she was sent at the age of ten to live with a family that was not her own); to a residential school in Churchill, Manitoba; and back to her hometown to work as an interpreter and student counselor. The Right to Be Cold is at once the intimate coming-of-age story of a remarkable woman, a deeply informed look at the life and culture of an Indigenous community reeling from a colonial history and now threatened by climate change, and a stirring account of an activist's powerful efforts to safeguard Inuit culture, the Arctic, and the planet"--
  • "The Right to Be Cold is Sheila Watt-Cloutier's memoir of growing up in the Arctic reaches of Quebec. It is the human story of life on the front lines of climate change, told by a woman who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most influential Indigenous environmental, cultural, and human rights advocates in the world"--
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autobiography
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Watt-Cloutier, Sheila
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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McKibben, Bill
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  • Watt-Cloutier, Sheila
  • Watt-Cloutier, Sheila
  • Environmentalists
  • Human rights workers
  • Inuit women
  • Inuit
  • Environmental protection
  • Climatic changes
  • Arctic regions
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SCIENCE
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Climatic changes
  • Ecology
  • Environmental protection
  • Environmentalists
  • Human rights workers
  • Inuit
  • Inuit women
  • Arctic Regions
  • Canada
Label
The right to be cold : one woman's fight to protect the Arctic and save the planet from climate change, Sheila Watt-Cloutier ; foreword by Bill McKibben
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Publication
Note
Originally published: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Allen Lane, 2015
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; FOREWORD; INTRODUCTION; 1 AN EARLY CHILDHOOD OF ICE AND SNOW; 2 FROM DOG TEAMS TO MINISKIRTS AND ROCK 'N' ROLL; 3 A RETURN HOME; 4 FINDING OUR VOICE; 5 POPS AND THE INUIT JOURNEY; 6 THE VOICES OF THE HUNTERS; 7 THE RIGHT TO BE COLD; 8 ACCLAIM FROM OUTSIDE, PEACE FROM WITHIN; 9 CITIZENS OF THE WORLD; CONCLUSION BRIDGING OLD AND NEW, NORTH AND SOUTH; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
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1 online resource
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9781452957173
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rdamedia
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JSTOR
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remote
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(OCoLC)1029605615
Label
The right to be cold : one woman's fight to protect the Arctic and save the planet from climate change, Sheila Watt-Cloutier ; foreword by Bill McKibben
Publication
Note
Originally published: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Allen Lane, 2015
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; FOREWORD; INTRODUCTION; 1 AN EARLY CHILDHOOD OF ICE AND SNOW; 2 FROM DOG TEAMS TO MINISKIRTS AND ROCK 'N' ROLL; 3 A RETURN HOME; 4 FINDING OUR VOICE; 5 POPS AND THE INUIT JOURNEY; 6 THE VOICES OF THE HUNTERS; 7 THE RIGHT TO BE COLD; 8 ACCLAIM FROM OUTSIDE, PEACE FROM WITHIN; 9 CITIZENS OF THE WORLD; CONCLUSION BRIDGING OLD AND NEW, NORTH AND SOUTH; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Control code
on1029605615
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452957173
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • e3ac4313-609b-46ae-8090-36cf8629c5de
  • 22573/ctt2248qj1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029605615

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