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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watt-Cloutier, Sheila
Dewey number
  • 363.70092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
GE56.W28
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Watt-Cloutier, Sheila
  • Watt-Cloutier, Sheila
  • Environmentalists
  • Human rights workers
  • Inuit women
  • Inuit
  • Environmental protection
  • Climatic changes
  • Arctic regions
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
  • 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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Allen Lane, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Bill McKibben -- 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
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxvi, 337 pages
Isbn
9781517904975
Lccn
2017056053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
on1007310850
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
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Bill McKibben -- 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
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxvi, 337 pages
Isbn
9781517904975
Lccn
2017056053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
on1007310850

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