Title

A case of geocide: the political and cartographic erasure of the Island Cache (British Columbia)

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Evans, M & Foster, S 2010, 'A case of geocide: the political and cartographic erasure of the Island Cache (British Columbia)', Shima: the International Journal of Research into Island Cultures, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 88-97.

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Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

In this photo and text essay we chronicle the disappearance of an Island community of marginalised aboriginal people. This disappearance is the result of changes in both the landscape (rendering the Island itself part of the mainland) and landscape memory (erasing the historiographic markers of the former insular community). The essay alerts us to the various ways that Islands are transformed in the context of relations with powerful neighbours.