The Canadian Rangers

The Canadian Rangers

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The Canadian Rangers stand sentinel in the farthest reaches of our country. For more than six decades, this dedicated group of citizen-soldiers has quietly served as Canada's eyes, ears, and voice in isolated coastal and northern communities. Drawing on official records, interviews, and participation in Ranger exercises, Lackenbauer argues that the organization offers an inexpensive way for Canada to qshow the flagq from coast to coast to coast. The Rangers have also laid the foundation for a successful partnership between the modern state and Aboriginal peoples, a partnership rooted in local knowledge and crosscultural understanding.Captain Terry Stead, the commander of the 5 CRPG detachment in Gander, explained that the basic army principle of reinforcing success, not trying to reinvent the Rangers, should guide the process. ... Better equipment and training did not offset the simple reality that increased federal military control made National Guard units local federal ... In 1980, in anticipation of erosion caused by the James Bay power project, 1, 500 Cree were relocated from Fort George Island to the new townanbsp;...

Title:The Canadian Rangers
Author:P. Whitney Lackenbauer
Publisher:UBC Press - 2013-05-01


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