Articles by: Naomi Heindel

Culture, Uncategorized

Review: Musicwood

Review: Musicwood

Naomi Heindel reviews the opening night of the Environmental Film Festival at Yale.

by × April 9, 2013 × 1 comment

Ecosystems, Forests

Perspectives from the People’s Land: If the Caribou Help Us

Perspectives from the People’s Land: If the Caribou Help Us

Can protecting endangered caribou in Quebec help preserve the Cree’s way of life?

by × August 8, 2012 × 1 comment

Human Landscape, Indigenous Peoples

Perspectives from the People’s Land: When the Cree Say No

Perspectives from the People’s Land: When the Cree Say No

Ed. note: This is the third installment in Perspectives from the People’s Land, Naomi Heindel’s blog about her summer research in James Bay, Quebec. Follow the links to check out Part 1 and Part 2. What does it mean when a Cree steward, or tallyman, says “no” to proposed development? “Sometimes there’s something very large behind that two-letter word,” explains more »

by × July 23, 2012 × 1 comment

Ecosystems, Forests, Human Landscape, Indigenous Peoples

Perspectives from the People’s Land: First Nations, Forestry, and Ferocious Flies

Perspectives from the People’s Land: First Nations, Forestry, and Ferocious Flies

Have you ever been in northern Quebec in bug season? Black flies, horse flies, deer flies, moose flies, then a fifteen minute “bug window” – usually just before dusk, during the changing of the guard – followed by mosquitoes and no-see-ums.  I’ve spent my summers in northern Quebec canoeing and portaging, splitting firewood and scouting rapids, and the bugs have more »

by × June 11, 2012 × 2 comments