Publisher: University of Washington Press (March 1, 2004)
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whilst geologist Chuck Fipke stumbled on diamonds at the Barren Grounds close to Yellowknife in Canada's Arctic, foreign mining businesses shortly started to stake claims to the minerals: natural "ice" diamonds untainted via bloodshed and war.These diamond lands are domestic to the Dene, local peoples who've hunted, fished, and lived on those grounds given that time immemorial. To mine those lands required the contract of the 1st countries, the Inuit, the mining corporation, and degrees of presidency. Ellen Bielawski used to be a part of the negotiation staff that painstakingly prepare a deal to fulfill all concerned, and Rogue Diamonds is her provocative and insightful telling of this excessive time. From closed-door conferences on the town to sacred ceremonies at the land, Bielawski weaves a thought-provoking tale.