Christopher M. Fletcher

Selected Publications

Manuscript under review
Locating Health: multidisciplinary perspectives on place and health. Edited volume with Erika Dyck. Oxford, Social History of Medicine Series.

In progress under contract
Native Peoples: The Canadian Experience, 4th edition Edited volume with Rod Wilson. Oxford, Canada.

2009 Christopher Fletcher & Carolina Cambre. Digital Storytelling and Implicated Scholarship in the Classroom. Journal of Canadian Studies 43(1).

2009 Inuit Symbols and Canadian Nationhood in the Imagined North. In Sverrir Jakobsson (ed) Images of the North. Volume 14, Studia Imagologica series. Amsterdam: Rodopi Publishers.

2009 Inuit Ethnopsychology and the Ecocentric Self. Kirmayer, Laurence, Christopher Fletcher & Robert in Kirmayer, L. & Valaskakis, G. (Eds.) Healing Traditions: The Mental Health of Canadian Aboriginal Peoples, Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

2008 Healing and Harmony in our Families - Nunavut Case Study. Chris Fletcher & Aaron Denham. Aboriginal Healing Foundation.

2007 Ways of Knowing and Understanding: Traditional Knowledge and Science for Climate Change in the Canadian North. Furgal, Christopher M., Christopher Fletcher & Cindy Dickson. Environment Canada (96 pages).

2006 Environmental Sensitivities: Equivocal Illness in the Context of Place. Transcultural Psychiatry 43 (5-6) 86-105

2005 Dystoposthesia: Emplacing Environmental Sensitivities. In Empire of the Senses: The Sensual Culture Reader David Howes editor. Berg.

2004 Adoption in Encyclopedia of the Arctic, Mark Nuttall, editor. Fitzroy Dearborn

2004 Innu in Encyclopedia of the Arctic, Mark Nuttall, editor. Fitzroy Dearborn

2004 Continuity and Change in Inuit Society. In Native Peoples: The Canadian Experience. Bruce Morrison & Rod Wilson (eds) Oxford University Press

2004 The Eskaleuts: A Regional Overview. Ernest S. Burch & Christopher Fletcher. In Native Peoples: The Canadian Experience. Bruce Morrison & Rod Wilson (eds) Oxford University Press

2003 Community-Based Participatory Research in Northern Canadian Aboriginal Communities: An Overview of Context and Process. Pimatziwin: An International Journal on Aboriginal and Indigenous Health Vol.1 No. Pages 27-61

2001 The History of Inuit Birthing in Northern Canada John O'Neil, Patricia L. Kaufert and Christopher Fletcher. In Canada, Confederation to PresentCD-ROM.

1998 Cultural Rationality and Environmental Health Risk Perception in Northern Canada. John O'Neil, Brenda Elias, Christopher Fletcher & Annalee Yassi. in Issues in the North Vol. 3. Oakes, Jill and Rick Riewe (eds.) Canadian Circumpolar Institute & Department of Native Studies, University of Manitoba. Pages 13-28.

1998 Inuit Suicide. Kirmayer, Laurence J., Christopher M. Fletcher & Lucy J. Boothroyd. in Suicide in Canada A. Leenaars et al (eds.) University of Toronto Press, pages 189-211.

1997 Modernization Theory and the Traditional Sporting Practices of Native People in Eastern Canada Howell, Colin. D. and Christopher Fletcher. Journal of Comparative Physical Education and Sport, XIX, 2, 79–84.

1997 Spirit Work: Nunavimmiut Experiences of Affliction and Healing Christopher M. Fletcher and Laurence J. Kirmayer. Études/Inuit/Studies vol.21 no.2, pages 189-208.

1997 Inuit Attitudes Towards Deviant Behaviour. 1997. Kirmayer, Laurence J., Christopher M. Fletcher & Lucy J. Boothroyd. 1997. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. vol.185 no.2, pages 78-86.

Book reviews:
2003 A Way of Life That Does Not Exist: Canada and the Extinguishment of the Innu Samson, Colin. British Medical Journal 327 (23 August) page 455

2000 Tammarniit: Inuit Relocation in the Eastern Arctic 1939-1963. F.J. Tester and P. Kulchyski Transcultural Psychiatry 37(1).

1998 The Hands Feel It: healing and spirit presence among a Northern Alaskan People Edith Turner 1998. Études/Inuit/Studies vol. 22, no.2, pages 176-79.

Selected academic presentations:

May 4, 2006 Digital Storytelling: Community and Communitas in the classroom. Presentation to Canadian Summit on the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning University of Alberta.

March 28, 2006 Development Discourse in Northern Environmental Impact Assessment. Paper presented at Society for Applied Anthropology, Vancouver, BC.

March 21-22, 2006 Indigenous Knowledge and Science: Ways of Knowing and Understanding Climate Change in the Canadian North. Workshop co-organizer with Christopher Furgal & Cindy Dickson. Canadian Circumpolar Institute, University of Alberta.

February 24, 2006 Inuit Symbols and Canadian Nationhood in the Imagined North. Images of the North Conference. Reykjavik, Iceland.

October 28, 2005 Teaching & Learning in University: Digital Storytelling & Ethnographic Filmmaking. Presentation to the Canadian Society for Education through Art. Edmonton, AB.

October 21, 2005
Culture, Narrative and Health: Observations and Challenges from Northern Canada. Invited presentation Dossetor Centre for Bioethics, University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine.

May 3, 2005 The Off-Leash: Pets, Public Spaces and Private Lives. Canadian Anthropology Society annual meeting, Merida, Mexico.

March 31, 2005 Denewa Guti: Story, Strength and Beauty in Dene Health. Invited Presentation Department of Anthropology, University of Northern British Columbia.

August 13, 2004 Fast-Slow, Active-Passive, Wet-Dry, Hot-Cold. Differences between Inuit and biomedical approaches to dealing with accidents and injuries. Inuit Studies Conference. Calgary, Alberta.

Feb 6, 2004 Dystopothesia : The Local Biology of Environmental Sensitivities. Invited presentation to the Department of Anthropology Colloguim Series. University of Calgary.

May 8, 2003 Embodied and emplaced: Narrating equivocal illness through Maritime landscape. Canadian Anthropology Society Annual Meeting. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.

March 14, 2003 Paysage maritime, maladie equivoque. Journée du Savoire. L’ACFAS. Faculté St. Jean, University of Alberta.

January 17, 2003 Multidisciplinary Perspectives of the Landscape of Labrador. Northern Research Day, University of Alberta.

November 22, 2002 Rethinking Processes of Change in Northern Canadian Aboriginal Communities. American Anthropology Association. New Orleans.

October 19, 2002 Continuity and change in Inuit society in the post land claims era. Invited presentation to the Senate of France and the France-Canada Society.

Videos & Multimedia:
Learning From the Land: Ashkui April 2001. Interactive CD-ROM for Innu school children based on project research.

Inuit First-Aid Treatment: The Nunavimmiut Way. Sept. 2000 Interactive CD-ROM integrating images and field data for public consumption in Nunavik. In conjunction with Avataq Cultural Institute.

Trying Not to Lose 27mins. Inuktitut, English and French versions. Video on Inuit “Baseball” Broadcast on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network February 2000.

NunaScotia 1997 22 mins. Inuktitut and English versions. Produced with Sinaa Productions.

2002 Equivocal Illness and Cultural Landscape in Nova Scotia Canada. Ph.D. Dissertation, Université de Montréal, Departement d’anthropologie. 329 pages.

Other publications and reports:
La Société inuit: changement et continuité a l’ère de l’autonomie gouvernementale. Parallèle 48 Le Journal de l‘association France-Canada 48(157 ) 2003 Janvier

A Report on the Evaluation of the CD-ROM Learning from the Land: Ashkui Undertaken in Sheshatshiu, April 1-21, 2002. Christopher Fletcher and Pia Wilkinson Chapman.

A Synthesis of Inuit Elder’s Perspectives on Contemporary Management Scenarios. July 2001. Report Submitted to the Faculty of Commerce, Saint Mary’s University. 89 pages.

Inuit First-Aid Treatments – The Nunavimmiut Way: A summary of information provided by Elders in Inukjuak, Kangiqsujuaq and Kuujjuaq. July 2001. Final report submitted to the Avataq Cultural Institute. 56 pages.

The Ashkui Project Symposium: Knowledge, Culture and the Innu Landscape Indigenous Knowledge and Development Monitor Vol. 9 No. 1 March 2001. 27 pages.

Community Seascapes Project: A Report to the Royal Canadian Geographical Society March 2001. Christopher Fletcher, Heather Breeze, Stacey Cunningham & Shawn Gregory. Gorsebrook Research Institute. 46 pages.

Ashkui Sites in the Low-Level Flight Training Area, Labrador September 2000. Christopher Fletcher & Heather Breeze. Report prepared under contract to the Institute for Environmental Monitoring and Research, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. 21 pages.

A summary of the Santé Québec 1992 health study results with additional information for people in Nunavik. December 1999. Prepared under research contract to the Department of Community Health, Kuujjuaq, Quebec.

Health Risk Perception and Hydro-Electric Development in Kuujjuarapik, Quebec. February 1997. Report submitted to the Northern Health Research Unit, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine.

Solstice Series (NCCS) Canadian Circumpolar Institute.