Mar. 22nd, 2008

[identity profile] nos4a2no9.livejournal.com
Hi everyone!

I promised ages ago to write a follow-up post to my first workshop piece on Life In Northern Canada. [livejournal.com profile] sageness and a few other folks had specific questions they wanted me to address, hence the sequel. If you're looking for more general topics about northern Canada, such as landscape and geography, weather, the role of the RCMP, shopping and dining, education and healthcare, I covered a lot of that material in the original post. However, I'm always happy to answer any questions you might have, or go into more specific explanations if you need them for a post-"Call of the Wild" story.

Again, I should make the caveat that I'm not an expert in Canadiana, and a lot of my knowledge is anecdotal. I grew up in a fairly large city in northern British Columbia, and so most of my observations come from spending summers in the communities further north, or taking trips around the region with my parents. Don't take anything I say as gospel, in other words, and if something doesn't sound right or you want me to clarify, please feel free to ask in the comments, or shoot me an email at nos4a2no9@gmail.com

Alright, on to the questions! Most of these are from [livejournal.com profile] sageness, because her brain is shiny like that.

1. Fraser's childhood: Canada in the 1950s and 1960s )

2. Teens and free time: what are the kids are doing? )

Which brings us to possibly the best question ever...

3. What about the sex industry? )

4. Is there a stigma of any kind attributed to being from the far north? )

5. What about the oil industry? )

6. How much racism, segregation, and integration is there between First Nations and whites in the community off the reservations? )

I wish I had something a little cheerier to end on. If you have a question that I haven't yet addressed, or you'd like to discuss some of these issues in more detail, please feel free to comment here. I hope some of this is useful for those of you trying to compose a post-CotW story. Or we could, y'know, talk in person at [livejournal.com profile] bitchinparty!

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