An important contribution to discussions on the purpose and relevance of archaeological research, especially in instances where there are clear links between physical objects surviving from the past and local communities.
An informative and engaging examination of research practices that are becoming more prevalent in settings where indigenous societies have been marginalized by settler states . . . will be a welcome addition to archaeological research libraries concerned with these issues.
In this engaging study, Natasha Lyons draws on her work with Inuvialuit in the Canadian Western Arctic to explore the ways in which archaeology and indigenous perspectives on the past can be negotiated.
—British Journal of Canadian Studies
This book will be of interest not only to archaeologists and ethnologists in the Arctic, but also to those involved in community development and the process of decolonization, where there is need to build consensus out of distrust, in other parts of the world.
Where the Wind Blows Us
is fabulous, a bold and exciting venture into a kind of archaeology that represents the future of the discipline.
—Andrew Martindale, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
Built on many years of Lyons' community research in both university and cultural resource management contexts in the western Arctic, Where the Wind Blows Us
is a superb example of successful collaborative and critical archaeology with Indigenous communities. It can and should serve as a model.
—Stephen W. Silliman, editor of Collaborating at the Trowel's Edge: Teaching and Learning in Indigenous Archaeology