Dr. Arn Keeling
"Here today, Gone to Mayo": Community Adaptations to Mine Closure and Redevelopment in the Yukon.
I will be working with the communities of Mayo and Keno City, both of which are located within the Traditional Territory of the Nacho-Nyak Dun First Nation, in the central Yukon. These communities have been shaped and impacted by nearly 100 years of silver mining in the Mayo region, including individual mining, large-scale corporate mining with several different operators, and many mine openings and closures.
My research will explore the historic and current social impacts of mine closure and re-opening for local residents, both First Nation and non-First Nation. Through oral history interviews, archival research, and community consultations, I hope to contribute to the understanding of community responses to mine development and closure in the Yukon. This work will contribute to Memorial University’s Abandoned Mines in Northern Canada project.
- The Yukon
- Oral History and Oral Tradition
- First Nations and Self-Government
- Mining History
- The Circumpolar North