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Saint Mary's University
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environmental history, Canadian history, northern history, mining history, Indigenous-settler relations, histories of colonialism, environmental justice, environmental racism
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About Me

I am an environmental historian from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia primarily examining histories of mining and Indigenous-settler relations in Northern Canada. I’m currently an assistant professor of history at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where I teach Canadian history, environmental history of North America, Histories of Indigenous and Settler Relations, and History and Film.

After completing my PhD from the University of Alberta in 2018, I simultaneously held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University and a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar Fellowship in the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona. In Arizona, I worked on a project focusing on coal mining, energy production, and Indigenous activism on Navajo land. At McMaster, I worked on a project examining the cultural, economic, and gender impacts of sport hunting tourism on Indigenous populations in the southern Yukon.

My book “The Great Upheaval: Gold Mining and Environmental Change in the Klondike, 1890-1940” (under contract with UBC Press) focuses on environmental and indigenous histories of gold mining in the Yukon from 1890 to 1940.

I am currently working on two collaborative projects – one with Dr. Liza Piper on an examination of environmental policy in the coal industry in southern Alberta from mid-1940, and the second a public history project focusing on Indigenous heritage landscapes in the Klondike Valley.

Outside of research, I serve as an editor with NiCHE, spend lots of time hiking with my dog Whiskey, listening to true crime podcasts, reading murder mysteries, and generally enjoying being back near the Atlantic ocean!

Recent Publications

Green, H. and Matt Papai. “Advertising for Beer: Local Identity and the Klondike Brewery, 1900–1920.” The Northern Review 49 (2020): 133-165.

Piper, L. and H. Green. “A Province Powered by Coal: The Renaissance of Coal Mining in Late-Twentieth Century Alberta.” Canadian Historical Review 98, 3 (Sept 2017): 532-567.

Green, H. “The Rise of Motherhood: Maternal Feminism and Health in the Rural Prairie Provinces, 1900-1930.Past Imperfect 20 (2017).

Green, H. “There is no memory of it here”: Closure and Memory of the Polaris Mine in Resolute Bay, 1973-2012.” Mining and Communities in Northern Canada: History, Politics and Memory. Eds. J. Sandlos and A. Keeling Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2015. 294-314.

Green, H. “State, Company and Community Relations at the Polaris Mine (Nunavut) /L’État, l’enterprise, et la communauté relations à la mine Polaris (Nunavut).” Études/Inuit/Studies 37,2 (Dec. 2013): Industrial development and mining impacts. 37-57.

Media Coverage
“Gold Rush’s effects on Indigenous peoples studied”. Whitehorse Star. November 10, 2017; Interview with Dan Jones. “Gold Rush Effects on Hän People Being Studied.” CHOM-FM News. August 30, 2017; Live interview with Leonard Linklater on CBC Radi
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Environment, Indigenous Peoples, Local & Regional, Public History