Prairie Forum

Now administered by the University of Regina Library, Prairie Forum is a multidisciplinary journal serving as an outlet for research relating to the Canadian Plains region.

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Fall 2013

Agriculture and River Lot Settlement in Western Canada: The Case of Pakan (Victoria), Alberta, R.G. Ironside and E. Tomasky

The Character and Strategy of the Manitoba CCF, 1943-1959, Nelson Wiseman

Regional Development and Social Strife: Early Coal Mining in Alberta, Kirk Lambrecht

The Prairie Legislative Buildings, Diana L. Bodnar

The Conservative Party of Alberta under Lougheed, 1965-71: Building an Image and an Organization, Meir Serfaty

The (Royal) North-West Mounted Police and Prostitution on the Canadian Prairies, S.W Horrall

Plain Racism: Reaction Against Oklahoma Black Immigration to the Canadian Plains, R. Bruce Shepard

"The Strawberry Roan" in Alberta: An Expression of Regional Identity, T.B. Rogers

The Quest for Pasquatinow: An Aboriginal Gathering Center in the Saskatchewan River Valley, David Meyer, Terry Gibson, and Dale Russell

"To Reach the Leadership of this Revolutionary Movement": A.J. Andrews, the Canadian State and the Suppression of the Winnipeg General Strike, Tom Mitchell

"Our Parents Did Not Raise Us to Be Independent": The Working and Schooling of Young Franco-Albertan Women, 1890-1940, Ann Gagnon

Pacifism and the Saskatchewan CCF at the Outbreak of World War II, Donald C. Kerr and Stan D. Hansen

Re-evaluation of Native Plant Species for Seeding and Grazing by Livestock on the Semiarid Prairie of Western Canada, P.G. Jefferson, A.D. Iwaasa, M.P. Schellenberg, and J.G. McLeod

A Dry Oasis: The Canadian Plains in Late Prehistory, James Daschuk

Aspiring to Greatness with the Help of God: The Chinese Collection of Norman MacKenzie of Regina, Saskatchewan, Gail Chin

Canada the Bully: Indigenous Human Rights in Canada and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Joyce Green

Jack Fish, Rabbits, and Slough Water: Pioneer Diet on the Canadian Western Prairies, 1870-1914, Sandra Rollings-Magnusson


Dr. JoAnn Jaffe is Prairie Forum’s current editor-in-chief and Professor of Sociology and Social Studies at the University of Regina. She teaches in the areas of sociology of development, sociology of the environment, and social theory.

To contact the editor, please email 


After many years of being published in print format, Prairie Forum is now moving on to a digital, open-access model. All future issues of this journal will be available for free on the University of Regina Library's website. 

To order back issues, please contact Diane Perrick, University of Regina Press, at 


Prairie Forum invites submissions of essays related to the Canadian Plains regions, and we are especially interested in multidisciplinary works with a cross-regional focus, or one that is not limited by provincial boundaries. Please email your submissions, addressed to Dr. JoAnn Jaffe, Editor-in-Chief, to 



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