From Red Ochre to Black Gold
Edited by: Darrin McGrath
Why did the Beothuks become extinct? What is the cultural importance of sealing in Newfoundland?
Why were provincial parks privatized? How can we allow people traditional access to the outdoors?
How can we understand conflicts over Atlantic salmon in Labrador between Metis
people and fishing camp outfitters? How and why did the cod crisis happen?
What impact has the cod crisis had over women in small fishing villages?
Are the benefits of resource developments like the Terra Nova offshore oil project being maximized?
From Red Ochre to Black Gold contains ten essays on various aspects of Newfoundland and Labrador's history and culture. The book covers
the broad sweep of history, from the stone arrowheads and wooden carvings of the Beothuks to the complex economic models associated with the offshore oil industry.
About the Author
Darrin Michael McGrath was born in St. John's in 1966, son of Mary McGrath (Smart) and the late Patrick McGrath. He attended St. Bonaventure's College and Brother Rice High School before earning his BA and an MA from Memorial University of Newfoundland. His master's degree was partially funded through an Orville Erickson Memorial Scholarship from the Canadian Wildlife Federation, and from a research grant from the institute of social and economic research at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Darrin has taught at Memorial University of Newfoundland and at Sir Wilfred Grenfell in Corner Brook for a number of years. Currently, he is a freelance journalist. He has two published books. Red Ochre to Black Gold and Last Dance: The Knights of Columbus Fire.