Blockades or Breakthroughs?: Aboriginal Peoples Confront the Canadian State debates the importance and effectiveness of blockades and occupations as political and diplomatic tools for Aboriginal people. The adoption of direct action tactics like blockades and occupations is predicated on the idea that something drastic is needed for First Nations to break an unfavourable status quo, overcome structural barriers, and achieve their goals. But are blockades actually breakthroughs? What are the objectives of First Nation communities who adopt this approach?
First Nations Gaming in Canada edited by Yale Belanger, associate professor in the department of Native American studies at the University of Lethbridge, offers five essays in this collection of 12 papers that examine the legal, socio-economic, health, and challenges of gambling and First Nations people in Canada.
Gambling with the Future: The Evolution of Aboriginal Gaming in Canada discusses the recent development of casinos and large-scale bingos among First Nations in Canada. First Nations in Canada have taken the example from Native American casinos in the United States as a key component for economic development in their communities. The book examines the battles First Nations waged against their respective provincial governments for the right to legally open their gaming operations.
Aboriginal Cultural Landscapes is published by the Native Studies Press and issued in 2004. The editors, Jill Oakes, Rick Riewe, and Yale Belanger, offers readers a collection of 35 essays that include themes of relationships, ways of knowing, Aboriginal identities and repatriation, sociological concerns, historical glimpses, environmental issues, and literature. The pieces are written by First Nations and non-First Nations academics, historians, scientists, politicians, and environmentalists.
Aboriginal Self-Government in Canada: Current Trends and Issues is the third edition of this self-government title in Purich Publishing's popular Aboriginal Issues series. In this new edition editor Yale Belanger gathered 19 comprehensive essays by 31 scholars and politicians to deal with the practical side of self-government as it is unfolding in Canada. The book is organized into five sections with section one covering the basic introduction to self-government as it understood by contemporary Aboriginal scholars.