Living on the Land: Indigenous Women's Understanding of Place, examines how patriarchy, gender, and colonialism have shaped the experiences of Indigenous women as both knowers and producers of knowledge. From a variety of methodological perspectives, contributors to the volume explore the nature and scope of Indigenous women’s knowledge, its rootedness in relationships both human and spiritual, and its inseparability from land and landscape.
Urban Tribes offers unique insight into this growing and often misperceived group of Indigenous people. This anthology profiles young urban First Nation men and women and how they connect with their culture and values in their contemporary lives. Their stories are as diverse as they are. From a young Dene woman pursuing an MBA at Stanford University to a Pima photographer in Phoenix to a Mohawk actress in New York City, these urban residents share their unique insight to bridge the divide between their past and their future, their cultural home, and their adopted cities.
Native Art of the Northwest Coast: A History of Changing Ideas is an impressive volume that presents a sweeping survey of the history of ideas and arguments that have shaped and disputed Northwest Coast First Nations art for more than 250 years. Since the mid-1700s, objects or "art" deriving from the Indigenous cultures of this area have been desired, displayed, and exchanged, classified and interpreted, stolen and confiscated, bought and sold, and displayed again in many parts of the world.
Documentary about the role of cross-country skiing in the Gwich'in community of Old Crow and how parents took steps to keep their children healthy and active. This Yukon community faced increased rates of obesity and diabetes and turned to skiing as a way to keep their youth active and build their self-esteem in the process.
Comme on se sent bien ici is the French translation of We Feel Good Out Here, Zhik gwaa'an, nakhwatthaiitat gwiinzii one of the first titles in Fifth House Publishing's The Land Is Our Storybook series. This Gwich'in title is designed to highlight one of the official Aboriginal language groups in the Northwest Territories. The book presents information about the people and community of Tsiigehtchic through the eyes of Julie-Ann Andre and her family. Julie-Ann is a Canadian Ranger, mother of twins, a hunter, a trapper, and a small-business owner engaged in cultural tourism.
Le delta, c'est mon chez moi, Ehdiitat shanankat t'agoonch'uu is the French edition of The Delta is My Home, Ehdiitat shanankat t'agoonch'uu Uvanga Nunatarmuitmi aimayuaqtunga, one of the first titles in Fifth House Publishing's The Land Is Our Storybook series. This book co-authored by eleven-year-old Tom McLeod and Mindy Willet offers readers a view into the day-to-day life of this Gwich'in and Inuvialuit boy's community and family. Tom's family lives in Aklavik, a town in the Mackenzie Delta. His mother is Inuvialuit and his father is Gwich'in.
Finding Dahshaa: Self-Government, Social Suffering, and Aboriginal Policy in Canada by Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox, a non-Indigenous scholar who worked as negotiator for the Dehcho, DÚl¯nÛ, and Inuvialuit and Gwich'in peoples in the Northwest Territories, offers a unique perspective and analysis of self-government negotiations. Using the metaphor of dahshaa, a rotted spruce wood essential in moose-hide tanning, the author examines three case studies to demonstrate the need for reconciliation and justice through self-government.
Arctic Thunder is an action-filled young adult sports novel with a twist. The storyline revolves around a fourteen-year-old teen whose father moves his small town family to Inuvik where he is stationed as an RCMP officer. Matt is completely attached to his championship box lacrosse team in Alberta. The move proves extremely difficult for the boy as he struggles to make new friends, leave current friends behind, and stop playing lacrosse, the sport he loves.
Porcupines and China Dolls is a brilliant novel written by Teetl'it Gwich'in writer Robert Arthur Alexie. He writes about a community in the Northwest Territories where many of the people live lives of desperate searching for relief from the pain and nightmares of abuses endured while attending residential school. The two male characters at the centre of this novel each suffered abuse at the hands of a priest at the school and when the former priest is seen on television the men's lives are thrown into despair and finally action.
NOT AVAILABLE The Pale Indian is the second novel by Robert Arthur Alexie, a Teetl'it Gwich'in (People of the Head Waters), who was born and raised in Fort McPherson in Canada's Northwest Territories. His first book was Porcupines and China Dolls. In 1972, John Daniel, an eleven-year-old Blue Indian from Aberdeen in Canada's Northwest Territories, and his six-year-old sister, Eva, were brought to live with a white couple in Alberta, having been removed from their parents by the Powers that Be. John promised he'd never go back. But in October 1984, at twenty-two, he broke that promise.