By Law or In Justice: The Indian Specific Claims Commission and the Struggle for Indigenous Justice by Jane Dickson, a commissioner for the non defunct Indian Specific Claims Commission. This book explores the history of Treaties and Aboriginal Government division of its Specific Claims branch. It is also a history of bullying, micromanagement, and limited accountability In spite of numerous reports such as Justice At Last, there are problems in policy-making and processes stemming from one fundamental flaw, according to the author, which is the Crown.
Legacy: Trauma, Story and Indigenous Healing by Suzanne Methot, Nehiyaw writer, editor, educator and community worker comprises ten chapters. This book opens with a chapter on How things work and Why Stories Matter, citing reports on psychological and emotional abuse in Indigenous communities and the impact of intergenerational trauma, delegitimizing the notion that current challenges within Indigenous communities are the result of inherent deficiencies in Indigenous peoples and cultures.
Nibi’s Water Song by Anishinabeg author Sunshine Tenasco from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Quebec, and who is also a clean water activist and illustrated by Chief Lady Bird a Chippewa and Potawatomi artist from Rama First Nation and Moosedeer Point First Nation is the story of very thirsty Nibi who needs to drink clean water, yet the water is always brown. She goes looking for drinking water and this is when her message begins to resonate with all that is around her. There is a statement about the need for water at the end of the book and information about the author and artist.
Nibi a soif, très soif is the French version of Nibi’s Water Song by Anishinabeg author Sunshine Tenasco from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Quebec, and who is also a clean water activist. This work is illustrated by Chief Lady Bird a Chippewa and Potawatomi artist from Rama First Nation and Moosedeer Point First Nation; the text is translated into French by Hélène Rioux. This is the story of very thirsty Nibi who needs to drink clean water, yet the water is always brown. She goes looking for drinking water and this is when her message begins to resonate with all that is around her.
Indigenous Relations – Insights, Tips & Suggestions to Make Reconciliation a Reality written by Bob Joseph with Cynthia F. Joseph, is a 190-page book and essential companion to 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality.
The Case of Windy Lake is a chapter book for young readers who enjoy mysteries and problem-solving along with traditions and culture. The author of ‘A Mighty Muskrats Mystery’ series, Michael Hutchinson is a citizen of Misipawistik Cree Nation in the Treaty 5 territory, and his familiarity with the land and life experiences are reflected in these mystery adventures. Cousins Samuel, Chickadee, Atim and Otter – the Mighty Muskrats - visit and live on the First Nation rez at Windy Lake. This mystery begins when an archaeologist goes missing from a mining company.
Inconvenient Skin / nayêhtâwan wasakay authored by Shane Koyczan is a dual language English and Cree poem and art book. It includes the artwork by Kent Monkman, Joseph Sánchez, Jim Logan and Nadia Kwandibens. The Cree translation is provided by Solomon Ratt. With Inconvenient Skin / nayêhtâwan wasakay, Koyczan hopes to continue the conversations after the polarizing 150 years celebration of Canada as a nation.
Braiding Legal Orders, Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is edited by John Borrows, Larry Chartrand, Oonagh E. Fitzgerald and Risa Schwartz under copyright of the Centre for International Governance Innovation and with the support of and collaboration with the Wiyasiwewin Mikiwahp Native Law Centre, University of Saskatchewan. The preface of this work states that the UNDRIP is an opportunity to explore and reconceive the relationship between international law, Indigenous peoples’ own laws and Canada’s constitutional narratives.