Native North American Art is part of the Oxford History of Art Series and this volume sets out to examine and describe the current state of the arts in contemporary Canada and the United States. Berlo and Phillips are two art historians who bring impeccable credentials to the task. The text introduces to readers an appreciation for the richness and diversity of Indigenous arts from its earliest forms to the installations of modern artists.
Where Did You Get Your Moccasins? is a wonderful picture book well suited for reading aloud to preschool and kindergarten children. The story focuses on a young boy who brings a pair of moccasins to school for show and tell. He explains step by step how his Kookum, his grandmother, made the moccasins. The sensitive black and white pencil drawings reflect the author's and illustrator's respect for the First Nation child in a multi-cultural, urban school setting.
The Last Raven and Other Stories by Six Nations Mohawk writer Richard G. Green masterfully brings alive the struggles, adversities and triumphs common to contemporary urban/reserve Native North American Indians in Canada and the U.S. This collection of twelve short stories was selected from the author's extensive literary output. Green's stories have appeared exclusively in Native publications and literary anthologies. The Last Raven and Other Stories features a variety of characters ranging from adolescents to 30 something urban yuppies.
First Nations Families is part of the First Nations Education Division's Readers 97 Series. This primary level reader introduces ten First Nations families who live in the Victoria area of British Columbia. These families represent the diversity of the "family" in the 1990s. For each family, a young child introduces the members of the family, where they live and what each family member likes to do. Each page is illustrated with simple sketches that enhance the controlled vocabulary text. A valuable resource for encouraging reading and learning about First Nations families.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher Contemporary Native American Architecture: Cultural Regeneration and Creativity is a unique reference text about Native American architecture. The author explores the subject by examining the historical and legal background to the recent cultural revitalization movement among Native Americans. The main focus is public buildings such as schools, clinics, administration offices, museums and casinos. Public housing on reservations is also documented.
OUT OF PRINT That the People Might Live: Native American Literatures and Native American Community is an exploration of Native literature from 1768 to the mid-1990s using the importance of community as the starting point for analysis. The author has coined the term "communitism" to reflect the passionate activism of Native writers to their communities. He believes that Native literature produced in Canada and the United States deserves study as literature separate from the national literatures both countries.
OUT OF PRINT Unjust Relations: Aboriginal Rights in Canadian Courts is a collection of eight Supreme Court decisions concerning Aboriginal Rights. The edited judgement has a brief introduction that places the decision in context. The cases begin with the St. Catherine's Milling decision from 1888 and end with Sparrow from 1990. Taken together these cases (RE: Eskimos, Calder, Drybones, Lavell/Bedard, Sioui, and Guerin) show how Aboriginal Rights have been defined according to Canadian law. Recommended for Native Studies courses dealing with the legal aspect of Aboriginal Rights.
Canada's First Nations: A History of Founding Peoples from Earliest Times is the revised edition of Olive Dickason's highly acclaimed history of First Nations told from the Native perspective. This Metis historian uses an interdisciplinary approach to tell the story of Aboriginal People in what became Canada. She describes the richness, variety and complexity of 57 founding First Nations. The coming of Europeans and the impact on the traditional societies are described and analyzed.
The 'Nations Within': Aboriginal-State Relations in Canada, the United States, and New Zealand is a comparative study about Aboriginal Peoples in three countries and their relations with European colonizers. Each 'Nation within' shares a similar position in their respective countries and each group of Aboriginal People seeks the common goal of restoring their unique status. To achieve their goals, the authors suggest that a massive restructuring of relations between Aboriginal People and the state is necessary.