Hunters in the Barrens: The Naskapi on the Edge of the White Man's World by anthropologist Georg Hendricksen was first published in 1973. This 2010 edition contain a new foreword. The comprehensive study of the Naskapi Indians of Labrador is based on an anthropologist's life with them between 1966 and 1968, when families still followed the traditional pattern of hunting on the barrens during the winter and returning to their coastal settlements in the summer.
Treaty No# 9: Making the Agreement to Share the Land in Far Northern Ontario in 1905 is an analysis of the historical context for the Treaty signed between the Crown and the leaders of the northern Ontario First Nations. The treaty's negotiations, signing, the treaty commissioners, and the leaders are discussed in this 600-page volume. It includes appendices that include Terminology, Historiography, and An Inventory of the 1905 Photographs.
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.
How Fox Saved the People, Eda`ni` no^ge`e do^ne gok'ei^di` is a 56-page picture book with CD from Theytus that tells the Tlicho (Dogrib) traditional story about Fox saving the people. The story is set long ago and begins with a village of people who cannot locate any food. Everyone is hungry but the Raven who visits daily is always happy and seems satisfied. All the people wonder where Raven is finding food. So one day they decide to track where the Raven goes and see where Raven finds food. It is Fox who follows and finds out why Raven is always full and happy.
The Fast Runner: Filming the Legend of Atanarjuat explores the behind the scenes background of this important 2002 film. The author, Michael Robert Evans, documents the culture, history, traditions, and people who made this unique movie that takes a traditional Inuit story and retells it on the big screen. The explanations document the origins of the filming, Igloolik Isuma Productions, and the financial and cultural challenges the producers faced.
New Histories for Old: Changing Perspectives on Canada's Native Pasts contains eleven essays by historians, geographers, and anthropologists who examine the current field of historical study in themes such as Native struggles for land and resources under colonialism, the fur trade, "Indian" policy and treaties, mobility and migration, disease and well-being, and Indigenous-newcomer relations. Of particular interest is the essay by Victor Lytwyn, Echo of the Crane: Tracing Anishnawbek and Metis title to Bawating (Sault Ste. Marie); and J.R.
The Caribou Feed Our Soul is one of the titles in Fifth House Publishing's The Land Is Our Storybook series. This Denésôliné (Chipewyan) 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 Lutsel K'e, Northwest Territories. Pete Enzoe is a hunter, trapper, and fisher who views his role as a protector of the caribou. He takes readers on a respectful caribou harvest.
The short stories in The Moon of Letting Go celebrate healing through modern day rituals that honour Richard Van Camp's Dogrib ancestry. Richard Van Camp speaks in a range of powerful voices: a violent First Nations gangster has an astonishing spiritual experience, a single mother is protected from her ex by a dangerous medicine man, and a group of young men pay tribute to a friend by streaking through their northern town. The stories are set in First Nations communities in the Northwest Territories, Vancouver and rural British Columbia.
Home Is the Hunter: The James Bay Cree and their Land presents the historical, environmental, and cultural context from which this recent story grows. Hans Carlson shows how the Cree view their lands as their home, their garden, and their memory of themselves as a people. By investigating the Cree's relationship with the land and their three hundred years of contact with outsiders, the author illuminates the process of cultural negotiation at the foundation of ongoing political and environmental debates.