First in Canada: An Aboriginal Book of Days is a unique perpetual calendar of important dates in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis history. The focus is Canada and the research for the events focused on achievements and contributions. The book also includes significant dates such as Oka, the hanging of Louis Riel, and the death of Tecumseh during the War of 1812. Each month begins with the name of the month in an Aboriginal language.
Torn From Our Midst: Voices of Grief, Healing and Action From the Missing Indigenous Women Conference, 2008 is a collection of essays and presentations delivered at the 2008 conference held at the University of Regina. The collection contains 35 presentations in the form of essay, poetry, prayer, reports, and personal accounts organized around themes such as family stories; the violent erasure of women; resisting with all the senses: art and activism; organizational resistance: action from within; self-care and the healing journey; and networking and strategizing.
That's Raven Talk: Holophrastic Readings of Contemporary Indigenous Literatures is based on the author's thesis and examines the works of key authors in terms of Indigenous languages as the basis of textualized orality in Indigenous literatures in English. Specific works by Ishmael Alunik (Inuvialuit), Alootook Ipellie (Inuit), Richard Van Camp (Dogrib), Thomas King (Cherokee), and Louise Bernice Halfe (Cree) are discussed in separate chapters.
Funny Little Stories: Narrated by Cree-Speaking Students, Instructors and Elders is the first memoir in the First Nations Language Readers Series published by Canadian Plains Research Centre at University of Regina and First Nations University of Canada. This dual language (Cree and English) series is geared towards younger readers and beginner language readers. W awiyatÔcimowinisa, Funny Little Stories is edited with a glossary and syllabics by Arok Wolvengrey. High school student Melissa Sanderson, 14, is the illustrator of wawiyatacimowinisa, Funny Little Stories.
Clearing a Path: New Ways of Seeing Traditional Indigenous Art is edited by First Nations University of Canada scholar Carmen Robertson and noted Saskatchewan Métis artist and scholar, Sherry Farrell Racette. In 2005, as part of the province's centennial celebrations, the Saskatchewan Arts Board contracted Carmen Robertson and Sherry Farrell Racette to curate an exhibition which would bring together a diverse group of contemporary artists working in traditional Indigenous media.
The myth of the mounties as neutral arbiters between Aboriginal peoples and incoming settlers remains a cornerstone of the western Canadian narrative of a peaceful frontier experience that differs dramatically from its American equivalent. Walter Hildebrandt eviscerates this myth, placing the NWMP and early settlement in an international framework of imperialist plunder and the imposition of colonialist ideology. Fort Battleford, as an architectural endeavour, and as a Euro-Canadian settlement, oozed British and central Canadian values.
Examination of the impact of the Alberta government's legislation in 1990 regarding the ownership and governance of Métis settlement lands in the province. Describes the legislation's history and the constitutional issues arising from the ground-breaking legislation. The Métis Land Registry System, rights and interests in settlement lands, land-use planning and resource management are the topics covered. Provincial jurisdiction and the constitutional protection of Métis lands are two of the broader issues discussed.
Reprint of slim volume first published in 1909. The author was born in 1867 to a Scots fur trader and Metis mother. Her recollections of Plains Cree and Saulteaux cover a time of drastic change for these Plains First Nations. The period witnessed the disappearance of the buffalo, the Northwest Rebellion, and the creation of reserves. This volume contains an introduction by historian Sarah Carter, who sets the context for the original publication by Amelia Paget.