Bad Judgment: The Myths of First Nations Equality and Judicial Independence in Canada by now retired provincial court judge John Reilly recounts his efforts to improve the delivery of justice to the First Nations in his community and how he used his perceived power as a jurist to make changes to improve the lives of the people in his jurisdiction. His legal career brought him into contact with the Stoney Nakoda First Nation at Morley, Alberta. Along the way, he explains how he came into direct conflict with Canadian judicial administration and various community leaders.
Discovering Numbers: English, French, Cree is a primary-level 12-page board book designed to introduce basic counting from number 1 to 10. Cree artist and educator Neepin Auger from Bigstone Cree Nation (Woodland Cree) has created an effective early childhood education resource that is culture-based. The original, brightly-coloured drawings convey these counting concepts in three languages. The numbers are accompanied by simple, colourful drawings of creatures such as fish, butterflies, owls as well as objects such as teepees, sweetgrass, feathers and arrowheads.
Discovering Words: English, French, Cree is a primary-level 28-page board book designed to introduce basic vocabulary for the English alphabet. Cree artist and educator Neepin Auger from Bigstone Cree Nation (Woodland Cree) has created an effective early childhood education resource that is culture-based. The original, brightly-coloured drawings convey these basic 26 alphabet concepts in three languages. The words include apple, canoe, drum, loon, moccasin, sweat lodge, teepee, and x-ray.
Bad Medicine: A Judge's Struggle for Justice in a First Nations Community by Alberta Provincial Court Judge John Reilly writes his memoir of his time as a judge who presided over cases involving Stoney reserve residents. The book is a scathing indictment of the band leadership especially that of the late Chief John Snow. Reilly writes that when he met Chief Snow "I shook his hand. It was an eerie feeling.
Denying the Source: The Crisis of First Nations Water Rights is a slim, 99-page book about the issues surrounding First Nations water rights written by Merrell-Ann Phare, a lawyer and Executive Director of the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, a national First Nation environmental organization. First Nations are facing some of the worst water crises in Canada and throughout North America. Their widespread lack of access to safe drinking water receives ongoing national media attention, yet progress addressing the causes of the problem is painfully slow.