From Recognition to Reconciliation: Essays on the Constitutional Entrenchment of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights is a collection essays by 20 Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars about the current understandings surrounding Aboriginal and Treaty Rights. More than thirty years ago, section 35 of the Constitution Act recognized and affirmed the existing Aboriginal and treaty rights of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada.
From New Peoples to New Nations: Aspects of Métis History and Identity from the Eighteenth to Twenty-first Century is a broad historical account of the emergence of the Métis as distinct peoples in North America over the last three hundred years. Examining the cultural, economic, and political strategies through which communities define their boundaries, Gerhard J. Ens and Joe Sawchuk trace the invention and reinvention of Métis identities from the late eighteenth century to the present day.
Tuscarora-English/English-Tuscarora Dictionary is an important contribution to the study of the Tuscarora language. Designed for Tuscarora people learning their language, as well as anthropologists, historians, language teachers, and linguists, this 2015 paper edition of the dictionary includes the work of previous scholars and the work of linguist Blair Rudes. The dictionary contains a Tuscarora/English, English/Tuscarora, an index of proper names, index of interjections and expressive vocabulary, and index to grammatical morphemes.
The Onondaga-English/English-Onondaga Dictionary is the result of Hanni Woodbury's thirty years of research and collaboration with contemporary speakers and her study of nineteenth- and twentieth-century text sources. Onondaga is an Iroquoian language spoken at the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, near Brantford, Ontario, and at Onondaga Nation, near Syracuse, New York. Once spoken by a large Iroquoian population in New York State, Onondaga is now spoken by only a small number of individuals.
On Being Here to Stay: Treaties and Aboriginal Rights in Canada by anthropologist Michael Asch, professor emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta, offers readers and examination of the numbered treaties in a unique manner. He asks the questions: What, other than numbers and power, justifies Canada’s assertion of sovereignty and jurisdiction over the country’s vast territory? Why should Canada’s original inhabitants have to ask for rights to what was their land when non-Aboriginal people first arrived?
Strange Visitors: Documents in Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada from 1876 is the essential reference book about the interaction between First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples with settler society told in primary documents. History professor Keith D. Smith , Chair of the Department of First Nations Studies at Vancouver Island University, selected a diverse selection of documents including letters, testimonies, speeches, transcripts, newspaper articles, and government records to highlight Indigenous primary sources from 1876 to 2007.
Negotiating the Deal: Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements in Canada provides a political science-framed analysis of the factors that explain both completed and incomplete treaty negotiations between First Nations, the Inuit in Quebec and the federal, provincial, and territorial governments of Canada.
Delaware-English/English-Delaware Dictionary is the first modern dictionary of Munsee Delaware based on research carried out with speakers from Moraviantown, Ontario. The dictionary contains 7100 entries in the Delaware-English section and includes information on each word's grammatical category and gives examples of different inflected forms where appropriate. Also included are sample sentences used by Delaware speakers, grammatical usage and notes, cross references, and indications of words borrowed from English and Dutch.
English-Cayuga/Cayuga-English Dictionary published by the University of Toronto Press offers linguists and second-language learners, and Cayuga language instructors a resource for the Cayuga language that is spoken on the Six Nations of the Grand River. It includes extensive appendices that cover weekdays, months, periods of time, numbers, money, nations, kin, Chiefs' names, place names, traditional and ceremonial language, government and business, Ganohonyohk (The Thanksgiving Address), particles, and a Cayuga grammatical sketch.
Living with Animals: Ojibwe Spirit Powers is a 2014 publication by philosophy professor Michael Pomedli, University of Saskatchewan. He examines the roles of animals such as bears, owls, otters, thunderbirds, and water creatures in the spirituality, healing, and protection of Ojibwe in the 19th century. This study over 100 images from oral and written sources – including birch bark scrolls, rock art, stories, games, and dreams – in which these animals appear as kindred beings, spirit powers, healers, and protectors.