OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher Two CBC investigative journalists wrote this true crime book about the untimely death of 17-year-old Neal Stonechild in November 1990. Saskatoon police were known for their racist treatment of First Nations living within the city. When the youth's frozen body was found three days after he disappeared, the authorities termed the death a misadventure.
Inventing the Savage: The Social Construction of Native American Criminality by Luana Ross draws upon the life histories of imprisoned Native American women to demonstrate how race/ethnicity, gender, and class contribute to the criminalizing of various behaviors and subsequent incarceration rates. Drawing on the Native women's own words, she reveals the violence in their lives prior to incarceration, their respective responses to it, and how those responses affect their eventual criminalization and imprisonment.
First published in 1993, First Nations: Race, Class, and Gender Relations remains unique in offering systematically, from a political economy perspective, an analysis that enables us to understand the diverse realities of First Nations within changing Canadian and global contexts. The book provides an extended analysis of how changing social dynamics, organized particularly around race, class, and gender relations, have shaped the life chances and conditions for Aboriginal people within the structure of Canadian society and its major institutional forms.
Intercultural Dispute Resolution in Aboriginal Contexts is a collection of 19 scholarly papers edited by Catherine Bell is Professor of Law and David Kahane is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Alberta. The essays collected here provide a balanced view of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), exploring its opportunities and effectiveness alongside its challenges and limits.
Hon. A.C. Hamilton. A former associate chief justice of Manitoba's Court of LL Queen's Bench and co-chair of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry. Judge Hamilton brings decades of compassionate experience to this critically important issue of Aboriginal peoples and the justice system. Interweaving personal stories from his many years as a lawyer and judge with concrete recommendations for reform. Hamilton provides a sensitive blueprint for overhauling a system which is a clear failure for everyone involved.
Reclaiming Aboriginal Justice, Identity, and Community is one of the titles in Purich's Aboriginal Issues Series. The book examines the various ways Aboriginal Peoples in urban areas cope with justice, healing, and self-government issues. This volume describes the Community Council Project, an Aboriginal diversion program in Toronto. Proulx shows how justice, healing, and community intersect, drawing on the example of the CCP. He discusses what constitutes the Aboriginal community in Toronto, and how the CCP is playing an important role in shaping and defining the community.
Wartime Images, Peacetime Wounds: The Media and the Gustafsen Lake Standoff critically examines the role of the media in portraying negative stereotypes of Aboriginal Peoples during the Gustafsen Lake event. What does the media coverage of a crisis situation reveal about the nature of dominant-minority relations locally, regionally, and nationally? Sandra Lambertus asks this question of the media coverage of the largest RCMP operation in Canadian history - the 1995 Gustafsen Lake standoff.
Legal Aid lawyers Ross Gordon Green and Kearney Healy argue that a new approach is needed and offer ample evidence from around the world, and our own back yard, to make the case for a shift to restorative justice. The voices of their young clients illustrate the very real human costs of doing nothing. This book is a must read for anyone who is concerned about youth crime and justice. In an easy to read format this book presents the development and current state of Canadian law, as well as different approaches that have been used in dealing with youth crime.