One Man's Justice: A Life in the Law is a passionate memoir of a career in law that reveals the impact one man of principle can make upon a country and its defining values. Thomas Berger is a British Columbia lawyer specializing in civil liberties, constitutional law and Native rights. He is recognized internationally for his work in the areas of human rights and jurisdictional justice for the world's northern peoples. Berger is well-known for his work on the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry.
Returning to the Teachings: Exploring Aboriginal Justice is the reissue of the 1996 book by Rupert Ross, a former assistant Crown attorney. His experiences with Aboriginal restorative justice are detailed in this publication. His perspective on healing circles and Aboriginal cultural teachings were gathered during a three year secondment with Justice Canada. He travelled across Canada and draws on personal experiences gained during community visits about healing circles, criminal justice, and First Nations teachings about peacemaker justice.
American Indians, American Justice explores the complexities of the present Native American situation, particularly with regard to legal and political rights. It is the first book to present an overview of federal Indian law in language readably accessible to the layperson. Remarkably comprehensive, it is destined to become a standard sourcebook for all concerned with the plight of the contemporary Indian.
Provincial court judge Ross Green looks at the evolution of the Canadian criminal justice system and the values upon which it is based. He then contrasts those values with Aboriginal concepts of justice. Against this backdrop, he introduces sentencing and mediation alternatives currently being developed in Aboriginal communities within the structure of the current Canadian justice system.
Judgement at Stoney Creek has been released in a new edition of an Aboriginal studies classic: an engrossing look at the investigation into the hit-and-run death of Coreen Thomas, a young Native woman in her ninth month of pregnancy, at the wheels of a car driven by a young white man in central BC.
Killing the Shamen is the story of the Sandy Lake Cree of northwestern Ontario and their clash with the Canadian criminal justice system in 1907. Jack Fiddler, shaman and leader, together with his brother, Joseph Fiddler, were charged with murder in the death of a possessed woman who had become a windigo. The two men were taken to Norway House in Manitoba for trial. This compelling story is told through the words of several Cree Elders who in 1971 began a search for the truth with the author, James R. Stevens.
Elusive Justice: Beyond the Marshall Inquiry is a collection of five essays written by legal scholars, a sociologist, and Mi'kmaq Grand Chief. Their work discusses the impact of the Royal Commission on the Donald Marshall Jr. Prosecution (1987-1990). The tragic miscarriage of justice in Nova Scotia resulted in the wrongful conviction and the eleven-year imprisonment of Donald Marshall. The subsequent acquittal of Marshall by the Nova Scotia Supreme Court led to the Inquiry.
Buried in the Silence is the account of the 1991 murder of Leo LaChance, a Cree man from the Big River Reserve, who was shot by a White supremacist in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Newspaper journalist Connie Sampson covered the LaChance case from the beginning to the 1993 inquiry into the killing of Leo LaChance. The book begins with an account of the shooting that occurred in a Prince Albert gun shop owned by the White supremacist Carney Nerland.
Just Another Indian: A Serial Killer and Canada's Indifference is a chilling account of the prosecution, conviction, and media treatment of a notorious serial killer who preyed on First Nations women in Saskatchewan. Saskatoon newspaper journalist, Warren Goulding, paints a troubling view of a racist criminal justice system that allowed the likes of John Martin Crawford to brutally murder Eva Taysup, Shelley Napope, Mary Jane Serloin, and Calinda Waterhen. Convicted in 1996, Crawford is currently serving concurrent life sentences.