Living on the Land: Indigenous Women's Understanding of Place, examines how patriarchy, gender, and colonialism have shaped the experiences of Indigenous women as both knowers and producers of knowledge. From a variety of methodological perspectives, contributors to the volume explore the nature and scope of Indigenous women’s knowledge, its rootedness in relationships both human and spiritual, and its inseparability from land and landscape.
In The Medicine of Peace, Jeffrey Ansloos explores the complex intersections of colonial violence, the current status of Indigenous youth in Canada in regard to violence and the possibilities of critical-Indigenous psychologies of nonviolence. Indigenous youth are disproportionately at risk for violent victimization and incarceration within the justice system. They are also marginalized and oppressed within our systems of academia, mental health and social work.
A Land Not Forgotten examines the disruptions in local food practices as a result of colonization and the cultural, educational, and health consequences of those disruptions. Food insecurity takes a disproportionate toll on the health of Canada's Indigenous people. This multidisiplinary work demonstrates how some Indigenous communities in northern Ontario are addressing challenges to food security through the restoration of land-based cultural practices.
Firewater: How Alcohol is Killing My People and Yours by Crown prosecutor Harold Johnson, examines alcohol and its history, the stereotypes surrounding it, and its devastating impact on Indigenous people. Based on his years of experience as a Crown Prosecutor in Treaty 6 territory Johnson Harold Johnson challenges readers to confront the harmful stereotypes surrounding First Nations and the consumption of alcohol. Using traditional Cree stories Johnson seeks solutions for the overwhelming impact of alcohol.
Embers: One Ojibway's Meditations carefully curated selection of everyday reflections where award-winning author Richard Wagamese finds lessons in both the mundane and sublime as he muses on the universe, drawing inspiration from working in the bush--sawing and cutting and stacking wood for winter as well as the smudge ceremony to bring him closer to the Creator. Embers is Richard Wagamese's most personal and thought-provoking volume to date.
7 Générations Volume 2 contains the French language edition of David Alexander Robertson's Ends/Begins vol 3 and The Pact vol 4 of the 7 Generations graphic novel series. This graphic novel follows one Plains Cree family from the early 19th century to the present day and tells a story of redemption as residential school survivor James and his son, Edwin reconcile their past and begin a new journey. Edwin is facing an uncertain future.
Separate Beds: A History of Indian Hospitals in Canada, 1920-1980s is the story of Canada’s system of segregated health care. Operated by the same bureaucracy that was expanding health care opportunities for most Canadians, the Indian Hospitals were underfunded, understaffed, overcrowded, and rife with coercion and medical experimentation. Established to keep the First Nations and Inuit tuberculosis population isolated, they became a means of ensuring that other Canadians need not share access to modern hospitals with Indigenous patients.
First Nations in the Twenty-First Century was just released (2016) in its second edition from the Themes in Canadian Sociology series by Oxford University Press. This edition offers students a clear and concise introduction to understanding First Nations in Canada. This 252-page book by James S.
First Nations People in Canada is an accessible and up-to-date account of social demographics will be essential reading for students and scholars wishing to understand the full context of First Nations peoples in Canada. Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Calgary James S. Frideres' introduction to the current status of First Nations considers often troubled relations with the federal government as well as their surprising resilience.
2015 Shortlist Title for First Nation Communities Read - Up Ghost River: A Chief's Journey Through The Turbulent Waters of Native History is a 2014 shortlist nominee for the Governor General’s Literary Awards. This non-fiction book is the powerful and moving memoir from Cree residential school survivor, activist, educator, and writer Edmund Metatawabin. Former Chief of Fort Albany First Nation, Ed Metatawabin presents his compelling account of the experiences endured at the notorious St. Anne residential school, his efforts to expose the wrong doings of St.