Policing Indigenous Movements: Dissent and the Security State documents the country’s national security systems and their methods when policing Indigenous activists and organizations as they demonstrate and seek to protect Indigenous territories and resources in the face of government-supported resource extraction. In measures to protect the land, prevent pipeline development and fracking, land and water defenders have created a national discussion about these issues and successfully slowed the rate of resource extraction.
Threads in the Sash: The Story of the Métis People published by Pemmican Publications is written by Métis historian and professor Fred J. Shore. The author has produced a highly readable account of the Métis people especially the people in the western provinces. The book traces the history of the Métis and explains the various terms used to identify the people now recognized in the Canadian constitution. The Labrador Métis are identified as First Nations rather than Métis due to the recognition of the province and Canadian government.
21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality written by Bob Joseph founder of Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. is a member of the Gwawaenuk Nation. This 178-page book is an essential guide to understanding the legal document and its repercussion on generations of First Nations, written by a leading cultural sensitivity trainer.
Walking in the Woods: A Métis Memoir is the updated edition of Herb Belcourt's memoir released in 2017 that details the life of Metis entrepreneur and businessman who dedicated his life to Metis urban housing as well as education. He was an entrepreneur and philanthropist from Lac St. Anne, Alberta. He was awarded an honorary doctorate of laws by the University of Alberta in 2001, and was also the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business in 2016.
Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada's Lost Promise and One Girl's Dream exposes a system of apartheid in Canada that led to the largest youth-driven human rights movement in the country’s history. The movement was inspired by thirteen-year-old Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree woman from Attawapiskat, Ontario. Author Charlie Angus is an elected Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay.
The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic, and the Whole Planet is a human story of resilience, commitment, and survival told from the unique vantage point of an Inuk woman who, in spite of many obstacles, rose from humble beginnings in the Arctic community of Kuujjuaq, Quebec—where she was raised by a single parent and grandmother and travelled by dog team in a traditional, ice-based Inuit hunting culture—to become one of the most influential and decorated environmental, cultural, and human rights advocates in the world.