First Nations Education Policy in Canada: Progress or Gridlock? by authors Jerry Paquette and Gerald Fallon challenge the fundamental assumptions about Aboriginal education and propose their own paradigm in order to present a revision of policy. Their aim is to review the First Nations education systems current in Canada and propose alternate models of analysis. The authors have developed a conceptual framework with which to re-envision the social, political, and educational goals of a self-governing First Nations education system.
Indigenous Peoples and Autonomy: Insights for a Global Age is one of the titles in the Globalization and Autonomy series published by UBC Press. This volume contains 10 essays by scholars from a variety of disciplines. Each essay focuses on a specific Indigenous Nation including the James Bay Cree, Saami Council, Torres Strait Islanders, Mapuche of Cholchol (Chile), East Cree, and the Zapatista Indigenous movement. Each case study examines how each Indigenous Nation voices their response to self-government, autonomy, and globalization. Contributors include Harvey A.
Notes from the Center of Turtle Island is one of the titles from the Contemporary Native American Communities Series published by AltaMira Press. Author Duane Champagne is professor in the department of sociology at UCLA. Duane Champagne has been presenting a series of comments on Indian policy, history, and culture since October 2006 in the newspaper Indian Country Today. This book provides a compilation of many of these editorials, plus two chapters not previously published.
Dancing on Our Turtle's Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence and a New Emergence by Mississauga researcher, writer, and educator Leanne Simpson examines Ojibwe Creation stories, language, and the traditional knowledge of Elders to create an understanding of reconciliation. By challenging the status quo interpretation of reconciliation as it relates to Indigenous people, Leanne Simpson offers a thoughtful alternative means of reaching true reconciliation using teachings such as the Seven Grandfather teachings, the Four Hills of Life, and Creation and Nanabush stories.
The Indigenous World 2011 is a comprehensive yearbook on the current situation of Indigenous peoples and their human rights published by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA). Featuring 64 country reports and a section on international processes relating to Indigenous peoples, the book presents Indigenous peoples' voices and current concerns. It gives a unique overview of important events and developments in the Indigenous world during 2010.
First Nations in the Twenty-First Century just released in 2011 from Oxford University Press series, Themes in Canadian Society, offers students a clear and concise introduction to understanding First Nations in Canada. This 252-page book by James S. Frideres, Professor of Sociology at the University of Calgary, deals specifically with First Nations, the legislative history of the Indian Act, residential schools, Truth and Reconciliation, health issues, economic development, self governance, First Nations languages, and the bureaucracy of Indian Affairs.
Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future is a collection of 35 articles, papers, and speeches that provides Indigenous Peoples perspectives on the environment. Specific Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) articles include John Mohawk's short Thanksgiving Address; the Iroquois Confederacy; Food knowledge of our ancestors; climate change; and Indigenous view of nature. Oren Lyons has several contributions such as listening to natural law; and a democracy based on peace. Mohawk midwife Katsi Cook's essay discusses environmental and reproductive justice.
Aboriginal Policy Research: Exploring the Urban Landscape, volume 8 is a collection of 12 papers about Aboriginal Peoples presented at the Aboriginal Research Policy Conference held in Ottawa in 2009. Co-chaired by Dan Beavon of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Jerry White of the University of Western Ontario, and Peter Dinsdale of the National Association of Friendship Centres, this Aboriginal Research Policy Conference, like those before it, brought researchers, policy-makers, and the Aboriginal community together to make connections, hear about leading research, and learn together.
Red Power Rising: The National Indian Youth Council and the Origins of Native Activism traces the origins of the Red Power movement of Native Americans to the student activism of the National Indian Youth Council (NIYC), founded in Gallup, New Mexico, in 1961. The main goals of this organization were principles of tribal sovereignty, self determination, treaty rights, and cultural preservation. The main characters in the development of this youth organizations were Clyde Warrior, Shirley Hill Witt, Mel Thom, Bruce Wilkie, and Hank Adams.