Print On Demand. Please allow for additional shipping time. The Mikmaw Concordat is an important study of Mikmaw history by legal scholar James Sakej Youngblood Henderson. In this volume, the author examines the wampum agreement known as the Mikmaw Concordat of 1610 between the Vatican and the Mi'kmaq Nation. This agreement acknowledged the right of the Mi'kmaq Nation to govern its people and territories according to its laws and customs. It also stated that the Mi'kmaq Nation gave the Catholic Church access to its traditional territories for the purpose building churches.
OUT OF PRINT Voice of the Drum: Indigenous Education and Culture is a collection of 20 essays that were presented during an 11-day summer institute in 1998 at Brandon University. The papers are organized around theme areas such as worldview, curriculum change, governance and policies, and reflections from conference participants.
Planning for Balanced Development - A Guide for Native American and Rural Communities is a book about the methods of a community planner who combines cultural preservation and economic development. Susan Guyette presents her model of development planning that addresses the unique requirements of Native American communities. Her approach is community-based as she recounts the case study of the creation of a cultural centre at the Pojoaque Pueblo, New Mexico. The need for economic development is vital for many First Nations and Native American communities.
White Roots of Peace: the Iroquois Book of Life, reprinted in 1994, is the important contribution to the understanding and significance of the Six Nations Iroquois / Haudenosaunee Great Law of Peace originally published in 1946. Paul Wallace wrote a popular account of the founding of the Great Law of Peace for the general reader. While researching the Iroquois, Wallace made several visits to Six Nations of the Grand River where he met with Jake Hess, Joseph Montour, and Chief William D. Loft.
Voice of Indigenous Peoples - Native People Address the United Nations is the collection of speeches made by representatives of Indigenous Peoples to The United Nations in December of 1992 at the official launch of 1993 as the International Year of the World's Indigenous People. The text includes the speeches of the 19 Indigenous representatives.
Unfinished Dreams: Community Healing and the Reality of Aboriginal Self-Government examines First Nations self-government issues relating to health care, justice and politics. Warry argues that self-government can be realized when individuals are secure in their cultural identity and can contribute to their communities. Research from the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP), case studies, and Warry's personal research among Nishnawbe communities are used to examine these critical issues facing Aboriginal communities.
The Quest for Justice: Aboriginal Peoples and Aboriginal Rights is a collection of 24 essays that discuss Aboriginal rights from the First Nations and Euro-western legal perspectives. The opening chapter contains 7 essays from Inuit, Metis and First Nations spokesmen including traditional leaders and elected politicians. The second chapter discusses Aboriginal rights from the constitutional and policy-making perspectives. Three legal experts examine the legal and judicial philosophies surrounding Aboriginal rights.
Applied Anthropology in Canada: Understanding Aboriginal Issues is an impassioned call for a revitalized anthropology by University of Guelph professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Edward Hedican. In this second edition, Hedican includes commentary about the Royal Commission, Bill-C31, and most importantly the Ipperwash Inquiry of 2007. Hedican argues that anthropology must be more directly attuned to the practical problems faced by First Nations in Canada and anthropologists must be involved in land claims and public policy issues.
In Peace, Power, Righteousness: an indigenous manifesto, Mohawk scholar Taiaiake Alfred presents a strong, well-reasoned argument for First Nations communities to return to their traditional political values in order to achieve true self-determination through the power of reason. Alfred draws on the traditional teachings of The Great Law of Peace for his inspiration. He maintains that only when Aboriginal communities are grounded in their traditional values of consensus-based government will they succeed in healing the divisions.