In the Way of Development: Indigenous Peoples, Life Projects, and Globalization examines how Indigenous peoples today are enmeshed in the expanding modern economy, subject to the pressures of both market and government. This book takes Indigenous peoples as actors, not victims, as its starting point in analyzing this interaction.
Navigating Neoliberalism argues that neoliberalism, which drives government policy concerning First Nations in Canada, can also drive self-determination. And in a globalizing world, new opportunities for Indigenous governance may transform socioeconomic well-being. Gabrielle Slowey studies the development of First Nations governance in health, education, economic development, and housing.
No Need of a Chief for this Band: The Maritime Mi'kmaq and Federal Electoral Legislation, 1899-1951 by history professor Martha Walls explores the political history and struggle for self-government of the Mi'kmaq communities in the New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
The campaign of the Cree people to protect their forest culture from the impact of hydro-electric development in northern Quebec has been widely-documented. Few have heard in any detail about this campaign's outcome and impact upon indigenous societies' futures. This text gives equal attention to the Cree leadership's successful strategies for dealing with major social and environmental pressures with the forces of acculturation and native communities' social destruction.
On the Land: Confronting the Challenges to Aboriginal Self-Determination in Northern Quebec and Labrador is a collection of seven essays about the various ways First Nations and Inuit in Quebec and Labrador are asserting their rights to the land and challenging the right of Quebec to sovereignty. Aboriginal voices include Matthew Coon Come, Zebedee Nungak, Daniel Ashini, and Mary Ellen Turpel. Views from the outside include Harvey Feit, Alan Penn, and Boyce Richardson. The book covers the Inuit of Quebec, the Innu of Labrador, and the James Bay Cree.
OUT OF PRINT A short introduction to and overview of the world's Indigenous peoples, commissioned by New Internationalist for its No-Nonsense Guides series. This 144-page guide introduces the general reader to issues of colonialism, conquest, land, the environment, and fighting back. Allows the Indigenous peoples to speak for themselves and includes the Barabaig of Tanzania; the Yanomami of Brazil; the Ogiek of Kenya; the Kurds of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and Syria; the Karamojong of Uganda; peoples in Canada, Brazil, Chile, Southeast Asia, and many others.
Perspectives on Globalization explores the origins of globalization, the implications of economic globalization, and the impact of globalization on lands, cultures, human rights, and quality of life. Using an inquiry model of analysis and an engaging and varied presentation of content, this text encourages students to be aware of their capability to effect changes in their communities, Canada's pluralistic society, and the world. Chapter two contains information about the Métis and the Michif language, as well as a feature about Maori singer Moana Maniapoto.
A revolution is underway among the Indigenous nations of North America. It is a quiet revolution, largely unnoticed in society at large. But it is profoundly important. From High Plains states and Prairie Provinces to southwestern deserts, from Mississippi and Oklahoma to the northwest coast of the continent, Native peoples are reclaiming their right to govern themselves and to shape their future in their own ways. Challenging more than a century of colonial controls, they are addressing severe social problems, building sustainable economies, and reinvigorating Indigenous cultures.
Lighting the Eighth Fire: The Liberation, Resurgence, and Protection of Indigenous Nations is a collection of 13 essays by Indigenous scholars edited by Leanne Simpson. The collection offers readers an insight into Indigenous perspectives regarding colonialism, self-government, traditional knowledge, liberation, and the importance of the land. Writers from a range of First Nations offer Nation specific understandings about these issues in terms of economic development, treaties, politics, governance, environmental concerns, and social justice movements.