Decolonizing Education: Nourishing the Learning Spirit by Dr. Marie Battiste, Mi'kmaw educator and scholar presents a new model for Indigenous education. Drawing on treaties, international law, the work of other Indigenous scholars, and especially personal experiences, Marie Battiste documents the nature of Eurocentric models of education, and their devastating impacts on Indigenous knowledge.
Nous sommes tous des gens issus de traités is the French translation of We Are All Treaty People, the 34-page illustrated history produced by the Union of Ontario Indians to promote the understanding of treaties among all people in Ontario. Written by Maurice Switzer with coloured drawings by Charley Herbert the book offers students a brief look at history from the Anishinabek perspective. This French language edition is translated by Denyse De Bernardi. The Anishinabek Nation includes the Algonquin, Delaware, Mississauga, Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi.
The Inconvenient Indian is one of four shortlisted finalists in CODE's (Canadian Organization for Development through Education) 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. Thomas King is the second place author of the 2014 Burt Award. The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America is the 2013 offering from university professor and humourist Thomas King. With his biting wit and sarcasm, King tells readers a story of Canada’s and America’s relations with First Nations and Native Americans.
In An Ethic of Mutual Respect: The Covenant Chain and Aboriginal-Crown Relations, Bruce Morito offers a philosophical interrogation of the predominant current reading of the historical record regarding the Covenant Chain. Over the course of a century until the late 1700s, the British Crown, the Haudenosaunee, Ojibwe, Delaware, Wendat and other First Nations of eastern North America developed a system of alliances and treaties that came to be known collectively as the Covenant Chain.
The Gift is in the Making: Anishinaabeg Stories is a unique collection of twenty-one traditional Ojibwe stories retold by storyteller, writer, and spoken-word artist Leanne Betasamosake Simpson from Alderville First Nation. Over the years, the author has told these stories first within her own family and then to larger community members. She has added to her knowledge of the oral tradition and legends from community Elders, language teachers, and authentic print resources. Encouraged by Elders she has written these oral stories featuring Nanabush in her own style.
Nation to Nation: A Resource on Treaties in Ontario is a 68-page book from the Union of Ontario Indians designed to inform readers and students about First Nations treaties in Ontario. Edited by Maurice Switzer the book has a definition section and background about treaties in general, treaties between First Nations, the Royal Proclamation of 1763, Indian treaties in Canada, and a timeline showing Indian treaties in Ontario.
Taking Medicine: Women's Healing Work and Colonial Contact in Southern Alberta, 1880-1930 presents colonial medicine and nursing as a gendered phenomenon that had particular meanings for Aboriginal and settler women who dealt with one another over bodily matters. By bringing to light women’s contributions to the development of health care in southern Alberta between 1880 and 1930, this book challenges traditional understandings of colonial medicine and nursing in the contact zone.
The Cast Stone: A Novel of Uprising by Cree author Harold Johnson is fictional account of a US invasion of Canada that forces First Nations to decide where their loyalties lie with respect to a history of Treaties and racial conflict. Main character Ben Rob is a retired political science professor recently retired who has returned home to the rez. As a dystopian novel the idea of colonialism is brought home to people of this northern reserve as the resistance movement gathers together farmers, Mennonites, and First Nations.
Speculators in Empire: Iroquoia and the 1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix by William J.Campbell, assistant professor of history at California State University, explores the Six Nations Iroquois-British diplomacy leading up to this historic treaty. At the 1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the British secured the largest land cession in colonial North America. Crown representatives gained possession of an area claimed but not occupied by the Iroquois that encompassed parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia.