Fractured Homeland: Federal Recognition and Algonquin Identity in Ontario by Mi'kmaw professor Bonita Lawrence documents the Algonquins’ twenty-year struggle for identity and nationhood despite the imposition of a provincial boundary that divided them across two provinces, and the Indian Act, which denied federal recognition to two-thirds of Algonquins.
In "Real" Indians and Others: Mixed-Blood Urban Native Peoples and Indigenous Nationhood, Bonita Lawrence draws on the first-person accounts of thirty Toronto residents of Aboriginal descent, as well as archival materials, sociological research, and her own urban Aboriginal heritage and experiences. She sheds light on the Canadian government's efforts to define First Nations identity through the years by means of the Indian Act and shows how policies such as residential schooling, loss of Indian status, and adoption have affected Aboriginal identity.
Strong Women Stories: Native Vision and Community Survival is a collection of seventeen essays presents original and critical perspectives from writers, scholars and activists on issues that are pertinent to Aboriginal women and their communities in both rural and urban settings in Canada. Their contributions explore the critical issues facing Aboriginal women as they rebuild and revive their communities.