Blackfoot War Art: Pictographs of the Reservation Period, 1880-2000 is a recent publication that documents the pictographs of Blackfoot warriors created from the 1880s to 2000 in both Canada and the United States. James Dempsey draws on his Blood First Nation heritage, extensive research in museum collections, and interviews with Blackfoot (Siksika) Elders to create this impressive work. He documents the types of artwork found on Blackfoot teepee covers, painted robes, teepee liners and doors, and painted panels that depict the images of warrior pictography and history.
Talking Back to the Indian Act: Critical Readings in Settler Colonial Histories is a unique and highly readable guide that develops the skills necessary for history students building their understandings when examining historical primary documents. Part text book and how to resource, this presentation builds historical thinking along with critical reading skills. The content examines areas of the Indian Act including governance, land, gender, and enfranchisement found in the most significant piece of Canadian legislation that has impacted lives of First Nations as well as Canadians.
Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices is a visually stunning, and thought-provoking anthology featuring the work 64 First Nations, Inuit, and Métis artists. 46 First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and Native American established and first-time authors, musicians, poets, filmmakers, photographers and creative thinkers all considering identity, authentic voice, and honesty. This collection, published by Annick Press, marks a turning point in Aboriginal young-adult creative non-fiction.
2015 Shortlist Title for First Nation Communities Read. Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices is a visually stunning, and thought-provoking anthology featuring the work 64 First Nations, Inuit, and Métis artists. 46 First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and Native American established and first-time authors, musicians, poets, filmmakers, photographers and creative thinkers all considering identity, authentic voice, and honesty. This collection, published by Annick Press, marks a turning point in Aboriginal young-adult creative non-fiction.
Strange Visitors: Documents in Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada from 1876 is the essential reference book about the interaction between First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples with settler society told in primary documents. History professor Keith D. Smith , Chair of the Department of First Nations Studies at Vancouver Island University, selected a diverse selection of documents including letters, testimonies, speeches, transcripts, newspaper articles, and government records to highlight Indigenous primary sources from 1876 to 2007.
'Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Indigenous Life' is a compelling history of the role of government-sponsored policy that lead to the overwhelming loss of life of Indigenous People of the Plains region from the late 1700s to the late 1800s. This is the new edition of the 2013 work with the title 'Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life (ISBN 9780889773400).
My Heroes Have Always Been Indians by Athabasca Chipewyan scholar Cora Voyageur is a collection of 100 significant First Nations and Inuit individuals from Alberta. The author selected both historical and contemporary men and women who made noteworthy contributions to Canada and specific Indigenous communities. The author asked for nominations for this list and received people from all walks of life including history, the arts, business, activism, literature, commerce, community development, education, environmental stewardship, justice, military service, politics, sports, and more.
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 Amazing Time Travel Adventures of the Iron Crow Brothers and Bree Sainte Marie is a historical fiction young adult novel by Calgary amateur historian Rob Lennard. He combines an original time travel tale (image the Magic Schoolbus) along with historical factoids about Alberta history. He conveniently identifies the facts and story in two different fonts. When his little brother, Johnny, contracts a fatal blood disease, teenage track star Max Iron Crow embarks on a life-saving vision quest, meeting guardian wolves, three First Nations chiefs, and his own Blackfoot ancestors.