Indigenous Relations – Insights, Tips & Suggestions to Make Reconciliation a Reality written by Bob Joseph with Cynthia F. Joseph, is a 190-page book and companion to 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality. Indigenous Relations is written by leading cultural sensitivity trainer, Bob Joseph, who is a member of the Gwawaenuk Nation.
Inconvenient Skin / nayêhtâwan wasakay authored by Shane Koyczan is a dual language English and Cree poem and art book. It includes the artwork by Kent Monkman, Joseph Sánchez, Jim Logan and Nadia Kwandibens. The Cree translation is provided by Solomon Ratt. With Inconvenient Skin / nayêhtâwan wasakay, Koyczan hopes to continue the conversations after the polarizing 150 years celebration of Canada as a nation.
Braiding Legal Orders, Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is edited by John Borrows, Larry Chartrand, Oonagh E. Fitzgerald and Risa Schwartz under copyright of the Centre for International Governance Innovation and with the support of and collaboration with the Wiyasiwewin Mikiwahp Native Law Centre, University of Saskatchewan. The preface of this work states that the UNDRIP is an opportunity to explore and reconceive the relationship between international law, Indigenous peoples’ own laws and Canada’s constitutional narratives.
‘Journey to Healing: Aboriginal People with Addiction and Mental Health Issues: What health, social service and justice workers need to know’ is a Centre for Addiction and Mental Health publication. This book begins with a reminder that healing is an individual and collective process. Healing is sacred and requires helpers to be in the moment and with the clients’ ancestors. This implies relationships and partnerships with and between Aboriginal communities and mainstream organizations using Western and Aboriginal healing perspectives.
‘Aboriginal Law Handbook’ is the 5th edition and a revision of the 2012 publication. This handbook is a guide to legal issues but is not about Indigenous law. It is about how Canadian common law and Aboriginal rights and issues as it affects Aboriginal peoples and organizations. This work reflects the parallelism of legal systems rooted in long-standing norms and values of Aboriginal communities. Each chapter begins with Points to Remember and a discussion on the law and policy in a broad range of issues. Extensive endnotes support this discussion.
Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education: Mapping the Long View published in 2019 by Routledge offers the ideas of well-known education thinkers Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang. This 292-page volume features the works of 26 Indigenous and other scholars in fifteen essays in the series, Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education. The authors represent a variety of cultural traditions including Maori, Samoa, Mayan, Navajo, Salish, Hesquiaht, Tlingit, Ojibwe, and others.
‘Picking Up the Pieces: Residential School Memories and the Making of the Witness Blanket’ tells the story of the making of the Witness Blanket, a living work of art conceived by Carey Newman, Hayalthkin'geme, who is a multidisciplinary artist and master carver. In his artistic practice he strives to highlight Indigenous, social or environmental issues. The Witness Blanket includes hundreds of items collected from residential schools across Canada, everything from bricks, photos and letters to hockey skates, dolls and braids.
'Speaking our Truth A Journey of Reconciliation' Teacher Guide is an excellent complement to Speaking Our Truth published in 2017. Embark on your journey of reconciliation in the classroom by using this comprehensive guide to help you build an inquiry-based unit plan focused on Indigenous teachings. Begin the journey by thinking with your heart and packing for your journey with a teacher's checklist, practice ongoing collaborative practices by keeping a reflection journal for example and use daily strategies for meaningful learning.
Perception: A Photo Series is a collection of 32 thought-provoking black and white images of First Nation, Inuit and Métis men and women living in Winnipeg during 2014. This photography and book project was inspired by racist comments made by a non-Indigenous political candidate about Indigenous people. These comments indicated a level of racial discrimination remained active and commonplace in this large urban centre. KC Adams set to work to photograph Indigenous people who volunteered to pose for two photographs.