Blockades or Breakthroughs?: Aboriginal Peoples Confront the Canadian State debates the importance and effectiveness of blockades and occupations as political and diplomatic tools for Aboriginal people. The adoption of direct action tactics like blockades and occupations is predicated on the idea that something drastic is needed for First Nations to break an unfavourable status quo, overcome structural barriers, and achieve their goals. But are blockades actually breakthroughs? What are the objectives of First Nation communities who adopt this approach?
Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call by Arthur Manuel and Chief Ronald Derrickson describes the victories and failures, the hopes and the fears of a generation of activists fighting for Aboriginal title and rights in Canada. Unsettling Canada chronicles the modern struggle for Indigenous rights covering fifty years of struggle over a wide range of historical, national, and recent international breakthroughs. Arthur Manuel has participated in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues since its inception in 2002.
Net-eth Going Out of the Darkness: An Exhibition of First Nations Artists, Residential School Survivors and their Descendants is a group exhibition catalogue of over twenty contemporary and traditional First Nations artists, among them are Indian Residential School survivors and their descendants whose work is a powerful testimony to their personal healing process.
Learning and Teaching Community-Based Research: Linking Pedagogy to Practice is a collection of fifteen scholarly papers that examine Community-Based Research, or CBR. This collection is an unmatched source of information on the theory and practice of using CBR in a variety of university- and community-based educational settings.
They Called Me Number One 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. Author Bev Sellars received 3rd prize for the 2014 Burt Award. They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at Indian Residential School by Xat’sull (Soda Creek) First Nation Chief Bev Sellars is the poignant and gripping memoir of her life and education at the St. Joseph's Mission Residential School located at Williams Lake, British Columbia.
The Way It Is presents a coming of age novel about a fifteen-year-old girl who finds moving from Vancouver to Salmon Arm daunting when her parents lease a summer resort located on First Nation territory. White Pine Nominee 2012. Lexile Measure: 750; Reading Counts: 5.6. Guided Reading Level: Z+.
Native Peoples and Water Rights: Irrigation, Dams, and the Law in Western Canada is an historical study of the issues surrounding water rights for First Nations in southern Alberta and the southern interior of British Columbia during the period 1870-1930. Kenichi Matsui, assistant professor of Sustainable Environmental Studies at the University of Tsukuba, studies the Secwepemc and Stoney Nakoda and their efforts to deal with the cultural, legal, and political issues surrounding water rights.
In many North American Indigenous cultures, history and stories are passed down, not by the written word, but by oral tradition. In Maps of Experience, Andie Diane Palmer draws on stories recorded during travels through Secwepemc (Shuswap) hunting and gathering territory with members of the Alkali Lake Reserve in Interior British Columbia. Palmer examines how the various kinds of talk allow knowledge to be carried forward, reconstituted, reflected upon, enriched, and ultimately relocated by and for new interlocutors in new experiences and places.
Resistance and Renewal: Surviving the Indian Residential School is now in its eighth printing. Originally published in 1988 this ground-breaking work by Celia Haig-Brown is a disturbing collection of First Nations perspectives on the Kamloops Indian Residential School in the British Columbia interior. Interviews with thirteen survivors of this residential school, form the nucleus of the book. It includes a detailed description of residential school life, and an account of the system's oppressive environment which sought to stifle First Nations cultures.