Surviving Canada: Indigenous Peoples Celebrate 150 Years of Betrayal edited by Kiera L Ladner and Myra J Tait is published by Arbeiter Ring Publishing (ARP Books) to coincide with celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation. This collection of poems, essays, interviews, song lyrics, essays, art, and literature examines the struggle for Indigenous Peoples to celebrate their cultures and exercise their right to control their own economic development, lands, water, and lives.
Totem Poles and Railroads 2017 FNCR succinctly defines the 500-year-old relationship between Indigenous nations and the corporation of Canada. In this, her fifth poetry collection, Janet Rogers expands on that definition with a playful, culturally powerful and, at times, experimental voice. She pays honour to her poetic characters - real and imagined, historical and present day - from Sacajawea to Nina Simone.
Talking to the Diaspora is an enlightening collection of thoughtful, rhythmic poems. In a career that has spanned more than a quarter century, Lee Maracle has earned the reputation as one of Canada's most ardent and celebrated writers. Talking to the Diaspora, Maracle's second book of poetry, is at once personal and profound. From the revolutionary Where Is that Odd Dandelion-Looking Flower to the tender poem Salmon Dance, from the biting Language to the elegiac Boy in the Archives, these poems embody the fearless passion and spirited wit for which Maracle is beloved and revered.
Aboriginal Rights Are Not Human Rights: In Defence of Indigenous Struggles provides much needed conceptual and historical analysis of Aboriginal and treaty rights in Canada, and offers concrete suggestions to transform the current policy paradigm into one that supports and invigorates Indigenous cultures in a contemporary context. Aboriginal rights do not belong to the broader category of universal human rights because they are grounded in the particular practices of Aboriginal people.
Violence No More: The Rise of Indigenous Women maps the colonial roots and routes of this tragedy while also showing the massive, consistent and persistent resistance to it. Following the path of many Indigenous women before her, Nanibush offers potential solutions to the continued colonization of Indigenous bodies through violence. In Violence No More, Wanda Nanibush offers personal, political and historical accounts of violence against Indigenous women, children and two-spirited people.
The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation in Canada is a visually striking collection that combines innovative writing with images to explore how artists working across a variety of disciplines and media define, envision, and experience reconciliation. The contributors acknowledge reconciliation as contested terrain in the context of Canada as an ongoing colonial enterprise, a prominent narrative about Indigenous settler relations, and a catalyst for critical conversations about what social justice might look like.
The Winter We Danced: Voices from the Past, the Future, and the Idle No More Movement is edited by the Kino-nda-niimi Collective and has gathered an amazing group of writers and activists who address the Aboriginal movement known as Idle No More. This current publication includes a collection writing, poetry, lyrics, art, interviews and images from the many diverse voices that make up the past, present, and future of the Idle No More movement.
Islands of Decolonial Love: Songs & Stories is a first collection of literary prose and poetry by Leanne Simpson. Leanne Simpson is a researcher, writer, and educator of Mississauga and Scottish ancestry. She is a member of the gidigaa bzhiw dodem and a citizen of the Nishnaabeg nation. Leanne holds a PhD from the University of Manitoba and is the past director of Indigenous Environmental Studies at Trent University.
Dancing on Our Turtle's Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence and a New Emergence by Mississauga researcher, writer, and educator Leanne Simpson examines Ojibwe Creation stories, language, and the traditional knowledge of Elders to create an understanding of reconciliation. By challenging the status quo interpretation of reconciliation as it relates to Indigenous people, Leanne Simpson offers a thoughtful alternative means of reaching true reconciliation using teachings such as the Seven Grandfather teachings, the Four Hills of Life, and Creation and Nanabush stories.
Aboriginal, Northern, and Community Economic Development: Papers and Perspectives is a collection of 12 papers and essays written by professor of economics at the University of Manitoba, John Loxley, from the 1980s to 2007. Interspersed throughout the book are the author's retrospective comments about the early papers thereby bringing the reader up to present-day understandings and the current literature for each paper.