Creating Indigenous Property: Power, Rights, and Relationships, is edited by Angela Cameron, Sari Graben and Val Napoleon. Val Napoleon is from northeast British Columbia (Treaty 8) and a member of Saulteau First Nation. She is also an adopted member of the Gitanyow (Gitksan) House of Luuxhon, Ganada (Frog) Clan. Creating Indigenous Property discusses how the colonial imposition of the Canadian legal order has undermined Indigenous law, creating gaps and sometimes distortions, yet Indigenous peoples have taken up the challenge of rebuilding their laws, governance, and economies.
In Law’s Indigenous Ethics, John Borrow, Anishinaabe/Ojibway and a member of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation, examines how Indigenous peoples’ own legal and policy frameworks can be used to develop relationships which reflect on love, truth, bravery, humility, wisdom, honesty, and respect. Law’s Indigenous Ethics examines the revitalization of Indigenous peoples’ relationship to their own laws and, in so doing, attempts to enrich Canadian constitutional law more generally.
A Reconciliation without Recollection? An Investigation of the Foundations of Aboriginal Law in Canada by Joshua Ben David Nichols with a foreword by John Borrows and James Tully, discusses the assertion that the current framework for reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and the Canadian state is based on the Supreme Court of Canada’s acceptance of the Crown’s assertion of sovereignty, legislative power, and underlying title.
Wise Practices: Exploring Indigenous Economic Justice and Self-Determination is an edited volume by Robert Hamilton; John Borrows; Brent Mainprize; Ryan Beaton and Joshua Ben David Nichols. Wise Practices discusses how Indigenous peoples in Canada are striving for greater economic prosperity and political self-determination. Investigating specific legal, economic, and political practices, and including research from interviews with Indigenous political and business leaders, this collection seeks to provide insights grounded in lived experience.
Intimate Integration: A History of the Sixties Scoop and the Colonization of Indigenous Kinship, by Allyson Stevenson, Métis, privileges Indigenous voices and experiences, by documenting the rise and fall of North American transracial adoption projects, including the Adopt Indian and Métis Project and the Indian Adoption Project. The author argues that the integration of adopted Indian and Métis children mirrored the new direction in post-war Indian policy and welfare services.
Serpent River Resurgence: Confronting Uranium Mining at Elliot Lake tells the story of how the Serpent River Anishinaabek confronted the persistent forces of settler colonialism and the effects of uranium mining at Elliot Lake, Ontario. Written by Lianne Leddy, a member of Serpent River First Nation, Serpent River Resurgence draws on extensive archival, participant interview, and newspaper sources as she examines the environmental and political power relationships that affected her homeland in the Cold War period.
Oneida-English / English-Oneida Dictionary by Karin Michelson and Mercy Doxtator Oneida presents and explains the structure in the clearest possible terms of this endangered Iroquoian language spoken fluently by fewer than 250 people. This is the first comprehensive dictionary of the Oneida language as used in Ontario, where most of the surviving speakers reside. The dictionary contains both Oneida-English and English-Oneida sections. The Oneida-English portion includes some 6000 entries, presenting lexical bases, particles, and grammatical morphemes.
A Reference Grammar of the Onondaga Language is a text-based reference grammar of a highly endangered language. This book is by Hanni Woodbury, Ph.D., an independent scholar who has been researching the Onondaga language since 1971. The Onondaga language is a Northern Iroquoian language spoken by Six Nations of the Grand River territory near Brantford Ontario and at Onondaga Nation near Syracuse, New York. The approach was chosen to insure that the language not be seen through an English filter.
In The Sleeping Giant Awakens: Genocide, Indian Residential Schools, and the Challenge of Conciliation, David B. MacDonald confronts the truths of Canada’s Indian residential school systems and likens this to waking a sleeping giant. In this book genocide is used as an analytical tool to better understand Canada’s past and present relationships between settlers and Indigenous peoples. David B.
In A Mohawk Memoir from the War of 1812, John Norton – Teyoninhokarawen, historian Carl Benn introduces, annotates, and edits part of John Norton’s memoir. John Norton was born of a Cherokee man and a Scottish woman in 1770 and adopted by the Mohawks in the 1790s. He was an influential diplomat and political figure within and beyond Indigenous society taking leadership and war chief positions among the Six Nations of the Grand River north of Lake Erie.