Fighting for a Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada by Samir Shaheen-Hussain, with a foreword by Cindy Blackstock, Gitxsan activist; and afterword by Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel, Kanien’kehá:ka Nation – Turtle Clan and Kanehsatà:ke Mohawk Territory Indigenous Human Rights Activist. Fighting for a Hand to Hold is part of the project launched by healthcare providers in January 2018, where the #aHand2Hold campaign confronted the Quebec government's practice of separating children from their families during medical evacuation airlifts, which dispr
Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson who is a Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg writer, scholar, and musician, and a member of Alderville First Nation, is a novel that combines narrative and poetic fragments through a careful and fierce reclamation of Anishinaabe aesthetics. In Noopiming, Mashkawaji (they/them) lies frozen in the ice, remembering a long-ago time of hopeless connection and now finding freedom and solace in isolated suspension.
In Good Relation: History, Gender, and Kinship in Indigenous Feminisms, edited by Sarah Nickel, Secwépemc, and Amanda Fehr is divided into three thematic sections: Broadening Indigenous Feminisms looks beyond established categories and spaces to consider historical expressions of Indigenous feminism, transnational and regional experiences, violence, representation, and resistance; Queer, Two-Spirit, Transgender Identities and Sexuality envisions Indigenous feminism as a concept with wide ranging applicability through intersections with Indigenous queer studies; and, Multi-generational Femin
Settler City Limits: Indigenous Resurgence and Colonial Violence in the Urban Prairie West is edited by Heather Dorries, Robert Henry, David Hugill, Tyler McCreary, and Julie Tomiak, some of whom have ancestral connections to Indigenous communities and others descendent from settlers. In Settler City Limits they discuss anti-Indigenous public policy, how the relationship to territory is shaped by political forces, and how Indigeneity and settler colonialism is interpreted in urban studies.
Treaty # by Armand Garnet Ruffo, Ojibwe, is a collection of poems arranged in three parts: Impetus Ungainly, Travelogue Sightline and Boreal Investigative. Each part uses poetry to address historical and contemporary moments broadly related to treaties and inspired by the author's many experiences and writing contexts. Impetus Ungainly, Treaty No.9, begins with a poem, Doctrine of Discovery but with a twist. The Claim, #1: Red Space, #2: White Space, Material World and Red is a Poem are some of the poems in part one.
In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Resilience by Helen Knott, Dane-Zaa and Metis/Cree is a three part memoir in her dreamless void, the in-between and the healing. The memoir follows the life of Helen Knott through her childhood, describing life during school especially after eighth grade, and as a young woman on her red road journey through rape, alcoholism and drug addiction. It is her journey of darkness through which she questions her selfhood, ancestry, faith, and existence.
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.
A Mind Spread Out On The Ground is a series of related essays that form a story of pain, depression, trauma, racism and colonialism retold from Alicia Elliott's (Tuscarora) experiences. It reflects on the physical impact of oppression on the body, of loss of language, stress levels and health.This book covers contemporary issues in a humorous, yet poignant way leaving the reader pondering on these profound reflections.
Eldon Yellowhorn, is a member of the Piikani Nation and esteemed professor of First Nations studies at Simon Fraser University. He is co-author of Turtle Island, the first book in this series with award-winning Toronto author Kathy Lowinger. They have teamed up again and this time share accounts of the people, places, and events that have mattered to Eldron Yellowhorn in ‘What the Eagle Sees: Indigenous stories of rebellion and renewal’. This colourful and detailed book with reference to multimedia links, highlights key moments in Indigenous history.
As We Have Always Done by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, a renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer and artist, and who has been widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her generation, locates Indigenous political resurgence as a practice rooted in uniquely Indigenous theorizing, writing, organizing, and thinking.