Unlearning the Language of Conquest: Scholars Expose Anti-Indianism in America is a collection of 17 essays edited by Don Trent (Four Arrows). The book looks at the way deceptions about Aboriginal Peoples in North America have influenced the general understanding of American Indians. Bringing to light crucial information and perspectives on an aspect of humanity that pervades not only U.S.
First Nations Peoples is the revised and updated second edition of a textbook developed for Police Foundations/Law and Security courses by Emond Montgomery Publications. The goal of the authors was to provide recruits with a basic understanding about the cultural and historical diversity of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. The text provides an overview of First Nations cultures prior to European contact, the various theories about the origins of First Nations, the impact of colonization, treaties, the Indian Act, and contemporary issues that relate to socioeconomic factors and justice.
Reclaiming the Ancestors: Decolonizing a Taken Prehistory of the Far Northeast by Abenaki professor, Frederick Wiseman, sets the record straight about the early history of the Wabanaki - the Abenaki, Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Malecite, and Mi'kmaq. He proposes a sovereigntist approach to understanding the current archaeological understanding of Abenaki prehistory. Combining personal history and scientific training with archaeological and paleoecological data he provides a new perspective on the 11,000-year history of the Wabanaki of the East Coast.
Protecting Aboriginal Children is a brief volume that examines the way children welfare practices in British Columbia have worked against supporting Aboriginal families and children that enter the provincial child welfare services system. During the sixties scoop First Nations children were apprehended from their communities and families and placed in care. The author outlines the history of this practice in British Columbia and how this system has failed First Nations children.
Teaching as Activism: Equity Meets Environmentalism is a collection of twenty essays by education scholars each commenting on environmentalism, activism, feminist science, and Indigenous knowledge as they challenge the current pedagogy and its legacies of colonialism, capitalism, and globalization. Each calls for an inclusive education for classrooms and communities that respect and incorporate Indigenous Knowledge, social justice, and environmental responsibility.
Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming by renowned Ojibwe activist Winona LaDuke is a collection of essays that explore the methods Indigenous communities use to protect the spiritual and the sacred. Despite years of colonization, LaDuke writes with clarity and conviction that Native Americans can heal and recover their sacred integrity and sovereignty. Organized into four broad sections the book delivers powerful arguments for the protection of Sacred Lands and Places; Ancestors, Images and Our Lives; Seeds and Medicine; and Relatives.
Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples, second edition is the much anticipated update to an essential volume exploring intersections of imperialism and research - specifically, the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge and tradition as regimes of truth. Concepts such as discovery and claiming are discussed and an argument presented that the decolonization of research methods will help to reclaim control over Indigenous ways of knowing and being.
Sovereignty Matters: Locations of Contestation and Possibility in Indigenous Struggles for Self-Determination contains eleven scholarly essays originally presented during the conference, Sovereignty 2000: Locations of Contestation and Possibility held at the University of California. The introductory chapter, For Whom Sovereignty Matters, explores the significance of the idea of sovereignty for Indigenous Peoples worldwide.
In The White Man's Gonna Getcha Toby Morantz examines threats to the cultural and economic independence of the Crees in eastern James Bay. She argues that while their eighteenth- and nineteenth-century fur-trading relationship with the Hudson's Bay Company had been mutually beneficial, Canada's twentieth-century interest in administering its outlying isolated regions actually posed the greatest challenge to the Cree way of life.