Sakahan, meaning to light a fire in the language of the Algonquin peoples brings together more than 150 works of recent Indigenous art by over 80 artists from 16 countries, including impressive installations created specifically for the project. Poetic, unexpected and challenging, the artworks document and interrogate distinct cultural and social issues. This was one of the National Gallery of Canada's most ambitious contemporary art exhibitions. Sakahan: International Indigenous Art brings together more than 150 works of recent Indigenous art by over 80 artists from 16 countries.
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.
Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids is the new release from award-winning author Deborah Ellis. Much more than interviews with 45 First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and Native American youth between the ages of 9 to 18, Looks Like Daylight offers readers a first-hand account of their cultural beliefs, values, and aspirations for the future. Despite issues of poverty, the legacy of residential and boarding school, and drug and alcohol abuse, these voices combine to create a compelling collection of Indigenous youth voices.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Indigenous Peoples is the 2012 revised and updated edition of a short introduction to and overview of the world's Indigenous peoples, commissioned by New Internationalist for its No-Nonsense Guides series. This 150-page guide introduces the general reader to issues of who are Indigenous Peoples, colonialism, conquest, land, the environment, and fighting back. It updates the reader on issues such as the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; the election of Bolivia’s President Evo Morales, and Latin America.
Red Power: A Graphic Novel by Dakota-Anishinaabe artist and journalist Brian Wright-McLeod. Designed for mature readers this 60-page graphic novel is a fictionalized account of the Navajo land struggle at Big Mountain, Arizona in the 1970s. Peabody Mining was actively seeking the federal government's assistance in relocating the Navajo people from their lands so the mining operations could access natural resources from the territory. The Indigenous People resisted and this story is one interpretation of this resistance through the eyes of the main character Billy Moon.
Denying the Source: The Crisis of First Nations Water Rights is a slim, 99-page book about the issues surrounding First Nations water rights written by Merrell-Ann Phare, a lawyer and Executive Director of the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, a national First Nation environmental organization. First Nations are facing some of the worst water crises in Canada and throughout North America. Their widespread lack of access to safe drinking water receives ongoing national media attention, yet progress addressing the causes of the problem is painfully slow.
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.
Bridging Cultures: Indigenous and Scientific Ways of Knowing Culture written by Glen Aikenhead and Herman Mitchell addresses the need for environmental science and science educators to embrace traditional Indigenous knowledge in a straight-forward and accessible manner. Aikenhead is Professor Emeritus, University of Saskatchewan with an abiding interest in culture studies in science education, and Michell (Woodland Cree) is Director of the Northern Teacher Education Program at the Northern Professional Access College, La Ronge, Saskatchewan.
The Indigenous World 2011 is a comprehensive yearbook on the current situation of Indigenous peoples and their human rights published by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA). Featuring 64 country reports and a section on international processes relating to Indigenous peoples, the book presents Indigenous peoples' voices and current concerns. It gives a unique overview of important events and developments in the Indigenous world during 2010.
Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future is a collection of 35 articles, papers, and speeches that provides Indigenous Peoples perspectives on the environment. Specific Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) articles include John Mohawk's short Thanksgiving Address; the Iroquois Confederacy; Food knowledge of our ancestors; climate change; and Indigenous view of nature. Oren Lyons has several contributions such as listening to natural law; and a democracy based on peace. Mohawk midwife Katsi Cook's essay discusses environmental and reproductive justice.