The A to Z of the Inuit is a dictionary resource, part of the Scarecrow Press series, The A to Z Guide. In this 198-page guide are more than 450 entries covering the histories and cultures of the circumpolar Indigenous peoples of Canada, Alaska, Russia, and Greenland. The entries briefly cover education, language rights, self-government and self determination, the militarization of their lands and their lives, climate change and pollution, and globalization.
Torn From Our Midst: Voices of Grief, Healing and Action From the Missing Indigenous Women Conference, 2008 is a collection of essays and presentations delivered at the 2008 conference held at the University of Regina. The collection contains 35 presentations in the form of essay, poetry, prayer, reports, and personal accounts organized around themes such as family stories; the violent erasure of women; resisting with all the senses: art and activism; organizational resistance: action from within; self-care and the healing journey; and networking and strategizing.
In the Way of Development: Indigenous Peoples, Life Projects, and Globalization examines how Indigenous peoples today are enmeshed in the expanding modern economy, subject to the pressures of both market and government. This book takes Indigenous peoples as actors, not victims, as its starting point in analyzing this interaction.
Realizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Triumph, Hope, and Action is a collection of eleven essays on the United Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Contributors include Indigenous leaders, legal scholars and practitioners, state representatives, and representatives from NGOs, with extensive knowledge of and experience in Indigenous peoples' human rights law, policy, and practice.
The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book by Kwakwaka'wakw artist and activist Gord Hill offers students an 80-page perspective on Indigenous Peoples resistance movements to European colonization of the Americas. This graphic novel takes a large chunk of history and breaks it into three sections: Invasion, Assimilation and Resistance.
Perspectives on Globalization explores the origins of globalization, the implications of economic globalization, and the impact of globalization on lands, cultures, human rights, and quality of life. Using an inquiry model of analysis and an engaging and varied presentation of content, this text encourages students to be aware of their capability to effect changes in their communities, Canada's pluralistic society, and the world. Chapter two contains information about the Métis and the Michif language, as well as a feature about Maori singer Moana Maniapoto.
Dishonour of the Crown: The Ontario Resource Regime in the Valley of the Kiji Sibi is a slim volume by a member of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation about the impact of uranium resource development on the traditional lands of the Nation. Paula Sherman, Indigenous Studies Professor at Trent University, writes a concise history of the roles of the government and the exploration company (Frontenac Ventures) as these partners proceeded to explore the possibility of developing a uranium mine.
Indigenous Diplomacy and the Rights of Peoples: Achieving UN Recognition is the latest offering from renowned authority in Indigenous knowledge, heritage, jurisprudence, constitutional rights, and human rights, James Youngblood Sa'ke'j Henderson. Drawing on personal experience, Henderson offers readers a unique perspective on the efforts of Indigenous Peoples worldwide to ensure the adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the United Nations General Assembly. The process is documented and explained in this volume.
Every Woman is a World: Interviews with Women of Chiapas is a collection of interviews with 28 Indigenous women from Chiapas, Mexico. The authors set out to interview elder women of Chiapas between the ages of 60 and 108. The result is an informative and moving look at the life experiences of these Indigenous women that included urban ladinas of European descent; mixed race, low-income mestizas; and Indigenous Maya from the highlands and Lacandon rainforest. The women represent a wealth of traditional knowledge as well as cultural history of their communities.
Native Women in the Americas is one title in Mason Crest Publishers series, Women Issues: Global Interests Series. Each title in the series examines the cultural, historical and legal issues facing women in a particular part of the world. This volume describes the history and cultural traditions of Indigenous women of North and South America. With specific examples and quotes, the author demonstrates to readers the various means Indigenous women of the Americas played and continue to play in the lives of their communities.