Brotherhood to Nationhood: George Manuel and the Making of the Modern Indian Movement by Peter McFarlane and Dorren Manuel, Secwepemc/Ktunaxa) is the 2nd edition of this book. This updated edition is charged with fresh material and new perspectives of the groundbreaking biography From Brotherhood to Nationhood and brings George Manuel and his fighting tradition into the present. George Manuel (1920–1989) was the strategist and visionary behind the modern Indigenous movement in Canada.
In, Fight or Submit: Standing Tall in Two Worlds by Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson states in the opening to his memoir, that his “story is not a litany of complaints but a list of battles” that he has fought. And he promises he will not be overly pious in his telling of them. “As a businessman,” he writes, “I like to give the straight goods. In Fight or Submit, Grand Chief Derrickson delivers on his promise. Born and raised in a tarpaper shack, he went on to become one of the most successful Indigenous businessmen in Canada.
Métis Politics and Governance in Canada, by scholars Kelly Saunders and Janique Dubois, offers a novel and practical guide to understand who the Métis are, how they govern themselves, and the challenges they face on the path to self-government. The Métis have always been a political people. With the culmination of the North-West Resistance in 1885 and the hanging of their spiritual and political leader, Louis Riel, the Métis continued to take political action to give life to Riel’s vision of a self-governing Métis Nation in Canada.
First Nations Self-Government: 17 Roadblocks to Self-Determination, and One Chief’s Thoughts on Solutions is by Leroy Wolf Collar, a member of Siksika Nation in southern Alberta where he served as a Band Councillor from 1993-2007 and Chief from 2007-2010. In First Nations Self-Government, Leroy Wolf Collar discusses how Indigenous Peoples in Canada are continuing to assert their right to self-determination in this era of reconciliation.
Cold Case North: The Search for James Brady and Absolom Halkett is a work about missing persons and double murder by Michael Nest, Deanna Reder, Cree-Métis; and Eric Bell, a member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. In Cold Case North, Métis leader James Brady, one of the most famous Indigenous activists in Canada, a communist, strategist, and bibliophile, led Métis and First Nations to rebel against government and church oppression. Brady’s success made politicians and clergy fear him; he had enemies everywhere.
Let the People Speak: Oppression in a Time of Reconciliation author and journalist Sheilla Jones raises an important question: are the well-documented social inequities in Indigenous communities--high levels of poverty, suicide, incarceration, children in care, family violence--the symptoms of this long-standing, institutionalized powerlessness? If so, the solution lies in empowerment.
Nested Federalism and Inuit Governance in the Canadian Arctic by Gary Wilson, Christopher Alcantara and Thierry Rodon, discusses Indigenous communities’ successful negotiations in the creation of self-governing regions. Most of these are situated within existing units of the Canadian federation, creating forms of nested federalism.
Reclaiming Tom Longboat: Indigenous Self-Determination in Canadian Sport is by Janice Forsyth, Fish River Cree and Peguis First Nation, Manitoba and the 2002 Tom Longboat Regional Award for Ontario at the North American Indigenous Games winner. Reclaiming Tom Longboat documents the history of the Tom Longboat Awards and a new direction for thinking about the awards and their role in reimagining Indigenous involvement in Canadian sports through administrative, statistical and cultural layers.
From Wardship to Rights: The Guerin Case and Aboriginal Law is by Jim Reynolds, former general council for the Musqueam Indian Band in Vancouver. He has practiced, taught, and written about Aboriginal law for four decades, and has acted for clients in major litigation advancing Aboriginal rights, including the Guerin case, as well as in many economic development projects. He has numerous publications, the most recent being Aboriginal Peoples and the Law: A Critical Introduction. From Wardship to Rights, tells the story of a First Nation's quest for justice.
Traditional, National, and International Law and Indigenous Communities is edited by Marianne O. Nielsen and Mississippi Choctaw Karen Jarratt-Snider. The research in this volume focuses on the resurgence of traditional law, tribal-state relations in the United States, laws that have impacted Native American women, laws that have failed to protect sacred sites, the effect of international conventions on domestic laws, and the role of community justice organizations in operationalizing international law.