Unfinished Dreams: Community Healing and the Reality of Aboriginal Self-Government examines First Nations self-government issues relating to health care, justice and politics. Warry argues that self-government can be realized when individuals are secure in their cultural identity and can contribute to their communities. Research from the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP), case studies, and Warry's personal research among Nishnawbe communities are used to examine these critical issues facing Aboriginal communities.
The Quest for Justice: Aboriginal Peoples and Aboriginal Rights is a collection of 24 essays that discuss Aboriginal rights from the First Nations and Euro-western legal perspectives. The opening chapter contains 7 essays from Inuit, Metis and First Nations spokesmen including traditional leaders and elected politicians. The second chapter discusses Aboriginal rights from the constitutional and policy-making perspectives. Three legal experts examine the legal and judicial philosophies surrounding Aboriginal rights.
Applied Anthropology in Canada: Understanding Aboriginal Issues is an impassioned call for a revitalized anthropology by University of Guelph professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Edward Hedican. In this second edition, Hedican includes commentary about the Royal Commission, Bill-C31, and most importantly the Ipperwash Inquiry of 2007. Hedican argues that anthropology must be more directly attuned to the practical problems faced by First Nations in Canada and anthropologists must be involved in land claims and public policy issues.
In Peace, Power, Righteousness: an indigenous manifesto, Mohawk scholar Taiaiake Alfred presents a strong, well-reasoned argument for First Nations communities to return to their traditional political values in order to achieve true self-determination through the power of reason. Alfred draws on the traditional teachings of The Great Law of Peace for his inspiration. He maintains that only when Aboriginal communities are grounded in their traditional values of consensus-based government will they succeed in healing the divisions.