Indigenous Homelessness: Perspectives from Canada, New Zealand and Australia provides a comprehensive exploration of the Indigenous experience of homelessness. It testifies to ongoing cultural resilience and lays the groundwork for practices and policies designed to better address the conditions that lead to homelessness among Indigenous peoples. The 19 essays in this collection explore the meaning and scope of Indigenous homelessness in the Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Dying From Improvement: Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in Custody critiques of the Canadian settler state and its legal system especially the treatment of Indigenous people, the unparalleled authority of the police and the justice system, and their systematic inhumanity towards those whose lives they perceive as insignificant. This book examines inquiries and inquests into untimely Indigenous deaths in state custody often tell the same story.
First Nations in the Twenty-First Century was just released (2016) in its second edition from the Themes in Canadian Sociology series by Oxford University Press. This edition offers students a clear and concise introduction to understanding First Nations in Canada. This 252-page book by James S.
In The Colonial Problem: An Indigenous Perspective on Crime and Injustice in Canada, Lisa Monchalin challenges the myth of the so-called Indian problem and encourages readers to view the crimes and injustices affecting Indigenous peoples from a more culturally aware position. She analyzes the consequences of assimilation policies, dishonoured treaty agreements, manipulative legislation, and systematic racism, arguing that the overrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in the Canadian criminal justice system is not an Indian problem but a colonial one.
Home on the City: Urban Aboriginal Housing and Living Conditions focuses on Saskatoon, which has both one of the highest proportions of Aboriginal residents in the country and the highest percentage of Aboriginal people living below the poverty line. While the book details negative aspects of urban Aboriginal life (such as persistent poverty, health problems, and racism), it also highlights many positive developments: the emergence of an Aboriginal middle class, inner-city renewal, innovative collaboration with municipal and community organizations, and more. Alan B.
First Nations in the Twenty-First Century just released in 2011 from Oxford University Press series, Themes in Canadian Society, offers students a clear and concise introduction to understanding First Nations in Canada. This 252-page book by James S. Frideres, Professor of Sociology at the University of Calgary, deals specifically with First Nations, the legislative history of the Indian Act, residential schools, Truth and Reconciliation, health issues, economic development, self governance, First Nations languages, and the bureaucracy of Indian Affairs.
Aboriginal Voices and the Politics of Representation in Canadian Introductory Sociology Textbooks by John Steckley examines the content of Canadian sociology textbooks and the overwhelming lack of coverage of Aboriginal Peoples and issues in these Canadian introductory courses. He examines three major areas: Oka, the Potlatch, and Inuit Elder suicide. By examining 77 textbooks the author has devised conclusions about the failure of Canadian textbooks to properly include Aboriginal voices into the content.
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.