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.
Reawakening Our Ancestor's Lines: Revitalizing Inuit Traditional Tattooing is gathered and compiled by Angela Hovak Johnston. This work is an eight year project, which began as Angela Hovak Johnston's personal journey to permanently ink herself with the ancient symbols that were worn by her Inuit ancestors. In tattooing knowledge and skills are passed on continue the tradition. The stories shared in this book are personal journeys of modern Inuit women who inherited the right to be tattooed for strength, beauty, and existence, and to reclaim their history.
Northwest Resistance is the third graphic novel in the A Girl Called Echo series, by Katherena Vermette and illustrated by Scott Henderson and Donovan Yaciuk. Katherena Vermette is a Métis writer of poetry, fiction, and children’s literature. Scott Henderson has worked as an illustrator for comics, portraiture, and advertising art and Donovan Yaciuk has done colouring work on books and comics. In this volume, Northwest Resistance, Echo Desjardins continues her travels through time.
In Good Relation: History, Gender, and Kinship in Indigenous Feminisms, edited by Sarah Nickel, Secwépemc, and Amanda Fehr is divided into three thematic sections: Broadening Indigenous Feminisms looks beyond established categories and spaces to consider historical expressions of Indigenous feminism, transnational and regional experiences, violence, representation, and resistance; Queer, Two-Spirit, Transgender Identities and Sexuality envisions Indigenous feminism as a concept with wide ranging applicability through intersections with Indigenous queer studies; and, Multi-generational Femin
In Implicating the System: Judicial Discourses in the Sentencing of Indigenous Women, Elspeth Kaiser-Derrick’s work links the overrepresentation and intergenerational aspect of Indigenous clients involved in sex work at 80%. Other findings including from the Department of Justice Canada directly relate this to particular and distinctive historical and political processes entrenched in the colonial process.
Ikwe: Honouring Women, Life Givers, and Water Protectors is by Jackie Traverse who is an Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) multi-disciplined artist working in video, sculpture, mixed media, and paint. She is known across Canada for her powerful, beautiful art. She is also the founder of Indigenous Rock the Vote and Ikwe Safe Ride, a ride-sharing network offering safe rides for Indigenous women. Ikwe celebrates the spiritual and ceremonial aspects of women and their important role as water protectors.
Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline, Metis, is the story of Joan on her way to Arcane in the Georgian Bay area by way of New Orleans with Victor., the love of her life. The Rogarou has been seen on the roads near Arcane and is the topic of conversation around the kitchen table with Joan’s grandmother, mother, aunties and cousins and is to be avoided at all costs. When Victor goes missing after an argument with Joan she becomes depressed but doesn't give up her search for him. It's when she steps inside a revival tent that she gets her biggest break.
Highway of Tears by Jessica McDiarmid is an account of Indigenous women and girls who have gone missing or have been found murdered through stories of their lives .The 725-kilometre stretch of highway in British Columbia known as Highway of Tears or Highway 16, includes the River Skeena, and has sparked a national crisis of tragedy and travesty for the missing and murdered women and girls who are associated with it.
The Hands' Measure: Essays Honouring Leah Aksaajuq Otak's Contribution to Arctic Science, is edited by John MacDonald and Nancy Wachowich. The foreword, A Stitch in Time: Inuktut, Seewing, and Self-Discovery is by Eva Aariak discusses Leah Aksaajuq Otak's lifelong understanding of "the feeling of confidence, balance, and genuine identity we get from an active, ongoing engagement with the culture and language of our grandparents" (Eva Aariak). Nancy Wachowich introduces this book in Leah Aksaajuq Otak: The Measure of a Stitch and the Art of Translation.
Assembling Unity, Indigenous Politics, Gender, and the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) by Sarah Nickel begins with the establishment of the UBCIC in 1969 at Tk’emlups te Secwepemc at the Kamloops Indian residential school with the assembly of 150 delegates. This was the first meeting of 200 First Nations bands in what is now British Columbia. UBCIC was therefore a pan-Indigenous political organization in united support against the White Paper introduced the same year by Pierre Trudeau, proposing to abolish the Indian Act, terminate treaties, and eliminate special status.