Native Nations of the Arctic and Subarctic is one of the titles in The Child's World's 2016 series, Native Nations of North America. This 40-page elementary information book introduces the key cultural families of the northern United States and Canada, including the Inuit, Yup'ik, Unangan, Northern Athabaskan, Innu, Cree, Ojibwe, and Atikamekw peoples. Each First Nation and Arctic peoples' historical significance, cultural highlights, and contemporary life are all examined through respectful text and well-chosen photos.
Me Artsy is the 2015 new release by renowned Ojibwe playwright and humourist Drew Hayden Taylor. Extending his previous anthology concepts (Me Funny and Me Sexy) Taylor selected fourteen artists' pieces about their selected artistic disciplines, including the fine arts, theatre, music, cuisine, fashion and film. Their essays contribute to our understanding of contemporary Indigenous career choices, identity, and achieving social change through traditional and contemporary arts.
Blockades or Breakthroughs?: Aboriginal Peoples Confront the Canadian State debates the importance and effectiveness of blockades and occupations as political and diplomatic tools for Aboriginal people. The adoption of direct action tactics like blockades and occupations is predicated on the idea that something drastic is needed for First Nations to break an unfavourable status quo, overcome structural barriers, and achieve their goals. But are blockades actually breakthroughs? What are the objectives of First Nation communities who adopt this approach?
Aboriginal Knowledge for Economic Development analyzes the benefits, practices and challenges of Mi’kmaw and Maliseet Language Immersion programs, illustrating how these programs provide a solid foundation of worldview, ethics, values and identities that are essential for improved academic success, and examines the Honouring Traditional Knowledge Project, a two-year project to seek Elders’ views on how to include them and traditional knowledge in all aspects of community economic research and development.
Negotiating the Deal: Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements in Canada provides a political science-framed analysis of the factors that explain both completed and incomplete treaty negotiations between First Nations, the Inuit in Quebec and the federal, provincial, and territorial governments of Canada.
Subarctic Peoples is one of the information books in the Heinemann Library series, First Nations of North America. Books in the series offer information to grade four to six students about the cultural history of the major cultural regions of North America. This title discusses the Subarctic culture region of northern Canada and Alaska that includes the Algonquin, the Cree, the Innu, the Ojibwe, and Athabaskan people of Alaska.
Quebec Hydropolitics: The Peribonka Concessions of the Second World War is an examination of the effects of dams on the environment, Innu people, and the war effort. Author David Massell, associate professor of history at the University of Vermont, examined the papers of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and interviewed with Innu (Montagnais) elders to create a compelling synthesis of business and social history as well as wartime politics.
In Bathtubs but No Water, Gerry Steele offers the reader a participant observer's perspective on Davis Inlet. An employee of the federal government working with the Mushuau Innu since 1993, Steele explores their oral history of the resettlement process, substance abuse and deaths, and argues that these problems are a direct result of the government's lack of respect for First Nations. In 1992, the Innu tried to regain responsibility for their future, focusing on the traditions and strengths of their own community, but government bureaucracy would not support this partnership.
Hunters in the Barrens: The Naskapi on the Edge of the White Man's World by anthropologist Georg Hendricksen was first published in 1973. This 2010 edition contain a new foreword. The comprehensive study of the Naskapi Indians of Labrador is based on an anthropologist's life with them between 1966 and 1968, when families still followed the traditional pattern of hunting on the barrens during the winter and returning to their coastal settlements in the summer.
Le Secret de Ton Nom, Kiimooch ka shinikashooyen, Aen Kishchitaymook Aen Li Michif Iwik, is the 2010 children's picture book by renowned Métis author David Bouchard. The French and Michif book draws in readers with the warmth and detailed colour art illustrations by Dennis J. Weber as well as the poetic verses written in English and Michif. The story of the author's identity is told in the spare text and the engaging images. He begins with acknowledging the early contact period of the French and First Nations.