Tshaukuesh Elizabeth Penashue, Labrador Innu cultural and environmental activist, is well known within and beyond the Innu Nation. She is the recipient of the National Aboriginal Achievement Award and has an honorary doctorate from Memorial University. This book began as her diary, written in Innu-aimun, with entries from 1987 to 2016, offering a detailed account of her day-to-day life, as well as reflections on Innu land, politics, culture and history. The diary was also a way for her to prepare speeches, court appearances and interviews.
Honouring the Strength of Indian Women is a combination of many efforts inspired by Vera Manuel. Manuel’s dramatherapy groups generated several scripts and selected poems, plays, photos, short stories were collated by University of Manitoba Press First Voices, First Texts and The People and the Text project, from protected and archived works by Emalene Manuel, Vera’s sister.
Kayanerenko:wa The Great Law of Peace written by Kayanesenh Paul Williams is an important addition to the literature about the Haudenosaunee and their founding principles of governance carried within the Great Law of Peace. Legal scholar, negotiator and historian, Paul Williams brings his personal experiences and legal knowledge and skills to the presentation of the Great Law in a highly accessible written text.
Structures of Difference: An Indigenous Life and Death in a Canadian City presents an accessible account about the life and death of 45-year old Brian Sinclair and the consequent inquiry into his death in the emergency room of a Winnipeg hospital in 2008. Left untreated and unexamined after 34 hours of waiting, this Ojibwe man required a simple catheter change but due to racism and inherent discrimination hospital staff ignored the patient leaving him to die seated in his wheelchair.
Stories of Oka:: Land, Film, and Literature originally published in French and now available in an English language edition was written by Isabelle St-Amand, an Assistant Professor in the Department of French Studies and the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Queen’s University.
Report to an Inquiry into an Injustice: Begade Shutagot'ine and the Sahtu Treaty by Peter Kulchyski is part of the Contemporary Studies on the North series published by the University of Manitoba Press. This first-hand account present's the perspective of a small Dene community, Tulita (formerly Fort Norman), on the Mackenzie River, Northwest Territories. Over two decades, the author presents the attempts of the Begade Shutagot’ine as they object and boycott of the agreement known as the Sahtu treaty.
Diagnosing the Legacy: The Discovery, Research, and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in Indigenous Youth is the story of how children from two Oji-Cree communities were identified as having Type 2 Diabetes. Krotz is a writer and filmmaker and his highly readable account makes this book useful for academics, medical professionals, students, and the general reader.
Gambling on Authenticity: Gaming, The Noble Savage, and the Not-So New Indian is a collection of seven essays edited by Julie Pelletier and Becca Gercken in this 2017 volume from the University of Manitoba Press. Rather than focus on economic development and politics, the editors turn their attention to Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars who write about the gaming and casino impact on First Nations arts, literature and scholarship.
These are a collection of 20 stories, dictated in 1941 to Leonard Bloomfield's linguistics class, edited from manuscripts now in the National Anthropological Archives at the Smithsonian Institution, and published for the first time in Ojibwe, with English translations by Bloomfield. Ojibwe-English glossary and other linguistic study aids. Angeline Williams, the narrator of these texts, was born at Manistique, Michigan, on the upper peninsula of Michigan. Her home when she worked on these texts was at Sugar Island just east of Sault Ste. Marie.
The Clay We Are Made Of: Haudenosaunee Land Tenure on the Grand River is written by Susan M. Hill, a Haudenosaunee citizen (Wolf Clan, Mohawk Nation) and resident of Ohswe:ken (Grand River Territory). She is an associate professor of History and the Director of First Nations Studies at University of Western Ontario. The book presents a revolutionary retelling of the history of the Grand River Haudenosaunee from their Creation Story, through European contact, to contemporary land claims negotiations.