For Indigenous Minds Only: A Decolonization Handbook features Indigenous scholars, writers, and activists who have collaborated for the creation of a sequel to For Indigenous Eyes Only (SAR Press, 2005). The title reflects an understanding that decolonizing actions must begin in the mind, and that creative, consistent decolonized thinking shapes and empowers the brain, which in turn provides a major prime for positive change.
Net-eth Going Out of the Darkness: An Exhibition of First Nations Artists, Residential School Survivors and their Descendants is a group exhibition catalogue of over twenty contemporary and traditional First Nations artists, among them are Indian Residential School survivors and their descendants whose work is a powerful testimony to their personal healing process.
The Metaphysics of Modern Existence is the 2012 reissue of scholar Vine Deloria's 1979 book of the same name. Deloria's (1993-2005) publications range from the well-known Custer Died for Your Sins to more scholarly accounts such as The World We Used to Live In. This reissued account proposes a framework for a new vision of reality. Bridging science and religion to form an integrated idea of the world, while recognizing the importance of tribal wisdom, The Metaphysics of Modern Existence delivers a revolutionary view of our future and our world. This volume contains a foreword by Daniel R.
The Dance of Person and Place: One Interpretation of American Indian Philosophy written by Shawnee philosopher Thomas M. Norton-Smith develops a rational reconstruction of Native American philosophy as a dance of person and place. He views Native American philosophy through the lens of a culturally sophisticated constructivism grounded in the work of contemporary American analytic philosopher Nelson Goodman, in which descriptions of the world (or “world versions”) satisfying certain criteria construct actual worlds—words make worlds.
Learning and Teaching Community-Based Research: Linking Pedagogy to Practice is a collection of fifteen scholarly papers that examine Community-Based Research, or CBR. This collection is an unmatched source of information on the theory and practice of using CBR in a variety of university- and community-based educational settings.
They Called Me Number One is one of four shortlisted finalists in CODE's (Canadian Organization for Development through Education) 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. Author Bev Sellars received 3rd prize for the 2014 Burt Award. They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at Indian Residential School by Xat’sull (Soda Creek) First Nation Chief Bev Sellars is the poignant and gripping memoir of her life and education at the St. Joseph's Mission Residential School located at Williams Lake, British Columbia.
Creating Space: My Life and Work in Indigenous Education is the memoir of distinguished Elder and educator Verna J. Kirkness. Her story of Indigenous education begins on the Fisher River First Nation community. As the first cross-cultural consultant for the Manitoba Department of Education Curriculum Branch she made Cree and Ojibway the languages of instruction in several Manitoba schools.
Shannen and the Dream for a School is one of the titles in the Kids Power Series from Second Story Press. The author Janet Wilson has taken the real-life story of Shannen Koostachin, her friends and family of Attawapiskat and created a fictionalized account in a chapter book format. Shannen was a student attending JR Nakogee Elementary when her and other community students began a campaign to have a new school built. The school had been contaminated by a fuel spill in 1979, and now students were forced to endure moldy and drafty portables during the school day. At thirteen Shannen and h
Decolonizing Education: Nourishing the Learning Spirit by Dr. Marie Battiste, Mi'kmaw educator and scholar presents a new model for Indigenous education. Drawing on treaties, international law, the work of other Indigenous scholars, and especially personal experiences, Marie Battiste documents the nature of Eurocentric models of education, and their devastating impacts on Indigenous knowledge.
A Metaphoric Mind: Selected Writings of Joseph Couture is a welcome addition to the literature on Aboriginal education, worldview, and spirituality from an Indigenous scholar. Dr. Joseph Couture (1930–2007), known affectionately as Dr. Joe, stood at the centre of some of the greatest political, social, and intellectual struggles of Aboriginal peoples in contemporary Canada.