OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher A Language of Our Own: The Genesis of Michif, the Mixed Cree-French Language of the Canadian Metis is a groundbreaking linguistic study of a truly unique language. Michif is spoken by descendants of French Canadian fur traders and the Cree and Ojibwe of western Canada and the northern United States. Michif uses French for nouns and Cree for verbs making it an "impossible language" with two sets of grammatical rules. Bakker uses historical research and fieldwork data to present the first detailed analysis of Michif.
Canada's First Nations: A History of Founding Peoples from Earliest Times is the revised edition of Olive Dickason's highly acclaimed history of First Nations told from the Native perspective. This Metis historian uses an interdisciplinary approach to tell the story of Aboriginal People in what became Canada. She describes the richness, variety and complexity of 57 founding First Nations. The coming of Europeans and the impact on the traditional societies are described and analyzed.
The 'Nations Within': Aboriginal-State Relations in Canada, the United States, and New Zealand is a comparative study about Aboriginal Peoples in three countries and their relations with European colonizers. Each 'Nation within' shares a similar position in their respective countries and each group of Aboriginal People seeks the common goal of restoring their unique status. To achieve their goals, the authors suggest that a massive restructuring of relations between Aboriginal People and the state is necessary.
Sing, Like a Hermit Thrush is a contemporary young adult novel that features thirteen-year-old Darrin Captain, a Mohawk youth whose mysterious dream launches an adventure in self-realization. Set on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, the author introduces characters whose family relationships and cultural heritage are foremost. The story involves Darrin and his attempt to solve the mystery of his dream. During his efforts, he learns about traditional Native storytelling, relationships and understands that it is okay to be different.