The Cast Stone: A Novel of Uprising by Cree author Harold Johnson is fictional account of a US invasion of Canada that forces First Nations to decide where their loyalties lie with respect to a history of Treaties and racial conflict. Main character Ben Rob is a retired political science professor recently retired who has returned home to the rez. As a dystopian novel the idea of colonialism is brought home to people of this northern reserve as the resistance movement gathers together farmers, Mennonites, and First Nations. A subplot includes the appearance of Ben's long-lost son, Ben's friends and a former lover all add to the interesting mix of terrorist type actions and brutality found in the American invaders and the resistors. This well-written story ends with new plot twists that keep readers wanting the sequel. This novel won the 2012 Fiction award at the Saskatchewan Book Awards. Mature themes and language.