Gathering Places: Aboriginal and Fur Trade Histories is a collection of 11 essays that discuss the Metis, fur trade, and First Nations history in this edited volume of interdisciplinary papers. Edited by Carol Podruchny and Laura Peers this volume covers themes such as Using Material Culture, Using Documents, Ways of Knowing, and Ways of Representing.
Ponteach or the Savages of America: A Tragedy is a study of the 1766 drama published in Britain. It is unique because it is the first play about Aboriginal peoples published in Great Britain. Editor Tiffany Porter adds helpful introductions and additional discussions about the Odawa leader, Pontian, and his significance.
Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage: The First Peoples of Alaska features more than 200 objects representing the masterful artistry and design traditions of twenty Alaska Native peoples. Based on a collaborative exhibition created by Alaska Native communities, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, and the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, this richly illustrated volume celebrates both the long-awaited return of ancestral treasures to their native homeland and the diverse cultures in which they were created.
An Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of The National Museum of the American Indian explores the formation and development of a Indigenous New World in North America. Until the middle of the nineteenth century, Indigenous peoples controlled the vast majority of the continent while European colonies of the Atlantic World were largely confined to the eastern seaboard.
Navigating Neoliberalism argues that neoliberalism, which drives government policy concerning First Nations in Canada, can also drive self-determination. And in a globalizing world, new opportunities for Indigenous governance may transform socioeconomic well-being. Gabrielle Slowey studies the development of First Nations governance in health, education, economic development, and housing.
Living with Strangers: The Nineteenth-Century Sioux and the Canadian-American Borderlands tells the story of the Sioux who moved into the Canadian-American borderlands in the later years of the nineteenth century. David G. McCrady's award-winning study crosses national boundaries to examine how Native peoples on both sides of the border reacted to the arrival of the Sioux.
The New Native American Cuisine: Five-Star Recipes from the Chefs of Arizona's Kai Restaurant written by Marian Betancourt with Chefs Michael O'Dowd and Jack Strong of Kai, at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort is the first book to make this Indigenous fusion cuisine available to home cooks everywhere.
Multicultural Education Policies in Canada and the United States uses a dialogical approach to examine responses to increasing cultural and racial diversity in both countries. It compares and contrasts foundational myths and highlights the sociopolitical contexts that affect the conditions of citizenship, access to education, and inclusion of diverse cultural knowledge and languages in educational systems.
Indigenous Screen Cultures in Canada contains 9 essays that explore the cultural trends of Aboriginal media in Canada. Three papers examine the role of APTN in Canada, another paper looks at the role of media in maintaining languages, and other papers examine specific films, and another essay describes broadband access and the internet.