Dammed: The Politics of Loss and Survival in Anishinaabe Territory is by Brittany Luby, (Anishinaabe-kwe, atik totem) who is the many-greats granddaughter of Chief Kawitaskung, an Anishinaabe leader who signed the North-West Angle Treaty of 1873. Dammed explores Canada’s hydroelectric boom in the Lake of the Woods area. It complicates narratives of increasing affluence in postwar Canada, revealing that the inverse was true for Indigenous communities along the Winnipeg River. "Dammed" makes clear that hydroelectric generating stations were designed to serve settler populations.
Humane is by Anna Marie Sewell, of Mi’gmaq, Anishinaabe, and Polish heritage. In Humane the question is asked: Who steals a dog from a shelter after receiving a dream message from their grandmother? Hazel Lesage never expected it to be her. Then again, she didn't plan on becoming an unlicensed PI, helping the 'throwaway people.' However, much has changed in Amiskwaciy, the problem of poor Indigenous women and girls being expendable hasn't. Nobody else is going to help the Augusts find out who killed their daughter Nell; so Hazel takes the case. And then she takes the dog.
Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States & American Indian Nations explores the promises, diplomacy, and betrayals involved in treaties and treaty making between the United States government and the Indian Nations of the United States and Canada. This 272-page volume released in 2014 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. The museum developed an exhibition about treaties and their essential nature to America.
Native Art of the Northwest Coast: A History of Changing Ideas is an impressive volume that presents a sweeping survey of the history of ideas and arguments that have shaped and disputed Northwest Coast First Nations art for more than 250 years. Since the mid-1700s, objects or "art" deriving from the Indigenous cultures of this area have been desired, displayed, and exchanged, classified and interpreted, stolen and confiscated, bought and sold, and displayed again in many parts of the world.
Northwest Coast Indians is one of the information books in the Heinemann Library series, First Nations of North America. Books in the series offer information to grade four to six students about the cultural history of the major cultural regions of North America. This title discusses the Pacific Northwest culture region, including the Chinook, Coast Salish, Haida, Kwakwaka'wakw, Makah, Nuu-chah-nulth, Tlingit, and Tsimshian First Nations.
Spirits of Our Whaling Ancestors: Revitalizing Makah and Nuu-chah-nulth Traditions is a historical study by American Indian Studies professor Charlotte Cote. As a member of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation, she discusses the decision of the Makah and their relatives, the Nuu-chah-nulth, to resume their traditional practice of hunting the gray whale, after it was removed from the Endangered Species list in 1994. Neither First Nation had exercised their treaty right to hunt whales since commercial whalers had hunted the gray whale to near extinction in the 1920s.
Histories of Anthropology Annual Volume 1 is a collection of 10 essays edited by Regna Darnell and Frederic Gleach. One of the most significant essays is by linguist Michael K. Foster. Jacob Ezra Thomas: Educator and Conservator of Iroquois Culture pays tribute to the life work of Cayuga Chief Jake Thomas from Six Nations of the Grand River. The other essay of interest is Trends in Image and Design: Reflections on 25 Years of a Tribal Museum Era by Patricia Pierce Erikson. This paper recounts the history of the Makah Cultural and Research Center in Washington State.
Sovereignty Matters: Locations of Contestation and Possibility in Indigenous Struggles for Self-Determination contains eleven scholarly essays originally presented during the conference, Sovereignty 2000: Locations of Contestation and Possibility held at the University of California. The introductory chapter, For Whom Sovereignty Matters, explores the significance of the idea of sovereignty for Indigenous Peoples worldwide.