Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education: Mapping the Long View published in 2019 by Routledge offers the ideas of well-known education thinkers Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang. This 292-page volume features the works of 26 Indigenous and other scholars in fifteen essays in the series, Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education. The authors represent a variety of cultural traditions including Maori, Samoa, Mayan, Navajo, Salish, Hesquiaht, Tlingit, Ojibwe, and others.
Sakahan, meaning to light a fire in the language of the Algonquin peoples brings together more than 150 works of recent Indigenous art by over 80 artists from 16 countries, including impressive installations created specifically for the project. Poetic, unexpected and challenging, the artworks document and interrogate distinct cultural and social issues. This was one of the National Gallery of Canada's most ambitious contemporary art exhibitions. Sakahan: International Indigenous Art brings together more than 150 works of recent Indigenous art by over 80 artists from 16 countries.
Flight of the Hummingbird: A Parable for the Environment is the 2008 Greystone publication by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas with assistance from Wangari Maathai and the Dalai Lama. This 61-page book offers a traditional Quechuan parable about achieving larger goals, and power, through a series of small actions, and describes how while a terrible fire rages in a forest, a small hummingbird works tirelessly by carrying single drops of water to help put out the blaze.
The American Discovery of Europe is the newly released book by Jack Forbes, professor emeritus of Native American studies and anthropology at the University of California, Davis. Forbes challenges the conventional wisdom of historians and anthropologists by compiling evidence that First Nations and Inuit actually visited Europe prior to Columbus and the so-called discovery of the Americas in 1492. Drawing on maritime trade and exploration conducted by Indigenous People of the Americas, Forbes details activities of the sea-going cultures dating back to 7000 years ago.
Red Medicine: Traditional Indigenous Rites of Birthing and Healing explores Indigenous medicine across North America, with a special emphasis on how Indigenous knowledge has endured and persisted among peoples with a legacy to Mexico. Patrisia Gonzales combines her lived experience in Red Medicine as an herbalist and traditional birth attendant with in-depth research into oral traditions, storytelling, and the meanings of symbols to uncover how Indigenous knowledge endures over time.
Latin Americans Thought of It: Amazing Innovations is the fifth title in the Annick Press series, We Thought of It. This volume features the unique innovations and contributions of the Indigenous peoples of Latin America including the Maya, Aztec, and Inca. The chapters are organized around topics such as architecture, agriculture, arts and crafts, food, clothing, music and dance, communication, sports, celebrations, and Latin Americans today. Each topic contains either a two-page or four-page spread and explains the material with photographs, illustrations, and brief text selections.
The Living Maya: Ancient Wisdom in the Era of 2012 by the director of Stetson University's Latin American Studies program Robert Sitler offers the general reader an introduction to the Maya culture and beliefs as these relate to the much publicized 2012 phenomenon. With thirty plus years study and actively working with the Maya people, the author discusses various aspects of Maya cultural traditions in an effort to provide valuable lessons Mayan culture can teach us in this time of transition.
Indigenous Peoples and Autonomy: Insights for a Global Age is one of the titles in the Globalization and Autonomy series published by UBC Press. This volume contains 10 essays by scholars from a variety of disciplines. Each essay focuses on a specific Indigenous Nation including the James Bay Cree, Saami Council, Torres Strait Islanders, Mapuche of Cholchol (Chile), East Cree, and the Zapatista Indigenous movement. Each case study examines how each Indigenous Nation voices their response to self-government, autonomy, and globalization. Contributors include Harvey A.
The Maya is the eighth edition of the classic resource written by Michael D. Coe, professor of anthropology at Yale University. The book covers the major archaeological and anthropological understanding of the Mayan people from the birth of their civilization to the present day. This volume contains 189 illustrations and 20 colour images as well as a bibliography, and detailed index. This volume is intended for the general reader and anthropology students.
While Europeans lived in the Dark Ages, the Maya mapped the heavens and mastered mathematics. They constructed vast cities in jungle landscapes, leaving legacies in stone at places like Palenque and Uxmal. In overgrown sites, archaeologists now piece together this civilization with the aid of satellite technology. Modern-day experts provide windows into the Mayan world by interpreting ancient messages, inscribed for future generations. One of the titles in the series that explores the world's ancient empires.