As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock by Dina Gilio-Whitaker, a member of Colville Confederated Tribes, explores the fraught history of treaty violations, struggles for food and water security, and protection of sacred sites, while highlighting the important leadership of Indigenous women in this centuries-long struggle or Indigenous environmental justice.
Creating Indigenous Property: Power, Rights, and Relationships, is edited by Angela Cameron, Sari Graben and Val Napoleon. Val Napoleon is from northeast British Columbia (Treaty 8) and a member of Saulteau First Nation. She is also an adopted member of the Gitanyow (Gitksan) House of Luuxhon, Ganada (Frog) Clan. Creating Indigenous Property discusses how the colonial imposition of the Canadian legal order has undermined Indigenous law, creating gaps and sometimes distortions, yet Indigenous peoples have taken up the challenge of rebuilding their laws, governance, and economies.
Indigenous Women’s Theatre in Canada: A Mechanism of Decolonization by Sarah MacKenzie, an Anishinaabe/Métis/Scottish, feminist scholar and activist, writes that despite a recent increase in the productivity and popularity of Indigenous playwrights in Canada, most critical and academic attention has been devoted to the work of male dramatists, leaving female writers on the margins.
Orange Shirt Day is observed annually on September 30th to honour residential school survivors and their families, and to remember those who did not make it. This book explores the historical impact on Indigenous people in order to create champions who will walk a path of reconciliation through Orange Shirt Day, promoting the message that Every Child Matters. The Orange Shirt Society is a non-profit society based in Williams Lake BC that grew out of the events in 2013 inspired by Chief Robbins' vision for reconciliation.
Highway of Tears by Jessica McDiarmid (paperback ed.) is an account of Indigenous women and girls who have gone missing or have been found murdered through stories of their lives .The 725-kilometre stretch of highway in British Columbia known as Highway of Tears or Highway 16, includes the River Skeena, and has sparked a national crisis of tragedy and travesty for the missing and murdered women and girls who are associated with it.
In Literatures, Communities, and Learning: Conversations with Indigenous Writers, Aubrey Jean Hanson, a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, gathers nine conversations with Indigenous writers about the relationship between Indigenous literatures and learning, and how their writing relates to communities. In this book Aubrey Jean Hanson show how Indigenous literatures matter in the resurgence of healthy Indigenous communities.
Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States: Restoring Cultural Knowledge, Protecting Environments, and Regaining Health, is edited by Devon Abbott Mihesuah, a Choctaw author and scholar; and Elizabeth Hoover, of Mohawk and Mi’kmaq ancestry. There is a foreword by Winona LaDuke, an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) member of the White Earth Nation, who is an environmentalist, economist, author, and prominent Native American activist working to restore and preserve indigenous cultures and lands.
Fighting for a Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada by Samir Shaheen-Hussain, with a foreword by Cindy Blackstock, Gitxsan activist; and afterword by Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel, Kanien’kehá:ka Nation – Turtle Clan and Kanehsatà:ke Mohawk Territory Indigenous Human Rights Activist. Fighting for a Hand to Hold is part of the project launched by healthcare providers in January 2018, where the #aHand2Hold campaign confronted the Quebec government's practice of separating children from their families during medical evacuation airlifts, which dispr
Everyday Violence in the Lives of Youth: Speaking Out and Pushing Back, is edited by Helene Berman, Catherine Richardson/Kinewesquao, Metis; Kate Elliott, a member of the Métis Nation of Greater Victoria; and Eugenia Canas. Though interpersonal violence is widely studied, much less has been done to understand structural violence, the often-invisible patterns of inequality that reproduce social relations of exclusion and marginalization through ideologies, policies, stigmas, and discourses attendant to gender, race, class, and other markers of social identity.