In this timely collection, the authors examine Indigenous Peoples negotiations with different cosmologies in a globalized world. Dussart and Poirier outline a sophisticated theory of change that accounts for the complexity of Indigenous peoples’ engagement with Christianity and other cosmologies, their own colonial experiences, as well as their ongoing relationships to place and kin.
For Indigenous students and teachers alike, formal teaching and learning occurs in contested places. In Indigenous Education, leading scholars in contemporary Indigenous education from North America, New Zealand, and Hawaii disentangle aspects of colonialism from education to advance alternative philosophies of instruction. From multiple disciplines, contributors explore Indigenous education from theoretical and applied perspectives and invite readers to embrace new, informed ways of schooling.
Wisdom Engaged demonstrates how traditional knowledge, Indigenous approaches to healing, and the insights of Western bio-medicine can complement each other when all voices are heard in a collaborative effort to address changes to Indigenous communities’ well-being. In this collection, voices of Elders, healers, physicians, and scholars are gathered in an attempt to find viable ways to move forward while facing new challenges.
Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Research Methodologies Local Solutions and Global Opportunities, edited by Elizabeth Sumida Huaman, and Nathan Martin, brings together researchers from geographically, culturally, and linguistically diverse regions. This work offers guidance and lessons learned from research projects in and with Indigenous communities around the world.
Research and Reconciliation: Unsettling Ways of Knowing Through Indigenous Relationships by Shawn Wilson, Opaskwayak Cree from northern Manitoba; Andrea Breen and Lindsay DuPré, Métis, is an edited collection by leading scholars who seek to disrupt Eurocentric research methods by introducing students, professors, administrators, and practitioners to frameworks of Indigenous research methods through a lens of reconciliation.
Memory and Landscape: Indigenous Responses to a Changing North by Kenneth Pratt and Scott Heyes, explores the ways in which Indigenous peoples in the Arctic have adapted to challenging circumstances, including past cultural and environmental changes. In this illustrated volume, contributors document how Indigenous communities in Alaska, northern Canada, Greenland, and Siberia are seeking ways to maintain and strengthen their cultural identity while also embracing forces of disruption.
To Share, Not Surrender: Indigenous and Settler Visions of Treaty-Making in the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia, edited by Edited by Peter Cook, Neil Vallance, John Sutton Lutz, Graham Brazier and Hamar Foster, discusses how history and knowledge of Indigenous-settler conflict over land take the form of confidential reports prepared for court challenges. To Share, Not Surrender offers an entirely new approach, opening scholarship to the public and augmenting it with First Nations community expertise.
First Nations Wildfire Evacuations: A Guide for Communities and External Agencies, is an evacuation guide written by Tara McGee and Amy Cardinal Christianson, a Métis woman from Treaty 8 territory, and the First Nations Wildfire Evacuation Partnership made up of representatives from seven First Nations, as well as researchers and agencies involved in providing support during wildfire evacuations. Its aim is to learn about how First Nation peoples and communities have been affected by evacuations and to make recommendations for how to reduce their negative impacts.