Blockades or Breakthroughs?: Aboriginal Peoples Confront the Canadian State debates the importance and effectiveness of blockades and occupations as political and diplomatic tools for Aboriginal people. The adoption of direct action tactics like blockades and occupations is predicated on the idea that something drastic is needed for First Nations to break an unfavourable status quo, overcome structural barriers, and achieve their goals. But are blockades actually breakthroughs? What are the objectives of First Nation communities who adopt this approach?
Strange Visitors: Documents in Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada from 1876 is the essential reference book about the interaction between First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples with settler society told in primary documents. History professor Keith D. Smith , Chair of the Department of First Nations Studies at Vancouver Island University, selected a diverse selection of documents including letters, testimonies, speeches, transcripts, newspaper articles, and government records to highlight Indigenous primary sources from 1876 to 2007.
'Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Indigenous Life' is a compelling history of the role of government-sponsored policy that lead to the overwhelming loss of life of Indigenous People of the Plains region from the late 1700s to the late 1800s. This is the new edition of the 2013 work with the title 'Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life (ISBN 9780889773400).
My Heroes Have Always Been Indians by Athabasca Chipewyan scholar Cora Voyageur is a collection of 100 significant First Nations and Inuit individuals from Alberta. The author selected both historical and contemporary men and women who made noteworthy contributions to Canada and specific Indigenous communities. The author asked for nominations for this list and received people from all walks of life including history, the arts, business, activism, literature, commerce, community development, education, environmental stewardship, justice, military service, politics, sports, and more.
Taking Medicine: Women's Healing Work and Colonial Contact in Southern Alberta, 1880-1930 presents colonial medicine and nursing as a gendered phenomenon that had particular meanings for Aboriginal and settler women who dealt with one another over bodily matters. By bringing to light women’s contributions to the development of health care in southern Alberta between 1880 and 1930, this book challenges traditional understandings of colonial medicine and nursing in the contact zone.
The Story of the Blackfoot People: Niitsitapiisinni is the 2013 edition of Glenbow Museum's 2001 publication developed by the Blackfoot Gallery Committee. This new edition explores the history, culture, and lives today of the Blackfoot Nation as experienced by the people themselves. The seven chapters cover Our Way of Life; The Blackfoot World; How We Lived Together; The place Where We Live; Our Relationships with Other People; End of the Buffalo Days; and We Are Meant To Be Nii-tsi-ta-pii-ksi (Real People).
Taking Medicine: Women's Healing Work and Colonial Contact in Southern Alberta, 1880-1930 presents colonial medicine and nursing as a gendered phenomenon that had particular meanings for Aboriginal and settler women who dealt with one another over bodily matters. By bringing to light women's contributions to the development of health care in southern Alberta between 1880 and 1930, this book challenges traditional understandings of colonial medicine and nursing in the contact zone.
Weasel Tail: Stories Told by Joe Crowshoe Sr. (Aapohsoyyiis), a Peigan Blackfoot Elder is written by the late Joseph Crowshoe Sr and edited by Michael Ross. The collection is based on a series of audio interviews recorded between 1991 and 1998; one year prior to Crowshoe's passing. He is the renowned Peigan Elder recognized as the knowledge keeper for Blackfoot cultural history and traditions. In addition this collection includes conversation between Joe Crowshoe and his wife, Josephine Crowshoe about their childhood spent in residential schools.
Aboriginal Cultures in Alberta: Five Hundred Generations was co-produced by the Provincial Museum of Alberta and Syncrude as a partnership to support the museum exhibition, Aboriginal Cultures in Alberta. While the 81-page resource begins with a section based on traditional archaeological understanding of First Nations' origins, the remaining sections of the book cover the history and culture of the First Nations and Métis of Alberta.