Le Capteur de Rêves et les Sept Tentations is the French language edition of Dreamcatcher & the Seven Deceivers by Métis author David Bouchard. The sequel to Les Sept Enseignements Sacres (Seven Sacred Teachings), warns readers about voices one can expect to hear during our dreamtime, voices that do not represent the Sacred Teachings. In his introduction Bouchard explains long before the colonization efforts began, First Nations had prophesies that forewarned the people.
Real Justice: Convicted for Being Mi'kmaq, The Story of Donald Marshall, Jr. is one of the titles in the Real Justice Series from James Lorimer and Company. The book covers the wrongful conviction of Mi'kmaw youth Donald Marshall, Jr. for the murder of Sandy Seale in Sydney, Nova Scotia in 1971. Author Bill Swan takes a journalistic approach to telling this story of a First Nation youth facing intolerable racism and the Canadian criminal justice system. Donald Marshall (1953-2009) was Mi'kmaw from Membertou First Nation. His father, Donald Marshall, Sr.
Iroquois: People of the Longhouse is a 160-page, colour illustrated volume about the Six Nations Iroquois/Haudenosaunee. The author's approach is standard anthropological and historical but offers a wealth of colour images, maps, archival images, and references. Important People in Six Nations History.
In this illuminating book, Hunger, Horses, and Government Men: Criminal Law on the Aboriginal Plains, 1870-1905, Shelley Gavigan argues that the notion of criminalization captures neither the complexities of First Nations and Métis participation in the courts nor the significance of the Indian Act as a form of law. Gavigan uses records of ordinary cases from the lower courts and insights from critical criminology and traditional legal history to interrogate state formation and criminal law in the Saskatchewan region of the North-West Territories between 1870 and 1905.
In An Ethic of Mutual Respect: The Covenant Chain and Aboriginal-Crown Relations, Bruce Morito offers a philosophical interrogation of the predominant current reading of the historical record regarding the Covenant Chain. Over the course of a century until the late 1700s, the British Crown, the Haudenosaunee, Ojibwe, Delaware, Wendat and other First Nations of eastern North America developed a system of alliances and treaties that came to be known collectively as the Covenant Chain.
A Nation of Women: Gender and Colonial Encounters Among the Delaware Indians chronicles changing ideas of gender and identity among the Delaware Indians from the mid-seventeenth through the eighteenth century, as they encountered various waves of migrating peoples in their homelands along the eastern coast of North America. In Delaware society at the beginning of this period, to be a woman meant to engage in the activities performed by women, including diplomacy, rather than to be defined by biological sex.
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.
7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga is the 4-book graphic novel series by David Alexander Robertson and Scott Henderson now available in this new full-colour edition. This 128-page graphic novel contains volume one: Stone, volume 2: Scars; volume 3: Ends/Begins, and volume 4: The Pact. This graphic novel follows one Plains Cree family from the early 19th century to the present day and tells a story of redemption as residential school survivor James and his son, Edwin, reconcile their past and begin a new journey. Edwin is facing an uncertain future.
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.
In Richard Van Camp’s fictionalized north anything can happen and yet each story is rooted in a vivid contemporary reality. The stories offer a potent mix tape of tropes from science fiction (zombie fiction), horror, Western and Aboriginal traditions. The title story pits Torchy against the Smith Squad, fighting for love and family in a bloody, cathartic, and ultimately hopeful narrative. Van Camp’s characters repeatedly confront the bleakness of sexual assault, substance addiction and violence with the joy and humour of inspired storytelling.