Tekahionwake: E Pauline Johnson's Writings on Native North America edited by English professors Margery Fee and Dory Nason have assembled an anthology of poems, fiction, and nonfiction about the so-called Indigenous question as it was examined in the nineteenth century and early twentieth centuries. Emily Pauline Johnson, also known as Tekahionwake, is remarkable as one of a very few early North American Indigenous poets and fiction writers.
Introduction to Indigenous Literary Criticism in Canada editors, Armand Garnet Ruffo and Heather Macfarlane, gathered this collection that serves to trace the development of Indigenous literatures while highlighting major trends and themes. The anthology collects 26 indispensable critical essays, from E. Pauline Johnson to Daniel Heath Justice. Though Canadian critics and writers are emphasized, some key works of Native American literary criticism such as N. Scott Momaday, Kimberley Blaeser, Qwo-Li Driskill, and Daniel Heath Justice are also included.
White Lies About the Inuit by anthropology professor John Steckley dispels myths about the Inuit in this introductory text for college and university students. Canadian media and anthropology textbooks have led all to believe that the Inuit have 52 terms for snow, leave their Elders on ice floes to die, and that there are blond and blue-eyed Inuit descended from the Vikings. These lies and stereotypes are clearly laid to rest in this engaging book.
Race and Racism in 21st Century Canada: Continuity, Complexity, and Change is a recent title from Broadview Press containing 16 essays selected to promote understanding of racism and social change in Canada. Of particular interest are papers focusing on issues of racism and Aboriginal Peoples including Incorporation of Aboriginal Labour by Terry Wotherspoon; and Erasing: Law and Gender in White Settler Societies by Patricia A.
Ending Denial: Understanding Aboriginal Issues is a book originally published by Broadview Press and now reissued by the University of Toronto Press. Written by Wayne Warry, an applied medical anthropologist at McMaster University, the book examines our current understanding of Aboriginal issues in Canada. Written as an answer to neo-conservative political commentators and the mainstream media, the book offers brief essays that challenge the views that promote integration and assimilation as the saviors of First Nations social issues.
Sociology professor presents an inside story about the dynamics of British Columbia's public opinion and polling campaign that surrounded the Nisga'a Treaty. How the government of this province influenced public opinion as it marketed its policies to the people of British Columbia is the purpose of the book. The author compares this process to the methods used by Australia in it polling efforts about reconciliation with Aboriginal People.
Omushkego Cree storyteller recounts his vast knowledge of oral history, legends, and family history. Stories include creation, predictions, oral traditions, stories about Chakapesh, coming of Europeans, the Shaking Tent, dream quest, introduction of Christianity, and advancements in technology. A wealth of information about the Swampy Cree of the Hudson Bay Lowlands.
Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom is the work of Taiaiake Alfred. The word Wasáse is the Kanienkeha (Mohawk) word for the ancient war dance ceremony of unity, strength, and commitment to action. The author notes, "This book traces the journey of those Indigenous people who have found a way to transcend the colonial identities which are the legacy of our history and live as Onkwehonwe, original people.
The Way of the Pipe: Aboriginal Spirituality and Symbolic Healing in Canadian Prisons explores how Aboriginal spirituality is finding its way into prisons and the role it is playing with Aboriginal inmates seeking to regain and to promote their heritages and identities.The book starts from the premise that this spirituality is not simply "religion" but is a form of therapy, know to medical anthropologists as "symbolic healing." Working from the results of hundreds of interviews with inmates in a number of prisons, Waldram traces the history of Aboriginal spirituality in and out of prison po