We are Not You: First Nations and Canadian Modernity begins with a 1992 court case, Peters vs Campbell, in which Joseph Peters sued members of his Coast Salish community who, at his wife's instigation, forced him to undergo traditional ceremonies in order to resolve issues with alcohol and family. The intriguing news media accounts caught the author Claude Denis' attention and he began this analysis. Chapters discuss nationalisms, colonialism, individual freedoms, self-government, gender equity, pluralisms, and limit experience.
Native Poetry in Canada: A Contemporary Anthology presents a selection of poems chosen from the wealth of Aboriginal poets in Canada and spans four decades from 1960 to 2000. The poets include well-known First Nation and Metis writers such as Chief Dan George, Rita Joe, Beth Brant, Duke Redbird, Wayne Keon, Jeannette Armstrong, Beth Cuthand, Lenore Keeshig-Tobias, Emma LaRoque, Lee Maracle, George Kenny, Duncan Mercredi, Daniel David Moses, Louise Halfe, Marilyn Dumont, Armand Garnet Ruffo, Connie Fife, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, and Gregory Scofield.
As recently as three decades ago most Inuit lived a lifestyle much like that of their ancestors who lived on the land, with the men hunting according to time-honoured methods and the women performing the same round of daily tasks that their grandmothers and great grandmothers had done. Today they typically live in settlements, some of them distinctly urban in character. Adults work for wages and use electric appliances, children listen to stereos and run about the settlement on motorbikes.
Reading Beyond Words: Contexts for Native History is the second edition of this popular collection of historical essays in Canadian Aboriginal history. The first edition of this highly praised collection presented some of the best new efforts to examine critically the possible interpretations of Native North American history and Native-European encounters over 500 years. In doing so it served as a model for revisiting Native history. To this extensively revised new edition, editors Jennifer S. H.