The Red Chesterfield by Wayne Arthurson, a writer of Cree and French Canadian descent, is the story of M who is a bylaw officer. He lives with his brothers, in their parent’s old house. On his way to investigate a suspicious yard sale, he discovers a red chesterfield sitting in a ditch. Looking closer, he finds a running shoe-and a severed foot.
As Long As This Land Shall Last: A History of Treaty 8 and Treaty 11, 1870-1939 is an historically accurate study that takes no sides. This book is the first complete document of Treaties 8 and 11 between the Canadian government and First Nations at the turn of the nineteenth century.
Nunavik, Inuit-Controlled Education in Arctic Quebec documents the development of education from the arrival of the first traders and missionaries in the mid-nineteenth century through the creation of the Kativik School Board and the evaluation of its operations by the Nunavik Education Task Force in the 1990s. Nunavik takes a detailed look at the complex debate of the Inuit of Northern Quebec about the purposes, achievements, and failures of the public schools in their communities, the first Inuit-controlled school district in Canada.
Blackfoot Ways of Knowing:The Worldview of the Siksikaitsitapi articulates the philosophical and epistemological foundations of Blackfoot–Siksikaitsitapi ways of knowing. It examines the interdependent, interconnecting, and reciprocal relationships of identity, knowledge, and research among the Blackfoot-speaking peoples, and is a journey of connecting the ancient pieces of the building knowledge processes among Indigenous peoples. Betty Bastien works with the Access division at the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary.
Ancestral Portraits: The Colour of My People is a retrospective collection of the paintings, prose and poetry of Cree artist Frederick R. McDonald. This 95-page book presents the artist's work with his personal artist statements about most pieces. With an MFA degree from the University of Calgary, this artist spent his earlier working years in the oil industry. Growing up in a northern community along the Athabasca River in northern Alberta, McDonald spent his early years living with his extended Woodland Cree family.
Noble, Wretched, and Redeemable: Protestant Missionaries to the Indians in Canada and the United States, 1820-1900 is an important and original book examining the relationship between stereotypes of Indigenous peoples and institutional change on the missionary frontiers of nineteenth-century Canada and the United States. Using case studies of Protestant missionaries, Carol Higham demonstrates how corporate missionary societies, governments, and secular scholarly institutions encouraged and rewarded the creation and dispersion of specific First Nations stereotypes.
Treaty Elders of Saskatchewan: Our Dream is That Our Peoples Will One Day Be Clearly Recognized as Nations examines the treaty relationship in Saskatchewan as understood by the Elders. After interviewing 160 Saskatchewan Elders, the authors have organized the findings into understandings of the spiritual principles of peace and sharing as these make up the concepts of kinship, governance, and right to livelihood.