Who is an Indian? is possibly the oldest question facing Indigenous peoples across the Americas, and one with significant implications for decisions relating to resource distribution, conflicts over who gets to live where and for how long, and clashing principles of governance and law. For centuries, the dominant views on this issue have been strongly shaped by ideas of both race and place. But just as important, who is permitted to ask, and answer this question?
Home on the City: Urban Aboriginal Housing and Living Conditions focuses on Saskatoon, which has both one of the highest proportions of Aboriginal residents in the country and the highest percentage of Aboriginal people living below the poverty line. While the book details negative aspects of urban Aboriginal life (such as persistent poverty, health problems, and racism), it also highlights many positive developments: the emergence of an Aboriginal middle class, inner-city renewal, innovative collaboration with municipal and community organizations, and more. Alan B.
Mississauga Portraits: Ojibwe Voices from Nineteenth-Century Canada is the long-awaited publication that continues the story of the lives of eight key Mississaugas of Credit River. The book contains the history of the Mississaugas of the New Credit when they lived along the Credit River in Ontario prior to their relocation their present-day community. The book opens with a chapter about the life of Peter Jones (1802-1856). Jones became a Methodist convert and from there became a minister.
With stories and observations gleaned from three years of ethnographic research, Stickhandling through the Margins: First Nations Hockey in Canada richly illustrates how hockey is played and experienced by First Nations peoples across Canada, both in isolated reserve communities and at tournaments that bring together participants from across the country.
In International Law and Indigenous Knowledge, Chidi Oguamanan argues that Indigenous knowledge has posed a crisis of legitimacy for the intellectual property system that calls for a rethinking of the intellectual property jurisprudence in a cross-cultural direction. Oguamanan's study is based in legal doctrinal methodology, focusing on international legal and policy developments regarding the protection of indigenous knowledge, with emphasis on plant biodiversity as the mainstay of Indigenous or traditional medicinal knowledge.
Indigenous Peoples of North America: A Concise Anthropological Overview is a concise, thematic overview of the key issues facing Indigenous peoples in North America, from prehistory to the present. It integrates a culture area analysis within a thematic approach, covering archaeology, traditional lifeways, the colonial era, and contemporary Indigenous cultures. Robert J. Muckle is Professor of Anthropology at Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian Identity and Culture volume 2 is the highly anticipated second volume in the University of Toronto Press's series about Indigenous contributions to Canadian culture. A mix of brief biographical sketches and longer essays are organized around themes such as economic and community development; environment; education; politics and northern power; and arts and culture.
Police and Government Relations: Who's Calling the Shots? explores the question of police governance and independence from a number of different points of view. This book stems from an Ipperwash Inquiry symposium on police/government relations. The subtitle alludes to the shooting of Dudley George in 1995 by Ontario Provincial Police. The book offers extracts from the Ipperwash Inquiry transcripts and an Ipperwash discussion paper in the epilogue. Editors Margaret E.