Living with Strangers: The Nineteenth-Century Sioux and the Canadian-American Borderlands tells the story of the Sioux who moved into the Canadian-American borderlands in the later years of the nineteenth century. David G. McCrady's award-winning study crosses national boundaries to examine how Native peoples on both sides of the border reacted to the arrival of the Sioux.
Encounters on the Passage: Inuit Meet the Explorers examines the historical accounts of the expeditions of Sir Edward Parry, Sir John Ross, Sir John Franklin, and the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and combines the written accounts by the explorers and others and adds the oral accounts provided by Inuit living in Nunavaut today.
Canada's Indigenous Constitution reflects on the nature and sources of law in Canada, beginning with the conviction that the Canadian legal system has helped to engender the high level of wealth and security enjoyed by people across the country. However, longstanding disputes about the origins, legitimacy, and applicability of certain aspects of the legal system have led John Borrows to argue that Canada's constitution is incomplete without a broader acceptance of Indigenous legal traditions.
The Anishinabek Nation's legal traditions are deeply embedded in many aspects of customary life. In Drawing Out Law: A Spirit's Guide, John Borrows (Kegedonce) skillfully juxtaposes Canadian legal policy and practice with the more broadly defined Anishinabek perception of law as it applies to community life, nature, and individuals. This innovative work combines fictional and non-fictional elements in a series of connected short stories that symbolize different ways of Anishinabek engagement with the world.
Alliances: Re/Envisioning Indigenous-Non-Indigenous Relationships is a collection of 24 essays edited by Lynne Davis, associate professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies at Trent University. The papers are the result of the 2006 Re/Envisioning Relationships conference that brought together Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars and activists working in the areas of Indigenous self-determination, and social and environmental justice. The book is organized into four themes: Visionaries; From the Front Lines; Linking Theory and Practice; and The Personal is Political.
Alliances: Re/Envisioning Indigenous-non-Indigenous Relationships is a collection of 24 essays edited by Lynne Davis, associate professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies at Trent University. The papers are the result of the 2006 Re/Envisioning Relationships conference that brought together Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars and activists working in the areas of Indigenous self-determination, and social and environmental justice. The book is organized into four themes: Visionaries; From the Front Lines; Linking Theory and Practice; and The Personal is Political.
Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts by Cree/Saulteaux professor Margaret Kovach draws on the knowledge of six Indigenous scholars and offers a practical portal for anyone engaging in Indigenous research activities. Chapters discuss Indigenous epistemologies, decolonizing theory, story as method, situating self and culture, Indigenous methods, protocol, meaning-making, and ethics. The scholars interviewed include Michael Hart (Cree), Graham Smith (Maori), Jeannine Carriere (Metis), Cam Willet (Cree), Laara Fitznor (Cree), and Kathy Absolon (Ojibwe).
Compact, Contract, Covenant: Aboriginal Treaty-Making in Canada by J. R. Miller, professor of history at the University of Saskatchewan, offers readers an overview of the history and nature of treaty making by First Nations with Great Britain and the Canadian government from the early period of trade and commerce to more recent twentieth century agreements such as James Bay and the Sahtu Dene and Metis Agreement. He describes the nature of early agreements that used wampum to conclude treaties of peace and friendship.
In Defamiliarizing the Aboriginal: Cultural Practices and Decolonization in Canada, Julia V Emberley examines the historical production of Aboriginality in colonial cultural practices and its impact on the everyday lives of Indigenous women, youth, and children. Adopting a materialist-semiotic approach, Emberley explores the ways in which representational technologies - film, photography, and print culture, including legal documents and literature - were crucial to British colonial practices.
In the Presence of Each Other: A Pedagogy of Storytelling is a recent education title published by the University of Toronto press and written by storyteller and Professor Johanna Kuyvenhoven. Her work with oral storytelling in the classroom is documented in this book that is based on her unpublished doctoral dissertation from the University of British Columbia.