In Recognizing Aboriginal Title: The Mabo Case and Indigenous Resistance to English-Settler Colonialism, Peter H Russell offers a comprehensive study of the Mabo case, its background, and its consequences, contextualizing it within the international struggle of Indigenous peoples to overcome their colonized status. Russell weaves together an historical narrative of Mabo's life with an account of the legal and ideological premises of European imperialism and their eventual challenge by the global forces of decolonization.
Many argue that the Lubicon, a small Cree nation in northern Alberta, have been denied their unalienable right to self-determination by the Canadian government. In a country such as Canada, some see the struggle of the Lubicon people as an enduring reminder that certain democratic principles and basic freedoms are still kept from minorities, indigenous groups in particular. The Lubicon Lake Nation strives, through a critique of historically-constructed colonial images, to analyze the Canadian government's actions vis-Ó-vis the rights of the Lubicon people.
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 late 1960s and early 1970s, Canada witnessed an explosion in the production of literary works by Aboriginal writers, a development that some critics have called the Native Renaissance. In Before the Country: Native Renaissance, Canadian Mythology, Stephanie McKenzie explores the extent to which this growing body of literature influenced non-Native Canadian writers and has been fundamental in shaping our search for a national mythology.
The Arctic Promise: Legal and Political Autonomy of Greenland and Nunavut offers a comparative study of constitutional law, international law, Aboriginal law, legal anthropology, political science and international relations as they relate to Inuit jurisdictional autonomy in Greenland and the Eastern Arctic of Canada. Author Natalia Loukacheva is a post-doctoral fellow at the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto.
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.
York University history professor's study of the voyageurs who worked transporting goods during the fur trade. Their often overlooking social lives are examined in this study. Documentary sources are limited to reports by travelers, explorers, and their masters. From these records the author describes the personal lives of these French Canadian men as well as their interaction and relationships with First Nations.
Collection of 13 essays that explore the current state of curriculum research and reform from a postcolonial perspective. Of particular interest is Ralph Mason's essay about mathematics instruction in Nunavut. Glen Aikenhead's paper discusses cross-cultural science teaching for Aboriginal students in Canada. The selection of essays examines current curricula from feminist, postmodern, autobiographical, and phenomenology perspectives. Concepts such as Indigenous knowledges and spirituality, globalization, critical ontology, biolinguistic diversity, and postnationalism are examined.
Call Me Hank: A StÃ³:lÃ¶ Man's Reflections on Logging, Living, and Growing Old is the 2nd edition of the autobiography, Chiefly Indian, first published in 1972. The life and times of Hank Henry Pennier (1904-1991) as told in his own words is reissued with a new introduction which situates the book within the literature written by First Nations in Canada and includes a map and family photographs. He offers an intriguing look at the life of a non-status Indian who worked as a logger during the Great Depression. He comments on issues such as racism, identity, family life, and old age.
Aboriginal Health in Canada: Historical, Cultural, and Epidemiological Perspectives is a comprehensive examination of the complex nature of health care issues facing First Nations people in Canada. The authors explore the physiological, spiritual, historical, sociological, cultural, economic, and environmental factors that contribute to the overall poor health status of Native People. The changes in health and disease patterns prior to European contact up to the present are described.