Wartime Images, Peacetime Wounds: The Media and the Gustafsen Lake Standoff critically examines the role of the media in portraying negative stereotypes of Aboriginal Peoples during the Gustafsen Lake event. What does the media coverage of a crisis situation reveal about the nature of dominant-minority relations locally, regionally, and nationally? Sandra Lambertus asks this question of the media coverage of the largest RCMP operation in Canadian history - the 1995 Gustafsen Lake standoff.
Northern Voices: Inuit Writing in English's first section includes traditional legends, narratives, folk history told by story-tellers, and poetry sung by Inuit composers. The second presents statements and observations by some of the first Inuit to come into contact with European newcomers, including official reports, interviews, letters, and diaries. Next are early poetry and prose in translation, much of it autobiographical. The final section includes contemporary Inuit writing, from essays and speeches to fiction, poetry, and other genres of imaginative literature.
Colour-Coded: A Legal History of Racism in Canada, 1900-1950 is a groundbreaking text that illustrates the undeniable assertion of deeply imbedded racism within Canada's legal system. From thousands of cases, legal scholar Constance Backhouse selected six court cases that focus on Aboriginal, Inuit, Chinese-Canadian, and African-Canadian individuals.
When Freedom is Lost: The Dark Side of the Relationship between Government and the Fort Hope Band is a research report by the authors who studied the impact of the White Paper Policy on the community known as the Fort Hope Band in Ontario. The researchers studied the community before and after the 1969 policy change by the Canadian government. The report essentially studied the reasons for economic dependency and ways to improve the community's economic development.
UNAVAILABLE The Queen's People: A Study of Hegemony, Coercion, and Accommodation among the Okanagan of Canada is an analysis of the realities of everyday life for Okanagan Indians on a reserve near Vernon. Peter Carstens applies the peasant model to the study of reserve systems and finds significant correlations. Questions of class, status, power, and institutionalized inequality also come into play.
Recovering Canada: The Resurgence of Indigenous Law is a recent book about the Canadian system of law and governance and how First Nations laws can be applied to the Canadian legal system. The author is a Professor and Law Foundation Chair in Aboriginal Justice at the University of Victoria. He is also a member of the Cape Croker First Nation. He brings traditional stories and personal memories of his grandparents to the discussion of the Canadian legal system. His goal is to promote a system of justice that incorporates and respects First Nations laws and governance models.
In the Words of Elders: Aboriginal Cultures in Transition is a collection of interviews with 16 Elders and traditional teachers. The Native Studies Department at Trent University responded to the need for a text that provided an overview of First Nations teachings from the perspective of the Elders. Traditional teachers representing a variety of traditions and culture areas of Canada were selected and interviewed. The result is a compelling collection of first person narratives that address a range of topics.
Border Crossings: Thomas King's Cultural Inversions is the first full-length study to explore Thomas King's art. Thomas King is the first Native writer to generate widespread interest in both Canada and the United States. He has been nominated twice for Governor General's Awards, and his first novel, Medicine River, has been transformed into a CBC movie. Davidson, Walton, and Andrews employ a framework of postcolonial and border studies theory to examine the concepts of nation, race, and sexuality in King's work.