Spirits of Our Whaling Ancestors: Revitalizing Makah and Nuu-chah-nulth Traditions is a historical study by American Indian Studies professor Charlotte Cote. As a member of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation, she discusses the decision of the Makah and their relatives, the Nuu-chah-nulth, to resume their traditional practice of hunting the gray whale, after it was removed from the Endangered Species list in 1994. Neither First Nation had exercised their treaty right to hunt whales since commercial whalers had hunted the gray whale to near extinction in the 1920s.
Red Power: A Graphic Novel by Dakota-Anishinaabe artist and journalist Brian Wright-McLeod. Designed for mature readers this 60-page graphic novel is a fictionalized account of the Navajo land struggle at Big Mountain, Arizona in the 1970s. Peabody Mining was actively seeking the federal government's assistance in relocating the Navajo people from their lands so the mining operations could access natural resources from the territory. The Indigenous People resisted and this story is one interpretation of this resistance through the eyes of the main character Billy Moon.
Pegahmagabow: Life-Long Warrior by journalist and historian Adrian Hayes details the life and times of Ojibwe leader and veteran Frances Pegahmagabow (1889-1952). Using personal interviews with friend, family members alongside the archival record, the author explores the early years, wartime exploits, and political activism of this renowned Ojibwe veteran and leader. He joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in World War I. On the battlefields of France and Belgium he distinguished himself by winning three decorations for bravery, more than any other Canadian First Nation soldier.
Red Power Rising: The National Indian Youth Council and the Origins of Native Activism traces the origins of the Red Power movement of Native Americans to the student activism of the National Indian Youth Council (NIYC), founded in Gallup, New Mexico, in 1961. The main goals of this organization were principles of tribal sovereignty, self determination, treaty rights, and cultural preservation. The main characters in the development of this youth organizations were Clyde Warrior, Shirley Hill Witt, Mel Thom, Bruce Wilkie, and Hank Adams.
Keeping the Campfires Going: Urban American Indian Women's Community Work and Activism is a collection of 10 essays about the history and politics of urbanization and the various roles Native American and First Nations women have played in the process. Editors Susan Susan Applegate and Heather Howard have compiled a fascinating cross-section of articles that describe and analyse women and urban issues in cities in the United States and Canada. Heather Howard writes about her first-hand experiences with the Native Canadian Centre and Aboriginal women's activism in Toronto from 1950-1975.
Torn From Our Midst: Voices of Grief, Healing and Action From the Missing Indigenous Women Conference, 2008 is a collection of essays and presentations delivered at the 2008 conference held at the University of Regina. The collection contains 35 presentations in the form of essay, poetry, prayer, reports, and personal accounts organized around themes such as family stories; the violent erasure of women; resisting with all the senses: art and activism; organizational resistance: action from within; self-care and the healing journey; and networking and strategizing.
Indigenous Women and Feminism: Politics, Activism, Culture contains 16 essays about Indigenous women in a variety of contexts that proposes a new way of approaching the issues. The authors believe that Indigenous feminism allows for a truly critical analysis of the areas of cultural identity, nationalism, and decolonization.
Iroquois on Fire: A Voice from the Mohawk Nation is an insider's perspective on the struggles of the Six Nations Iroquois to maintain their democracy based on the Great Law of Peace. Akwesasne Mohawk journalist Doug George writes with clarity and honesty about the issues faced by his community and other contemporary Six Nations communities to maintain their lands and their families within the context of federal interference, land use/claims, political activism, and organized crime.