In Warrior Life: Indigenous Resistance and Resurgence, Pamela Palmater, Mi'kmaw lawyer, author, speaker and activist, addresses a range of Indigenous issues — empty political promises, ongoing racism, sexualized genocide, government lawlessness, and the lie that is reconciliation — and makes the complex political and legal implications accessible to the public.
Fighting for a Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism against Indigenous Children in Canada by Samir Shaheen-Hussain, with a foreword by Cindy Blackstock, Gitxsan activist; and afterword by Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel, Kanien’kehá:ka Nation – Turtle Clan and Kanehsatà:ke Mohawk Territory Indigenous Human Rights Activist. Fighting for a Hand to Hold is part of the project launched by healthcare providers in January 2018, where the #aHand2Hold campaign confronted the Quebec government's practice of separating children from their families during medical evacuation airlifts, which dispr
In The Sleeping Giant Awakens: Genocide, Indian Residential Schools, and the Challenge of Conciliation, David B. MacDonald confronts the truths of Canada’s Indian residential school systems and likens this to waking a sleeping giant. In this book genocide is used as an analytical tool to better understand Canada’s past and present relationships between settlers and Indigenous peoples. David B.
Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools is a teacher resource of edited readings for secondary level students. This 200 plus page resource introduces students to the residential schools subject area. The book introduces themes of identity, language, membership, history of residential schools, Indian Act, worldview, church and government apologies, truth and reconciliation, genocide, and healing choices. The book includes a timeline and glossary. Thoughtful questions are provided for the teacher.