Formulating American Indian Policy in New York State, 1970-1986 is the first descriptive analysis of how American Indian policies are made both at the statewide and at agency levels. Pertinent to all states, the study describes New York's historic policies and emphasizes that improving Indian lifestyles or attracting Indians to government employment is handicapped by their overall distrust of state intentions, a distrust caused by the continued impasse on American Indian land claims.
Oneida Iroquois Folklore, Myth, and History: New York Oral Narratives from the Notes of H. E. Allen and Others provides an analysis of specific Oneida stories told and recorded in the 1920s. These stories were recounted by Oneida women, Lydia Doxtator (1859-1926) and Anna Johnson (1885-1966). Both women served as cleaning women for medieval scholar Hope Emily Allen (1883-1960). During an illness the non-native woman listened to traditional stories from her domestic help and began serious research on Oneida oral narratives.
Drum Songs: Glimpses of Dene History reconstructs important moments in Dene history, offering an understanding of their past, the impact of the fur trade, their interaction with Christian missionaries, and evolving relations with the Canadian federal government. The Dene nation consists of twelve thousand people speaking five distinct languages spread over 1.8 million square kilometres in the Canadian subarctic.
NOT ALWAYS STOCKED This title is not always in stock: allow additional time for special order to arrive. From Talking Chiefs to a Native Corporate Elite traces the development of class relations and collective identity among Inuit in Canada over several centuries of contact with Western capitalism. Marybelle Mitchell provides a complete history of Inuit-white relations, starting with the first contact with European explorers in the sixteenth century and ending with ratification of the Nunavut proposal to create an Inuit homeland through division of the Northwest Territories.
First Peoples in Canada is the third updated and revised edition of Native Peoples and Cultures of Canada. From its original release in 1988, this book has become a widely used introductory text in anthropological courses about First Nations in Canada. The book is coauthored by two archaeologists who bring distinctive perspectives to the text. Eldon Yellowhorn from the Piikani First Nation (Peigan Reserve) in Alberta is an archaeologist at Simon Fraser University. Similarly Alan McMillan is an archaeologist also at Simon Fraser.
Intercultural Dispute Resolution in Aboriginal Contexts is a collection of 19 scholarly papers edited by Catherine Bell is Professor of Law and David Kahane is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Alberta. The essays collected here provide a balanced view of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), exploring its opportunities and effectiveness alongside its challenges and limits.
Onkwehonwe-Neha: Mohawk Way of Life written by Mohawk author Skonaganleh:ra Sylvia Maracle offers senior elementary and secondary school students an opportunity to read about the history of First Nations in Canada as well as the history of Six Nations Iroquois Onkwehonwe in a short 23-page illustrated book. The author takes readers through an understanding of the meaning of the word Onkwehonwe-Neha, explaining that the first part of the word reference the Mohawk name for the people or human beings.
Aboriginal Peoples in Canada provides a current, comprehensive introduction to Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Now in its 9th edition this introductory Native Studies text offers new content such as urban life, gender issues, the Métis, the Inuit, and global issues relating to Aboriginal Peoples. The book covers the recent changes to the Aboriginal Affairs ministry, the residential school apology, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The material is presented from the perspective of Native Peoples (as opposed to from the perspective of federal and provincial governments).
A Narrow Vision: Duncan Campbell Scott and the Administration of Indian Affairs in Canada by E Brian Titley, associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge, chronicles Duncan Campbell Scott's career in the Department of Indian Affairs and evaluates developments in Native health, education, and welfare between 1880 and 1932.
Gabriel Dumont is one of the title's in Fitzhenry's series, The Canadians. This volume of historical biography is written by George Woodcock. Born in St Boniface in 1837 of French and Indian parentage, Gabriel Dumont's childhood was spent in the Saskatchewan country, where he grew accustomed to the lifestyle of the Metis. The most stable social institution was the annual buffalo hunt with its rules. When Gabriel Dumont became head of the Great Saskatchewan Hunt in 1862 the end of this lifestyle was already in sight.