Iroquois Land Claims is a collection of nine essays read at a symposium held at Colgate University in April, 1986 to explain the nature and scope of Six Nations Iroquois land rights issues in the United States. An introduction by Christopher Vecsey offers readers an overview of the issues that are the basis for Iroquois land rights. He also offers an overview of the papers presented at the conference.
Anthropologist Joe Sawchuk defines the various Native political groups in Canada and examines the origins of the organizations which represent them. He examines the structure of the organizations, their relationship with government, and the way in which power is consolidated within the organizations themselves. Many non-Native structures pervade Native, and especially Metis, political organizations.
The third edition of Aboriginal Law: Commentary, Cases and Materials contains more extensive and detailed commentary than earlier editions, and highlights the most important aspects of Canadian law affecting Aboriginal peoples. The author provides detailed information on and analysis of current law, referring to relevant court decisions, statutes, and land claims agreements. Key excerpts from major cases and materials are included. All major Supreme Court of Canada decisions on Aboriginal rights in the last four decades are referred to and most are excerpted.
The Voice of the Natives The Canadian North and Alaska is a coffee table book of 128 full-colour photographs accompanied by 13 essays and 40 black and white archival photographs about the North. The photographer, Hans Blohm, spent 30 years documenting the people and landscape of the Canadian and US northern regions. The pictorial works cover portraiture, documentary, and postcard-perfect images of the land. Interspersed throughout the text are archival images that bear no relation to the text.
Red Power is a classic documentary history of the American Indian activist movement. This landmark second edition considerably expands and updates the original, illustrating the development of American Indian political activism from the 1960s through the end of the twentieth century. Included in the fifty selections are influential statements by Indian organizations and congressional committees, the texts of significant laws, and the articulate voices of individuals such as Clyde Warrior, Vine Deloria Jr., Dennis Banks, Wilma Mankiller, Ada Deer, and Russell Means.
Canada's First Nations: A History of Founding Peoples from Earliest Times is the fourth edition of Olive Dickason's highly acclaimed history of First Nations told from the Native perspective. This Métis historian uses an interdisciplinary approach to tell the story of Aboriginal Peoples in what became known as Canada. She describes the richness, variety and complexity of 57 founding First Nations. The coming of Europeans and the impact on the traditional societies are described and analyzed.
We Were Not The Savages: A Mi'kmaq Perspective on the Collision between European and Native American Civilizations is third edition of the book by Mi'kmaq historian, Daniel Paul. Daniel Paul was born on the Indian Brook Reserve in Nova Scotia. He worked for the Department of Indian Affairs as a District Superintendent of Lands, and also served with the Confederacy of Mainland Micmacs. His interest in the history of his people and their confrontations with Europeans has led to this stinging narrative.
Yamoria the Lawmaker: Stories of the Dene is the work of Dene elder George Blondin. Born in 1923, the author has worked at various jobs and has participated in political organizations of the Northwest Territories. Recently he has turned his attention to journalism. Over the years, he has gathered Dene stories about creation, spirituality, medicine, history and culture. One of the most important aspects of Dene culture is medicine power and most of the stories in this book reflect its significance.
Aboriginal Peoples: Building For The Future Activities contains student activities and accompanies the grade 10 text, Aboriginal Peoples: Building For the Future. The text is organized into three units with a total of 37 chapters. Topics as diverse as elders, residential schools, life in the cities, the arts, as well as land claims and self-government are explored in the Canadian context. Each chapter contains a wealth of information in the form of primary source quotations, photographs, works of art, graphs and charts, and text.
Discovering First Peoples and First Contacts is a recent publication designed to meet the previous Ontario curriculum guidelines for the grade 6 Heritage and Citizenship strand. The text introduces the original "settlers" of Canada by covering four main cultural regions - Mi'kmaq, Northwest Coast, Plains, and Iroquoians of the St. Lawrence lowlands. Two brief chapters discuss origin theories and creation stories as well as the linguistic distribution of Aboriginal Peoples throughout precontact Canada.