Daniels v. Canada: In and Beyond the Courts, is edited by Métis scholar Chris Andersen and Nathalie Kermoal. In Daniels v. Canada the Supreme Court determined that Métis and non-status Indians were “Indians” under section 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867, one of a number of court victories that has powerfully shaped Métis relationships with the federal government. However, the decision (and the case) continues to reverberate far beyond its immediate policy implications.
In Warrior Life: Indigenous Resistance and Resurgence, Pamela Palmeter, 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.
Creating Indigenous Property: Power, Rights, and Relationships, is edited by Angela Cameron, Sari Graben and Val Napoleon. Val Napoleon is from northeast British Columbia (Treaty 8) and a member of Saulteau First Nation. She is also an adopted member of the Gitanyow (Gitksan) House of Luuxhon, Ganada (Frog) Clan. Creating Indigenous Property discusses how the colonial imposition of the Canadian legal order has undermined Indigenous law, creating gaps and sometimes distortions, yet Indigenous peoples have taken up the challenge of rebuilding their laws, governance, and economies.
Storying Violence: Unravelling Colonial Narratives in the Stanley Trial is written by Gina Starblanket, Cree/Saulteaux and a member of the Star Blanket Cree Nation in Treaty 4 territory; and Dallas Hunt, Cree and a member of Wapsewsipi (Swan River First Nation) in Treaty 8 territory in Northern Alberta. Storying Violence uses colonial and socio-political narratives that underlie white rural settler life to discuss the fatal shooting of Cree youth Colten Boushie by Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley in August of 2016.
Indigenomics: Taking a Seat at the Economic Table by Carol Anne Hilton, a Hesquiaht woman of Nuu-chah-nulth descent from the west coast of Vancouver Island and from the house of Mam'aayutch, a chief's house, a name which means “on the edge” is about igniting the $100 billion Indigenous economy. It is time. It is time to increase the visibility, role, and responsibility of the emerging modern Indigenous economy and the people involved. This is the foundation for economic reconciliation.
Sharing the Land, Sharing a Future: The Legacy of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples is edited by Katherine Graham and David Newhouse, Onondaga from the Six Nations of the Grand River territory. Sharing the Land, Sharing a Future looks to both the past and the future as it examines the foundational work of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) and the legacy of its 1996 report. It assesses the Commission’s influence on subsequent milestones in Indigenous-Canada relations and considers our prospects for a constructive future.
Brotherhood to Nationhood: George Manuel and the Making of the Modern Indian Movement by Peter McFarlane and Dorren Manuel, Secwepemc/Ktunaxa) is the 2nd edition of this book. This updated edition is charged with fresh material and new perspectives of the groundbreaking biography From Brotherhood to Nationhood and brings George Manuel and his fighting tradition into the present. George Manuel (1920–1989) was the strategist and visionary behind the modern Indigenous movement in Canada.
In Law’s Indigenous Ethics, John Borrow, Anishinaabe/Ojibway and a member of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation, examines how Indigenous peoples’ own legal and policy frameworks can be used to develop relationships which reflect on love, truth, bravery, humility, wisdom, honesty, and respect. Law’s Indigenous Ethics examines the revitalization of Indigenous peoples’ relationship to their own laws and, in so doing, attempts to enrich Canadian constitutional law more generally.
A Reconciliation without Recollection? An Investigation of the Foundations of Aboriginal Law in Canada by Joshua Ben David Nichols with a foreword by John Borrows and James Tully, discusses the assertion that the current framework for reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and the Canadian state is based on the Supreme Court of Canada’s acceptance of the Crown’s assertion of sovereignty, legislative power, and underlying title.
Wise Practices: Exploring Indigenous Economic Justice and Self-Determination is an edited volume by Robert Hamilton; John Borrows; Brent Mainprize; Ryan Beaton and Joshua Ben David Nichols. Wise Practices discusses how Indigenous peoples in Canada are striving for greater economic prosperity and political self-determination. Investigating specific legal, economic, and political practices, and including research from interviews with Indigenous political and business leaders, this collection seeks to provide insights grounded in lived experience.