Who Are These People Anyway? told by Chief Irving Powless Jr. of the Onondaga Nation is a valuable addition to the understanding of Haudenosaunee worldview. Edited by Lesley Forrester the volume in Syracuse University Press the Iroquois and Their Neighbors series offers readers a fine example of Iroquois oral history recorded as a collection of Haudenosaunee teachings. Irving Powless Jr. has been a chief of the Beaver Clan of the Onondaga Nation since 1964.
From Treaty Peoples to Treaty Nation: A Road Map for All Canadians begins with the principle that Canada is a country founded on relationships and treaties between Indigenous peoples and newcomers. Although recent court cases have strengthened Aboriginal rights, the cooperative spirit of the treaties is being lost as Canadians engage in endless arguments about First Nations issues.
Final Report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission volume 1 Summary is publisher James Lorimer's edition of the TRC Final Report Summary. This volume includes the history of residential schools, the legacy of that school system, and the full text of the Commission's 94 recommendations for action to address that legacy. The history of residential schools in Canada has usually been overlooked in standard history texts for Canadian schools. This report brings some of facts to light during the 6-year Commission mandate.
Canada's Residential Schools: The Metis Experience, Volume 3 addresses topics that are often ignored in the discussion of residential schooling. This title is part of The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Constant changes in government policy meant that, at some times, Metis children were barred from residential schools, while, at other times, residential schools were the only schools that would accept Metis children. The Métis Experience focuses on an often-overlooked element of Canada’s residential school history.
Canada's Residential Schools: The History, Part 2, 1939 to 2000, Volume 1 describes the history and the student experience of residential schools from Confederation to 1939. This title is part of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume 1. This volume outlines the period in which the system was established and expanded. It was also the period of the most intense health crisis. By the end of the 1930s, government officials had come to question the value of the residential school system.
Indigenous Nationhood: Empowering Grassroots Citizens is a current selection of blog posts (2010 to 2015) by well-known lawyer, activist and academic Pamela Palmater. Palmater offers critical legal and political commentary and analysis on legislation, Aboriginal rights, Canadian politics, First Nations politics and social issues such as murdered and missing Indigenous women, poverty, economics, education, sovereignty, Idle No More, identity and culture.
Canada's Residential Schools: Missing Children and Unmarked Burials, Volume 4 addresses three interrelated questions that were added to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's mandate: how many children died at the schools, what were the conditions that led to their deaths, and where were they buried? This volume 4 of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) report demonstrates that Aboriginal residential school students died at rates higher than non-Aboriginal students.
Canada's Residential Schools: The Legacy, Volume 5 examines the devastating effects the residential school system has had on former students, their families, and on Canadian society as a whole. It explores the loss of language and culture suffered by Aboriginal people as well as the significant gaps they experience in health, education, and employment outcomes. The Legacy volume also analyzes in depth the dramatic overrepresentation of Aboriginal Canadians in the child welfare and correctional systems.
Canada's Residential Schools: Reconciliation, Volume 6 establishes guiding principles and a framework for advancing reconciliation in Canadian society. This final volume of The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) identifies the challenges that must be overcome if reconciliation is to flourish in the twenty-first century and highlights the critical role that Aboriginal peoples' cultures, histories, and laws must play in the reconciliation process.