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.
More Will Sing Their Way to Freedom is about Indigenous resistance and resurgence across lands and waters claimed by Canada. Both Indigenous and non-Indigenous contributors describe and analyze struggles against contemporary colonialism by the Canadian state and, more broadly, against the global colonial-capitalist system. Resistance includes Indigenous survival against centuries of genocidal policies and the on-going dispossession and destruction of Indigenous lands and waters.
Canada's Residential Schools: The History, Part 1, Origins to 1939 is the The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume 1, Part 1 from The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Published by McGill-Queen's University Press the complete report is released in 7 individual volumes. The history of residential schools volume 1 is divided into 2 parts. Part 1 of Volume 1 describes Canada’s residential school system in the historical context of European campaigns to colonize and convert Indigenous people throughout the world.
A Concise History of Canada's First Nations by the late Olive P. Dickason and William Newbigging is the 2015 revised edition from Oxford University Press. This third edition has updated terminology reflecting current practice, 18 maps, and new and enhanced coverage of key topics - such as self-government initiatives, land rights disputes, Idle No More movement, economic development, the TRC, and efforts to highlight and share Indigenous knowledge.
Canada and Aboriginal Canada Today - Le Canada et le Canada autochtone aujourd’hui, Changing the Course of History - Changer le cours de l’histoire is an important contribution to the ongoing debate about the role of Aboriginal peoples in the Canada today and tomorrow. It is essential reading for all Canadians who want to learn about the historic roots of current challenges, and to reflect upon the issues of justice and equality for First Nations, Inuit, and Metis today.
Debriefing Elsipogtog: The Anatomy of a Struggle documents how Texas-based Southwestern Energy was provided a licence to search over a million hectares of land in New Brunswick for natural gas extraction, and how the First Nation Elsipogtog First Nation (formerly Big Cove) employed new tactics in the effort to expel Southwestern Energy. Written by journalist Miles Howe, who was embedded in the community from the beginning of the 2013 struggle, Debriefing Elsipogtog offers a riveting, firsthand, on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes account of this story.
Stepping Up: A Personal Guide to Being an Involved Citizen in a First Nation Community is a 66-page introduction designed to assist First Nation individuals take interest in their communities written by Ojibwe author Jody Kechego. Kechego is from the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and he writes about his personal experiences becoming involved in his community. He discusses how First Nation reserves are funded and how their infrastructure is organized.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian Identity and Culture volume 2 is the highly anticipated second volume in the University of Toronto Press's series about Indigenous contributions to Canadian culture. A mix of brief biographical sketches and longer essays are organized around themes such as economic and community development; environment; education; politics and northern power; and arts and culture.
Mi'sel Joe: An Aboriginal Chief's Journey is based on a series of taped interviews with Raoul Andersen and John Crellin, as Mi'sel Joe tells his life story. Both a hereditary and band-council leader, Mi'sel Joe is a Conne River Mi'kmaw, born at Miawpukek in 1947. His family consists of traditional leaders and he's work record includes farm hand, factory worker, railroad worker, construction worker, truck driver, heavy equipment operator, ranch hand, commercial fisherman, underground miner and labour foreman. Mi'sel Joe returned to Miawpukek in 1973.
Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future is a collection of 35 articles, papers, and speeches that provides Indigenous Peoples perspectives on the environment. Specific Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) articles include John Mohawk's short Thanksgiving Address; the Iroquois Confederacy; Food knowledge of our ancestors; climate change; and Indigenous view of nature. Oren Lyons has several contributions such as listening to natural law; and a democracy based on peace. Mohawk midwife Katsi Cook's essay discusses environmental and reproductive justice.