Let the People Speak: Oppression in a Time of Reconciliation author and journalist Sheilla Jones raises an important question: are the well-documented social inequities in Indigenous communities--high levels of poverty, suicide, incarceration, children in care, family violence--the symptoms of this long-standing, institutionalized powerlessness? If so, the solution lies in empowerment.
Nested Federalism and Inuit Governance in the Canadian Arctic by Gary Wilson, Christopher Alcantara and Thierry Rodon, discusses Indigenous communities’ successful negotiations in the creation of self-governing regions. Most of these are situated within existing units of the Canadian federation, creating forms of nested federalism.
Reclaiming Tom Longboat: Indigenous Self-Determination in Canadian Sport is by Janice Forsyth, Fish River Cree and Peguis First Nation, Manitoba and the 2002 Tom Longboat Regional Award for Ontario at the North American Indigenous Games winner. Reclaiming Tom Longboat documents the history of the Tom Longboat Awards and a new direction for thinking about the awards and their role in reimagining Indigenous involvement in Canadian sports through administrative, statistical and cultural layers.
From Wardship to Rights: The Guerin Case and Aboriginal Law is by Jim Reynolds, former general council for the Musqueam Indian Band in Vancouver. He has practiced, taught, and written about Aboriginal law for four decades, and has acted for clients in major litigation advancing Aboriginal rights, including the Guerin case, as well as in many economic development projects. He has numerous publications, the most recent being Aboriginal Peoples and the Law: A Critical Introduction. From Wardship to Rights, tells the story of a First Nation's quest for justice.
Traditional, National, and International Law and Indigenous Communities is edited by Marianne O. Nielsen and Mississippi Choctaw Karen Jarratt-Snider. The research in this volume focuses on the resurgence of traditional law, tribal-state relations in the United States, laws that have impacted Native American women, laws that have failed to protect sacred sites, the effect of international conventions on domestic laws, and the role of community justice organizations in operationalizing international law.
Our Hearts Are As One Fire by Jerry Fontaine is a vision shared. A manifesto. This remarkable work draws on Ojibway-, Ota’wa-, and Ishkodawatomi-Anishinabe world views, history, and lived experience to develop a wholly Ojibway-Anishinabe interpretation of the role of traditional leadership and governance today. Taking as his starting point the idea that Anishinabeg need to reconnect with non-colonized modes of thinking, social organization, and decision making in order to achieve genuine sovereignty, Jerry Fontaine (makwa ogimaa) looks to historically significant models.
In Good Relation: History, Gender, and Kinship in Indigenous Feminisms, edited by Sarah Nickel, Secwépemc, and Amanda Fehr is divided into three thematic sections: Broadening Indigenous Feminisms looks beyond established categories and spaces to consider historical expressions of Indigenous feminism, transnational and regional experiences, violence, representation, and resistance; Queer, Two-Spirit, Transgender Identities and Sexuality envisions Indigenous feminism as a concept with wide ranging applicability through intersections with Indigenous queer studies; and, Multi-generational Femin
An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo, Mvskoke, and first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States, is an anthology of poetry informed by her history and connection to the land. Mvskoke people were forcibly removed from their original lands east of the Mississippi to Indian Territory, now part of Oklahoma. Joy Harjo returns to these lands and opens up a dialogue with history through her personal life stories through poems.
Pathways of Reconciliation: Indigenous and Settler Approaches to Implementing the TRCs Calls to Action is edited by Aimée Craft, an Indigenous (Anishinaabe-Métis) lawyer (called to the Bar in 2005) from Treaty 1 territory in Manitoba, and Paulette Regan, an independent scholar, researcher, public educator and co-facilitator of an intercultural history and reconciliation education workshop series and formerly the research director for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. This book is part of the Perceptions on Truth and Reconciliation 2.
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, human rights activist in international Indigenous movements for more than four decades, is an adapted version of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States but now for teen and young adult readers. This book is adapted by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese (Nambé Pueblo) who authors the American Indians in Children’s Literature website.