We Interrupt This Program: Indigenous Media Tactics in Canadian Culture contains five chapters about the ways First Nations and Inuit use art, film, television, and journalism to express their perspectives and inform Canadian society. Scholars Miranda J. Brady, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University, and John M. H.
Policing Indigenous Movements: Dissent and the Security State documents the country’s national security systems and their methods when policing Indigenous activists and organizations as they demonstrate and seek to protect Indigenous territories and resources in the face of government-supported resource extraction. In measures to protect the land, prevent pipeline development and fracking, land and water defenders have created a national discussion about these issues and successfully slowed the rate of resource extraction.
Report to an Inquiry into an Injustice: Begade Shutagot'ine and the Sahtu Treaty by Peter Kulchyski is part of the Contemporary Studies on the North series published by the University of Manitoba Press. This first-hand account present's the perspective of a small Dene community, Tulita (formerly Fort Norman), on the Mackenzie River, Northwest Territories. Over two decades, the author presents the attempts of the Begade Shutagot’ine as they object and boycott of the agreement known as the Sahtu treaty.
Threads in the Sash: The Story of the Métis People published by Pemmican Publications is written by Métis historian and professor Fred J. Shore. The author has produced a highly readable account of the Métis people especially the people in the western provinces. The book traces the history of the Métis and explains the various terms used to identify the people now recognized in the Canadian constitution. The Labrador Métis are identified as First Nations rather than Métis due to the recognition of the province and Canadian government.
Kuei, My Friend: A Conversation on Race and Reconciliation was originally issued in French and this 2018 edition in English offers a unique exchange of communication between two Quebec individuals. Born in 1991, Natasha Kanape Fontaine is an Innu poet and multidisciplinary artist from the North Shore of Kebeq. In 2012, she became one of the voices of the Idle No More movement in Kebeq.
Surviving Canada: Indigenous Peoples Celebrate 150 Years of Betrayal edited by Kiera L Ladner and Myra J Tait is published by Arbeiter Ring Publishing (ARP Books) to coincide with celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation. This collection of poems, essays, interviews, song lyrics, essays, art, and literature examines the struggle for Indigenous Peoples to celebrate their cultures and exercise their right to control their own economic development, lands, water, and lives.
21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality written by Bob Joseph founder of Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. is a member of the Gwawaenuk Nation. This 178-page book is an essential guide to understanding the legal document and its repercussion on generations of First Nations, written by a leading cultural sensitivity trainer.
Walking in the Woods: A Métis Memoir is the updated edition of Herb Belcourt's memoir released in 2017 that details the life of Metis entrepreneur and businessman who dedicated his life to Metis urban housing as well as education. He was an entrepreneur and philanthropist from Lac St. Anne, Alberta. He was awarded an honorary doctorate of laws by the University of Alberta in 2001, and was also the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business in 2016.
Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada's Lost Promise and One Girl's Dream exposes a system of apartheid in Canada that led to the largest youth-driven human rights movement in the country’s history. The movement was inspired by thirteen-year-old Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree woman from Attawapiskat, Ontario. Author Charlie Angus is an elected Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay.