OUT OF PRINT Entering the War Zone: A Mohawk Perspective on Resisting Invasions is a highly personal account of the issues and events surrounding the so-called â€œOka Crisisâ€ in 1990. Donna Goodleaf is a Mohawk educator from Kahnawake Territory who has a Doctorate in Education from the University of Massachusetts. This book provides a Mohawk woman's perspective on the conflict between the people of Kanehsatake and Kahnawake with the Canadian government. Goodleaf has also included poems she wrote about her experiences from the frontlines of the conflict.
A Tortured People: The Politics of Colonization examines the life of Aboriginal People in Canada from a uniquely Aboriginal socio-political perspective. Howard Adams provides a scathing analysis of the effects of colonization on Indian, Metis and Inuit people in Canada and the efforts of political activists like himself to change the status quo. Howard Adams was born into a Metis family in Saskatchewan, received his doctorate from the University of California at Berkley in 1965, taught at the University of California, and served as President of the Metis Society of Saskatchewan.
In Peace, Power, Righteousness: an indigenous manifesto, Mohawk scholar Taiaiake Alfred presents a strong, well-reasoned argument for First Nations communities to return to their traditional political values in order to achieve true self-determination through the power of reason. Alfred draws on the traditional teachings of The Great Law of Peace for his inspiration. He maintains that only when Aboriginal communities are grounded in their traditional values of consensus-based government will they succeed in healing the divisions.
Heeding the Voices of Our Ancestors: Kahnawake Mohawk Politics and the Rise of Native Nationalism is a groundbreaking book by Gerald Taiaiake Alfred, a Mohawk scholar from Kahnawake. He explains the recent rise of Mohawk nationalism and their view of sovereignty by exploring the history of Kahnawake and their political institutions both traditional and contemporary. Mohawk interaction with the state is most often negative and the results are seen in the 1990 "Oka crisis". The book is based on the author's Ph.D. dissertation and the introductory chapter is devoted to political theory.
OUT OF PRINT Unjust Relations: Aboriginal Rights in Canadian Courts is a collection of eight Supreme Court decisions concerning Aboriginal Rights. The edited judgement has a brief introduction that places the decision in context. The cases begin with the St. Catherine's Milling decision from 1888 and end with Sparrow from 1990. Taken together these cases (RE: Eskimos, Calder, Drybones, Lavell/Bedard, Sioui, and Guerin) show how Aboriginal Rights have been defined according to Canadian law. Recommended for Native Studies courses dealing with the legal aspect of Aboriginal Rights.
The 'Nations Within': Aboriginal-State Relations in Canada, the United States, and New Zealand is a comparative study about Aboriginal Peoples in three countries and their relations with European colonizers. Each 'Nation within' shares a similar position in their respective countries and each group of Aboriginal People seeks the common goal of restoring their unique status. To achieve their goals, the authors suggest that a massive restructuring of relations between Aboriginal People and the state is necessary.