Voice of the Paiutes: A Story about Sarah Winnemucca is one of the titles in the Creative Minds Biography series. This retelling of the life of Sarah Winnemucca, a Paiute woman who lived from 1844 to 1891, introduces young readers to the life of a Native American hero who assisted her Nation with the skills she possessed. Living in the Plateau region of the United States Sarah grew up during a time of great upheaval for her Nation. She endured, received an education and went on to live her life devoted to her Paiute family and community.
Aboriginal Cultures in Alberta: Five Hundred Generations was co-produced by the Provincial Museum of Alberta and Syncrude as a partnership to support the museum exhibition, Aboriginal Cultures in Alberta. While the 81-page resource begins with a section based on traditional archaeological understanding of First Nations' origins, the remaining sections of the book cover the history and culture of the First Nations and Métis of Alberta.
The Long Exile: A True Story of Deception and Survival in the Canadian Arctic reads like a compelling novel but is actually a non-fiction account based on the events of Inuit relocation to the High Arctic in 1953. Beginning the story in 1922 during the time of Robert Flattery's filmmaking of Nanook, the book traces the story about Flattery's Inuit son, Josephie Flaherty and his descendents. Their lives were spent dealing with the devastation incurred at the hands of the Canadian government and RCMP in this bizarre ill-planned experiment.
In Recognizing Aboriginal Title: The Mabo Case and Indigenous Resistance to English-Settler Colonialism, Peter H Russell offers a comprehensive study of the Mabo case, its background, and its consequences, contextualizing it within the international struggle of Indigenous peoples to overcome their colonized status. Russell weaves together an historical narrative of Mabo's life with an account of the legal and ideological premises of European imperialism and their eventual challenge by the global forces of decolonization.
Raisin Wine: A Boyhood in a Different Muskoka is the fourth memoir from former Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario James Bartleman. In this book, Bartleman chooses to write about his preteen years growing up in Port Carling, a small town in Muskoka. As a child of a mixed marriage, the boy in the story knows what it is like to live on the margins in an area of Ontario that attracted the wealthy during the summers. The boy recounts tales of the fascinating characters living in his community. His father is non-native and creates a concoction from raisins known as raisin wine.
Many argue that the Lubicon, a small Cree nation in northern Alberta, have been denied their unalienable right to self-determination by the Canadian government. In a country such as Canada, some see the struggle of the Lubicon people as an enduring reminder that certain democratic principles and basic freedoms are still kept from minorities, indigenous groups in particular. The Lubicon Lake Nation strives, through a critique of historically-constructed colonial images, to analyze the Canadian government's actions vis-Ó-vis the rights of the Lubicon people.
Race and Racism in 21st Century Canada: Continuity, Complexity, and Change is a recent title from Broadview Press containing 16 essays selected to promote understanding of racism and social change in Canada. Of particular interest are papers focusing on issues of racism and Aboriginal Peoples including Incorporation of Aboriginal Labour by Terry Wotherspoon; and Erasing: Law and Gender in White Settler Societies by Patricia A.
Reading Native American Women: Critical/Creative Representations is a collection of 12 essays that examine the creative, cultural, and political expressions of Native women. The collection includes poetry, art, memoir and scholarly pieces that offer readers a range of perspectives, issues, and cultural traditions of Indigenous women. Contributors include Joanne Barker, Gloria Bird, Victoria Bomberry, Mary C. Churchill, Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, Carolyn Dunn, Reid GÂ¾mez, Janice Gould, Joy Harjo, InÃšs HernÃŸndez-Avila, Deborah A.