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By Kathryn Magee Labelle. 2013
Situated within the area stretching from Georgian Bay in the north to Lake Simcoe in the east, the Wendat Confederacy… flourished for two hundred years. By the mid-seventeenth century, however, Wendat society was threatened by European disease and Iroquois attacks. This book depicts the creation of a powerful Wendat diaspora in the wake of their dispersal and throughout the latter half of the century. Turning the story of the Wendat conquest on its head, the author demonstrates the resiliency of the Wendat Confederacy and its people. 2013.
By Lynn Gehl. 2017
Denied her Indigenous status, Lynn Gehl has been fighting her entire life to reclaim mino-pimadiziwin--the good life. Exploring Anishinaabeg philosophy… and Anishinaabeg conceptions of truth, Gehl shows how she came to locate her spirit and decolonize her identity, thereby becoming, in her words, "fully human." Gehl also provides a harsh critique of Canada and takes on important anti-colonial battles, including the land claims process and sex discrimination in the Indian Act. 2017.
By Charlie Angus. 2015
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 Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree woman George Stroumboulopoulos named as one of "five teenage girls in history who kicked ass." All Shannen wanted was a decent education. She found an ally in Charlie Angus, who had no idea she was going to change his life and inspire others to change the country. Based on extensive documentation assembled from Freedom of Information requests, Angus establishes a dark, unbroken line that extends from the policies of John A. Macdonald to the government of today. He provides chilling insight into how Canada - through breaches of treaties, broken promises, and callous neglect - deliberately denied First Nations children their basic human rights. 2015.
By Laura DeVries. 2011
February 2006. First Nations protesters blocked workers from entering a housing development in southern Ontario, their protest highlighting the issue… of land rights and sparking a series of ongoing events known as the “Caledonia Crisis.” This account of the dispute links the actions of police, officials, and locals to non-Aboriginal discourses about law, landscape, and identity. DeVries encourages non-Aboriginal Canadians to reconsider their assumptions. 2011.
When Europeans first arrived on this continent, Algonquian languages were spoken from the northeastern seaboard through the Great Lakes region,… across much of Canada, and even in scattered communities of the American West. This book contains vital background information and new translations of songs and stories reaching back to the seventeenth century; gathers a host of respected and talented singers, storytellers, historians, anthropologists, linguists, and tribal educators, both Native and non-Native, from the United States and Canada-all working together to orchestrate a single, complex performance of the Algonquian languages. Some descriptions of violence. 2005.
By Anastasia M Shkilnyk. 1985
Documents the destructive effects of Canadian policy and urban industrialism on the Grassy Narrows Ojibway band of Ontario. Their forced… 1963 relocation to a new reserve was a destabilizing experience which was worsened by mercury poisoning from the industrial pollution of their river. 1985.
Cairns, through the study of the historical record, discusses the desired relation of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples to each other… in Canada. He considers the differences between the assimilationist assumptions of the imperial era and the more recent attempts at nation-to-nation negotiations supported by the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, and contemplates whether either of these approaches can lead to an outcome that will satisfy both sides. 2000.
By Maggie Siggins. 2005
For over 200 years, the Cree community of Pelican Narrows has endured a torturous relationship with encroaching European culture, from… the Hudson Bay factors and missionaries of earlier times to the bureaucrats and police of today. Author Siggins gives us the human face behind the newspaper headlines of Native issues, after years of research on a community she has known most of her life. 2005.
By David Treuer. 2019
FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE A NEW YORK TIMES… BESTSELLER Named a best book of 2019 by The New York Times, TIME, The Washington Post, NPR, Hudson Booksellers, The New York Public Library, The Dallas Morning News, and Library Journal. "Chapter after chapter, it's like one shattered myth after another." - NPR "An informed, moving and kaleidoscopic portrait...?reuer's powerful book suggests the need for soul-searching about the meanings of American history and the stories we tell ourselves about this nation's past.." - New York Times Book Review, front page A sweeping historyand counter-narrativeof Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present. The received idea of Native American historyas promulgated by books like Dee Brown's mega-bestselling 1970 Bury My Heart at Wounded Kneehas been that American Indian history essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Not only did one hundred fifty Sioux die at the hands of the U. S. Cavalry, the sense was, but Native civilization did as well. Growing up Ojibwe on a reservation in Minnesota, training as an anthropologist, and researching Native life past and present for his nonfiction and novels, David Treuer has uncovered a different narrative. Because they did not disappearand not despite but rather because of their intense struggles to preserve their language, their traditions, their families, and their very existencethe story of American Indians since the end of the nineteenth century to the present is one of unprecedented resourcefulness and reinvention. In The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, Treuer melds history with reportage and memoir. Tracing the tribes' distinctive cultures from first contact, he explores how the depredations of each era spawned new modes of survival. The devastating seizures of land gave rise to increasingly sophisticated legal and political maneuvering that put the lie to the myth that Indians don't know or care about property. The forced assimilation of their children at government-run boarding schools incubated a unifying Native identity. Conscription in the US military and the pull of urban life brought Indians into the mainstream and modern times, even as it steered the emerging shape of self-rule and spawned a new generation of resistance. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is the essential, intimate story of a resilient people in a transformative era.
By Robin Wall Kimmerer. 2016
As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions… of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowing together to reveal what it means to see humans as "the younger brothers of creation." As she explores these themes, she circles toward a central argument: The awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgement and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the world. Once we begin to listen for the languages of other beings, we can begin to understand the innumerable life-giving gifts the world provides us and learn to offer our thanks, our care, and our own gifts in return.
By Danielle Daniel. 2018
Parfois je suis un renard rusé et astucieux. J'observe mon entourage. Puis, en un clin d'oeil, je disparais. Dans cette… introduction enjouée aux animaux totémiques de la tradition anishinaabée, douze enfants s'identifient à différentes créatures comme un renard, un chevreuil, un castor ou un orignal. Années 1-3. Gagnant de Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. 2018. Titre uniforme: Sometimes I feel like a fox.
By Anne Pelouas. 2015
" Peuple de l'Arctique à l'histoire millénaire, les Inuits ont traversé le XXe siècle en passant du nomadisme à la… sédentarité. Doués dune faculté d'adaptation exceptionnelle, ils traversent aujourdhui les temps troubles générés par le réchauffement climatique et leur mode de vie traditionnel s'en trouve bouleversé. Et si, par " mode de vie traditionnel ", on entend la vie nomade, l'iglou d'hiver et la tente de peau l'été, le kayak, l'autosuffisance, on peut effectivement parler de risque de disparition c'est déjà arrivé ailleurs. Mais les Inuits ont plusieurs cordes à leur arc et ne cessent d'évoluer. Citons par exemple Kenojuak Ashevak, artiste inuit du XXe siècle dont la renommée dépasse largement les simples communautés de l'Arctique ou toutes ces entreprises 100% Inuits du Nunavik comme Air Inuit, First Air, Nunavik Rotors, Nunavik Eastern Arctic Shipping, Nunacell, Pêcheries Unaaq Nasittuq, Aventures Inuit qui rayonnent bien au-delà. Il y a aujourdhui beaucoup plus que la chasse à l'ours et au phoque et la pêche sous le glacier dans ce Grand Nord ! Mais être Inuit, c'est aussi être prêt à tout. En Arctique, oubliez les grands hôpitaux aux équipements ultrasophistiqués ! En-dehors de trois grands hôpitaux, le Nord du Canada ne compte que de petits dispensaires dans chaque communauté, dirigés par des infirmiers. Rares sont les médecins qui demeurent là en permanence. " -- 4e de couv.
By Robert P. C. Joseph. 2019
We are all treaty people. But what are the everyday impacts of treaties, and how can we effectively work toward… reconciliation if we're worried our words and actions will unintentionally cause harm? Hereditary chief and leading Indigenous relations trainer Bob Joseph is your guide to respecting cultural differences and improving your personal relationships and business interactions with Indigenous Peoples. Practical and inclusive, Indigenous Relations interprets the difference between hereditary and elected leadership, and why it matters; explains the intricacies of Aboriginal Rights and Title, and the treaty process; and demonstrates the lasting impact of the Indian Act, including the barriers that Indigenous communities face and the truth behind common myths and stereotypes perpetuated since Confederation. Indigenous Relations equips you with the necessary knowledge to respectfully avoid missteps in your work and daily life, and offers an eight-part process to help business and government work more effectively with Indigenous Peoples--benefiting workplace culture as well as the bottom line. 2019.
By Steve Sheinkin. 2017
When superstar athlete Jim Thorpe and football legend Pop Warner met in 1904 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in… Pennsylvania, they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football," they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work. But this is not just an underdog story. It's an unflinching look at the persecution of Native Americans and its intersection with the beginning of one of the most beloved and exploitative pastimes in America, expertly told by nonfiction powerhouse Steve Sheinkin. From the Compact Disc edition.
By Serge Bouchard, Marie-Christine Lévesque. 2017
Le livre que vous vous apprêtez à lire raconte la très grande marche d'un tout petit peuple, il refait à… la fois le chemin de sa joie et son chemin de croix. Présente aux premières lignes du journal de voyage de Champlain, aujourd'hui aussi familière que mystérieuse, la nation innue vit et survit depuis au moins deux mille ans dans cette partie de l'Amérique du Nord qu'elle a nommée dans sa langue Nitassinan : notre terre. Au fil des chapitres, vous allez accompagner le jeune anthropologue que j'étais au début des années 1970, arrivé à Ekuanitshit (Mingan). Vous le devinez, ces petites histoires sont prétextes à en raconter de plus grandes. Celles d'un peuple résilient, une société traditionnelle de chasseurs nomades qui s'est maintenue pendant des siècles, une société dont les fondements ont été ébranlés et brisés entre 1850 et 1950, alors que le gouvernement orchestrait la sédentarisation des adultes et l'éducation forcée des enfants. Ce récit commence dans la nuit des temps et se poursuit à travers les siècles, jusqu'aux luttes politiques et culturelles d'aujourd'hui. 2017.
By Allan Downey. 2018
Lacrosse has been a central element of Indigenous cultures for centuries, but once non-Indigenous players entered the sport, it became… a site of appropriation – then reclamation – of Indigenous identities. The Creator’s Game focuses on the history of lacrosse in Indigenous communities from the 1860s to the 1990s, exploring Indigenous-non-Indigenous relations and Indigenous identity formation. While the game was being appropriated in the process of constructing a new identity for the nation-state of Canada, it was also being used by Indigenous peoples to resist residential school experiences, initiate pan-Indigenous political mobilization, and articulate Indigenous sovereignty. This engaging and innovative book provides a unique view of Indigenous self-determination and nationhood in the face of settler-colonialism.
By Cora J. Voyageur. 2018
In a series of inspirational profiles, Cora Voyageur celebrates 100 remarkable Indigenous Albertans whose achievements have enriched their communities, the… province, and the world. As a child, Cora rarely saw Indigenous individuals represented in her history textbooks or in pop culture. Willie Nelson sang “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys,” but Cora wondered, where were the heroes who looked like her? She chose the title of her book in response, to help reflect her reality. In fact, you don’t have to look very hard to find Indigenous Albertans excelling in every field, from the arts to business and everything in between. Cora wrote this book to ensure these heroes receive their proper due. Some of the individuals in this collection need no introduction, while others are less well known. From past and present and from all walks of life, these 100 Indigenous heroes share talent, passion, and legacies that made a lasting impact. Read about: Douglas Cardinal, the architect whose iconic, flowing designs grace cities across Alberta, across Canada, and in Washington, DC, Nellie Carlson, a dedicated activist whose work advanced the cause of Indigenous women and the education of Indigenous children, Alex Janvier, whose pioneering work has firmly established him as one of Canada’s greatest artists, Moostoos, “The Buffalo,” the spokesperson for the Cree in Treaty 8 talks who fought tirelessly to defend his People’s rights, And many more.
By Debra Komar. 2019
In its rush to establish dominion over the North, Canada executed two innocent Inuit. In 1921, the RCMP arrested two… Inuit males suspected of killing their uncle. While in custody, one of the accused allegedly killed a police officer and a Hudson's Bay Company trader. The Canadian government hastily established an unprecedented court in the Arctic, but the trial quickly became a master class in judicial error. The verdicts were decided in Ottawa weeks before the court convened. Authorities were so certain of convictions, the executioner and gallows were sent north before the trial began. In order to win, the Crown broke many of its own laws. The precedent established Canada’s legal relationship with the Inuit, who would spend the next seventy-seven years fighting to regain their autonomy and Indigenous rule of law.
By Tanya Talaga. 2018
Every single year in Canada, one-third of all deaths among Indigenous youth are due to suicide. Studies indicate youth between… the ages of ten and nineteen, living on reserve, are five to six times more likely to commit suicide than their peers in the rest of the population. Suicide is a new behaviour for First Nations people. There is no record of any suicide epidemics prior to the establishment of the 130 residential schools across Canada. Talaga argues that the aftershocks of cultural genocide have resulted in a disturbing rise in youth suicides in Indigenous communities in Canada and beyond. She examines the tragic reality of children feeling so hopeless they want to die, of kids perishing in clusters, forming suicide pacts, or becoming romanced by the notion of dying - a phenomenon that experts call "suicidal ideation." She also looks at the rising global crisis, as evidenced by the high suicide rates among the Inuit of Greenland and Aboriginal youth in Australia. Finally, she documents suicide prevention strategies in Nunavut, Seabird Island, and Greenland; Facebook's development of AI software to actively link kids in crisis with mental health providers; and the push by First Nations leadership in Northern Ontario for a new national health strategy that could ultimately lead communities towards healing from the pain of suicide. Bestseller. 2018.
By Lee Maracle. 2015
Gathers together the oratories that author Maracle has delivered and performed over a twenty-year period. Revised for publication, the lectures… hold the features and style of oratory intrinsic to the Salish people in general and the Stó:lō in particular. From her Coast Salish perspective and with great eloquence, Maracle shares her knowledge of Stó:lō history, memory, philosophy, law, spirituality, feminism and the colonial condition of her people. 2015. Uniform title: Essays.