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By John Ralston Saul. 2014
Presents a powerful portrait of modern Aboriginal life in Canada, in contrast with the perceived failings so often portrayed in… politics and in media. The author illustrates his arguments by compiling a remarkable selection of letters, speeches and writings by Aboriginal leaders and thinkers, showcasing the extraordinarily rich, moving and stable indigenous point of view across the centuries. 2014.
By Brent Stonefish. 2007
This informative guide will help First Nation, Métis and Inuit adult learners excel and achieve their educational goals when attending… a post-secondary program. It looks at the various aspects of student life that one may face while going to school. 2007.
By Suzanne Fournier, Ernie Crey. 1997
Describes the treatment of aboriginal children in Canada who were taken to live in residential schools. The story is told… using interviews and anecdotes shared by those who attended the schools. The current state of aboriginal affairs is also discussed. 1997.
By Yvonne Johnson, Rudy Wiebe. 1998
Rudy Wiebe collaborates with Yvonne Johnson, a great-great-granddaughter of Cree Chief Big Bear, to tell the story of her life.… Born in Montana with a double-cleft palate, she experienced a life of physical and sexual abuse, and slid into alcoholism before participating in the murder for which she is now in prison. Strong language, descriptions of violence, descriptions of sexual violence. 1998.
By Monique Gray Smith. 2017
Canada's relationship with its Indigenous people has suffered as a result of both the residential school system and the lack… of understanding of the historical and current impact of those schools. Healing and repairing that relationship requires education, awareness and increased understanding of the legacy and the impacts still being felt by Survivors and their families. Guided by Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith, readers will learn about the lives of Survivors and listen to allies who are putting the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into action. For senior high readers. 2017.
By Susanne Reber, Rob Renaud. 2005
On a Saskatoon night in November 1990, seventeen-year-old Neil Stonechild disappeared, to be found dead in a field, his body… frozen, three days later. The police investigation was cursory, but Neil's mother Stella refused to give up, as did witness Jason Roy, who had seen Neil, beaten and bleeding, in the back of a Saskatoon police cruiser the night he disappeared. It was only in January 2000, when two more men were found frozen to death, that the truth about Neil Stonechild's fate began to emerge. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2005.
By Tanya Talaga. 2017
Over the span of ten years, seven high school students died in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The seven were hundreds of… miles away from their families, forced to leave their reserve because there was no high school there for them to attend. Award-winning journalist Tanya Talaga delves into the history of this northern city that has come to manifest, and struggle with, human rights violations past and present against aboriginal communities. Bestseller. Winner of the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize and the 2018 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. 2017.
By J. R Miller. 1996
A comprehensive study of residential schools, the institutions where attendance by Native children was compulsory as recently as the 1960s.… Former students have come forward in increasing numbers to describe the psychological and physical abuse they suffered in these schools, and many view the system as an experiment in cultural genocide. Miller explores all three players in the story: the government officials who authorized the schools, the missionaries who taught in them, and the students who attended them. Co-winner of the 1996 Saskatchewan Book Award for nonfiction. Some descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. 1996.
Operated by the same bureaucracy that was expanding health care opportunities for most Canadians, the 'Indian Hospitals' were underfunded, understaffed,… overcrowded, and rife with coercion and medical experimentation. Established to keep the Aboriginal tuberculosis population isolated, they became a means of ensuring that other Canadians need not share access to modern hospitals with Aboriginal patients. Tracing the history of the system from its fragmentary origins to its gradual collapse, Maureen K. Lux describes the arbitrary and contradictory policies that governed the 'Indian Hospitals, ' the experiences of patients and staff, and the vital grassroots activism that pressed the federal government to acknowledge its treaty obligations. A disturbing look at the dark side of the liberal welfare state, "Separate Beds" reveals a history of racism and negligence in health care for Canada's First Nations that should never be forgotten. 2016.
Since the 1980s successive Canadian institutions, including the federal government and Christian churches, have attempted to grapple with the malignant… legacy of residential schooling, including official apologies, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Miller tackles and explains these institutional responses to Canada's residential school legacy. Analysing archival material and interviews with former students, politicians, bureaucrats, church officials, and the Chief Commissioner of the TRC, Miller reveals a major obstacle to achieving reconciliation--the inability of Canadians at large to overcome their flawed, overly positive understanding of their country's history. Asks Canadians to accept that the root of the problem was Canadians like them in the past who acquiesced to aggressively assimilative policies. 2017.
By James Bartleman. 2007
Recalls the boyhood years of Ontario's future lieutenant-governor, living in a dilapidated old house complete with outdoor toilet and coal… oil-lamp lighting. As a half-breed kid, he was caught between two worlds. His Native mother's fight with depression flowed from that dilemma, while his father, a white, working class, guy who never had any money, made the best home brew in the village - and his specialty was raisin wine. 2007.
By Elizabeth Comack. 2012
Draws on historical records and contemporary cases of Aboriginal–police relations, such as the “Starlight Tours” in Saskatoon, as well as… interviews conducted with Aboriginal people in Winnipeg’s inner-city communities. Examines how race and racism inform the routine practices of police officers and how they affect their encounters with Aboriginal people, and argues that resolution requires a fundamental transformation in the structure and organization of policing. Includes violence. 2012.
By Bill Wilson, Bev Sellars. 2016
The book begins with glimpses of foods, medicines, and cultural practices North America's indigenous peoples have contributed for worldwide benefit.… It documents the dark period of regulation by racist laws during the twentieth century, and then discusses new emergence in the twenty-first century into a re-establishment of Indigenous land and resource rights. The result is a candidly told personal take on the history of a culture's fight for their rights and survival. It is Canadian history told from a First Nations point of view. Bestseller. 2016.
By Darrell Dennis. 2014
Employing pop culture examples, personal anecdote and a cutting wit, Dennis deftly weaves history with current events to entertain, inform… and provide a convincing, readable overview of First Nations issues and why they matter today. Winner of First Nation Communities Read 2015 - 2016. 2014.
By Geoffrey York, Loreen Pindera. 1991
During the summer of 1990, the Canadian media focussed on an armed standoff in Oka, Quebec. The Mohawk warriors were… on one side, and police and the military were on the other in a confrontation over land rights. This is a portrait of the Mohawk Warrior Society, and of the dramatic final weeks of the military siege. 1991
By Guylaine Cliche. 2016
Vibrant plaidoyer en faveur d'un monde meilleur, ce livre nous fait découvrir un univers riche en traditions et en spiritualité.… Pendant plus d'une année, Guylaine Cliche a côtoyé les gens du Conseil traditionnel mohawk de Kahnawake afin de transmettre leur message. Fidèle à la structure du cercle de parole, ce livre permet à 15 personnes de 9 souches différentes de partager autant leur histoire bien personnelle que des enseignements issus de la tradition orale. Parmi ceux-ci, l'enseignement de la Lune est primordial. Il nous révèle l'importance de la femme, source de la Création, au sein de notre société moderne. Formant une nation matrilinéaire, les Mohawks proclament l'urgence de redonner le pouvoir aux femmes. Leur message de paix nous invite également à renouer avec nos racines et à agir concrètement pour honorer et respecter notre Terre-Mère avant qu'il ne soit trop tard. 2016.
By Jean-Claude Dupont. 2010
Mythes et légendes des Amérindiens propose des récits transmis par les Anciens des dix nations amérindiennes du Québec. Des mythes… qui font la narration d'événements situés dans un temps hors d'atteinte; une science explicative des origines des êtres et des choses; des héros naturels ou surnaturels; des manitous bons ou mauvais; des animaux doués d'intelligence; des tricksters, ces joueurs de tours qui prennent une forme animale ou humaine. Pour les lecteurs d'école secondaire. 2010.
By Emmanuelle Walter. 2016
Au début de l'été 2015, Emmanuelle Walter a sillonné la Baie-James québécoise, guidée par un enfant du pays, le leader… cri Romeo Saganash. Ce rescapé des pensionnats, négociateur de la Déclaration des Nations Unies sur les droits des peuples autochtones, artisan de la Paix des Braves et député d'une circonscription presque aussi grande qu'un continent s'est raconté et a raconté sa région sur fond de musique country. Récit d'une virée en pick-up, de Val-d'Or à Radisson et retour, avec des escales dans une douzaine de villes et de communautés, ce livre dépeint un vaste territoire, essentiel pour le Québec et pourtant inconnu. Se révèle une terre défigurée par l'extractivisme et la crise climatique, mais repensée, partagée, négociée activement par un gouvernement régional paritaire unique au Canada, formé de Cris et de Jamésiens. Grâce à son guide, l'auteure découvre un paysage en mutation, un laboratoire politique insoupçonné, des personnages étonnants : celles et ceux qui bâtissent, sur le socle minéral du bouclier canadien, une nouvelle cohabitation complexe et effervescente. 2016.
By Jean-Jacques Simard. 2003
Sociologue travaillant avec les autochtones depuis plus de trente ans, conseiller des Inuits à la Convention de la Baie-James puis… fortement impliqué dans les travaux de la commission Bélanger-Campeau, l'auteur rassemble une vingtaine de textes où il aborde la question des populations autochtones du Québec sous l'angle de leur reconnaissance nationale et de leur accession à une souveraineté qui seule leur permettra de remédier à leurs difficultés socioéconomiques tout en conservant leur identité. 2003.
By Thomas King. 2015
L'auteur explore comment les histoires et les contes façonnent nos perceptions. À travers la littérature et l'histoire, la religion et… la politique, la culture populaire et la contestation sociale, King propose une réflexion inédite sur notre relation envers les peuples autochtones. L'Indien réel, affirme l'auteur, ne ressemble guère à la figure du sauvage, tirée des représentations entretenues par les Blancs nord-américains. Avec un esprit critique bien aiguisé, Thomas King démontre que les histoires sont la clé et, sans doute, le seul espoir pour se comprendre. Il nous oblige à les écouter... pour mieux appréhender les réalités de notre monde. 2015.