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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.
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 Raquel Rivera. 2007
Describes true dramatized events in the lives of four modern Inuit artists. The stories range from a boy's survival adventure… with his dog on shifting ice and a hunter's close-up encounter with a polar bear, to a shaman's dangerous journey to appease the sea-goddess at the bottom of the stormy ocean. Also includes a brief biography of each artist, a bibliography and glossary. Grades 3-6. 2007.
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.
A guide to understanding the Indian Act and its impact on generations of Indigenous Peoples, as well as an examination… of how Indigenous Peoples can return to self-government, self-determination, and self-reliance. Bestseller. Winner of the 2019 Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award. 2018.
By Mark Abley. 2003
An award-winning Canadian journalist documents the unprecedented extinction of the world's less-spoken languages. Drawing on his encounters with linguistic remnants… from the arctic to aboriginal Australia, he illustrates threats to many endangered tongues. The report also speaks to the relationship between language and identity, and warns of globalization's consequences. 2003.
By Bernard Saladin D'Anglure. 2006
Au nord du cercle polaire, à Igoolik, dans le Nuvanut canadien, des Inuit tentent de concilier le respect de la… tradition et la modernité, le souvenir encore très vif du chamanisme, avec une christianisation récente, la vie de chasseurs-pêcheurs, avec l'école, l'internet et le développement minier. Ils cherchent à valoriser leur tradition orale et leur conception originale de l'être et du renaître inuit : mythes d'origine de la vie humaine, de la différenciation des sexes, de la mort, de la guerre et d'espèces animales ; instauration des règles du mariage et des relation de la première femme chamane, en proie à la jalousie d'un homme. Disettes passées, cannibalisme de famine, stérilité des couples, avec, comme remèdes, partage de gibiers, des enfants et échange de conjoints. Cette tradition orale promeut l'épanouissement individuel et la soumission à l'intérêt collectif , elle a beaucoup à nous apprendre sur la vie et sa reproduction. [...] -- 4e de couv..
By Jane Drake, Ann Love. 2000
The Far North is a beautiful but fragile world populated by many different plants, animals and people. This book is… about the Arctic region, which is shared by eight countries. Inside you'll find amazing facts and fascinating stories, as well as ecological alerts. Grades 3-6. 2000.
By Maurice Switzer. 2011
The Anishinabek Nation includes the Algonquin, Delaware, Mississauga, Ojibwe, and Potawatomi, and this guide provides a brief look at history… from their perspective. Covers their first contact with white settlers, North American wars, the creation of reserves, land rights issues, the spirit and intent of treaties, the development of legislation called the Indian Act, the creation of residential schools, the 1969 White Paper, the growth of First Nations leadership, and the creation of the Assembly of First Nations. Also deals with the events at Oka, Gustafsen Lake, and Ipperwash. Grades 3-6. c2011.
By Thomas King. 2012
Thomas King's critical and personal meditation on what it means to be "Indian" in North America, weaving the curiously circular… tale of the relationship between non-Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other. In the process, King refashions old stories about historical events and figures, takes a sideways look at film and pop culture, relates his own complex experiences with activism, and articulates a deep and revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever-shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands. Bestseller. Canada Reads 2015. Winner of the 2014 British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. 2012.
By Melanie McGrath. 2006
1953. A young and inexperienced Irish-Canadian policeman, Ross Gibson, was asked by the Canadian government to draw up a list… of Inuit who were to be experimentally resettled in the uninhabited polar Arctic and left to fend as best they could. Among them was Joseph Flaherty, the son of Robert Flaherty who had shot the film "Nanook of the North" 30 years earlier. 2006.
For decades, the Inuit of northern Québec were among the most neglected people in Canada. It took The Battle of… James Bay, 1971-1975, for the governments in Québec City and Ottawa to wake up to the disgrace. Nungak relates the inside story of how the young Inuit and Cree "Davids" took action when Québec began construction on the giant James Bay hydro project. They fought in court and at the negotiation table for an accord that effectively became Canada's first land-claims agreement. Nungak's account is accompanied by his essays on Nunavik history. Together they provide a fascinating insight into a virtually unknown chapter of Canadian history. 2017.
By Robert P Wells. 2012
Racism takes many forms. When it rises from simply being the opinion of a handful of people to becoming widely… accepted by a nation, it can result in official programs that may to the public be touted as beneficial, but that can actually discriminate against entire ethnic groups. In his book about Canada's Indian Residential Schools, the author has compiled detailed information along with first-hand accounts of individuals affected by the country's former laws toward its original residents. 2012.
By Naomi Klein, Arthur Manuel, Ronald M Derrickson. 2015
As the son of George Manuel, who served as president of the National Indian Brotherhood and founded the World Council… of Indigenous Peoples in the 1970s, Arthur Manuel was born into the struggle. From his unique and personal perspective, as a Secwepemc leader and an Indigenous activist who has played a prominent role on the international stage, Manuel describes the victories and failures, the hopes and the fears of a generation of activists fighting for Aboriginal title and rights in Canada. Bestseller. 2015.
By Nicolas Bertrand. 2016
Depuis l'implantation des premières écoles fédérales au milieu du siècle dernier, le système d'éducation au Nunavik n'a cessé d'être en… crise. Absentéisme fréquent, faibles résultats scolaires, décrochage important des élèves au secondaire. le portrait est, hélas, familier. L'école échoue par ailleurs à enseigner adéquatement la culture inuite, ce qui attise les critiques à son égard. Prenant appui sur son expérience personnelle à titre de suppléant dans le village de Kangirsuk, Nicolas Bertrand dresse le portrait de cette école dont la dérive a des racines profondes et complexes. Il réfléchit aussi à la manière de réformer ce système et démontre la difficulté de cette entreprise. Car tant et aussi longtemps que l'école sera perçue par les Inuits, à tort ou à raison, comme un obstacle et non comme une condition de leur émancipation, sa légitimité sera contestée et sa mission, compromise. De l'éducation de sa jeunesse dépend pourtant l'avenir du Nunavik qui, sans renier son passé, doit aussi accepter pleinement sa modernité. 2016.