Call Number: E 78 .C2 I65 2017 Stacks at Main Library
Through a wealth of articles and commentaries, the place of natural resources in the world of Indigenous peoples is discussed and analyzed. The text is divided into three parts — Section One: Two Worldviews; Section Two: Renewable Resources; Section Three: Non-Renewable Resources — with a conclusion entitled “The Next Step”. The articles and commentaries contain provocative ideas, forcing students to reassess their present mindset and to formulate a new paradigm involving both peoples in a sustainable world.-- Captus Press website
Call Number: E 99 .M87 M87 2013 Audiovisual at: Main Library
Stripped of their culture and forced to live in squalor, the Innu Mushua of Labrador spiraled downward into addiction, chronic disease, and a shockingly high rate of suicide. This program explores the devastating impact that living under church and government rule has had on the Innu (once known as the Naskapi), and serves as a case study in the degradation of a nomadic hunting culture made to give up its traditional ways.
Call Number: E 98 .Y68 D55 2017 Stacks at Main Library
Prairie Rising provides a series of critical reflections about the changing face of settler colonialism in Canada through an ethnographic investigation of Indigenous-state relations in the city of Saskatoon. Jaskiran Dhillon uncovers how various groups including state agents, youth workers, and community organizations utilize participatory politics in order to intervene in the lives of Indigenous youth living under conditions of colonial occupation and marginality.
Call Number: E 78 .C2 H36 2015 Stacks at Main Library
The book is written to cover various aspects of the colonization and dehumanization of Indigenous peoples in Canada; and to provide information on the urban Indigenous experience. It explores the ways in which urban Indigenous peoples heal from colonialism and addictions in the city. To this end, the book provides recommendations for developing policy and program frameworks for developing improvements to a colonial society, which is nurtured by Indigenous people’s death, oppression, impoverishment and social exclusion.-- pubisher's website.
Call Number: E 99 .N3 T96 2009 Audiovisual at Main Library
Examines the role of two-spirit people in the Navajo culture in the context of the story of a gay youth named Fred Martinez. Martinez was a male-bodied person with a feminine essence, who was murdered in a hate crime at the age of sixteen. Discusses the traditional Native American perspective on gender and sexuality and the need for a balanced interrelationship between the feminine and masculine.
Call Number: E 98 .L7 T53 2015 Stacks at Main Library
This manual has been prepared to help descendants of the original societies of North America with their efforts to overcome problems with beverage alcohol abuse. It is intended to assist in initiating, organizing and operating a guided self-help group dedicated to promoting a healthy, sober lifestyle. The contents of the manual reflect knowledge gained from both vigorous research and ideas and strategies that are either drawn from or intentionally consistent with the traditional spirituality and values of the Indigenous peoples of North America. -- publisher's website
Achieving Aboriginal Student Success presents goals and strategies needed to support Aboriginal learners in the classroom. This book is for all teachers of kindergarten to grade 8 who have Aboriginal students in their classrooms or who are looking for ways to infuse an Aboriginal worldview into their curriculum. Although the author's primary focus is the needs of Aboriginal students, the ideas are best practices that can be applied in classroom-management techniques, assessment tools, suggestions for connecting to the Aboriginal community, and much more! The strategies and information in this resource are about building bridges between cultures that foster respect, appreciation, and understanding.
Call Number: E 78 .C2 I422 2016 at Main Library (Stacks)
The release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's (TRC) findings and recommendations in the spring of 2015 was an immensely important day for the people of Canada. It marked the hopeful beginning of change a change of thinking, a change of opinion, a change in understanding. But how do we begin? Chief Justice Murray Sinclair, chair of the TRC, says that the most common statement the commission heard from the public was: I didn't know any of this, and I acknowledge that things are not where they should be, and that we can do better. But what can we do?
Call Number: E 78 .C2 I53 2016 at Main Library (Stacks)
Somewhere between a textbook and a book of collected essays, this collection is an effort to build on and share the research of indigenous practitioners and scholars working in their respective fields. Where possible we share not only concepts, but also the voices of Aboriginal leaders, officials, Elders, and other members of Aboriginal communities. Indigenous Business in Canada addresses contemporary concerns and issues in the doing of Aboriginal business in Canada, reveals some of the challenges and diverse approaches to business in indigenous contexts from coast to coast to coast, and demonstrates the direct impact that history and policy, past and present, have on business and business education.
Call Number: E 78 .C2 J634 2016 at Main Library (Stacks)
A passionate call to action, Firewater examines alcohol its history, the myths surrounding it, and its devasting impact on Indigenous people. Drawing on his years of experience as a Crown Prosecutor in Treaty 6 territory, Harold Johnson challenges readers to change the story we tell ourselves about the drink that goes by many names booze, hooch, spirits, sauce, and the evocative "firewater." Confronting the harmful stereotype of the "lazy, drunken Indian," and rejecting medical, social and psychological explanations of the roots of alcoholism, Johnson cries out for solutions, not diagnoses, and shows how alcoholism continues to kill so many. Provocative, irreverent, and keenly aware of the power of stories, Firewater calls for people to make decisions about their communities and their lives on their own terms.
Call Number: E 78 .C2 M59 2016 at Main Library (Stacks)
"Mixed Blessings transforms our understanding of the relationship between Indigenous people and Christianity in Canada from the early 1600s to the present day. While acknowledging the harm of colonialism, including the trauma inflicted by church-run residential schools, this interdisciplinary collection challenges the portrayal of Indigenous people as passive victims of malevolent missionaries who experienced a uniformly dark history. Instead, this book illuminates the diverse and multifaceted ways that Indigenous communities and individuals--including prominent leaders such as Louis Riel and Edward Ahenakew--have interacted, and continue to interact, meaningfully with Christianity."
Call Number: E 78 .C2 S27 2016 at Main Library (Stacks)
The resilient and changing constructions of Northern Aboriginal life are explored in Contact Zones through an analysis of television and documentary film, as well as textual sources such as women's travel narratives, popular anthropology and history, fictional writing, and northern testimony from the Royal Commission on the Status of Women. Grounded in archival and documentary research, and informed by interdisciplinary writing on culture, Contact Zones argues that these forms of cultural production must be seen as both instruments and reflections of colonial consolidation. Images of the Aboriginal North tell us more about the viewer than the viewed, yet they still illuminate how the evolving relations of colonial encounter were understood, rationalized, and legitimized. Moreover, the cultural politics of the postwar period left an important legacy for the present, and thus continue to have an impact on Aboriginal lives in the North
Call Number: E 78 .C2 V69 2016 at Main Library (Stacks)
In Indigenous Writes, Chelsea Vowel initiates myriad conversations about the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada. An advocate for Indigenous worldviews, the author discusses the fundamental issues--the terminology of relationships; culture and identity; myth-busting; state violence; and land, learning, law and treaties--along with wider social beliefs about these issues. She answers the questions that many people have on these topics to spark further conversations at home, in the classroom, and in the larger community.
Call Number: E 98 .A55 M37 2016 at Main Library (Stacks)
Bodies and Lives in Ancient America offers a broad overview of what it was like to live and die throughout North America before European contact. Using a unique life history approach, the book moves from pregnancy and birth through to senescence. Drawing on biological data gathered from human remains, as well as cultural and environmental data derived from archaeological investigations, the authors provide students with a wealth of information on health and other aspects of life that leave changes on the skeletal system. Rich case studies throughout demonstrate the temporal, cultural and environmental variability across the continent prior to colonial times.
Call Number: E 98 .A73 A78 2016 at Main Library (Stacks)
Arts of Engagement focuses on the role that music, film, visual art, and Indigenous cultural practices play in and beyond Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools. Contributors here examine the impact of aesthetic and sensory experience in residential school history, at TRC national and community events, and in artwork and exhibitions not affiliated with the TRC.
Call Number: E 98 .L3 J64 2016 at Main Library (Stacks)
This wide-ranging survey of the environmental damage to Native American lands and peoples in North America-in recent times as well as previous decades-documents the continuing impact on the health, wellness, land, and communities of indigenous peoples. * Exposes readers to complete and current information about the severe environmental and health concerns that American Indians living on reservations experience due to environmental degradation * Encourages awareness of the issues tribal governments and Indian communities commonly face in balancing economic rewards and environmental and health consequences * Provides important historical context to support readers' understanding of the present-day situation of American Indians and reservation life
Call Number: E 98 .R3 J25 2016 at Main Library (Stacks)
The book demonstrates the power and potential of Indigenous decolonizing activism, as Saint Kateri's devotees claim the space of the Catholic Church to revitalize traditional cultural practices, teach and learn Indigenous languages, and address critical issues such as protecting Indigenous homelands from environmental degradation. The book is based on ethnographic research at multiple sites, including Saint Kateri's 2012 canonization festivities in Vatican City and Italy, the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation (New York and Canada), the Yakama Reservation (Washington), and the National Tekakwitha Conferences in Texas, North Dakota, and Louisiana. Through narratives from these events, Jacob addresses issues of gender justice--such as respecting the autonomy of women while encouraging collectivist thinking and strategizing--and seeks collective remedies that challenge colonial and capitalist filters.
Call Number: E 98 .R3 K34 2016 at Main Library (Stacks)
In 1956, pioneering psychedelic researchers Abram Hoffer and Humphry Osmond were invited to join members of the Red Pheasant First Nation near North Battleford, Saskatchewan, to participate in a peyote ceremony hosted by the Native American Church. Inspired by their experience, they wrote a series of essays explaining and defending the consumption of peyote and the practice of peyotism.
Call Number: E 98 .S48 J65 2016 at Main Library (Stacks)
The first book to examine the correlation between mixed-race identity and HIV/AIDS among Native American gay men and transgendered people, Indian Blood provides an analysis of the emerging and often contested LGBTQ "two-spirit" identification as it relates to public health and mixed-race identity.
Call Number: E 98 .S6 R47 2016 at Main Library (Stacks)
A landmark history: the sweeping story of the enslavement of tens of thousands of Indians across America, from the time of the conquistadors up to the early 20th century. Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in much of the American continent. Yet, as Andrés Reséndez illuminates, it was practiced for centuries as an open secret.
Call Number: E 98 .W2 S55 2016 at Main Library (Stacks)
The adoption of firearms by Native Americans between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries marked a turning point in the history of North America's indigenous peoples--a cultural earthquake so profound, says David Silverman, that its impact has yet to be adequately measured. Thundersticks reframes our understanding of Native Americans' historical relationship with guns, arguing against the notion that Indians prized these weapons more for the pyrotechnic terror they inspired than their efficiency as tools of war. Native Americans fully recognized the potential of firearms to assist them in their struggles against colonial forces, and mostly against one another. The smoothbore, flintlock musket was Indians' stock firearm, and its destructive potential transformed their lives.
Call Number: E 96.5 .R46 2015 (DVD) and Guide at Main Library Audio-visual
Residential schools: truth and reconciliation in Canada (secondary version) (17:30) -- Justice Murray Sinclair: survivors speak out (9:05) -- Marie Wilson: healing decades - old wounds (7:07) --Paul Martin: power play (6:20) -- -- The 60s scoop (6:55).