Category: Indigenous Studies

$37.00

Give Me My Father's Body

April 19, 1986 | 277 pages
Profiles the Eskimo boy who was brought back to the U.S. by explorer Robert Peary, and whose father's body was placed on display at the Museum of Natural History  More Info
$24.95

Unikkaaqtuat

Inhabit Media Incorporated | April 19, 2014 | 288 pages
A collection of ancient Inuit myths. In this exhaustive story collection, the rich tradition of Inuit storytelling becomes accessible to the rest of Canada for the first time. Unipkaaqtut is the Inuit word meaning "to tell stories." This definitive collection of Inuit legends is thoughtfully... More Info
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Home in the City

University of Toronto Press | August 9, 2013 | 441 pages
During the past several decades, the Aboriginal population of Canada has become so urbanized that today, the majority of First Nations and Métis people live in cities. Home in the City provides an in-depth analysis of urban Aboriginal housing, living conditions, issues, and trends. Based on... More Info
$34.95

Living Indigenous Leadership

UBC Press | July 1, 2013 | 256 pages
Indigenous scholars strive to produce research to improve Native communities in meaningful ways. They also recognize that long-lasting change depends on effective leadership. This collection showcases innovative research and leadership practices from diverse nations and tribes in Canada, the United... More Info
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Where Happiness Dwells

UBC Press | July 1, 2013 | 420 pages
The Dane-zaa people have lived in BC's Peace River area for thousands of years. Elders documented their peoples' history and worldview, passing them on through storytelling. Language loss, however, threatens to break the bonds of knowledge transmission. At the request of the Doig River First... More Info
$29.95

Native Writers and Canadian Writing

UBC Press | January 1, 1990 | 306 pages
Native Writers and Canadian Writing is a co-publication withCanadian Literature -- Canada's foremost literary journal-- of a special double issue which focuses on literature by and aboutCanada's Native peoples and contains original articles and poems byboth Native and non-Native writers.  More Info
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Indigenous storywork

Univ of British Columbia Pr | June 1, 2008 | 176 pages
Jo-ann Archibald worked closely with Coast Salish Elders andstorytellers, who shared both traditional and personal life-experiencestories, in order to develop ways of bringing storytelling intoeducational contexts. Indigenous Storyworkis the result ofthis research and it demonstrates how stories... More Info
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On Being Here to Stay

University of Toronto Press | February 11, 2014 | 232 pages
In On Being Here to Stay, Asch retells the story of Canada with a focus on the relationship between First Nations and settlers.  More Info
$19.95

Inuit Folk-Tales

International Polar Inst | January 1, 2009 | 303 pages
Back in print, "Eskimo" folklore collected by pioneering northern anthropologist Knud Rasmussen  More Info
$32.95

Becoming Inummarik

McGill Queens Univ | April 1, 2014 | 432 pages
A critical look at how Inuit men balance traditional values and social circumstances to find their place in the contemporary Arctic.  More Info

Children of the Dragonfly

University of Arizona Press | April 19, 2014 | 280 pages
Sometimes the losses of childhood can be recovered only in the flight of the dragonfly.Native American children have long been subject to removal from their homes for placement in residential schools and, more recently, in foster or adoptive homes. The governments of both the United States and... More Info
$35.00

Who's Asking?

MIT Press | January 3, 2014 | 304 pages
Analysis and case studies show that including different orientations toward the natural world makes for more effective scientific practice and science education.  More Info
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Masculindians

January 15, 2014 | 224 pages
What does it mean to be an Indigenous man today? Between October 2010 and May 2013, Sam McKegney conducted interviews with leading Indigenous artists, critics, activists, and elders on the subject of Indigenous manhood. In offices, kitchens, and coffee shops, and once in a car driving down the 401,... More Info

Living with Animals

September 30, 2013 | 416 pages
Living with Animals presents over 100 images from oral and written sources – including birch bark scrolls, rock art, stories, games, and dreams – in which animals appear as kindred beings, spirit powers, healers, and protectors.  More Info
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Canada's Indigenous Constitution

University of Toronto Press | April 19, 2014 | 427 pages
With characteristic richness and eloquence, John Borrows explores legal traditions, the role of governments and courts, and the prospect of a multi-juridical legal culture, all with a view to understanding and improving legal processes in Canada. He discusses the place of individuals, families, and... More Info
$36.95

Skins

IAD Press | January 1, 2000 | 177 pages
Skins is full of passion, warmth and humor. It reveals the rich diversity of styles and themes explored by contemporary Indigenous writers in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. This unique collection of short stories brings together prominent and critically acclaimed writers from... More Info
$27.95

The Colonial Present

Clarity Press | July 30, 2013 | 330 pages
No treaties were made with the indigenous nations whose territories are now considered a Canadian province called British Columbia. Instead, a breathtaking policy of criminalization and assimilation has been vigorously carried out against them. Present day governments continue with processes that,... More Info
$22.95

Modern Blackfeet

January 1, 2014 | 144 pages
Modern Blackfeet sheds light on the politics, economics, society, and especially the acculturation of the Blackfeet Indians of Montana. The Blackfeet Reservation has an established government and an active and diverse population that has long supported itself through ranching, industry, and oil and... More Info
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Sanaaq

January 15, 2014 | 192 pages
In the early 1950s, Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk was asked by a priest working in Kangiqsujuaq in northern Quebec to write down some Inuttitut phrases to assist him in the study of the language. At the age of twenty-two, Nappaaluk began writing but did not stop at mere phrases. She invented a group of... More Info
$28.50

Lethal Encounters

November 1, 2013 | 224 pages
This in-depth narrative history of the interactions between English settlers and American Indians during the Virginia colony's first century explains why a harmonious coexistence proved impossible. While the romanticized story of the Jamestown colony has been retold many times, the events following... More Info

Conquest

South End Pr | April 19, 2014 | 246 pages
Native American activist links colonialism and racism to sexual violence, exploring the impact on native women.  More Info
$40.00

Robert Davidson

Seattle Art Museum | November 1, 2013 | 104 pages
For over forty years Robert Davidson has absorbed the bedrock art traditions of Haida art and craft, working in the ancient forms of his grandfather, the influential Haida artist Charles Edensaw. Davidson has taken new directions within the highly disciplined structure of the old Northwest Coast... More Info
$19.50

Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer

Bison Books | January 1, 2014 | 224 pages
Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer is Allison Adelle Hedge Coke’s searching account of her life as a mixed-blood woman coming of age off reservation, yet deeply immersed in her Huron, Metis, and Cherokee heritage. In a style at once elliptical and achingly clear, Hedge Coke details her mother’s... More Info
$51.95

That Dream Shall Have a Name

January 1, 2014 | 488 pages
The founding idea of “America” has been based largely on the expected sweeping away of Native Americans to make room for EuroAmericans and their cultures. In this authoritative study, David L. Moore examines the works of five well-known Native American writers and their efforts, since the... More Info
$14.95

Klee Wyck

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | March 11, 2004 | 152 pages
The legendary Emily Carrwas primarily a painter, but she first gained recognition as a writer. Her first book, published in 1941, was titled Klee Wyck( "Laughing One"), in honour of the name that the Native people fo the west coast gave her as an intrepid young woman. The book was a hit with both... More Info
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Elder Brother and the Law of the People

University of Manitoba Press | May 1, 2013 | 216 pages
Elder Brother and the Law of the People presents an entirely new way of viewing Aboriginal cultural identity on the northern plains.  More Info
$43.95

Aboriginal Ways of Using English

Aboriginal Studies Press | April 19, 2014 | 276 pages
This new collection by Professor Diana Eades addresses the way non-traditional language Aboriginal speakers of English use and speak English. Here she draws together some of her best writing over the past thirty years. Older chapters are brought up to date with contemporary reflections, informed by... More Info
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The Raven Steals the Light

April 19, 1996 | 109 pages
An elegant reissue of a timeless collection of Haida myths, with a new preface by Claude Levi-Strauss. Ten masterful, complex drawings by Bill Reidare accompanied by ten episodes from Haida mythology told by Bill Reidand Robert Bringhurst. The result brings Haida art and mythology alive as never... More Info
$100.00

Witness

November 1, 2013 | 824 pages
During the 1920s and 1930s, Josephine Waggoner (1871–1943), a Lakota woman who had been educated at Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in Virginia, grew increasingly concerned that the history and culture of her people were being lost as elders died without passing along their knowledge. A... More Info
$16.95

Old Indian Legends

U of Nebraska Press | April 19, 2014 | 165 pages
A collection of tales about such mysteries as Iktomi, Eya, and Old Double Face  More Info
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Reservation Capitalism

Bison Books | November 1, 2013 | 224 pages
Native American peoples suffer from health, educational, infrastructure, and social deficiencies of the sort that most Americans who live outside tribal lands are wholly unaware of and would not tolerate. Indians are the poorest people in the United States, and their reservations are appallingly... More Info
$57.50

Sovereign Screens: Aboriginal Media on the Canadian West Coast

December 1, 2013 | 312 pages
While Indigenous media have gained increasing prominence around the world, the vibrant Aboriginal media world on the Canadian West Coast has received little scholarly attention. As the first ethnography of the Aboriginal media community in Vancouver, Sovereign Screens reveals the various social... More Info
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Truth and Indignation

University of Toronto Press | October 23, 2013 | 192 pages
Truth and Indignation offers the first close and critical assessment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) as it is unfolding. Using interviews with survivors and oblate priests and nuns, as well as testimonies, texts, and visual materials produced by the Commission, Niezen raises some... More Info

Voices and Images of Nunavimmiut

International Polar Inst | July 1, 2013 | 256 pages
This book, the fifth in a series anthologizing writings by Inuit in Nunavik over the last thirty-five years, presents articles on renewable resources and wildlife protection. Written by member of the Inuit community and non-Inuit who have worked closely with the community to better understand... More Info

Braiding Sweetgrass

October 8, 2013 | 320 pages
With incredible grace and inspiring attention to the natural world, Robin Wall Kimmerer takes readers on a a field trip through ancient forests and backyard ponds, sacred sites and urban wastelands. Plants become powerful metaphors for healing our relationship with the natural world, and guides in... More Info
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Creating Space

October 1, 2013 | 208 pages
Verna J. Kirkness grew up on the Fisher River Indian reserve in Manitoba. Her childhood dream to be a teacher set her on a lifelong journey in education as a teacher, counsellor, consultant, and professor. As the first cross-cultural consultant for the Manitoba Department of Education Curriculum... More Info

Sun Chief: The Autobiography of a Hopi Indian, Second Edition

Yale University Press | August 1, 2013 | 512 pages
First published in 1942, Sun Chief is the autobiography of Hopi Chief Don C. Talayesva and offers a unique insider view on Hopi society. In a new Foreword, Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert situates the book within contemporary Hopi studies, exploring how scholars have used the book since its publication... More Info
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Number One

Talonbooks Limited | June 11, 2013 | 256 pages
One woman's account of triumphing over a childhood at an Indian Residential school.  More Info
$27.95

Who Is an Indian?

August 22, 2013 | 256 pages
This collection examines the changing roles of race and place in the politics of defining Indigenous identities in the Americas.  More Info
$29.95

Clearing a Path

University of Regina Press | January 1, 2009 | 80 pages
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Torn from Our Midst

University of Regina Press | April 19, 2014 | 287 pages
"More than 300 women and men gathered in August 2008 at a conference entitled Missing Women: Decolonization, Third Wave Feminisms, and Indigenous People of Canada and Mexico. Here, personal stories and theoretical tools were brought together, as academics, activists, family members of missing and... More Info
$24.95

First Nations

University of Regina Press | April 19, 2014 | 311 pages
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Aboriginal Consultation, Environmental Assessment, and Regulatory Review in Canada

U of R Press | May 27, 2013 | 240 pages
Supreme Court of Canada decisions have defined a general framework for the ?uty to consult?Aboriginal peoples and accommodate their concerns over natural resource development, but anticipate the details of that framework will be expanded upon in the future. Aboriginal Consultation, Environmental... More Info
$17.95

Children of the Tipi

World Wisdom, Inc | June 1, 2013 | 40 pages
A sumptuously photographed introduction to the world of the pre-reservation Plains Indians collects simple but eloquent quotations by Native American chiefs and elders that describe what life was like for children growing up on the American Plains and includes sections on camp life and the roles of... More Info
$23.95

Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry

June 1, 2013 |
How can North Americans come to terms with the lamentable clash between indigenous and settler cultures, faiths, and attitudes toward creation? Showcasing a variety of voices both traditional and Christian, native and non-native "Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry" offers up alternative histories, radical... More Info
$39.95

From Princess to Chief

University Alabama Press | August 10, 2013 | 144 pages
A collaborative life history of Priscilla Freeman Jacobs, From Princess to Chief tells the story of the first female chief (from 1986 to 2005) of the state-recognized Waccamaw Siouan Indian Tribe of North Carolina. In From Princess to Chief, Priscilla Freeman Jacobs and Patricia Barker Lerch detail... More Info

Rupert's Land

NeWest Press | September 1, 2013 | 280 pages
At the height of the Great Depression, two Prairie children struggle with poverty and uncertainty. Surrounded by religion, law, and her authoritarian father, Cora Wagoner daydreams about what it would be like to abandon society altogether and join one of the Indian tribes she's read so much about.... More Info
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Clearing the Plains

Canadian Plains Research Center | May 1, 2013 | 354 pages
"In arresting, but harrowing, prose, James Daschuk examines the roles that Old World diseases, climate, and, most disturbingly, Canadian politics?the politics of ethnocide?played in the deaths and subjugation of thousands of aboriginal people in the realization of Sir John A. Macdonald?s ?National... More Info
$29.95

American Indians and the American Imaginary: Cultural Representation Across the Centuries

Paradigm Pub | July 30, 2013 | 246 pages
At a time when indigenous peoples worldwide are asserting their rights, American Indians and the American Imaginary offers an ethnographic and historical perspective on the power of representations of Native Americans in American public culture. The books wide-ranging case studies move from... More Info

Realizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Purich Pub | April 30, 2010 | 287 pages
The Declaration is a visionary step towards addressing the human rights of indigenous peoples proclaims United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. It provides a momentous opportunity for States and indigenous peoples to ... promote reconciliation and ensure that the past is not repeated. Adopted... More Info

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