In 1964, social worker Bridget Moran attracted widespread attention and the wrath of the BC government with her open letter to Premier W.A.C. Bennett, charging the welfare department with gross neglect in addressing the problems of the province's needy. This very public dispute formed a small part... More Info
An important reply to Keith Windschuttle's, The Fabrication of Aboriginal History, Volume One. Whitewash provides not only a demolition of Windschuttle's revisionism but also a vivid and illuminating history of one of the most famous and tragic episodes in the history of the British empire - the... More Info
A rich pictorial profile of the twentieth-century Chickasaw experience When Oklahoma achieved statehood in 1907, the U.S. government declared Chickasaw titles to tribal lands null and void. The Chickasaw Nation was, in effect, legally abolished. Yet for the next sixty years, the Chickasaws... More Info
In the tradition of "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," Gwynne presents a stunningly vivid historical account of the 40-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all.
The history and current state of tobacco from its Native origins in South America's Andes through its checkered history in North America as a "miracle" drug, powerful narcotic, friend of government revenue departments, and law-enforcement target as contraband and tax diversion are traced.
Teen moms are nothing new. For as long as anyone can remember, families, communities, and governments have been grappling with the poverty and lack of life opportunities faced by these parents and their children. For First Nations in particular, the issue has become critical. Aboriginal girls are... More Info
Judgement at Stoney Creekhas been released in a new edition of an aboriginal studies classic: an engrossing look at the investigation into the hit-and-run death of Coreen Thomas, a young Native woman in her ninth month of pregnancy, at the wheels of a car driven by a young white man in central BC.
An unsettling study of two tragic events at an Indian residential school in British Columbia which serve as a microcosm of the profound impact the residential school system had on Aboriginal communities in Canada throughout this century. The book's focal points are the death of a runaway boy and... More Info
Reflecting on two different communities that have been displaced throughout history, this outline reveals the harsh treatment suffered by both the Mi'kmaq people and the African Nova Scotians. Highlighting how the Mi'kmaq were dispossessed of their lands and, since the early 1820s, confined to... More Info
A celebration of the work of Yellowhead Tribal Services Agency (YTSA) in Alberta, this collection of essays describes the agency's bold new model that integrates First Peoples' adoption practices with provincial adoption laws and regulations. Now expecting closure to the long debate in Canada over... More Info
A magical new novel from the bestselling author of One Native Life Saul Indian Horse is dying. Tucked away in a hospice high above the clash and clang of a big city, he embarks on a marvellous journey of imagination back through the life he led as a northern Ojibway, with all its sorrows and joys.... More Info
For many years, archaeologists were unaware of the ancient clam terraces at Waiatt Bay, on Quadra Island. Author Judith Williams knew no differently until she was advised of their existence by a Klahoose elder named Elizabeth Harry (Keekus). By liaising with other observers of clam gardens in the... More Info
Praise for the companion title Encyclopedia of Native Tribes of North America by Michael Johnson:"This substantial reference remains one of the most elaborately illustrated books on Native Americans now in print. ... Highly recommended for North American historical and ethnographical collections."... More Info
Alan Twigg turns his attention to First Nations writers, unearthing over 300 books by over 150 mostly unheralded aboriginal authors. Taking the reader from residential schools to art galleries, this lively and unprecedented panorama of British Columbia includes many authors, nearly half being... More Info
In the tradition of the bestselling Spirit Facesand Mythic Beingscomes a stunning new book of contemporary First Nations art. Featuring new works from 36 of the most acclaimed artists on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border -- among them Susan Point, Robert Davidson, Isabel Rorick, Jay Simeon,... More Info
In From the Iron House: Imprisonment in First Nations Writing, Deena Rymhs identifies continuities between the residential school and the prison, offering ways of reading "the carceral"-that is, the different ways that incarceration is constituted and articulated in contemporary Aboriginal... More Info
Describes the Native American political activists that for 200 years sought redress and change from the American government and their place in shaping the modern political landscape for other activist movements. 17,500 first printing.
This remarkable collection of essays by leading Indigenous scholars focuses on the themes of freedom, liberation and Indigenous resurgence as they relate to the land. They analyze treaties, political culture, governance, environmental issues, economy, and radical social movements from an... More Info
The Tse-loh-ne from the Sekani First Nation were known as "The People at the End of the Rocks". This small band of people lived and thrived in one of BC's most challenging and remote areas, 1600 kilometres north of Prince George in the Rocky Mountain Trench. They were isolated and nomadic, and... More Info
This is an Honour Song is a collection of narratives, poetry, and essays exploring the broad impact of the 1990 resistance at Kanehsatā:ke, otherwise known as the "Oka Crisis". The book is written by leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, scholars, activists and traditional people, and is... More Info
I have always considered that what Native people did to adorn their clothes, their tools, and their ceremonial items was a form of 'fine art.' Wouldn't it be great if this art was seen on equal terms with European masterpieces? -Frederick McDonald, Guest Curator. Honouring Tradition: Reframing... More Info
My Home As I Rememberdescribes literary and artistic achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Metis women across Canada and the United States, including contributions from New Zealand and Mexico. Their voices and creative expression of identity and place are richly varied, reflecting the depth of... More Info
"The essays collected in Moving Toward Justice include analyses of the challenges of legal pluralism, restorative justice, gender and race in sentencing, notions of community, and reconciliation in Aboriginal justice." "This book aims to underscore the urgent need for Aboriginal justice reform, to... More Info
First Nations run casinos are a visible part of the Canadian landscape. Many view such enterprises as an important tool of economic development for impoverished First Nations communities, while others view them with suspicion.
The transformation of Indian society after treaty from self-sufficiency to one highly regulated by a federal bureaucracy is central to this book. This is the story of early Indian farming experiences in the QuAppelle Valley, the power of the Indian agents, the pass system required to leave the... More Info
Criteria for defining who is Aboriginal What does it mean to recognize Aboriginal nations The US experience in defining Indian nations The 1982 amendments to the Constitution recognize and affirm "the existing aboriginal and treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples..." and expressly mention Indian,... More Info
In these two plays, Drew Hayden Taylor delves into the past and speculates about the future as he examines the dilemmas facing young Native Canadians. Toronto at Dreamer's Rock is a moving portrayal of a teenage boy who is torn between the traditions of his people, which he only vaguely... More Info
Ten short and engaging biographies of First Nations/Native writers complete with photographs, sidebars, and a complete catalog of their work. These writers draw on their cultural history to create novels, poetry, and plays, and are an inspiration to any aspiring writer or avid reader. Includes... More Info
Great changes have swept the world of the Tewa Indian peoples of New Mexico since 1985, when this volume first appeared, including changes in relationships between Indian communities and the anthropologists who wish to study them. Returning to her classic work, anthropologist Jill D. Sweet revisits... More Info
How is history lived "in person" -- in everyday, subjectively experienced events and practices? How does it shape the identities of individual people? The ten essays in this book explore these questions within a framework of conflict or "struggle," demonstrating how subjects' intimate self-making... More Info
Are images and representations central to understanding Native Americans? How do Native artists, as producers of visual culture, respond to what art critic Lucy Lippard has called "the overwhelming burdens" of Indian art? In this pathbreaking study, anthropologist Nancy Mithlo examines the power of... More Info
Growing dissatisfaction with global perspectives and metanarratives has led to renewed interest in the research genre known as microhistory. As it gained currency, microhistory came to refer to a particular style of work characterized by disenchantment with grand theories of modernization. Its... More Info
Some of hockey's fiercest and most passionate players and fans can be found among Canada's First Nations populations, including NHL greats Jordin Tootoo, Jonathan Cheechoo, and Gino Odjick. At first glance the importance of hockey to the country's Aboriginal peoples may seem to indicate... More Info