Books published by Purich Pub

By Law Or in Justice

Purich Publishing | April 10, 2018 | 240 pages
The Indian Specific Claims Commission (ICC) was formed in 1991 in response to the Oka crisis. Its purpose was to resolve claims arising from promises made to Indigenous nations in treaties, the federal Indian Act, and within other Crown obligations. This book traces the history of Indigenous claims... More Info

Upstream Medicine

Purich Publishing | April 2, 2017 | 228 pages
When patients visit a clinic or hospital, they bring stories of the everyday life conditions that made them sick in the first place - stories about where they work, live, and play; stories about income, food security, and housing. Doctors today are listening. Personal stories and patient encounters... More Info

Negotiating the Numbered Treaties

Purich Pub | January 1, 2009 | 223 pages
Alexander Morris, the main negotiator of many of the numbered treaties on the prairies, has often been portrayed as a parsimonious agent of the government, bent on taking advantage of First Nations chiefs and councillors. Author Robert J. Talbot sees Morris as a man deeply sympathetic to the... More Info

Indigenous Diplomacy and the Rights of Peoples

Purich Pub | January 1, 2008 | 239 pages
Despite centuries of sustained attacks against their collective existence, Indigenous peoples represent over 5,000 languages and cultures in more than 70 nations on six continents. Most have retained social, cultural, economic, and political characteristics distinct from other segments of national... More Info

Two Families

Purich Pub | January 1, 2007 | 143 pages
"This text is Harold Johnson's narrative on the relationship between First Nations, governments, and society in general. Writing in response to a student asking him what treaties meant, Johnson presents a different view of the treaty relationship. Treaties were the instruments that gave Europeans... 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

Justice for young offenders

Purich Pub | April 1, 2006 | 222 pages
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Aboriginal Law

Purich Pub | August 15, 2012 | 443 pages
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The duty to consult

Purich Pub | November 30, 2009 | 127 pages
"Canada's Supreme Court has established a new legal framework requiring governments to consult with Aboriginal peoples when contemplating actions that may affect their rights. The nature of the duty is to be defined by negotiation, best practices, and future court decisions. According to Professor... More Info

Cree narrative memory

Purich Pub | August 1, 2007 | 143 pages
The importance of storytelling to Cree culture, and how such stories are vital to understanding the history of the Cree and their rejuvenated future, are central to the themes examined in this visionary book. Neal McLeod examines the history of the nehiyawak (the Cree people) of western Canada from... More Info

Aboriginal self-government in Canada

Purich Pub | July 20, 2019 | 429 pages
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Beyond Blood

Purich Pub | April 11, 2011 | 279 pages
“For hundreds of years, we have struggled to survive amid a patrilineal system of government. We will not continue to allow government policy to manage our affairs, decide who is Aboriginal or not based on blood quantum ...” – Chief Candice Paul, St. Mary's First Nation Author Pamela Palmater... More Info

Moving toward justice

Purich Pub | August 30, 2008 | 288 pages
"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

Gambling with the future

Purich Pub | October 1, 2006 | 231 pages
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.  More Info

Treaty promises, Indian reality

Purich Pub | July 20, 2019 | 160 pages
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

Who are Canada's aboriginal peoples?

Purich Pub | July 20, 2019 | 319 pages
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

Tough on kids

Purich Pub | September 1, 2003 | 271 pages
Special circumstances facing Aboriginal youth Fetal alcohol syndrome and effect Restorative justice techniques Innovations used in England, Australia, and New Zealand Innovative Canadian approaches Theories about crime and punishment The provisions of Youth Criminal Justice Act Does our current,... More Info

Justice in aboriginal communities

Purich Pub | July 20, 1998 | 192 pages
Green looks at the evolution of the Canadian criminal justice system, and contrasts the values on which it is based with Aboriginal concepts of justice. He introduces alternatives being developed in Aboriginal communities including sentencing circles, elder and community sentencing panels, sentence... More Info