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Surviving Canada

Surviving Canada: Indigenous Peoples Celebrate 150 Years of Betrayal is a collection of elegant, thoughtful, and powerful reflections about Indigenous Peoples' complicated, and often frustrating, relationship ...

Aboriginal Rights Are Not Human Rights

By Peter Kulchyski
Subjects: History

Aboriginal rights do not belong to the broader category of universal human rights because they are grounded in the particular practices of aboriginal people. So argues Peter Kulchyski in this provocative ...

Dancing On Our Turtle's Back

Many promote Reconciliation as a "new" way for Canada to relate to Indigenous Peoples. In Dancing on Our Turtle's Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence, and a New Emergence activist, editor, ...

This is an Honour Song

This is an Honour Song is a collection of narratives, poetry, and essays exploring the broad impact of the 1990 resistance at Kanehsatà:ke, otherwise known as the "Oka Crisis." The book is written by ...

Dishonour of the Crown

The territory of the Omàmìwinini (Algonquin) peoples of southern Ontario is rich with natural resources. Yet for more than four centuries, the Algonquin have been economically and politically marginalized, ...

Lighting the Eighth Fire

Edited by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Introduction by Taiaiake Alfred
Subjects: Social Science

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 ...

Red Indians, The

By Peter Kulchyski
Subjects: History

The Red Indians is a theoretically nuanced, frank, and accessible book about Aboriginal resistance in Canada, historical and contemporary. In the manner of Eduardo Galeano's famous trilogy Memories of ...

Taking Responsibility, Taking Direction

The history of Canada's racist colonial past is tangled and ugly, and racism remains an urgent problem today--especially for progressive social movements. Sheila Wilmot draws in equal measure upon her ...