Indigenous Resistance & Decolonization

  • Divided

    Populism, Polarization and Power in the New Saskatchewan

    Edited by JoAnn Jaffe, Patricia W. Elliott and Cora Sellers     Forthcoming October 2021

    Divided is a collection of essays that offers multiple windows into the origins and impacts of the current state of populism and hyper-partisanship in Saskatchewan and beyond.

  • Living in Indigenous Sovereignty

    By Elizabeth Carlson-Manathara  With Gladys Rowe     May 2021

    This book offers inspiration and guidance for non-Indigenous peoples who wish to live honourably in relationship with Indigenous Peoples, laws and lands. A much-needed book in our time.

  • Academic Well-Being of Racialized Students

    Edited by Benita Bunjun     April 2021

    Through the multiple genres of essay, art, poetry and photography, this book intelligently examines the experiences of racialized students in the Canadian academy, emphasizing the crucial kinship relations they forge.

  • To Be A Water Protector

    The Rise of the Wiindigoo Slayers

    By Winona LaDuke     December 2020

    Winona LaDuke is a leader in cultural-based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy, sustainable food systems and Indigenous rights. To Be a Water Protector, explores issues that have been central to her activism for many years — sacred Mother Earth, our despoiling of Earth and the activism at Standing Rock and opposing Line 3.

  • Indigenous Women’s Theatre in Canada

    A Mechanism of Decolonization

    By Sarah MacKenzie     November 2020

    Closely analyzing dramatic texts by Monique Mojica, Marie Clements, and Yvette Nolan, MacKenzie explores representations of gendered colonialist violence in order to determine the varying ways in which these representations are employed subversively and informatively by Indigenous women.

  • Warrior Life

    Indigenous Resistance and Resurgence

    By Pamela Palmater     October 2020

    “In this moment of multiple existential crises from climate change to species extinction, ocean degradation, toxic pollution and so on, the Indigenous struggle to regain authority over land provides an opportunity to see our place in the world differently. To me, that is what Palmater’s fiery rhetoric is calling for, a chance to see the world through the lenses of different values.” —David Suzuki

  • How We Go Home

    Voices from Indigenous North America

    Edited by Sara Sinclair     September 2020

    How We Go Home shares contemporary Indigenous stories in the long and ongoing fight to protect Indigenous land and life.

  • ohpikinâwasowin / Growing a Child

    Implementing Indigenous Ways of Knowing with Indigenous Families

    Edited by Leona Makokis, Ralph Bodor, Avery Calhoun and Stephanie Tyler     September 2020

    Western theory and practice is over represented in the child welfare services for Indigenous peoples, not the other way around. Contributors to this edited collection subvert the long-held, colonial relationship between iyiniw (Cree or nēhiyaw) peoples and the systems of child welfare in Canada.

  • Reconciliation in Practice

    A Cross-Cultural Perspective

    Edited by Ranjan Datta     October 2019

    Reconciliation in Practice reminds us that reconciliation is an ongoing process, not an event, and that decolonizing our relationships and building new ones based on understanding and respect is empowering for all of us — Indigenous, settler, immigrant and refugee alike.

  • On This Patch of Grass

    City Parks on Occupied Land

    By Matt Hern, Selena Couture, Daisy Couture and Sadie Couture     November 2018

    Parks are a certain kind of property, and thus creations of law, and they are subject to all kinds of presumptions about what parks are for, and what kinds of people should be doing what kinds of things in them. Parks — as they are currently constituted — are colonial enterprises. On This Patch of Grass is an investigation into one small urban park — Vancouver’s Victoria Park, or Bocce Ball Park — as a way to interrogate the politics of land.