Indigenous Resistance & Decolonization

  • The Mi’kmaw Concordat

    By James (Sekej) Youngblood Henderson     January 1997

    This important work, written primarily as a Native Studies text, fills a large gap in the history of Native peoples in the Americas. It is a fascinating multidisciplinary journey covering intellectual history, law, political science, religious studies, and Mi’kmaw legends, oral history and perceptions from the arrival in America by Columbus and other Europeans in the fifteenth century to the Mi’kmaw Concordat in the early seventeenth century. There is virtually nothing else in print concerning the relationship between the Mi’kmaw Nation (or any other First Nation) and the Church during the Holy Roman Empire.

  • Thunder in my Soul

    A Mohawk Woman Speaks

    By Patricia Monture-Angus     January 1995

    This book contains the reflections of one Mohawk woman and her struggles to find a good place to be in Canadian society. The essays, written in enjoyable and accessible language, document the struggles against oppression that Aboriginal people face, as well as the success and change that have come to Aboriginal communities. It speaks to both the mind and the heart.

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  • Names, Numbers and Northern Policy

    Inuit, Project Surname, and the Politics of Identity

    By Valerie Alia     January 1994

    Names are the cornerstones of cultures. They identify individuals, represent life, express and embody power. When power is unequal and people are colonized at one level or another, naming is manipulated form the outside. In the Canadian North, the most blatant example of this manipulation is the long history of interference by visitors with the ways to Inuit named themselves and their land. This book is a concise history of government-sponsored interference with Inuit identity.

  • Elusive Justice

    Beyond the Marshall Inquiry

    Edited by Joy Mannette     January 1992

    “The Marshall Commission Report does not deserve accolades. While it acknowledges errors, negligence and mismanagement, it did not make the connections necessary to begin the process of developing a dialogue about a justice system that Aboriginal people can respect, or which respects Aboriginal people.” - M.E. Turpel, Dalhousie Law School

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  • Issumatuq

    Learning from the Traditional Healing Wisdom of the Canadian Inuit

    By Kit Minor     January 1992

    Through the development of a culture-specific design the author shows us how Inuit people, in a working relationship with members of the dominant culture, can continue to define and decide on appropriate helping skills.