To Arrive Speaking': Voices From the Bidwewidam Indigenous Masculinities Project

Excerpt from Chapter, Page 283-284:

"Bidwewidam, an Anishinaabe word meaning “to arrive speaking,” is a fittting title for the last chapter of this book, as it is the name of the Indigenous masculinities research project that led to this collection, and ultimately represents the intention of the book—to encourage dialogue about Indigenous men and masculinities.

Global Indigenous Health: Reconciling the Past, Engaging the Present, Animating the Future

From the Publisher:

"Indigenous peoples globally have a keen understanding of their health and wellness through traditional knowledge systems. In the past, traditional understandings of health often intersected with individual, community, and environmental relationships of well-being, creating an equilibrium of living well. However, colonization and the imposition of colonial policies regarding health, justice, and the environment have dramatically impacted, Indigenous peoples’ health. 

Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Metis & Inuit issues in Canada

Publisher's Abstract:

"Delgamuukw. Sixties Scoop. Bill C-31. Blood quantum. Appropriation. Two-Spirit. Tsilhqot’in. Status. TRC. RCAP. FNPOA. Pass and permit. Numbered Treaties. Terra nullius. The Great Peace… Are you familiar with the terms listed above? In Indigenous Writes, Chelsea Vowel, legal scholar, teacher, and intellectual, opens an important dialogue about these (and more) concepts and the wider social beliefs associated with the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada.

Prairie Rising: Indigenous Youth, Decolonization, and the Politics of Intervention

Publisher's Abstract:

"In 2016, Canada's newly elected federal government publically committed to reconciling the social and material deprivation of Indigenous communities across the country. Does this outward shift in the Canadian state's approach to longstanding injustices facing Indigenous peoples reflect a "transformation with teeth," or is it merely a reconstructed attempt at colonial Indigenous-settler relations? 

From New Peoples to New Nations, Aspects of Métis History and Identity from the Eighteenth to Twenty-First Centuries

Publisher's Abstract:

"From New Peoples to New Nations is a broad historical account of the emergence of the Metis as distinct peoples in North America over the last three hundred years. Examining the cultural, economic, and political strategies through which communities define their boundaries, Gerhard J. Ens and Joe Sawchuk trace the invention and reinvention of Metis identity from the late eighteenth century to the present day.

Truth and Indignation: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools

From the publisher:

"The original edition of Truth and Indignation offered the first close and critical assessment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) as it was unfolding. Niezen used testimonies, texts, and visual materials produced by the Commission as well as interviews with survivors, priests, and nuns to raise important questions about the TRC process. He asked what the TRC meant for reconciliation, transitional justice, and conceptions of traumatic memory.

Mixed Blessings: Indigenous Encounters with Christianity in Canada

Authors' Introduction, Page 12-13:

"This collection neither aims for nor claims comprehensiveness, and there are gaps in regional, thematic, and temporal coverage. For example, the volume does not consider Indigenous-Christian exchange in the North or the Maritimes, nor does it deal with relatively recent and widespread Indigenous interactions with Pentecostal, Evangelical, and charismatic forms of Christianity or with non-Christian faith such as the Baha’i religion.

Power through Testimony: Reframing Residential Schools in the Age of Reconciliation

From the publisher:

"Power through Testimony documents how survivors are remembering and reframing our understanding of residential schools in the wake of the 2007 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), a forum for survivors, families, and communities to share their memories and stories with the Canadian public. The commission closed and reported in 2015, and this timely volume reveals what happened on the ground.

Aboriginal Peoples and the Law: A Critical Introduction

From the publisher:

"Can Canada claim to be a just society for Indigenous peoples? To answer the question, and as part of the process of reparation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission urged a better understanding of Aboriginal law for all Canadians. Aboriginal Peoples and the Law responds to that call, introducing readers with or without a legal background to modern Aboriginal law and outlining significant cases and decisions in straightforward, non-technical language.