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Sovereignty's Entailments: First Nation State Formation in the Yukon
Sovereignty's Entailments: First Nation State Formation in the Yukon
By Paul Nadasdy

Based on over five years of ethnographic research [carried out] in the southwest Yukon, Sovereignty’s Entailments is a close ethnographic analysis of everyday practices of state formation in a society whose members do not take for granted the cultural entailments of sovereignty.

Available Dec 2017
Recovering Canada: The Resurgence of Indigenous Law
Recovering Canada: The Resurgence of Indigenous Law
By John Borrows

John Borrows suggests how First Nations laws could be applied by Canadian courts, and tempers this by pointing out the many difficulties that would occur if the courts attempted to follow such an approach.

Published May 2017
The Right Relationship: Reimagining the Implementation of Historical Treaties
The Right Relationship: Reimagining the Implementation of Historical Treaties
Edited by John Borrows and Michael Coyle

In The Right Relationship, John Borrows and Michael Coyle bring together a group of renowned scholars, both indigenous and non-indigenous, to cast light on the magnitude of the challenges Canadians face in seeking a consensus on the nature of treaty partnership in the twenty-first century.

Published Feb 2017
A Quiet Evolution: The Emergence of Indigenous-Local Intergovernmental Partnerships in Canada
A Quiet Evolution: The Emergence of Indigenous-Local Intergovernmental Partnerships in Canada
By Christopher Alcantara and Jen Nelles

In A Quiet Evolution, Christopher Alcantara and Jen Nelles look closely at hundreds of agreements from across Canada and at four case studies drawn from Ontario, Quebec, and Yukon Territory to explore relationships between Indigenous and local governments.

Published Jul 2016
Freedom and Indigenous Constitutionalism
Freedom and Indigenous Constitutionalism
By John Borrows

John Borrows uses Ojibwe law, stories, and principles to suggest alternative ways in which Indigenous peoples can work to enhance freedom.

Published Apr 2016
The Colonial Problem: An Indigenous Perspective on Crime and Injustice in Canada
The Colonial Problem: An Indigenous Perspective on Crime and Injustice in Canada
By Lisa Monchalin

In The Colonial Problem, Lisa Monchalin challenges the myth of the "Indian problem" by arguing that the overrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in the Canadian criminal justice system is not an Indian problem, but a colonial one.

Published Mar 2016
From Recognition to Reconciliation: Essays on the Constitutional Entrenchment of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights
From Recognition to Reconciliation: Essays on the Constitutional Entrenchment of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights
Edited by Patrick Macklem and Douglas Sanderson

In From Recognition to Reconciliation, twenty leading scholars reflect on the continuing transformation of the constitutional relationship between Indigenous peoples and the Canadian state.

Published Feb 2016
From New Peoples to New Nations: Aspects of Metis History and Identity from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Centuries
From New Peoples to New Nations: Aspects of Metis History and Identity from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Centuries
By Gerhard J. Ens and Joe Sawchuk

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.

Published Dec 2015
Remembering Vancouver's Disappeared Women: Settler Colonialism and the Difficulty of Inheritance
Remembering Vancouver's Disappeared Women: Settler Colonialism and the Difficulty of Inheritance
By Amber Dean

Dean interrogates representations that aim to humanize the murdered or missing women, asking how these might inadvertently feed into the presumed dehumanization of sex work, Indigeneity, and living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

Published Dec 2015
Dying from Improvement: Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in Custody
Dying from Improvement: Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in Custody
By Sherene H. Razack

Razack’s powerful critique of the Canadian settler state and its legal system speaks to many of today’s most pressing issues of social justice.

Published May 2015