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Ending Denial: Understanding Aboriginal Issues
Ending Denial: Understanding Aboriginal Issues
By Wayne Warry

Warry examines conservative arguments and mainstream views that promote assimilation and integration as the solution to Aboriginal marginalization.

Published Sep 2008
The Lubicon Lake Nation: Indigenous Knowledge and Power
The Lubicon Lake Nation: Indigenous Knowledge and Power
Written by Dawn Martin-Hill

The Lubicon Lake Nation strives, through a critique of historically-constructed colonial images, to analyze the Canadian government's actions vis-à-vis the rights of the Lubicon people.

Published Feb 2008
Police and Government Relations: Who's Calling the Shots?
Police and Government Relations: Who's Calling the Shots?
By Margaret E. Beare

Police and Government Relations explores the question of police governance and independence from a number of different points of view.

Published Apr 2007
The Nisga'a Treaty: Polling Dynamics and Political Communication in Comparative Context
The Nisga'a Treaty: Polling Dynamics and Political Communication in Comparative Context
By J. Rick Ponting

"This insightful book takes the reader inside the workings of government, warts and all. It tells a good story and informs at the same time." - Doug McArthur, Simon Fraser University

Published May 2006
Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom
Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom
By Taiaiake Alfred
This book traces the journey of those Indigenous people who have found a way to transcend the colonial identities which are the legacy of their history and live as Onkwehonwe, original people.
Published Aug 2005
'Will the Circle be Unbroken?': Aboriginal Communities, Restorative Justice, and the Challenges of Conflict and Change
'Will the Circle be Unbroken?': Aboriginal Communities, Restorative Justice, and the Challenges of Conflict and Change
By Jane Dickson-Gilmore and Carol La Prairie

'Will the Circle be Unbroken?' provides a comprehensive overview of the critical issues in Aboriginal and restorative justice, placing these in the context of community. It examines the essential role of community in furthering both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal aspirations for restorative justice.

Published Jun 2005
Wartime Images, Peacetime Wounds: The Media and the Gustafsen Lake Standoff
Wartime Images, Peacetime Wounds: The Media and the Gustafsen Lake Standoff
By Sandra Lambertus
Wartime Images, Peacetime Wounds opens new avenues for studies of minorities in the news and for the study of news media in general.

Published Jan 2004
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 Dec 2002
We Are Not You: First Nations and Canadian Modernity
We Are Not You: First Nations and Canadian Modernity
By Claude Denis

This is an innovative study of an encounter between a Coast Salish Aboriginal community and the dominant institutions of Canadian state and society.

Published Oct 1997
The Way of the Pipe: Aboriginal Spirituality and Symbolic Healing in Canadian Prisons
The Way of the Pipe: Aboriginal Spirituality and Symbolic Healing in Canadian Prisons
Written by James Waldram

Written in a highly accessible style, The Way of the Pipe combines scholarly perspectives with extensive narratives from the Elders and inmates to provide a unique understanding of the issues of symbolic healing and prison rehabilitation.

Published May 1997