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Roots of Entanglement: Essays in the History of Native-Newcomer Relations
Roots of Entanglement: Essays in the History of Native-Newcomer Relations
Edited by Myra Rutherdale, Whitney Lackenbauer, and Kerry Abel

Roots of Entanglement offers an historical exploration of the relationships between Indigenous peoples and European newcomers in the territory that would become Canada.

Available Dec 2017
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
On Being Here to Stay: Treaties and Aboriginal Rights in Canada
On Being Here to Stay: Treaties and Aboriginal Rights in Canada
By Michael Asch

In On Being Here to Stay, Asch retells the story of Canada with a focus on the relationship between First Nations and settlers.

Published Feb 2014
Ipperwash: The Tragic Failure of Canada's Aboriginal Policy
Ipperwash: The Tragic Failure of Canada's Aboriginal Policy
By Edward J. Hedican

Edward J. Hedican’s Ipperwash provides an incisive examination of protest and dissent within the context of land claims disputes and Aboriginal rights.

Published May 2013