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Truth and Indignation: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools, Second Edition
Truth and Indignation: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools, Second Edition
By Ronald Niezen

Thoughtful, provocative, and uncompromising in the need to tell the “truth” as he sees it, Niezen offers an important contribution to understanding truth and reconciliation processes in general, and the Canadian experience in particular.

Available Nov 2017
Long Night at the Vepsian Museum: The Forest Folk of Northern Russia and the Struggle for Cultural Survival
Long Night at the Vepsian Museum: The Forest Folk of Northern Russia and the Struggle for Cultural Survival
By Veronica Davidov
Davidov uses a tour of the local museum to introduce a cast of human and non-human characters from traditional Vepsian culture, and to explore various time periods under Russian, Finnish, Soviet, and post-Soviet rule.
Available Nov 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
Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens: A History of Indian-White Relations in Canada
Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens: A History of Indian-White Relations in Canada
By J. R. Miller

A comprehensive account of Indian-white relations throughout Canada’s history. Miller charts the deterioration of the relationship from the initial, mutually beneficial contact in the fur trade to the current impasse.

Published May 2017
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
Strange Visitors: Documents in Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada from 1876
Strange Visitors: Documents in Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada from 1876
Edited by Keith D. Smith
Covering topics such as the Indian Act, the High Arctic relocation of 1953, and the conflict at Ipperwash, Keith D. Smith draws on a diverse selection of documents including letters, testimonies, speeches, transcripts, newspaper articles, and government records.
Published Aug 2014
Truth and Indignation: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools
Truth and Indignation: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools
By Ronald Niezen
Truth and Indignation offers the first close and critical assessment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission as it is unfolding.
Published Oct 2013
Mississauga Portraits: Ojibwe Voices from Nineteenth-Century Canada
Mississauga Portraits: Ojibwe Voices from Nineteenth-Century Canada
By Donald B. Smith

Donald B. Smith’s Mississauga Portraits recreates the lives of eight Ojibwe who lived during this period – all of whom are historically important and interesting figures, and seven of whom have never before received full biographical treatment.

Published Jun 2013
The Colonization of Mi'kmaw Memory and History, 1794-1928: The King v. Gabriel Sylliboy
The Colonization of Mi'kmaw Memory and History, 1794-1928: The King v. Gabriel Sylliboy
By William C. Wicken

Integrating matters of governance and legality with an exploration of historical memory, The Colonization of Mi'kmaw Memory and History offers a nuanced understanding of how and why individuals and communities recall the past.

Published Jun 2012
Indigenous Peoples of North America: A Concise Anthropological Overview
Indigenous Peoples of North America: A Concise Anthropological Overview
By Robert J. Muckle
In this thoughtful book, Robert J. Muckle provides a brief, thematic overview of the key issues facing Indigenous peoples in North America from prehistory to the present.
Published Feb 2012