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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
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
Residential Schools and Reconciliation:  Canada Confronts its History
Residential Schools and Reconciliation: Canada Confronts its History
By J.R. Miller

Residential Schools and Reconciliation is a unique, timely, and provocative work that tackles and explains the institutional responses to Canada’s residential school legacy.

Available Oct 2017
Indians in the Fur Trade: Their Roles as Trappers, Hunters, and Middlemen in the Lands Southwest of Hudson Bay, 1660-1870
Indians in the Fur Trade: Their Roles as Trappers, Hunters, and Middlemen in the Lands Southwest of Hudson Bay, 1660-1870
By Arthur J. Ray

A classic study of the Assiniboine and western Cree Indians who inhabited southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan between 1660 and 1870. The second edition contains a new preface and an update on all sources.

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
Homelands and Empires: Indigenous Spaces, Imperial Fictions, and Competition for Territory in Northeastern North America, 16901763
Homelands and Empires: Indigenous Spaces, Imperial Fictions, and Competition for Territory in Northeastern North America, 1690–1763
By Jeffers Lennox

In this deeply researched and engagingly argued work, Jeffers Lennox reconfigures our general understanding of how Indigenous peoples, imperial forces, and settlers competed for space in northeastern North America before the British conquest in 1763.

Published May 2017
Canada's Odyssey: A Country Based on Incomplete Conquests
Canada's Odyssey: A Country Based on Incomplete Conquests
By Peter H. Russell

In Canada’s Odyssey, renowned scholar Peter H. Russell provides an expansive, accessible account of Canadian history from the pre-Confederation period to the present day.

Published Apr 2017
Glimpses of Oneida Life
Glimpses of Oneida Life
By Karin Michelson, Norma Kennedy, and Mercy Doxtator

Glimpses of Oneida Life is a remarkable compilation of modern stories of community life at the Oneida Nation of the Thames Settlement and the surrounding area.

Published Mar 2016
Separate Beds: A History of Indian Hospitals in Canada, 1920s-1980s
Separate Beds: A History of Indian Hospitals in Canada, 1920s-1980s
By Maureen K. Lux

A disturbing look at the dark side of the liberal welfare state, Separate Beds reveals a history of racism and negligence in health care for Canada’s First Nations that should never be forgotten.

Published Mar 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