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Magic Weapons

Aboriginal Writers Remaking Community after Residential School

Sam McKegney (Author), Basil Johnston (Foreword)

Magic Weapons is the first major survey of Indigenous writings on the residential school system, and provides groundbreaking readings of life writings by Rita Joe (Mi’kmaq) and Anthony Apakark Thrasher (Inuit) as well as in-depth critical studies of better known life writings by Basil Johnston (Ojibway) and Tomson Highway (Cree).

The New Buffalo

The Struggle for Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education

Blair Stonechild (Author)

In The New Buffalo, Blair Stonechild traces the history of Aboriginal post-secondary education policy from its earliest beginnings as a government tool for assimilation and cultural suppression to its development as means of Aboriginal self-determination and self-government.

A Very Remarkable Sickness

Epidemics in the Petit Nord, 1670 to 1846

Paul Hackett (Author)

Muskekowuck Athinuwick

Original People of the Great Swampy Land

Victor P. Lytwyn (Author)

In Order to Live Untroubled

Inuit of the Central Artic 1550 to 1940

Renee Fossett (Author)

They Knew Both Sides of Medicine

Cree Tales of Curing and Cursing Told by Alice Ahenakew

H.C. Wolfart (Translator), Freda Ahenakew (Translator)

Written in original Cree text with a full English translation, They Knew both Sides of Medicine also includes an introduction discussing the historical background of the narrative and its style and rhetorical structure, as well as a complete Cree-English glossary.

Night Spirits

The Story of the Relocation of the Sayisi Dene

Ila Bussidor (Author), Ustun Bilgen-Reinart (Author)

For over 1500 years, the Sayisi Dene, 'The Dene from the East,' led an independent life, following the caribou herds and having little contact with white society. In 1956, an arbitrary government decision to relocate them catapulted the Sayisi Dene into the 20th century.

A National Crime

The Canadian Government and the Residential School System

John S. Milloy (Author)

Severing the Ties that Bind

Government Repression of Indigenous Religious Ceremonies on the Prairies

Katherine Pettipas (Author)

As Long as the Rivers Run

Hydroelectric Development and Native Communities

James B. Waldram (Author)