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Distorted Descent

White Claims to Indigenous Identity

Darryl Leroux (Author)

Distorted Descent examines a social phenomenon that has taken off in the twenty-first century: otherwise white, French descendant settlers in Canada shifting into a self-defined “Indigenous” identity.

A Diminished Roar

Winnipeg in the 1920s

Jim Blanchard (Author)

The third instalment in Jim Blanchard’s popular history of early Winnipeg, A Diminished Roar guides readers through the prairie city in 1920s, a decade of political and social turmoil.

Unbecoming Nationalism

From Commemoration to Redress in Canada

Helene Vosters (Author)

Helene Vosters examines an eclectic range of both state-sponsored social memory projects and counter-memorial projects to reveal and unravel the threads connecting reverential military commemoration, celebratory cultural nationalism, and white settler-colonial nationalism.

Vera Manuel (Author), Michelle Coupal (Editor), Deanna Reder (Editor) + others

This critical edition delivers a unique and comprehensive collection of the works of Ktunaxa-Secwepemc writer and educator Vera Manuel, daughter of prominent Indigenous leaders Marceline Paul and George Manuel.

Nitinikiau Innusi

I Keep the Land Alive

Tshaukuesh Elizabeth Penashue (Author), Elizabeth Yeoman (Editor)

Labrador Innu cultural and environmental activist Tshaukuesh Elizabeth Penashue is well-known both within and far beyond the Innu Nation. The recipient of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award and an honorary doctorate from Memorial University, she has been a subject of documentary films, books, and numerous articles.

Communal Solidarity

Immigration, Settlement, and Social Welfare in Winnipeg’s Jewish Community, 1882–1930

Arthur Ross (Author)

Arthur Ross’s study of the formation of Winnipeg’s Jewish community is not only the first history of the societies, institutions, and organizations Jewish immigrants created, it reveals how communal solidarity shaped their understanding of community life and the way decisions should be made about their collective future.

Implicating the System

Judicial Discourses in the Sentencing of Indigenous Women

Elspeth Kaiser-Derrick (Author)

Indigenous women continue to be overrepresented in Canadian prisons. Implicating the System demonstrates how their overincarceration and often extensive experiences of victimization are interconnected with and through ongoing processes of colonization.

Don Proch

Masking and Mapping

Patricia Bovey (Author)

Manitoba artist Don Proch is recognized as one of the most influential visual artists to come out of western Canada, and his work can be found in Canada’s major art galleries. Richly illustrated with more than 80 plates, this book discusses the themes and influences behind his work and their context within the history of Canadian art.

Inuit Stories of Being and Rebirth

Gender, Shamanism, and the Third Sex

Bernard Saladin d'Anglure (Author), Peter Frost (Translator), Claude Lévi-Strauss (Foreword)

As explained through first-person accounts and traditional legends, myths, and folk tales, the presence of transgender individuals informs Inuit relationships to one another and to the world at large, transcending the dualities of male and female, human and animal, human and spirit.

Kayanerenkó:wa

The Great Law of Peace

Kayanesenh Paul Williams (Author)

Several centuries ago, the five nations that would become the Haudenosaunee were locked in generations-long cycles of bloodshed. When they established Kayanerenkó:wa, the Great Law of Peace, they not only resolved intractable conflicts, but also shaped a system of law and government that would maintain peace for generations to come.

Rooster Town

The History of an Urban Métis Community, 1901–1961

Evelyn Peters (Author), Matthew Stock (Author), Adrian Werner (Author)

Rooster Town documents the story of a community rooted in kinship, culture, and historical circumstance, whose residents existed unofficially in the cracks of municipal bureaucracy, while navigating the legacy of settler colonialism and the demands of modernity and urbanization.

Structures of Indifference

An Indigenous Life and Death in a Canadian City

Mary Jane Logan McCallum (Author), Adele Perry (Author)

Structures of Indifference tells us about ordinary indigeneity in the city of Winnipeg through Brian Sinclair’s experience and restores the complex humanity denied him in his interactions with Canadian health and legal systems, both before and after his death.

Jan Raska (Author)

Jan Raska’s Czech Refugees in Cold War Canada explores how these newcomers joined or formed ethnocultural organizations to help in their attempts to affect developments in Czechoslovakia and Canadian foreign policy towards their homeland.

Stephen Brooks (Editor), Andrea Olive (Editor)

Canada and the United States share a border that spans several of the world's major watersheds and encompasses the largest reserves of fresh water on the planet. The contributors to this volume examine the state of the existing transboundary relationship between Canada and the United States.

Stories of Oka

Land, Film, and Literature

Isabelle St. Amand (Author), S.E. Stewart (Translator), Katsitsén:hawe Linda David Cree (Foreword)

In the summer of 1990, the Oka Crisis—or the Kanehsatake Resistance—exposed a rupture in the relationships between settlers and Indigenous peoples in Canada. Stories of Oka: Land, Film, and Literature examines the standoff in relation to film and literary narratives, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.

Towards a New Ethnohistory

Community-Engaged Scholarship among the People of the River

Keith Thor Carlson (Editor), John Sutton Lutz (Editor), David M. Schaepe (Editor) + others

Community-engaged scholarship invites members of the Indigenous community themselves to identify the research questions, host the researchers while they conduct the research, and participate meaningfully in the analysis of the researchers’ findings.

Diagnosing the Legacy

The Discovery, Research, and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in Indigenous Youth

Larry Krotz (Author), Frances Desjarlais (Foreword), Heather Dean (Afterword) + others

Indigenous youngsters from two communities in northern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario were showing up not with with what looked like type 2 diabetes. Over the next few decades more children would confront what was turning into not only a medical but also a social and community challenge.

Growing Community Forests

Practice, Research, and Advocacy in Canada

Ryan Bullock (Editor), Gayle Broad (Editor), Lynn Palmer (Editor) + others

Canada is experiencing an unparalleled crisis involving forests and communities across the country. The creation of community forests is one path that promises to build resilience in forest communities and ecosystems.