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  Aboriginal Consultation, Environmental Assessment, and Regulatory Review in Canada
Supreme Court of Canada decisions have defined a general framework for the “duty to consult” Aboriginal peoples and accommodate their concerns over natural resource development, but anticipate the details of that framework will be expanded upon in the future. Aboriginal Consultation, Environmental Assessment, and Regulatory Review in Canada offers a paradigm that advances that discussion.
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  Beginning Cree
Designed as an introduction for Cree language learners.
  Blackfoot Stories of Old
The third volume in the First Nations Language Readers series—meant for language learners and language users—this collection presents eight Blackfoot stories told by Lena Russell Ikkináínihki ‘Gentle Singer,’ a fluent speaker of Blackfoot from the Kainai (Blood) reserve in southern Alberta. In contrast with other Algonquian languages, such as Cree and Saulteaux (Ojibwe), Blackfoot is not usually written in syllabics, so these stories are presented in the Blackfoot language using the Roman alphabet, together with the English translation. The spelling system is based on the conventions of the International Phonetic Alphabet, and should be transparent for native speakers of Blackfoot as well as for linguists. The Reader includes a Blackfoot-to-English glossary containing all the nouns, verbs, adjuncts, etc., found in the texts, as well as stress or pitch accents over the vowel or vowels which bear the accent.
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  Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada's Lost Promise and One Girl's Dream
Children of the Broken Treaty exposes a system of apartheid in Canada that led to the largest youth-driven human rights movement in the country’s history. The movement was inspired by Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree woman whom George Stroumboulopoulos named as one of “five teenage girls who kicked ass in history.”
  Clearing a Path:New ways of seeing traditional Indigenous art
In 2005, as part of the province's centennial celebrations, the Saskatchewan Arts Board contracted Sherry Farrell Racette and Carmen Robertson to curate an exhibition which would bring together a diverse group of contemporary artists working in traditional Indigenous media.
  Clearing the Plains
In arresting, but harrowing, prose, James Daschuk examines the roles that Old World diseases, climate, and, most disturbingly, Canadian politics—the politics of ethnocide—played in the deaths and subjugation of thousands of aboriginal people in the realization of Sir John A. Macdonald’s “National Dream.”
  Cree: Language of the Plains
Explores some of the intricate grammatical features of a language spoken by a nation which extends from Quebec to Alberta.
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  Firewater: How Alcohol Is Killing My People (and Yours)
A passionate call to action, Firewater examines alcohol—its history, the myths surrounding it, and its devastating impact on Indigenous people.
  First in Canada: An Aboriginal Book of Days
First in Canada is a unique expression of the many accomplishments Indigenous Canadians have made to Canadian society. As beautiful as it is informative, this perpetual calendar is a glimpse of 10,000 years in 365 days!
  First Nations: Race, Class and Gender Relations
First published in 1993, First Nations: Race, Class, and Gender Relations remains unique in offering systematically, from a political economy perspective, an analysis that enables us to understand the diverse realities of Aboriginal people within changing Canadian and global contexts. The book provides an extended analysis of how changing social dynamics, organized particularly around race, class, and gender relations, have shaped the life chances and conditions for Aboriginal people within the structure of Canadian society and its major institutional forms.
  Frontier Farewell
Garrett Wilson introduces his epic account of the 1870's a decade that saw unprecedented changes come to the Great Plains of North America: famine, fire and pestilence-the disappearance of the buffalo-the last stand of the Sioux and the Métis-the Boundary Survey and the "March West" of the North-West Mounted Police-men like Dumont, Walsh, Macleod and Sitting Bull-all encompassed within a brief 10 years, which saw the disappearance of the Old West and the birth of a new society.
  Funny Little Stories
This is the first in a series of readers in the First Nations languages of the prairie provinces meant for language learners and language users. This stories in this volume come from a variety of sources, all being narrated or written by fluent speakers of Cree, whether students or instructors of the Cree language or Elders, and representing a wide array of dialect differences including examples of Plains, Woods and Swampy Cree.
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  Grateful Prey: Rock Cree Human-Animal Relationships
Grateful Prey uncovers the interaction between magico-religious ideology and hunting strategies among the Asinskâwôiniwak, or Rock Crees, of Northern Manitoba.
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  kôhkominawak otâcimowiniwâwa Our Grandmothers' Lives
This collection of reminiscences and personal stories tells us about the daily lives of Cree women over the past century: household chores, snaring rabbits and picking berries, going to school, marriage, bearing and raising children. Seven Cree women share memories about their lives and the history of their people, and provide insights into the traditional teachings of a society where practical and spiritual matters are never far apart.
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  Metis and the Medicine Line: Creating a Border and Dividing a People
Metis and the Medicine Line is a sprawling, ambitious look at how national borders and notions of race were created and manipulated to unlock access to indigenous lands. It is also an intimate story of individuals and families, brought vividly to life by history writing at its best.
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  nêhiýawewin/Cree, itwêwina/Words
This two-volume Cree dictionary documents the Cree language. It provides both a guide to its spoken form for non-speakers and a guide to its written forms (both SRO and Syllabics) for speakers and non-speakers alike.
  Nenapohs Legends
Intended for use as a language textbook, this volume contains seven traditional stories of the Saulteaux trickster, Nênopohš.
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  Payepot and His People
Payepot and His People was first published serially by The Western Producer. In 1957 it was published in book form by the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society. Abel Watetch was a nephew of Chief Payepot and a veteran of World War I. As noted in the introduction to the 1957 edition, Watetch had earlier set down in "fine, clear handwriting" the previously unwritten history of his people, having "assembled many of the recollections of his kin to 'set the record right'." These writings were the basis of the story told here, supplemented by further recollections by Watetch and his friend, Chief Sitting Eagle Changing Position (Harry Ball), documented either on tape or through written correspondence.
  People of the Plains
Amelia M. Paget records her observations of the customs, beliefs, and lifestyles of the Plains Cree and Saulteaux among whom she lived. She died in Ottawa in 1922.
  Plain Speaking: Essays on Aboriginal Peoples & the Prairie
This collection of essays an attempt to express Aboriginal ties to the land, be they rooted in the spirit, the intellect, the imagination, or simply the day-to-day lifestyle.
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  Saint-Laurent, Manitoba: Evolving Metis Identities, 1850-1914
For the past 25 years there has been great interest in the study of all aspects of the Red River Metis and their history. This has been paralleled by an increase in pride for, and greater affirmation of, Metis identity by the descendants of these first families.
  Saskatchewan First Nations: Lives Past and Present
In this volume are more than 125 biographies that together demonstrate the diversity and depth of Saskatchewan's First Nations community and the contributions of First Nations people to the province.
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  That's Raven Talk
A reading strategy for orality in North American Indigenous literatures that is grounded in Indigenous linguistic traditions.
  The Assiniboine
Denig's manuscript was unpublished until 1930, when J.N.B. Hewitt edited it for publication in the Smithsonian Bureau of Ethnology's Forty-sixth Annual Report. The report, long unavailable, is reprinted here for the first time. This new edition, with an introduction by David R. Miller, provides a complete ethnology of the Assiniboine Indians, including information on their history, tribal organization and government, religion, manners and customs, warfare, dances, and language.
  The Dakota of the Canadian North:Lessons for Survival
In this volume, Elias examines the economic strategies the Dakota in Canada used to survive, and demonstrates their cultural tenacity and economic ingenuity in adapting to the trying economic circumstances of their environment. Illustrations-26
  The Decolonizing Poetics of Indigenous Literatures
In The Decolonizing Poetics of Indigenous Literatures, Mareike Neuhaus uncovers residues of ancestral languages found in Indigenous uses of English. She shows how these remainders ground a reading strategy that enables us to approach Indigenous texts as literature, with its own discursive and rhetorical traditions that underpin its cultural and historical contexts.
  The Education of Augie Merasty
This memoir offers a courageous and intimate chronicle of life in a residential school.
  The Identities of Marie Rose Delorme Smith
This book relates the history and self-identifying process of a Métis woman who lived on the western plains of Canada during the transitional period from fur trade to sedentary agricultural economy.
  The Identities of Marie Rose Delorme Smith
This book relates the history and self-identifying process of a Métis woman who lived on the western plains of Canada during the transitional period from fur trade to sedentary agricultural economy.
  The Knowledge Seeker: Embracing Indigenous Spirituality
In The Knowledge Seeker, Blair Stonechild shares his sixty-year journey of learning-from residential school to PhD and beyond-while trying to find a place for Indigenous spirituality in the classroom.
  The Plains Cree: An Ethnographic, Historical and Comparitive Study
First published in 1940, David Mandelbaum's study remains the definitive account of the Plains Cree.
  The Western Métis
This book contains a collection of articles concerning the Western Metis, published in Prairie Forum between 1978 and 2007. These articles have been chosen for the breadth and scope of the investigations upon which they are based, and for the reflections they will arouse in anyone interested in Western Canadian history and politics.
  These Are Our Legends
Like all First Nations languages, Lillooet (Lil'wat) is a repository for an abundantly rich oral literature. In These Are Our Legends, the fifth volume of the First Nations Language Readers series, the reader will discover seven traditional Lillooet sptakwlh (variously translated into English as "legends," "myths," or "bed-time stories."
  Torn From Our Midst
More than 300 women and men gathered in August 2008 at a conference entitled Missing Women: Decolonization, Third Wave Feminisms, and Indigenous People of Canada and Mexico. Here, personal stories and theoretical tools were brought together, as academics, activists, family members of missing and murdered women, police, media, policy-makers, justice workers, and members of faith communities offered their perspectives on the issue of racialized, sexualized violence
  Towards a Prairie Atonement
This book's lyrical blend of personal narrative, prairie history, imagery, and argument begins with the cause of protecting native grassland on community pastures. As the narrative unfolds, however, Herriot finds himself recruited into the work of reconciliation.
  Traditional Narratives of the Rock Cree Indians
First published in 1980 by the Canadian Museum of Civilization, this study presents narratives from different genres of Rock Cree oral literature in northwestern Manitoba together with interpretive and comparative commentary. The collection comprises narratives of the trickster-transformer Wisahkicahk, animal-human characters, spirit guardians, the wihtikow or cannibal monster, humorous experiences, sorcery, and early encounters with Catholicism.
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  Woods Cree Stories
Humour is not only the best medicine; it is also an exceptionally useful teaching tool. So often, it is through humour that the big lessons in life are learned--about responsibility, honour, hard work, and respect. Cree people are known for their wit, so the tales in Woods Cree Stories are filled with humour. The book includes nine stories--including Boys Get Lost, Foolishness, and Animals Become Friends--and a Woods Cree-English glossary. All the stories are presented in Cree syllabics, standard roman orthography, and English translation and can be enjoyed by those new to the language and more advanced learners.
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