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  A History of Education in Saskatchewan: Selected Readings
A History of Education in Saskatchewan seeks to address what, until now, has been a gap in Canadian educational history. This book is not intended as a definitive history of education of Saskatchewan, but rather a collection of voices from various quarters. Each of these voices tells a story about an aspect of Saskatchewan's educational past. Collectively, these stories reveal much about how education has shaped the province and how the province shaped education.
  Art of Immersive Soundscapes
What is an immersive soundscape? It can be as simple as a recording made in a forest: leaves crunching underfoot, birds chirping, a squirrel chattering. Or it can be as complex as a movie soundtrack, which involves music but also uses many other sounds—to set the mood for the action and to literally put the viewer in the picture. Sound art defies categorization, and artists using this medium describe their work in many different ways: as sound installations, audio art, radio art, and music.
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  Beginning Cree
Designed as an introduction for Cree language learners.
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  Changing Prairie Landscapes
Multidisciplinary research has become an important tool in identifying the influences that human activities have, not only on cultural landscapes but on biophysical ones as well. This collection of articles, originating in a conference held at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in April 2000, focuses on just such an integration of research concerning the Great Plains of North America and involving the disciplines of geology, archaeology, biology, geography, sociology, and agriculture.
  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.”
  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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  False Expectations: Politics and the Pursuit of the Saskatchewan Myth
The challenge for the public dialogue of Saskatchewan, as the province enters its second century, is to not replay the mistakes of the past. Saskatchewan people must recognize the role that myth has played, and must continue to play, in the life of the province. But, at the same time, they must differentiate it from reality by understanding the power of myth as a force for progress and its potential to create false expectations.
  Free Knowledge: Confronting the Commodification of Human Discovery
Alarms are being sounded around the globe over the increasing commercialization of public knowledge for private profit. Whether you are a farmer, a university student, a medical patient, or a library user,these developments impact your daily life. Knowledge privatization holds growing sway over the choice of the foods you eat, the medicine you take, the software you use, the music you hear, and even the flowers you plant in your own backyard. This is the result of a world where plant seeds have become subject to patents, medical research is overseen by pharmaceutical giants,universities are beholden to corporate funders, and indigenous knowledge is expropriated.
  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.
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  Health Care in Saskatchewan: An Analyt
In Health Care in Saskatchewan, the authors explain how health services are organized, financed, and delivered in the province. Throughout, Saskatchewan is systematically compared to other provinces in terms of services, spending and outcomes. Marchildon and O’Fee carefully analyse the provincial health system so that health care professionals, policy-makers, managers and students get an integrated view of health care in Saskatchewan.
  Heritage and Hope
Heritage and Hope is a collection of essays exploring the role of the contemporary university.
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  I Could Not Speak My Heart: Education and Social Justice For Gay Lesbian Youth
It is the intention of the editors that this book be used by educators in many fields so that students preparing for professions in education, social work, human justice, or in health and environmental studies will better understand the need to combat homophobia and to embrace and celebrate sexual differences.
  I Thought Pocahontas Was A Movie
This collection of essays arising out of the unique Prairie context interrogates how professionals practicing in law, education, health and other helping professions engage with issues of race and culture.
  Immigration and Settlement, 1870-1939
Immigration and Settlement, 1870-1939 is the second volume in the new “History of the Prairie West Series” launched by the Canadian Plains Research Center. It includes chapters on early immigration patterns including transportation routes and ethnic blocks as well as the policy of containing First Nations on reserves. Other chapters grapple with the various identities, preferences and prejudices of settlers and their complex relationships with each other as well as the larger polity.
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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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  Passion for Action in Child and Family Services: Voices from the Prairies
Grounded in practice and arising out of the unique Prairie context, this is a fresh perspective on issues in child and family services in Canada.
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  Redistributing Health: New Directions in Population Health Research in Canada
Redistributing Health explores the theory, ethics and practice of critical population health research as it aims to change policy, politics, outcomes, and the socio-economic dynamics that underpin the health of populations in Canada.
  Regina's Secret Spaces: Love and Lore of Local Geography
Regina’s Secret Spaces: Love and Lore of Local Geography is an anthology of essays and poems by eighty writers, artists, architects, musicians, patrons of the arts, and cultural theorists who were inspired by and answered the call of editors Lorne Beug, Anne Campbell and Jeannie Mah to share their favourite “Regina secret.”
  Rhetoric, Uncertainty, and the University as Text:
With contributions from twenty scholars in the fields of composition and rhetoric (including classroom instructors, curriculum designers, program administrators in English and other departments and/or support services), this book offers a thought-provoking and lively collegial exchange on the subject of writing and the writing classroom. Focusing on the classroom as a socio-rhetorical construct, the contributors to this volume explore the complex process of classroom interaction; address questions about how indeterminacy—as a rhetorical factor—affects teaching and learning, student motivation and performance; and examine and critique the mandates and responsibilities of universities as suppliers of “communication skills” and literacy.
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  Saskatchewan: Geographic Perspectives
Saskatchewan: Geographic Perspectives is Saskatchewan's first comprehensive geography textbook. Its major sections cover these themes: Physical Geography, Historical and Cultural Geography, Population and Settlement, and Economic Geography.
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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 Ecoregions of Saskatchewan
Co-published with Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management, this book on the ecology of Saskatchewan describes why an ecosystem approach is essential to sustainable resource use and how the ecological systems of Saskatchewan have been classified into a useful framework for planning and management.
  The Other Alberta: Decoding a Political Enigma
The Other Alberta challenges the conventional wisdom in its fascinating analysis of the Alberta psyche. It traces founding events and experiences which have shaped the way Albertans view their political world, and describes the role played by successive provincial governments in shaping the Alberta identity.
  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
  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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  West-words: Celebrating Western Canadian Theatre & Playwriting
West-words gives the reader a bird’s-eye view of the contemporary theatre scene across the prairies. Eighteen essays written by scholars, educators, dramaturges, publishers, designers, directors and playwrights -- all actively involved in the Canadian prairie theatre – explore the professional, cultural, and aesthetic complexities of creating, producing, performing, and publishing dramatic “words” in the Canadian “west.”
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