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Indigenous Histories in Canada

Find resources about Indigenous histories in Canada, including Treaties, heritage sites, and archival photos.

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This book is based on a popular presentation Sellars created for treaty-makers, politicians, policymakers, and educators when she discovered they did not know the historic reasons they were at the table negotiating First Nations rights. It begins with glimpses of foods, medicines, and cultural practices North America's indigenous peoples have contributed for worldwide benefit. then documents the dark period of regulation by racist laws during the twentieth century, and finally discusses new emergence in the twenty-first century into a re-establishment of Indigenous land and resource rights.

Indigenous peoples atlas of Canada

Exploring themes of language, demographics, economy, environment and culture, with in-depth coverage of treaties and residential schools, these are stories of Canada's Indigenous Peoples, told in detailed maps and rich narratives.

Seeing Red

The first book to examine the role of Canada's newspapers in perpetuating the myth of Native inferiority. Seeing Red is a groundbreaking study of how Canadian English-language newspapers have portrayed Aboriginal peoples from 1869 to the present day.The authors uncover overwhelming evidence that the colonial imaginary not only thrives, but dominates depictions of Aboriginal peoples in mainstream newspapers.

Indian Association of Alberta

The history of indigenous political action in Canada is long, hard-fought, and under-told. By the mid-1900s, Native peoples across western Canada were actively involved in their own political unions in a drive to be heard outside their own, often isolated, reserve communities. In Alberta, the Indian Association of Alberta (IAA) represented the interests of Alberta's reserve communities. Perhaps best known for its role in spearheading the protest against the 1969 White Paper produced by the Department of Indian Affairs, the IAA, founded in 1939, allowed Native peoples access to politics at the provincial level.

All Our Relations

Around the world the Indigenous experience in colonized nations is startlingly similar and deeply disturbing. It is an experience marked by the violent separation of Peoples from the land, the separation of families, and the separation of individuals from traditional ways of life -- all of which has culminated in a spiritual separation that has had an enduring impact on generations of Indigenous children. But, Talaga reminds us, First Peoples also share a history of resistance, resilience, and civil rights activism.

Words Have a Past

For nearly 100 years, Indian boarding schools in Canada and the US produced newspapers read by white settlers, government officials, and Indigenous parents. These newspapers were used as a settler colonial tool, yet within these tightly controlled narratives there also existed sites of resistance. This book traces colonial narratives of language, time, and place from the nineteenth-century to the present day, post-Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

A Concise History of Canada's First Nations

This is a concise version of the bestselling history of Canada's original inhabitants, Indians, Inuit, and Metis. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines the techniques from history, anthropology, and archaeology, Dickason and Calder trace the history of the more than 50 First Nations in the territory that is now Canada.

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