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Indigenous Studies

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The Indigenous Studies Series builds on the successes of the past and is inspired by recent critical conversations about Indigenous epistemological frameworks. Recognizing the need to encourage burgeoning scholarship, the series welcomes manuscripts drawing upon Indigenous intellectual traditions and philosophies, particularly in discussions situated within the Humanities. 

Series Editor:

Deanna Reder
First Nations Studies and English
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC
Canada V5A 1S6
Phone: (778) 782 8192
Fax: (778) 782-4989
E-mail: dhr@sfu.ca

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The Chippewas of Georgina Island

The Chippewas of Georgina Island is a record of the history of an Indigenous community and the stories and photographs of the lives of community members over the years. A work of community storytelling ...

Activating the Heart

Activating the Heart is an exploration of storytelling as a tool for knowledge production and sharing to build new connections between people and their histories, environments, and cultural geographies. ...

Why Indigenous Literatures Matter

Part survey of the field of Indigenous literary studies, part cultural history, and part literary polemic, Why Indigenous Literatures Matter asserts the vital significance of literary expression to the ...

The Homing Place

Rachel Bryant in The Homing Place calls for a process of listening to the stories that Indigenous peoples have been telling about this continent since before the arrival of European settlers centuries ...

Violence Against Indigenous Women

Violence against Indigenous women in Canada is an ongoing crisis, with roots deep in the nation’s colonial history. Despite numerous policies and programs developed to address the issue, Indigenous ...

Read, Listen, Tell

Read, Listen, Tell: Indigenous Stories from Turtle Island is the first critical reader of Indigenous literatures to feature contributions from authors from across Turtle Island (North America). The book ...

The Nature of Empires and the Empires of Nature

Drawing on themes from John MacKenzie’s Empires of Nature and the Nature of Empires (1997), this book explores, from Indigenous or Indigenous-influenced perspectives, the power of nature and the attempts ...

Arts of Engagement

Arts of Engagement focuses on the role that music, film, visual art, and Indigenous cultural practices play in and beyond Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools. Contributors ...

Learn, Teach, Challenge

This is a collection of classic and newly commissioned essays about the study of Indigenous literatures in North America. The contributing scholars include some of the most venerable Indigenous theorists, ...

Literary Land Claims

Literature not only represents Canada as “our home and native land” but has been used as evidence of the civilization needed to claim and rule that land. Indigenous people have long been represented ...