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Indigenous Studies

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Indian Country

Since first contact, Natives and newcomers have been involved in an increasingly complex struggle over power and identity. Modern “Indian wars” are fought over land and treaty rights, artistic appropriation, ...

The Long Journey of a Forgotten People

Known as “Canada’s forgotten people,” the Métis have long been here, but until 1982 they lacked the legal status of Native people. At that point, however, the Métis were recognized in the constitution ...

Words of the Huron

Words of the Huron is an investigation into seventeenth-century Huron culture through a kind of linguistic archaeology of a language that died midway through the twentieth century.

John L. Steckley explores ...

The Moyer Site

The Moyer Site, the early 15th century village in Waterloo County, Ontario, contained 10 Longhouses. The largest house was the length of a football field, over 300 feet long!

Excavated in 1970–72, the ...

Walking a Tightrope

“The most we can hope for is that we are paraphrased correctly. ” In this statement, Lenore Keeshig-Tobias underscores one of the main issues in the representation of Aboriginal peoples by non-Aboriginals. ...

Trying to Get It Back

Trying to Get It Back: Indigenous Women, Education and Culture examines aspects of the lives of six women from three generations of two indigenous families. Their combined memories, experiences and aspirations ...

Circles of Time

The origin of the events during the summer of 1990 in a little-known area of Quebec lies deep within the history of Canada. Resistance to government’s handling of land claims is not new, but the extreme ...

Earth, Water, Air and Fire

The contributors use a holistic approach comprising the four elements — earth, water, air, and fire — to address the diverse themes and variations in First Nations communities across Canada.

The Noble Savage

Stelio Cro’s revealing work, arising from his more than half dozen previous books, considers the eighteenth-century Enlightenment in the context of the European experience with, and reaction to, the ...

Native Religious Traditions

An edited version of the proceedings of the Symposium of Elders and Scholars held at the University of Alberta, September 1977, including seminars with the elders of various Native peoples and papers ...