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I Wanted to Be Elvis; So What Was I Doing in Moose Jaw?

By St. Germain, Ray

Winnipeg: Pemmican Publications [1-894717-32-5] 2005. (4to paperback) 71pp. Very good plus. Black and white and color photographs. "Ray has opened his personal photo album and heart to readers providing an insight into his career and family. An intimate, behind the scenes look at life in the entertainment industry. Ray's warm, easy-going and fun loving personality shines through every chapter. 'A picture is worth a thousand words' and this book includes a beautiful color photo gallery to compliment each chapter of his life". Book about Ray St. Germain. Locale: Manitoba--Canada; Moose Jaw--Saskatchewan; Prairie Provinces; Western Canada. (Metis, Entertainers, Metis).

$36.75

Agreement Between the Inuit of the Nunavut Settlement Area and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada

By Canadian Government--Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Ottawa: Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and the Tungavik [0-662-20725-4] 1993. (4to paperback) 282pp. Very good plus. Articles, maps. The top corner of the front cover has a diagonal crease that affects the first few pages. "Whereas the Inuit represented by the Tungavik Federation of Nunavut assert an aboriginal title to the Nunavut Settlement Area, more particularly described in Article 3, based on their traditional and current use and occupation of the lands, waters and land-fast ice therein in accordance with their own customs and usages" - from the text. Identified on spine as Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. Locale: Canada; Nunavut. (Indians of N.A., Federal Government--Canada, First Nations--Canada, Government of Canada, Indians of North America, Land Claims, Settlement, Tungavik Federation of Nunavut).

$34.13

The Indians of Canada (Publisher series: Canadian University Paperbooks.)
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The Indians of Canada (Publisher series: Canadian University Paperbooks.)

By Jenness, Diamond

Toronto: University of Toronto [0-8020-6326-8] 1984, 7th edition. (Trade paperback) 432pp. Very good. Illustrations, photographs, linguistic map, notes, appendix, bibliography, index. Publisher series: Canadian University Paperbooks 203. (Indians of N.A., Ethnic Studies, Inuit).

$26.25

The Manitous; The Spiritual World of the Ojibway (Publisher series: Native Voices.)
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The Manitous; The Spiritual World of the Ojibway (Publisher series: Native Voices.)

By Johnston, Basil

Toronto: Key Porter Books [1-55013-712-3] 1995. (Trade paperback) 247pp. Very good in very good plus dust jacket. Illustrations, glossary. There is a previous owner's name in ink on the front free endpaper and there is a binding flaw at the title page. "A spellbinding collection of the legends and spiritual teachings of the Ojibway people, taken from the ancient oral tradition and recorded here by the world's leading native expert, the Manitous is a journey to the core of Ojibway heritage, told through the stories of warriors, lovers, thieves, and spirits, and filled with the insight and wisdom of an ancient tribe". Book about Manitou. Publisher series: Native Voices. (Indians of North America, Cosmology, Indians of N.A., Legends, Mythology, Ojibway Indians, Spirituality, Tradition).

$31.50

Secrets of the Sacred White Buffalo; Native American Healing Remedies, Rites & Rituals
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Secrets of the Sacred White Buffalo; Native American Healing Remedies, Rites & Rituals

By Null, Gary

New Jersey: Prentice Hall Press [0-7352-0008-4] 1998. (Trade paperback) 350pp. Very good. Index. "Gary Null, legendary health author and radio personality, delves into the anthropology of Native Americans to bring you the legends, the myths, and the history of their sacred healing practices: the Ghost Dance, Vision Quests, Rites of Passage, and Wankan-Tanka (White Buffalo Woman)". Book about Ghost Dance, Vision Quest & Wankan-Tanka (White Buffalo Woman). (Indians of North America, Healing, Indians of N.A., Indigenous Peoples, Native Americans, Remedies, Rituals).

$26.25

The Survivors Speak

By Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada 978-0-660-01985-7 [978-0-660-01985-7] 2015. (Trade paperback) 244pp. Very good. Photographs, bibliography, notes, fold-out color map. "On June 11, 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued an apology to the former students of Canada's Indian residential school system, calling it a 'sad chapter in our history.' That chapter is part of a broader story: one in which Canadian government gained control over Aboriginal land and peoples, disrupted Aboriginal governments and economies, and sought to repress Aboriginal cultures and spiritual practices". (Indians of North America, Genocide, Government--Canada, Indigenous Peoples, Reconciliation, Residential Schools, Social Conditions, Truth and Reconciliation Canada).

$26.25

Mark of the Metis; Traditional Knowledge and Stories of the Metis People of Northeastern Alberta

By Fort McMurray Metis Local 1935

Fort McMurray: Fort McMurray Metis Local 1935 978-0-9879741-0-5 [978-0-9879741-0-5] 2012. (Folio) 259pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and cover. Black and white and color photographs and maps, illustrations, index. The dust jacket is slightly faded at the edges with a spot to the front top corner where a sticker has been removed and light rubbing to the back panel. "The Fort McMurray Metis Local 1935 was established in 1987 under the Alberta Societies Act as a not-for-profit organizatin. Governed by the Metis Nation of Alberta bylaws Metis Local 1935 strives to provide leadership and direction on behalf of its members. In 2005, the members and board of the Metis Local 1935 held a visioning workshop. Four goals for the organization were set out in this workshop. Among these goals was the creation of a traditional land use occupancy study, called the 'Mark of the Metis Project'. Book about Elders--Indians of North America, Metis, Metis Elders, Plant Gathering, Storytelling, Traditional Knowledge--Metis & Traplines. Locale: Alberta--Canada; Northeastern Alberta; Prairie Provinces; Western Canada. (Metis, Hunting, Indigenous Peoples).

$194.25

Traditional Narratives of the Rock Cree Indians
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Traditional Narratives of the Rock Cree Indians

By Brightman, Robert A.

Regina: University of Regina 978-0-88977-195-6 [978-0-88977-195-6] 2007. (Trade paperback) 185pp. Near fine. References. "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". Book about Wihtikow--Cannibal Monster & Wisahkicahk--Trickster. Locale: Brochet--Manitoba; Granville Lake--Manitoba; Manitoba; Northwestern Manitoba; Prairie Provinces; Pukatawagan--Manitoba; Western Canada. (Indians of N.A., Cree Indians, Indigenous Peoples--Canada, Oral Tradition, Storytelling).

$26.25

Saskatchewan Indian Heritage: The First Two Hundred Centuries

By Pohorecky, Zenon

Saskatoon: University of Saskatchewan 1970. (4to stiff paper covers) 54pp. Very good. Signed with an inscription by the author. Staplebound. Illustrations, photographs, notes, bibliography. There are small rust marks at the staple binding. "Over 10 percent of all registered Indians in Canada live in Saskatchewan, which has a higher proportion of Indians in its total population than any province in Canada. Most of the 70,000 persons of Indian ancestry in the province today are under 16 years of age, and attending school. Almost half are registered Indians with treaty status, and the rest are Metis (part Indian) or 'non-status' Indians in terms of the Indian Act". Locale: Prairie Provinces; Saskatchewan--Canada; Western Canada. (Indians of North America, Assiniboine Indians, Chipewyan Indians, Cree Indians, Indians of North America, Indigenous Peoples, Saulteaux Indians, Sioux Indians).

$26.25

The Ermatingers; A 19th-Century Ojibwa-Canadian Family

By Stewart, W. Brian

Vancouver: UBC Press 978-0-7748-1234-4 [978-0-7748-1234-4] 2007. (Trade paperback) 207pp. Near fine. Map, illustrations, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. "In about 1800, fur trader Charles Ermatinger married Mananowe Katawabidai, daughter of an Ojibwa chief. Their three sons grew up with both their mother's hunter-warrior culture and their father's European roots. After early years spent primarily in the 'wild man's land' of Sault Ste Marie, close to Ojibwa relatives and Metis neighbours, the family moved to the commercial society of Montreal. There and later in other urban communities across Canada, the Ermatingers lived as successful citizens while publicly retaining their Ojibwa heritage". Book about Ermatinger Family, Charles Ermatinger & Mananowe Katawabidai. Locale: Germany; Montreal--Quebec; Sault Ste. Marie--Ontario. (Indians of N.A., Canadian Pacific Railway, Indigenous Peoples--Canada, Ojibwa Indians).

$21.00

An Iron Hand upon the People; The Law Against the Potlatch on the Northwest Coast

By Cole, Douglas (With Ira Chaikin.)

Seattle: University of Washington Press [0-295-97050-2] 1990. (Hardcover) 230pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Maps, photographs, notes, bibliography, index. A previous owner's name on the front free endpaper and the first few pages up to the preface are creased at the bottom corner. "In 1885 the Canadian government outlawed the potlatch, a ceremony central to the cultures of many Northwest Coast Indians. This timely and important book traces the history of the antipotlatch law, the government's attempts to enforce it and the widespread native opposition to the repressive legislation, shedding new light on a crucial chapter in the history of native peoples in Canada over the past two centuries". Book about Indigenous Culture & Indigenous Tradition. (Indians of N.A., Government Relations, Government--Canada, Indians of North America, Indigenous Peoples--Canada, Law, Legislation, Northwest Coast Indians, Potlatch, Rites and Ceremonies).

$31.50

Mitakuye Oyasin; 'We Are All Related'; America Before Columbus, Based on the Oral History of 33 Tribes
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Mitakuye Oyasin; 'We Are All Related'; America Before Columbus, Based on the Oral History of 33 Tribes

By Ross, Allen C.

Denver: Author [0-9621977-0-X] 2005. (Trade paperback) 236pp. Very good. Maps, illustrations, diagrams, bibliography, appendices. "On August 16, 1987, a group of concerned Native Americans organized a conference during the Harmonic Convergence. Approximately 1000 people attended this three-day conference. I had the opportunity to present my entire lecture series there. Numerous requests were made for written material on my series" - from the Preface. (Indians of N.A., Astrology, Consciousness, Indians of North America, Indigenous Peoples, Oral History, Religion, Spirituality).

$21.00

From Wooden Ploughs to Welfare; Why Indian Policy Failed in the Prairie Provinces

By Buckley, Helen

Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press [0-7735-0893-7] 1992. (Hardcover) 209pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Map, notes, bibliography, index. "It is only since the 'the Oka crisis' - the confrontation in Quebec between police, the army, and native peoples in the summer of 1990 - and Elija Harper's stand against Meech Lake that many Canadians have come to recognize the urgent need to do something to improve the situation of Indian people. Helen Buckley demonstrates that a solution has been needed for years, arguing that self-government is the only reasonable solution to the seemingly insurmountable problems of poverty and isolation among Canada's Status Indians - problems created by government policy". Book about Indian Status. Locale: Prairie Provinces; Western Canada. (Indians of N.A., Government--Canada, Indian Reserves, Indians of North America, Indigenous Peoples--Canada, Self-Government).

$26.25

Indigenous Healing; Exploring Traditional Paths
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Indigenous Healing; Exploring Traditional Paths

By Ross, Rupert

Toronto: Penguin Canada 978-0-14-319110-0 [978-0-14-319110-0] 2014. (Trade paperback) 322pp. Near fine. Appendix, notes, index. There is a faint diagonal crease to the top corner of the back cover. "Imagine a world in which people see themselves as embedded in the natural order, with ethical responsibilities not only toward one another, but also toward rocks, trees, water and all nature. Imagine seeing yourself not as a master of Creation, but as the most humble, dependent and vulnerable part.... Rupert Ross explores this indigenous world view and the determination of indigenous thinkers to restore it to full prominence today". Book about Indigenous Culture, Indigenous Tradition & Relational Thinking. (Indians of North America, Healing, Indigenous Peoples--Canada, Tradition).

$15.75

British Evangelicals, Native Peoples and the Concept of Empire, 1837-1852

By Cooke, Raymond McIntyre

Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International 1963. (stiff paper covers) 191pp. Very good. Notes, references. A previous owner's name in ink, the spine and back cover are faded and there is minor pencil marking and dog-earing in the text. "Thomas Fowell Buxton was a leading humanitarian in the early nineteenth century House of Commons. He played an important part in the emancipation of the negro slaves of the Empire in 1833. After that date he devoted himself to the cause of the native peoples under British domination, charing a parliamentary committee in 1835 and 1837 on the condition of aborigines in British possessions and founding the Aborigines Protection Society in 1837". Book about Thomas Fowell Buxton. Time Period 1837-1852 & 19th Century. (Indians of North America, British Empire, Colonization, Doctoral Dissertation, Human Rights, Indians of North America).

$26.25

Conversations with a Dead Man; The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott
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Conversations with a Dead Man; The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott

By Abley, Mark

Madeira Park: Douglas & McIntyre 978-1-55365-609-8 [978-1-55365-609-8] 2013. (Hardcover) 251pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Photographs, index. "As a poet and citizen deeply concerned by the Oka Crisis, the Idle No More protests and Canada's ongoing failure to resolve First Nations issues, Montreal author Mark Abley has long been haunted by the figure of Duncan Campbell Scott, known both as the architect of Canada's most destructive aboriginal policies and as one of the nation's major poets. Who was this enigmatic figure who could compose a sonnet to an 'Onondaga Madonna' one moment and promote a 'final solution' to the 'Indian problem' the next?". Book about Department of Indian Affairs--Canada & Duncan Campbell Scott. (Indians of North America, Colonization--Canada, Government--Canada, Indian Act--Canada, Indians of North America, Indigenous Peoples--Canada, Poets--Canada, Residential Schools, Settlement--Canada).

$26.25

Returning to the Teachings; Exploring Aboriginal Justice
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Returning to the Teachings; Exploring Aboriginal Justice

By Ross, Rupert

Toronto: Penguin [0-14-025870-1] 1996. (Trade paperback) 287pp. Very good plus. Appendix, notes. The edges are lightly worn. "Returning to the Teachings is about aboriginal justice and much more, speaking not only to our minds, but also to our hearts and spirits. Above all, it stands as a search for the values and visions that give life its significance and which any justice system, aboriginal or otherwise, must serve and respect". Locale: Canada. (Indians of N.A., Criminal Justice, Healing, Indigenous Peoples, Law, Legal Cases, Social Life).

$18.38

Dying from Improvement; Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in Custody

By Razack, Sherene H.

Toronto: University of Toronto Press 978-1-4426-2891-5 [978-1-4426-2891-5] 2015. (Trade paperback) 309pp. Near fine. Tables, notes, bibliography, index. "Dying from Improvement makes a compelling argument that colonialism is not a thing of the past, but is real and ever present. Razack's analysis illustrates the normalization of the dehumanization of Indigenous people, while offering a meticulous, thoughtful, and sensitive defence of the humanity of those affected". Book about Inquests & Inquiries. Locale: British Columbia-Canada; Prairie Provinces; Saskatchewan--Canada; Western Canada. (Indians of North America, Colonialism--Canada, Criminal Justice, Indians of N.A., Indigenous Peoples--Canada, Law--Canada, Oppression, Prisons, Settlement--Canada, Social Conditions--Canada).

$31.50

White Lies About the Inuit
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White Lies About the Inuit

By Steckley, John L.

Peterborough: Broadview Press 978-1-55111-875-8 [978-1-55111-875-8] 2008. (Trade paperback) 168pp. Very good. Questions, works cited, index. There is a closed tear to the top of the back cover along the spine, and the top of the back cover is creased. "The Inuit are a familiar part of Canadian identity but also exotic residing in the remote Arctic. The mix of the familiar and the exotic has resulted in the creation and perpetuation of a number of "White lies." These are stories that have been developed over long periods of time, repeated, reproduced in classrooms, anthropology and sociology textbooks, and other media, but have been rarely challenged, contributing to misunderstandings that have ultimately, in subtle ways, diminished the stature of Inuit traditional culture". Book about Inuit Culture & Inuit Tradition. Locale: Arctic--Canada. (Indians of North America, Anthropology, Ethnography, Indians of N.A., Indigenous Peoples--Canada, Mythology).

$18.38

Indigenous Legal Traditions

By Law Commission of Canada (editor)

Vancouver: UBC Press 978-0774-8137-16 [978-0774-8137-16] 2007. (Trade paperback) 175pp. Very good. Notes, contributors, index. Ex-library. "Although Indigenous peoples had their own systems of law based on their social, political, and spiritual traditions, under colonialism their legal systems have often been ignored or overruled by non-Indigenous laws. Today, however, these legal traditions are being reinvigorated and recognized as vital for the preservation of the political autonomy of Aboriginal nations and the devleopment of healthy communities". Book about Indigenous Culture, Indigenous Law & Law Reform. (Indians of North America, Autonomy, Colonization, Government--Canada, Indigenous Peoples--Canada, Legal System--Canada, Reconciliation).

$26.25

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