This is a list of books, held in the library, that will help you with your Native Studies course.
The inconvenient Indian
A critical and personal meditation on what it means to be a Native American in North America.
They called me number one
Shuswap Chief Bev Sellars recounts her residential school childhood at the St. Joseph's Mission at Williams Lake, British Columbia and the lasting effects her treatment there had on her later life.
Examines conservative arguments and mainstream views that promote assimilation and integration as the solution to Aboriginal marginalization.
Milloy, John Sheridan.
A national crime
For over 100 years, thousands of Aboriginal children passed through the Canadian residential school system. Begun in the 1870s, it was intended, in the words of government officials, to bring these children into the “circle of civilization,” the results, however, were far different.
Miller, J. R.
Compact, contract, covenant
One of Canada's longest unresolved issues is the historical and present-day failure of the country's governments to recognize treaties made between Aboriginal peoples and the Crown.
Braz, Albert Raimundo
The false traitor
Since his hanging for treason in 1885, the self-declared David of the New World has been depicted variously as a traitor to Confederation; a French-Canadian and Catholic martyr; a bloodthirsty rebel; a pan-American liberator; a pawn of shadowy white forces; a Prairie political maverick; a First Nations hero; an alienated intellectual; a victim of Western industrial progress; and even a Father of Confederation.
Aikenhead, Glen S.
This film explores life at three residential schools. Survivors recollect the daily routines, time spent on chores, and their feelings of isolation. The intergenerational legacy left behind by residential schooling is explored, an era often unwritten in Canada's history texts.
Skin like mine
Presents a suite of poems that peel away the skin of contemporary first nations society to reveal an inside view of individual experience.
A description of the many treaties made between Canada's first and later inhabitants that have led to the current relationships and culture in Canada.
Merging Fires explores three grassroots alliances between Indigenous communities and non-Indigenous activists in Canada, including the actions of the Chippewa of Nawash, the Grassy Narrows First Nation and the Anishnabe Grand Council of Treaty #3.