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Aboriginal Self-Government in Canada: Current Trends and Issues, 3rd Edition
John D. Whyte
Format: Paperback
Building on the success of the first two editions, this volume briefly recaps the historical development and public acceptance of the concept of Aboriginal self-government, then proceeds to examine its theoretical underpinnings, the state of Aboriginal self-government in Canada today, and the many practical issues surrounding implementation. Topics addressed include: justice innovations, initiatives in health and education to grant greater Aboriginal control, financing and intergovernmental relations, Aboriginal-municipal government relations, developing effective Aboriginal leadership, Métis self government aspirations, the intersection of women’s rights and self-government, and international perspectives. Various self-government arrangements already in existence are examined including the establishment of Nunavut, the James Bay Agreement, Treaty Land Entitlement settlements, the Alberta Métis settlements, and many other land claims settlements that have granted Aboriginal communities greater control over their affairs.

This book is an interdisciplinary guide for practitioners, policy makers, and students interested in learning about government policy and the aspirations of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. With the exception of three updated chapters, all of the material by the 31 contributors in this volume is new and original. Brief biographies of the contributors can be found on our web site.

Yale D. Belanger is an assistant professor of Native American Studies at the University of Lethbridge who also teaches in the First Nations Governance Program in the Faculty of Management. He is the author of Gambling with the Future: The Evolution of Aboriginal Gaming in Canada (Purich Publishing, 2006).

Dr. Oronhyatekha: Security, Justice, and Equality
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Mohawk;
A man of two cultures in an era where his only choices were to be a trailblazer or get left by the wayside.

Dr. Oronhyatekha (“Burning Sky”), born in the Mohawk nation on the Six Nations of the Grand River territory in 1841, led an extraordinary life, rising to prominence in medicine, sports, politics, fraternalism, and business. He was one of the first Indigenous physicians in Canada, the first to attend Oxford University, a Grand River representative to the Prince of Wales during the 1860 royal tour, a Wimbledon rifle champion, the chairman of the Grand General Indian Council of Ontario, and Grand Templar of the International Order of Good Templars. He counted among his friends some of the most powerful people of the day, including John A. Macdonald and Theodore Roosevelt. He successfully challenged the racial criteria of the Independent Order of Foresters to become its first non-white member and ultimately its supreme chief ranger.

At a time when First Nations peoples struggled under assimilative government policy and society’s racial assumptions, his achievements were remarkable.

Oronhyatekha was raised among a people who espoused security, justice, and equality as their creed. He was also raised in a Victorian society guided by God, honour, and duty. He successfully interwove these messages throughout his life, and lived as a man of significant accomplishments in both worlds.

2016 Ontario Historical Society Joseph Brant Award winner
2017 Speaker's Book Award short-listed

With their detailed biography of this giant of Canadian history, Jamieson and Hamilton have done an enormous favour both for aboriginals and non-aboriginals living on this piece of geography currently known as Canada.

Key Points
- A comprehensive biography of Dr. Oronhyatekha, Canada’s first Indigenous physician, and an influential First Nations statesman.
- Covers his friendships with Teddy Roosevelt and John A. Macdonald and his international business.
- He was the first non-White member of the Independent Order of Foresters (IOF), a fraternally organized life-insurance company, having successfully challenged the race criteria for membership.
- As CEO of the IOF, he transformed it from a near-bankrupt, legally embattled organization to a financially stable international company.
- Ahead of his time, Oronhyatekha attempted to broaden the mandate of the IOF so that women and French-Canadians could belong.
- Also details the political, social, and historical context of the Six Nations of the Grand River community in the mid-nineteenth century.

Additional Information
368 pages | 6.00" x 9.00" | b&w and colour illustrations | notes, index, bibliography
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God is Red: A Native View of Religion, 30th Anniversary Edition
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous;

First published in 1972, Vine Deloria Jr.'s God Is Red remains the seminal work on Native religious views, asking new questions about our species and our ultimate fate. Celebrating 3 decades in publication with a special 30th-anniversary edition, this classic work reminds us to learn "that we are a part of nature, not a transcendent species with no responsibilities to the natural world." It is time again to listen to Vine Deloria Jr.'s powerful voice, telling us about religious life that is independent from Christianity and that reveres the interconnectedness of all living things.

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Inner City Renovation: How a Social Enterprise Changes Lives and Communities
Marty Donkervoort
Format: Paperback
Inner City Renovation (ICR) is a much-heralded social enterprise in Winnipeg’s North End which has become an example of the potential for social enterprises to support people living on society’s margins and engage them in a productive livelihood. This book, written by former ICR general manager and board member Marty Donkervoort, documents the impacts this social enterprise has had on its employees and the community and reflects on the capacity of social enterprises as an alternative to corporate capitalist enterprises.

Living Indigenous Leadership
Format: Paperback
Indigenous scholars strive to produce accessible research groundedin the daily lives of Native peoples, research that will improve theircommunities in meaningful and sustained ways. They also recognize thatlong-lasting change depends on effective leadership.

Living Indigenous Leadership showcases innovative researchand leadership practices from diverse nations and tribes in Canada, theUnited States, and New Zealand. The contributors use vibrant storiesand personal narratives to offer insights into the unique nature ofIndigenous leadership. These dynamic case studies reveal that Nativeleaders, whether formal or informal, ground their work in embodiedconcepts such as land, story, ancestors, and elders, concepts rarelymentioned in mainstream studies of leadership. Indigenous leadership,they show, finds its most powerful expression in collaboration, in theteaching and example of Elders, and in community projects to promotehigher education, language revitalization, health care, and thepreservation of Indigenous arts.

This collection not only adds Indigenous methods to studies onleadership, it also gives a voice to the wives, mothers, andgrandmothers who are using their knowledge to mend hearts and minds andto build strong communities. Their personal stories and collectiveknowledge will inspire further research and future generations.

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