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Traditional Territory: Anishinaabeg
Format: Paperback
  • Indigenous methodologies have been silenced and obscured by the Western scientific means of knowledge production. In a challenge to this colonialist rejection of Indigenous knowledge, Anishinaabe researcher Kathleen Absolon examines the academic work of fourteen Indigenous scholars who utilize Indigenous worldviews in their search for knowing. Through an examination not only of their work but also of their experience in producing that work, Kaandossiwin describes how Indigenous researchers re-theorize and re-create methodologies. Understanding Indigenous methodologies as guided by Indigenous paradigms, worldviews, principles, processes and contexts, Absolon argues that they are wholistic, relational, inter-relational and interdependent with Indigenous philosophies, beliefs and ways of life. In exploring the ways Indigenous researchers use Indigenous methodologies within mainstream academia, Kaandossiwin renders these methods visible and helps to guard other ways of knowing from colonial repression.

    Due to a printing error, the last page of Kaandossiwin was not included in the book. Please download a pdf version of this page. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.


Kappianaqtut: Strange Creatures and Fantastic Beings From Inuit Myths and Legends
Format: Paperback
  • Each volume in the Kappianaqtut series provides readers with an in-depth academic examination of two mythological creatures from Inuit mythology. The series examines Inuit myths from an ethnographic perspective and fosters discussion on the variations and multiple representations of the myths and creatures in question.

    This volume, which explores the giants of the North and the mother of the sea mammals, has been fully revised and updated.

    Kappianaqtut represents the first book-length study of Inuit mythological beings written from a Northern perspective.


Kayaks You Can Build: An Illustrated Guide to Plywood Construction
Format: Paperback
  • The definitive handbook for kayak builders.

    Kayaks are growing in popularity as a fun, low-impact way to explore the wilderness or paddle on local waters.

    Combining easy-to-follow instructions with 472 color photographs, Kayaks You Can Build takes the reader, step-by-step, through the entire construction cycle of building a plywood kayak.

    This simple construction process demands neither special skills nor a woodworking shop.

    This book includes:
    - A short history of the kayak
    - How to choose the right kayak for your needs and skill level
    - Setting up your work area and how to build a work table and cradle forms
    - Details of all the necessary tools, materials and supplies
    - Tricks of the trade from ensuring the boat stays twist-free during construction to laying fiberglass cloth the easy way for a great finish
    - Minimizing exposure to toxic fumes and dust
    - How to avoid and correct mistakes.

    This book includes day-to-day building journals for the three most popular kayak kits. A typical stitch and glue kayak kit contains pre-cut plywood planks, epoxy and hardware.

    Drawing on more than thirty years of boatbuilding and teaching experience, Kayaks You Can Build enables the first-time builder to assemble a kayak with truly professional results.


Kayas, Ochekiwi Sipi: Fisher River Before 1950
Author: Verna Kirkness
Format: Hardcover
  • This beautiful hard cover book by Verna J. Kirkness invites readers to go back in time and enjoy stories and photos of Ochekiwi Sipi (Fisher River) before 1950, as told by the Elders. This book was written and created for the 140th Anniversary of Ochekiwi Sipi in 2015.


Keeping Heart on Pine Ridge
Author: Vic Glover
Format: Paperback
  • Here is an unprecedented look into the lives of contemporary American Indians. In this bold and engaging anthology of real-life stories, author Vic Glover reveals the challenges, history, bonds, and rich traditions that infuse the stark reality of life on the "rez."

    Glover invites you to cruise down the back roads of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, one of the poorest regions in North America, where you're introduced to his family, friends, and neighbors. In the midst of daily hardships and a rigorous spiritual path, you'll find a culture of unending sacrifice, tolerance, and generosity. With humor and perseverance they struggle against the social and political forces that shadow their community.

    This book will touch your heart. For some it will feel like familiar territory; for others an awakening to the struggles and spirit of the people of Indian Country in the 21st century.


Keeping the Land
Format: Paperback
  • When the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug’s traditional territory was threatened by mining exploration in 2006, they followed their traditional duty to protect the land and asked the mining exploration company, Platinex, to leave. Platinex left — and then sued the remote First Nation for $10 billion. The ensuing legal dispute lasted two years and eventually resulted in the jailing of community leaders. Ariss argues that though this jailing was extraordinarily punitive and is indicative of continuing colonialism within the legal system, some aspects of the case demonstrate the potential of Canadian law to understand, include and reflect Aboriginal perspectives. Connecting scholarship in Aboriginal rights and Canadian law, traditional Aboriginal law, social change and community activism, Keeping the Land explores the twists and turns of this legal dispute in order to gain a deeper understanding of the law’s contributions to and detractions from the process of reconciliation.


Kill the Indian, Save the Man: The Genocidal Impact of American Indian Residential Schools
Author: Ward Churchill
Format: Paperback
  • For five consecutive generations, from roughly 1880–1980, Native American children in the United States and Canada were forcibly taken from their families and relocated to residential schools. The stated goal of this government program was to “kill the Indian to save the man.” Half of the children did not survive the experience, and those who did were left permanently scarred. The resulting alcoholism, suicide, and the transmission of trauma to their own children has led to a social disintegration with results that can only be described as genocidal.Ward Churchill is the author of A Little Matter of Genocide, among other books. He is currently a Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.


Kiss of the Fur Queen
Author: Tomson Highway
Format: Paperback
  • Born into a magical Cree world in snowy northern Manitoba, Champion and Ooneemeetoo Okimasis are all too soon torn from their family and thrust into the hostile world of a Catholic residential school. Their language is forbidden, their names are changed to Jeremiah and Gabriel, and both boys are abused by priests.

    As young men, estranged from their own people and alienated from the culture imposed upon them, the Okimasis brothers fight to survive. Wherever they go, the Fur Queen--a wily, shape-shifting trickster--watches over them with a protective eye. For Jeremiah and Gabriel are destined to be artists. Through music and dance they soar.


Kiviuq's Journey
Author: Henry Isluanik
Format: Paperback
  • Kiviuq's Journey retells the legend of Kiviuq, one of the most important and well-known legends in all of Inuit mythology, just as it as been told in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut for centuries.

    Late Kivalliq-region elder Henry Isluanik lovingly retells this legend of the a lost Inuit hunter who must pass through many obstacles, using his own knowledge and quick wit to outsmart many foes, in order to find his way home.

    With black-and-white line illustrations by acclaimed Inuit artist Germaine Arnaktauyok, this book is a definitive and authentic printed account of an important Inuit traditional story.

    Intended for adult readers, this is a perfect selection for Inuit studies students.


Knitting Stories: Personal Essays and Nine Coast Salish-inspired Knitting Patterns
Author: Sylvia Olsen
Traditional Territory: Coast Salish
  • Ask Sylvia Olsen—author, knitter and expert on the
    world-famous Cowichan sweaters—whether there’s any
    more to be said about knitting, and her answer is a
    resounding “Yes! Of course, yes. Knitting stories are as
    varied as the things we knit and, like all good stories, they
    tell us about ourselves and what it means to be a human
    being. We will never grow tired of stories like that.”

    In Knitting Stories, Sylvia’s storytelling talents are in
    full evidence as she shares her musings and insights about
    knitting, design, community, family and the creation of
    narratives from both wool and words. Full of delightful
    personal anecdotes, this collection of essays also reflects
    on the author’s knowledge of, and experience with,
    creating and marketing traditional Cowichan sweaters.
    She also describes her more recent forays into Salish
    fusion designs.

    Knitters will love the gorgeous examples of Olsen’s
    work, stunningly photographed by Joshua Lawrence Studio.

    Seven original patterns are included for items including a
    snuggly infinity scarf, bolero, sweater, skirt, toque, poncho and fingerless gloves. Readers can learn how Margaret Atwood came
    to own a pair of Sylvia’s gloves in the essay titled Am I
    Knitting Stories or Writing Sweaters? and then pick up
    needles and wool to make a pair by following the instructions

    These essays and knitting patterns are, by turn, inspiring,
    thought-provoking and entertaining. Like the knitted
    items themselves, the stories collected here are warm and
    reassuring—products of a generous spirit that are timeless,
    beautiful and perfect for sharing.


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Knowledge Translation in Context: Indigenous, Policy, and Community Settings
Format: Paperback
  • The main goal of knowledge translation (KT) is to ensure that diverse communities benefit from academic research results through improved social and health outcomes. But despite growing interest in researcher-user collaborations, little is known about what makes or breaks these types of relationships. Knowledge Translation in Context is an essential tool for researchers to learn how to be effective partners in the KT process.

    Drawing on expertise and studies from across the globe, Elizabeth Banister, Bonnie Leadbeater, and Anne Marshall outline a variety of perspectives on KT processes. Case studies outline the uses of KT in many contexts, including community, policy, Indigenous, and non-profit organizations. While recognizing the specificity of each situation, Knowledge Translation in Context highlights the most important elements that have led KT to succeed (or fail) as a dynamic, multidirectional process.


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