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University Press Week 2020

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A selection of titles from Canadian university presses to celebrate University Press Week.
Dammed

Dammed

The Politics of Loss and Survival in Anishinaabe Territory
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
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Written by an Indigenous scholar employing Indigenous methodologies Dammed presents the many forms of community resistance to the changes wrought by hydro-electric development in north-western Ontario.
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Spirit of the Grassroots People

Spirit of the Grassroots People

Seeking Justice for Indigenous Survivors of Canada's Colonial Education System
edition:Hardcover

Raymond Mason is an Ojibway activist who campaigns for the rights of residential school survivors and a founder of Spirit Wind, an organization that played a key role in the development of the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement. This memoir offers a firsthand account of the personal and political challenges Mason confronted on this journey. A riveting and at times harrowing read, Spirit of the Grassroots People describes the author's experiences in Indian day and residential schools …

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Hunter with Harpoon

Hunter with Harpoon

edition:Paperback

Published fifty years ago under the title Harpoon of the Hunter, Markoosie Patsauq's novel helped establish the genre of Indigenous fiction in Canada. This new English translation unfolds the story of Kamik, a young hero who comes to manhood while on a perilous hunt for a wounded polar bear. In this astonishing tale of a people struggling for survival in a brutal environment, Patsauq describes a life in the Canadian Arctic as one that is reliant on cooperation and vigilance.

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Plants, People, and Places

Plants, People, and Places

The Roles of Ethnobotany and Ethnoecology in Indigenous Peoples' Land Rights in Canada and Beyond
edited by Nancy J. Turner
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

For millennia, plants and their habitats have been fundamental to the lives of Indigenous Peoples - as sources of food and nutrition, medicines, and technological materials - and central to ceremonial traditions, spiritual beliefs, narratives, and language. While the First Peoples of Canada and other parts of the world have developed deep cultural understandings of plants and their environments, this knowledge is often underrecognized in debates about land rights and title, reconciliation, treat …

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I Am a Damn Savage; What Have You Done to My Country? / Eukuan nin matshi-manitu innushkueu; Tanite nene etutamin nitassi?
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Translated from French by Sarah Henzi with updated Innu text. The English and Innu texts appear on facing pages of the book.
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Literatures, Communities, and Learning
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This book presents conversations shared with nine Indigenous writers in what is now Canada: Tenille Campbell, Warren Cariou, Marilyn Dumont, Daniel Heath Justice, Lee Maracle, Sharron Proulx-Turner, David Alexander Robertson, Richard Van Camp, and Katherena Vermette
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Finding Refuge in Canada

Finding Refuge in Canada

Narratives of Dislocation
edition:Paperback

Millions of people are displaced each year by war, persecution, and famine and the global refugee population continues to grow. Canada has often been regarded as a benevolent country, welcoming refugees from around the globe. However, refugees have encountered varying kinds of reception in Canada. Finding Refuge in Canada: Narratives of Dislocation is a collection of personal narratives about the refugee experience in Canada. It includes critical perspectives from authors from diverse background …

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The Law is (Not) for Kids

The Law is (Not) for Kids

A Legal Rights Guide for Canadian Children and Teens
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

In this practical guide to the law for young people of Canada, Ned Lecic and Marvin Zuker provide an all-encompassing manual meant to empower and educate children and youth and those that serve them. The authors address questions about how rights and laws affect the lives of young people at home, at school, at work, and in their relationships as they draw attention to the many ways in which a person’s life can intersect with the law. Deliberately refraining from taking a moral approach, the au …

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“Should youth care about the law?” This is a question some of you might have as you open this book. Is the law something that is only interesting to adults and plays no part in your life? The answer is that it’s the law that lays down what rights and responsibilities you have but it also gives people different rights and responsibilities at different ages. If you don’t know what your legal responsibilities are, you can get into trouble when you don’t carry them out. If you don’t know what your legal rights are, you won’t be able to get people to respect them. So, yes, you should certainly care about the law. It’s useful and often important to know how it works and to have some idea of what rules it lays down and what rights and responsibilities it gives you.

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