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The Truth About Stories

By (author) Thomas King
Categories: Ethnic studies
Series: The CBC Massey Lectures

Winner of the 2003 Trillium Book Award

"Stories are wondrous things," award-winning author and scholar Thomas King declares in his 2003 CBC Massey Lectures. "And they are dangerous. "

Beginning with a ...

Shifting Boundaries

By (author) Tim Schouls
Categories: Ethnic studies

Canada is often called a pluralist state, but few commentators view Aboriginal self-government from the perspective of political pluralism. Instead, Aboriginal identity is framed in terms of cultural ...

Great Chiefs

By (author) Tony Hollihan
Categories: Ethnic studies
Series: Legends

This classic volume is a tribute to the legendary chiefs and warriors who guided their people through the most turbulent chapter in their history. Tony Hollihan reveals how these visionary leaders grappled ...

At Home with the Bella Coola Indians

Edited by Douglas Cole & John Barker
Categories: Ethnic studies

Between 1922 and 1924, the young Canadian anthropologist T. F. McIlwraith spent eleven months in the isolated community of Bella Coola, British Columbia, living among the people of the Nuxalk First Nation. ...

Of Silk Saris & Mini-Skirts

By (author) Amita Handa
Categories: Ethnic studies

Dr. Handa explores issues surrounding the way identity is imagined and constructed by South Asian girls, women and South Asian community workers in Toronto. The author also examines ways in which young ...

Tracking Doctor Lonecloud

By (author) Ruth Holmes Whitehead
Categories: Ethnic studies

Tracking Dr. Lonecloud: Showman to Legend Keeper, by Ruth Whitehead, Nova Scotia Museum ethnologist, is a book that includes the memoir of Jerry Lonecloud, a Mi’kmaw hunter, healer, and showman. Co-published ...

The Dream of Nation

Essential reading for an understanding of contemporary Quebec, The Dream of Nation traces the changing nature of various "dreams of nation," from the imperial dream of New France to the separatist dream ...

The Supreme Court on Trial

By (author) Kent Roach
Categories: Legal systems: judicial powers

The Supreme Court of Canada has been accused of allowing criminals to go free; of permitting tobacco companies to advertise; of being too sympathetic to Aboriginal people; and of usurping democracy on ...

Spirit Dance at Meziadin

In January 1887 a delegation of chiefs from the Nisga’a and Tsimshian peoples of northern British Columbia, seeking restitution from a government that had stolen their lands without a treaty or compensation, ...