The Canadian Journal of Native Studies

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 2, 2015

Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Marketing 'An Issue of Governance'
IntroductionWhile the economic gains of tourism are being realized by several countries, there are concerns raised in the literature about the negative impact tourist visits have on community resources and local environments. Batra (2006) argues that...
Ainu Geographic Names and an Indigenous History of the Herring in Hokkaido, Japan
IntroductionThe Ainu people are an indigenous people of Hokkaido Island of northern Japan (figure 1), as well as southern Sakhalin Island and the southern part of the Kuril Islands in Northeast Asia. They may have lived in the southernmost part of Kamchatka...
At the Sacred Intersection of Politics and War: A Discussion of Warrior Societies, Masculine Identity Politics, and Indigenous Resistance Trends in Canada
As a youth, every Iroquois male is taught the arts of war, so that he'll be ready to defend his country and his people. This makes it unnecessary for the Iroquois government to have an expensive War Department with its high-salaried military echelon...
Blockades or Breakthroughs? Aboriginal Peoples Confront the Canadian State
Yale D. Belanger and P. Whitney Lackenbauer (eds.), Blockades or Breakthroughs? Aboriginal Peoples Confront the Canadian State. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014. 466 pages. ISBN 978-0-7735-4391-1. $32.95 paperback.The pursuit...
Bridging Communities: Examining the Intersection of Social Capital and Power 1
Intercultural community bridging may present many practical challenges, but there are a number of theoretical challenges that must be considered as well. Successful community bridging requires nurturing the growth of social capital and negotiating the...
Crime and Victimization among American Indians: One Community's Perception of Crime, Violence, and Social Services
American Indians living on reservations find that justice is elusive for them. The size and density of the reservation, the environmental surroundings, the complexities of the indigenous culture, and the struggle of law enforcement and social services...
Dying from Improvement: Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in Custody
Sherene II. Razack, Dying From Improvement: Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in Custody. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015. 309 pages. ISBN 9781442628915. $32.95 paperback.This is a passionate, thought-provoking, and disconcerting...
Formations of United States Colonialism
Alyosha Goldstein (ed.), Formations of United States Colonialism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014. 432 pages. ISBN 978-0-82235810-7. $27.95 USD paperback.Formations of United States Colonialism is an excellent collection of state-of-the-art essays...
From Tribute to Communal Sovereignty: The Tarascan and Caxcan Territories in Transition
Andrew Roth-Seneff, Robert V. Kemper, and Julie Adkins (eds.), From Tribute to Communal Sovereignty: The Tarascan and Caxcan Territories in Transition. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 2015. 272 pages. ISBN 978-0-8165-3158-5. $55.00 USD hardcover.This...
"Indians Wear Red": Colonialism, Resistance, and Aboriginal Street Gangs
Elizabeth Comack, Lawrence Deane, Larry Morrissette, and Jim Silver. "Indians Wear Red": Colonialism, Resistance, and Aboriginal Street Gangs. Halifax & Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing, 2013. 166 pages. ISBN 9781552665824. $19.95 paperback.This relatively...
Indigenous Peoples and Biculturedness
IntroductionIndigenous peoples in North America have faced: colonization; forced relocation; loss of traditional ways and knowledge; residential and boarding schools; the inability to use cultural and traditional rituals, ceremonies and languages; and...
Inuit Youth Involvement in a Competitive Ice Hockey Program: Improvements in Aerobic Capacity, but Important Gender Differences
Research contributions from this study will help guide future public health interventions that emphasize the importance of Aboriginal youth living in remote communities having access to organized sport and recreation programs to aid in the improvement...
Journey to the Heart of the First Peoples Collection
Marie-Paula Robitaille (ed.), Journey to the Heart of the First Peoples Collection. Montreal: Baraka Books, 2014. 260 pages. ISBN 9781771860307. $49.95 hardcover.The Canadian Museum of Civilization (renamed the Canadian Museum of History in 2013) is...
Makayla's Decision: The Exercise of Indigenous Rights and the Primacy of Allopathic Medicine in Canada
Introduction: Makayla Sault and JJIn the middle of January 2015, eleven-year-old Makayla Sault of Ontario's New Credit First Nation died of cancer. A year earlier Makayla had been diagnosed with a rare version of acute lymphoblastic leukemia called positive...
Mediating Indianness
Cathy Coveil Waegner (ed.), Mediating Indianness. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2015. 318 pages. ISBN 978-0-88755-779-8. $34.95 paperback.This collection of essays looks at a wide range of media, including print, film, theatre, hiphop, dance,...
Mining Capitalism: The Relationship between Corporations and Their Critics
Kirsch, Mining Capitalism: The Relationship between Corporations and their Critics. Oakland: University of California Press, 2014. 328 pages. ISBN 9780520281714. $29.95 USD paperback.Stuart Kirsch's Mining Capitalism is a provocative account of the resource...
Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing Nêhiyaw Legal Systems
Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum), Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing nêhiyaw Legal Systems. Saskatoon: Purich, 2015. 120 pages. ISBN 9781895830-804. $25.00 paperback.The main aim of Nationhood Interrupted is to detail how Nêhiyaw people can live lawfully....
Native Voices: Hamlet Soliliquy
NATIVE VOICESThe Canadian Journal of Native Studies is deeply committed to the promotion and preservation of Aboriginal languages in Canada. As part of that end, in each issue of the journal we intend to publish short oiriginal creative work written...
Photovoice and Documenting Change in the Canadian North: Expanding Opportunities and Addressing Changes
IntroductionSatellites images, computer models, photographs and videos depicting climatic transformations in the Canadian North have been used extensively. Yet, apart from the book by Abbott (2010), most of these images (climatic or otherwise), largely...
Restorying Indigenous Leadership: Wise Practices in Community Development
Cora Voyageur, Laura Brearley, and Brian Calliou (eds.), Restorying Indigenous Leadership: Wise Practices in Community Development. Banff, AB: Banff Centre Press, 2014. 345 pages. ISBN 978-1-89473-68-3. $24.95 paperback.Voyageur, Brearley, and Calliou's...
Stories of the Old Ones from the Lee River, Southeastern Manitoba: The Owl Inini, Carver Inini and Dancer Ikwe
E. Leigh Syms, Stories of the Old Ones from the Lee River, Southeastern Manitoba: The Owl Inini, Carver Inini and Dancer Ikwe. Winnipeg: Manitoba Museum, 2014.127 pages. ISBN 9780920704547. $33.99 paperback.E. Leigh Syms has written a book that takes...
The Comeback: How Aboriginals Are Reclaiming Power and Influence
John Ralston Saul, The Comeback: How Aboriginals Are Reclaiming Power and Influence. Toronto: Viking, 2014. 304 pages. ISBN 9780670068739. $28.00 hardcover....the indigenous-immigrant relationship was carefully developed over hundreds of years and largely...
The Great Blackfoot Treaties
Hugh A. Dempsey, The Great Blackfoot Treaties. Victoria: Heritage House, 2015. 262 pages. ISBN 978-1-77203-078-5. $22.95 paperback.Those familiar with the many books (there are no fewer than twenty of them) by Hugh Dempsey will not be surprised by the...
The Hopi Ontology: Preservation and the Indigenous
Among contemporary Native American groups, few have achieved as much renown in the popular culture as the Hopi, whose artifacts are frequently cited in commercial magazines and journals, and whose feuds with the Navajo are reported throughout the Southwest.1...
The Queerness of Native American Literature
Lisa Tatonetti, The Queerness of Native American Literature. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014. 304 pages. ISBN 978-0-81669279-8. $25.00 USD paperback.At times, while reading The Queerness of Native American Literature, I found myself...
The Splatsin Cooke Creek Culture Camp and the Ironies of Access to the Shuswap River
Caution: This essay contains examples of racist language directed at Indigenous peoples.Introduction... property served as an important site of struggle, a tool of dispossession but also of Indigenous resistance ...Egan and Place, 2013,131Oh look, an...
Towards the Future Together: Inuit Women Educational Leaders in Nunavut and Nunavik
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)Fiona Walton and Darlene O'Leary (eds.), Sivumut ... - Towards the Future Together: Inuit Women Educational Leaders in Nunavut and Nunavik. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press 2015. 166 pages. ISBN 978-088961-525-0....
Virtual Tangihanga, Virtual Tikanga Investigating the Potential and Pitfalls of Virtualising Maori Cultural Practices and Rituals
IntroductionTikanga Maori (tikanga) refer to a set of Maori cultural practices and customs that guide and inform behaviour in various contexts. Tikanga originated and were practised in pre-colonial contexts particularly on the marae, but have evolved...
Wampum and the Origins of American Money
Marc Shell, Wampum and the Origins of American Money. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2013. 168 pages. ISBN 978-0-252-03366-7. $35.00 USD hardcover.In Wampum and the Origins of American Money, Marc Shell takes an innovative and creative approach...
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