The Canadian Journal of Native Studies

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 1, 2016

"A Combination of the Spontaneous and the Strained": 1 Collision, Transformation, and the Book of Jessica
MARIA: In community work there's an exchange of power, a sharing, and as a result we all get strong. But what I've learned from Jessica in the last little while . . . why do I hurt when we talk about these things? It's because I can never own it either...
American Indian Health and Nursing
Margaret P. Moss, (ed.), American Indian Health and Nursing. New York: Springer Publishing, 2015. 399 pages. ISBN: 978-0-8261-2984-0. $70.00 USD paperback.Margaret P. Moss is an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nations. She has endeavored...
An Act of Genocide: Colonialism and the Sterilization of Aboriginal Women
Karen Stote, An Act of Genocide: Colonialism and the Sterilization of Aboriginal Women. Black Point, Nova Scotia: Fernwood Publishing, 2015. 200 pages. ISBN 978-1-55266-732-3. $25.00 paperback.In An Act of Genocide: Colonialism and the Sterilization...
Apostate Englishman: Grey Owl the Writer and the Myths
Albert Braz, Apostate Englishman: Grey Owl the Writerand the Myths. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2015.190 pages. ISBN 9780887557781. $27.95 paperback.Albert Braz's book is certainly a surprise. It is a read that challenges not only what we...
A Two-Spirit Journey: The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder
Ma-Nee Chacaby, with Mary Louisa Plummer, A Two-Spirit Journey: The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2016. 240 pages. ISBN 9780887558122. $24.95 paperback.Ma-Nee Chacaby is a survivor. She triumphed...
Blocking Their Path to Prison: Song and Music as Healing Methods for Canada's Aboriginal Women
IntroductionAt the opening of an aboriginal justice conference in the mountains of Alberta, a large shell was brought around, filled with smoldering sweetgrass. Each of us wafted that beautifully-scented smoke over our heads, eyes, ears...asking for...
Child-Rearing Practices of the Carrier First Nation in Northern British Columbia, Canada
The transition from infancy to childhood, into adulthood is mainly shaped by the child-rearing styles of one's caretakers. Child-rearing refers to the subset of practices and philosophies held by caregivers regarding how to raise a child (Rosalyn, 1991)....
Collaborative Research with First Nations in Northern Ontario: The Process and Methodology
INTRODUCTIONThe importance of engaging with Indigenous peoples1 in climate change research is evident. Studies have brought attention to the valuable knowledge of Indigenous peoples in climate change adaptation and mitigation (Cruikshank 2001, Macchi...
Dangerous Spirits: The Windigo in Myth and History
Shawn Smallman, Dangerous Spirits: The Windigo in Myth and History. Victoria: Heritage House Publishing, 2014.221 pages. ISBN 9781772030327. $19.95 paperback.Dangerous Spirits is an ethnohistorical contribution to the ongoing conversation about the Windigo...
Decolonizing Educational Practices for All Indigenous Students: Reclamation and Recovering Indigenous Ancestry for Chican@ Students
"We give up so much to come here. Culture as ancient as the pyramids. Our mother's tongue, first spoken to us while we were in her iron-deficient womb. And our gods, too. We leave them behind. Because they do not have papers. They cannot come with us...
Decolonizing of the Nursing Academy
Given the history of colonialism, assimilation, and quality of life, and westernization of health care, many Canadian Indigenous1 students may not conform to conventional institutional norms within nursing education as the profession of nursing is based...
Edgar Heap of Birds
Bill Anthes, Edgar Heap of Birds. Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2015.232 pages. ISBN 978-0-8223-5994-4. $24.95 USD paperback.Edgar Heap of Birds is Bill Anthes's second book on American Indian art, the first being his 2006 Native Moderns:...
Ethnic Identity Development among First Nation Children: An Individual Growth Approach
Research on the development of racial-ethnic identity among minority group children and adolescents has enjoyed continued research interest over the last several decades (see Schwartz, Syed, Yip, Knight, Umana-Taylor, Rivas-Drake & Lee and the Ethnic...
Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America
Michael J. McDonnell, Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America. New York: Hill and Wang, 2015.402 pages. ISBN 978-0-8090-2953-2. $39.99 hardcover.Michael McDonnell is an associate professor of history at the University of Sydney,...
Presentation to the Calacs (Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies) University of Costa Rica, July 8-10,2015
« Americity: the Integration of the Americas through their IndigenousCosmologies ».Americity, Américité, Americidade, AmericidadThere is a new planetary consciousnessComing from the unification of the four Aboriginal AmericasHá urna nova consciencia...
Settler: Identity and Colonialism in 21st Century Canada
Emma Battell Lowman and Adam J. Barker, Settler: Identity and Colonialism in 2V Century Canada. Winnipeg: Femwood Publishing, 2015.160 pages. ISBN 9781552667781. $18.95 paperback.In Settler: Identity and Colonialism in 21s1 Century Canada, Lowman and...
Stories from Quechan Oral Literature
A. M. Halpem and Amy Miller (eds.), Stories from Quechan Oral Literature. Cambridge, U.K.: Open Book Publishers, 2014. 533 pages. ISBN 978-1909254-85-5. £17.95 paperback.Dr. Amy Miller has produced an extraordinary and elegantly positioned glimpse into...
The Canadian Environment in Political Context
Andrea Olive, The Canadian Environment in Political Context. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016. 390 pages. ISBN 9781442608719. $49.95 paperback.Andrea Olive teaches environmental policy and wrote this book to survey the Canadian field for students...
The Decolonizing Poetics of Indigenous Literatures
Mareike Neuhaus, The Decolonizing Poetics of Indigenous Literatures. Regina: U of Regina P, 2015. 295 pages. ISBN 9780889773905. $29.95 paperback.In "One Generation from Extinction," Basil Johnston argues that when Indigenous languages are lost, the...
Those Who Belong: Identity, Family, Blood, and Citizenship among the White Earth Anishinaabeg
Jill Doerfler, Those Who Belong: Identity, Family, Blood, and Citizenship among the White Earth Anishinaabeg. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2015. 240 pages. ISBN 978-0-88755-796-5. $29.95 paperback.As the saying goes, the most basic function...
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