Indigenous Studies

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Writing the Hamat'sa

Ethnography, Colonialism, and the Cannibal Dance

UBC Press

Writing the Hamat̓sa critically surveys four centuries of archival, published, and oral sources to trace the attempted prohibition, intercultural mediation, and ultimate survival of one of Canada’s most iconic Indigenous ceremonies.

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Bead by Bead

Constitutional Rights and Métis Community

UBC Press

Bead by Bead lays bare the failure of judicial doctrine and government policy to address Métis rights, and offers constructive insights on ways to advance reconciliation.

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To Share, Not Surrender

Indigenous and Settler Visions of Treaty-Making in the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia

UBC Press

To Share, Not Surrender presents multiple views and lived experience of the treaty-making process and its repercussions in the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia, and publishes, for the first time, the Vancouver Island Treaties in First Nations languages.

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The Social Life of Standards

Ethnographic Methods for Local Engagement

UBC Press

The Social Life of Standards reveals how political and technical tools for organizing society are developed, applied, subverted, contested, and reassembled as local communities interact with standards created by external forces.

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First Nations Wildfire Evacuations

A Guide for Communities and External Agencies

By Tara K. McGee, Amy Cardinal Christianson, and First Nations Wildfire Evacuation Partnership
UBC Press, Purich Books

Based on the experiences of evacuees from seven First Nations communities, this book offers guidance to Indigenous communities and external agencies on how to successfully plan for and carry out wildfire evacuations.

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A People and a Nation

New Directions in Contemporary Métis Studies

UBC Press

In A People and a Nation, the authors, most of whom are themselves Metis, offer readers a set of lenses through which to consider the complexity of historical and contemporary Métis nationhood and peoplehood.

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The Theatre of Regret

Literature, Art, and the Politics of Reconciliation in Canada

UBC Press

The Theatre of Regret reveals the role that Indigenous and allied literatures play in challenging state-centred discourses of reconciliation in Canada.

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Our Hearts Are as One Fire

An Ojibway-Anishinabe Vision for the Future

UBC Press

Reframing Manitou Aki (Creator's Land) history from the perspective of the Ojibway-Anishinabe, Our Hearts Are as One Fire shares a vision for the leaders of today and tomorrow.

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Invested Indifference

How Violence Persists in Settler Colonial Society

UBC Press

Invested Indifference exposes the tenacity of violence against Indigenous people, arguing that some lives are made to matter – or not – depending on their relation to the settler-colonial nation state.

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Bois-Brûlés

The Untold Story of the Métis of Western Québec

UBC Press

Bois-Brûlés shatters the prevailing orthodoxy that Métis communities are found solely in western Canada by demonstrating that a distinct community emerged in the fur trade frontier of Quebec in the early nineteenth century and persists to this day.

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