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Two Families

Treaties and Government

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Through an examination of treaty rights, Johnson makes a passionate plea for equality and harmony between First Nations, governments, and society in general.

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Negotiating the Numbered Treaties

An Intellectual and Political History of Alexander Morris

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

The story of the prairie treaties and Alexander Morris, a man who embraced a larger concept of nationhood and the role of First Nations in the expansion of Canada.

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Gambling with the Future

The Evolution of Aboriginal Gaming in Canada

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Slots, cards, and casinos: what does gambling mean to First Nations communities in Canada?

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Indian Ernie

Perspectives on Policing and Leadership by Ernie Louttit

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Retired police sergeant Ernie Louttit shares stories from the streets of Saskatoon, struggling to bring justice to communities where the lines between criminal and victim often blurred.

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Insights from the Streets

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Retired Police Sergeant Ernie Louttit heads back to the streets in his second book, giving readers a rare glimpse of the realities a street cop faces dealing with prostitutes, street gangs, drunk drivers, and other offenders.

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The Honour and Dishonour of the Crown

Making Sense of Aboriginal Law in Canada

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Unique within Canadian legal writing, this book unpacks the complex conceptual differences between the fiduciary duty of the Crown and the honour of the Crown.

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Revisiting the Duty to Consult Aboriginal Peoples

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

The duty to consult has a fundamental importance for all Canadians, yet misunderstandings of the doctrine remain widespread; this book addresses those misconceptions.

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Decolonizing Education

Nourishing the Learning Spirit

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

An impassioned argument for Aboriginal education and critical engagement with Indigenous knowledges and traditions.

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Nationhood Interrupted

Revitalizing nêhiyaw Legal Systems

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Co-founder of the international movement Idle No More, Sylvia McAdam shares nêhiyaw (Cree) laws so that future generations may understand and live by them, revitalizing Indigenous nationhood.

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Moving Aboriginal Health Forward

Discarding Canada’s Legal Barriers

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

This comprehensive analysis of Aboriginal health statistics, historical practices, and legal principles in Canadian law provides a practical framework for the reconciliation of Aboriginal health and healing practices within Canadian society.

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Resisting Rights

Canada and the International Bill of Rights, 1947–76

UBC Press

Resisting Rights challenges the myths that Canada has always been at the forefront in the development of international human rights law and led the cause at the United Nations.

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Levelling the Lake

Transboundary Resource Management in the Lake of the Woods Watershed

UBC Press

It’s one thing to live in a watershed. We all do. It’s another to manage one, as Levelling the Lake compellingly demonstrates.

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Opening the Government of Canada

The Federal Bureaucracy in the Digital Age

UBC Press

Opening the Government of Canada provides a vivid and compelling account of the central challenge facing governments in the digital age: abandoning their “Closed Government” traditions to become more open, networked, and collaborative.

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Delivering Policy

The Contested Politics of Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Canada

UBC Press

Delivering Policy explores how the tension between science and politics shaped the long and fraught path to Canada’s Assisted Human Reproduction Act.

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Assembling Unity

Indigenous Politics, Gender, and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs

UBC Press

Assembling Unity traces the history of pan-Indigenous unity in British Columbia through political negotiations, gendered activism, and the balance and exercise of power.

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Four Unruly Women

Stories of Incarceration and Resistance from Canada’s Most Notorious Prison

UBC Press

Filled with stories of pain, regret, and resistance, this chilling account of how four women survived their time at Kingston Penitentiary stands as an indictment of the idea that prisons and punishment are society’s answer to crime.

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To Be Equals in Our Own Country

Women and the Vote in Quebec

UBC Press

To Be Equals in Our Own Country chronicles the bitter struggle for women’s suffrage in Quebec, the last province to grant Canadian women this fundamental human right.

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Fighting with the Empire

Canada, Britain, and Global Conflict, 1867–1947

UBC Press

This insightful collection untangles the paradox of mobilizing a Canadian contribution to Britain’s imperial wars – and forging a national identity in the process.

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The Political Economy of Resource Regulation

An International and Comparative History, 1850-2015

UBC Press

This is the first global survey of how natural resources have been regulated in the modern world.

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The Empire on the Western Front

The British 62nd and Canadian 4th Divisions in Battle

UBC Press

Focusing on developments at the divisional level in Britain and Canada, The Empire on the Western Front casts a critical eye on how the British Empire transformed unseasoned volunteers into battle-ready soldiers for the Western Front.

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Saving the Nation through Culture

The Folklore Movement in Republican China

UBC Press

Saving the Nation through Culture tells the little-known story of how a group of Chinese scholars attempted to use “low culture” to promote national unity during a long period of crisis.

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Constructing Empire

The Japanese in Changchun, 1905–45

UBC Press

While other studies focus on the role of diplomats and the military, Constructing Empire demonstrates that building the Japanese empire also required civilian participation.

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The Nature of Canada

UBC Press, On Point Press

These captivating reflections on the history of our environment and ourselves will make you think differently not only about Canada’s past but also about our future.

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Putting Family First

Migration and Integration in Canada

Edited by Harald Bauder
UBC Press

Putting Family First challenges the conventional view of settlement and integration as an individual process driven largely by the labour market, placing the family at the centre of the successful immigrant experience.

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Doing Politics Differently?

Women Premiers in Canada’s Provinces and Territories

UBC Press

Do women do politics differently? By assessing the legacies of eleven women premiers, this groundbreaking volume answers a question that has been debated around the world since women first demanded the right to vote and hold public office.

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Nothing to Write Home About

British Family Correspondence and the Settler Colonial Everyday in British Columbia

UBC Press

The first substantial study of family correspondence and settler colonialism, Nothing to Write Home About elucidates the significance of trans-imperial intimacy, epistolary silence, and the everyday in laying the foundations of settler colonialism in British Columbia.

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Seeking the Court’s Advice

The Politics of the Canadian Reference Power

UBC Press

The first comprehensive analysis of the Canadian reference power, Seeking the Court’s Advice examines how policy makers use the courts strategically to achieve political ends.

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Vancouverism

UBC Press, On Point Press

This is the remarkable story, told by a key insider, about Vancouver’s dramatic transformation from a typical mid-sized North American city into an inspiring world-class metropolis celebrated for its liveability, sustainability, and vibrancy.

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The New NDP

Moderation, Modernization, and Political Marketing

UBC Press

The New NDP traces the tumultuous shift in federal New Democratic Party’s ideology and campaigning techniques in the opening decades of the twenty-first century.

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Ruling Out Art

Media Art Meets Law in Ontario’s Censor Wars

UBC Press

This fascinating account of Ontario’s 1980s’ censor wars shows that when art intersects with law, artists have the power to transform the law, and the law, in turn, can influence the concept of art.

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