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Par Constance Backhouse, Nancy Backhouse. 2004
In 1922, Elizabeth Bethune Campbell, a Toronto-born socialite, began a fourteen-year-battle with the Ontario legal establishment over her mother's will,…and to prove that her uncle had stolen funds from her mother's estate. In 1930, as a non-lawyer and Canadian, she argued her case before the Privy Council in London - the first woman to do so. This is an annotated reprint of her self-published account of her campaign. 2004.
Par John Ralston Saul. 2014
Presents a powerful portrait of modern Aboriginal life in Canada, in contrast with the perceived failings so often portrayed in…politics and in media. The author illustrates his arguments by compiling a remarkable selection of letters, speeches and writings by Aboriginal leaders and thinkers, showcasing the extraordinarily rich, moving and stable indigenous point of view across the centuries. 2014.
Par Brent Stonefish. 2007
This informative guide will help First Nation, Métis and Inuit adult learners excel and achieve their educational goals when attending…a post-secondary program. It looks at the various aspects of student life that one may face while going to school. 2007.
Par Peter James McCormick. 2000
Until 1949, court decisions in Canada were open to Britain for appeal. Since then, the Supreme Court has emerged as…a powerful Canadian institution. The author tells the story of how the Court evolved and describes many of the well-known personalities who have sat on the bench. He also provides a portrait of the major events and daily life of the Court over the last five decades of the 20th century. 2000.
Par David W Shannon. 2007
The right to dignity for all is explicitly recognized in Canadian law; in practice a variety of individuals and groups…have been excluded from the concern and respect that their nature as persons demands. Prominent among these excluded groups are members of the disabled community, who are marginalized by a society that regularly neglects to recognize their needs, capacities, and merits as individuals. Shannon identifies the social and attitudinal barriers still present in Canadian society today, and cites the factors needed to reverse the process of exclusion. 2007.
Stolen from our embrace: the abduction of First Nations children and the restoration of aboriginal communities
Par Suzanne Fournier, Ernie Crey. 1997
Describes the treatment of aboriginal children in Canada who were taken to live in residential schools. The story is told…using interviews and anecdotes shared by those who attended the schools. The current state of aboriginal affairs is also discussed. 1997.
Par Yvonne Johnson, Rudy Wiebe. 1998
Rudy Wiebe collaborates with Yvonne Johnson, a great-great-granddaughter of Cree Chief Big Bear, to tell the story of her life.…Born in Montana with a double-cleft palate, she experienced a life of physical and sexual abuse, and slid into alcoholism before participating in the murder for which she is now in prison. Strong language, descriptions of violence, descriptions of sexual violence. 1998.
Par Ronald Wright. 1992
Par Monique Gray Smith. 2017
Canada's relationship with its Indigenous people has suffered as a result of both the residential school system and the lack…of understanding of the historical and current impact of those schools. Healing and repairing that relationship requires education, awareness and increased understanding of the legacy and the impacts still being felt by Survivors and their families. Guided by Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith, readers will learn about the lives of Survivors and listen to allies who are putting the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into action. For senior high readers. 2017.
Par Susanne Reber, Rob Renaud. 2005
On a Saskatoon night in November 1990, seventeen-year-old Neil Stonechild disappeared, to be found dead in a field, his body…frozen, three days later. The police investigation was cursory, but Neil's mother Stella refused to give up, as did witness Jason Roy, who had seen Neil, beaten and bleeding, in the back of a Saskatoon police cruiser the night he disappeared. It was only in January 2000, when two more men were found frozen to death, that the truth about Neil Stonechild's fate began to emerge. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2005.
Par Tanya Talaga. 2017
Over the span of ten years, seven high school students died in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The seven were hundreds of…miles away from their families, forced to leave their reserve because there was no high school there for them to attend. Award-winning journalist Tanya Talaga delves into the history of this northern city that has come to manifest, and struggle with, human rights violations past and present against aboriginal communities. Bestseller. Winner of the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize and the 2018 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. 2017.
Par J. R Miller. 1996
A comprehensive study of residential schools, the institutions where attendance by Native children was compulsory as recently as the 1960s.…Former students have come forward in increasing numbers to describe the psychological and physical abuse they suffered in these schools, and many view the system as an experiment in cultural genocide. Miller explores all three players in the story: the government officials who authorized the schools, the missionaries who taught in them, and the students who attended them. Co-winner of the 1996 Saskatchewan Book Award for nonfiction. Some descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. 1996.
Operated by the same bureaucracy that was expanding health care opportunities for most Canadians, the 'Indian Hospitals' were underfunded, understaffed,…overcrowded, and rife with coercion and medical experimentation. Established to keep the Aboriginal tuberculosis population isolated, they became a means of ensuring that other Canadians need not share access to modern hospitals with Aboriginal patients. Tracing the history of the system from its fragmentary origins to its gradual collapse, Maureen K. Lux describes the arbitrary and contradictory policies that governed the 'Indian Hospitals, ' the experiences of patients and staff, and the vital grassroots activism that pressed the federal government to acknowledge its treaty obligations. A disturbing look at the dark side of the liberal welfare state, "Separate Beds" reveals a history of racism and negligence in health care for Canada's First Nations that should never be forgotten. 2016.
Par Kathleen Ann Lahey, Kevin Alderson. 2004
Describes both the experiences of same-sex couples who have been able to marry, and the stories behind the scenes that…explain how the legal battle was won. Using legal history and interviews, the authors investigate the two sides of this process. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2004.
Par Jack Batten. 1984
Traces Robinette's career from his beginnings as a litigation lawyer, to his successes as a civil lawyer in cases involving…such corporate giants as E.P. Taylor, and his participation in the new Canadian constitution. c1984.
Since the 1980s successive Canadian institutions, including the federal government and Christian churches, have attempted to grapple with the malignant…legacy of residential schooling, including official apologies, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Miller tackles and explains these institutional responses to Canada's residential school legacy. Analysing archival material and interviews with former students, politicians, bureaucrats, church officials, and the Chief Commissioner of the TRC, Miller reveals a major obstacle to achieving reconciliation--the inability of Canadians at large to overcome their flawed, overly positive understanding of their country's history. Asks Canadians to accept that the root of the problem was Canadians like them in the past who acquiesced to aggressively assimilative policies. 2017.
Par James Bartleman. 2007
Recalls the boyhood years of Ontario's future lieutenant-governor, living in a dilapidated old house complete with outdoor toilet and coal…oil-lamp lighting. As a half-breed kid, he was caught between two worlds. His Native mother's fight with depression flowed from that dilemma, while his father, a white, working class, guy who never had any money, made the best home brew in the village - and his specialty was raisin wine. 2007.
Par Elizabeth Comack. 2012
Draws on historical records and contemporary cases of Aboriginal–police relations, such as the “Starlight Tours” in Saskatoon, as well as…interviews conducted with Aboriginal people in Winnipeg’s inner-city communities. Examines how race and racism inform the routine practices of police officers and how they affect their encounters with Aboriginal people, and argues that resolution requires a fundamental transformation in the structure and organization of policing. Includes violence. 2012.
Par Bill Wilson, Bev Sellars. 2016
The book begins with glimpses of foods, medicines, and cultural practices North America's indigenous peoples have contributed for worldwide benefit.…It documents the dark period of regulation by racist laws during the twentieth century, and then discusses new emergence in the twenty-first century into a re-establishment of Indigenous land and resource rights. The result is a candidly told personal take on the history of a culture's fight for their rights and survival. It is Canadian history told from a First Nations point of view. Bestseller. 2016.
Par Anne Pelouas. 2015
" Peuple de l'Arctique à l'histoire millénaire, les Inuits ont traversé le XXe siècle en passant du nomadisme à la…sédentarité. Doués dune faculté d'adaptation exceptionnelle, ils traversent aujourdhui les temps troubles générés par le réchauffement climatique et leur mode de vie traditionnel s'en trouve bouleversé. Et si, par " mode de vie traditionnel ", on entend la vie nomade, l'iglou d'hiver et la tente de peau l'été, le kayak, l'autosuffisance, on peut effectivement parler de risque de disparition c'est déjà arrivé ailleurs. Mais les Inuits ont plusieurs cordes à leur arc et ne cessent d'évoluer. Citons par exemple Kenojuak Ashevak, artiste inuit du XXe siècle dont la renommée dépasse largement les simples communautés de l'Arctique ou toutes ces entreprises 100% Inuits du Nunavik comme Air Inuit, First Air, Nunavik Rotors, Nunavik Eastern Arctic Shipping, Nunacell, Pêcheries Unaaq Nasittuq, Aventures Inuit qui rayonnent bien au-delà. Il y a aujourdhui beaucoup plus que la chasse à l'ours et au phoque et la pêche sous le glacier dans ce Grand Nord ! Mais être Inuit, c'est aussi être prêt à tout. En Arctique, oubliez les grands hôpitaux aux équipements ultrasophistiqués ! En-dehors de trois grands hôpitaux, le Nord du Canada ne compte que de petits dispensaires dans chaque communauté, dirigés par des infirmiers. Rares sont les médecins qui demeurent là en permanence. " -- 4e de couv.