Guides and Readings

Articles, Guides, Toolkits

Coulthard, G. S. (2007). Subjects of empire: Indigenous peoples and the ‘politics of recognition’in Canada. Contemporary political theory, 6(4), 437-460.

"Indigenous Issues 101." apihtawikosisan blog

International Journal of Indigenous Health

Knopf, K. (2010). " Sharing Our Stories with All Canadians": Decolonizing Aboriginal Media and Aboriginal Media Politics in Canada. American Indian culture and research journal, 34(1), 89-120.

Kornelson, David. Decolonizing Community Engagement

Lawrence, B., & Dua, E. (2005). Decolonizing antiracism. Social justice, 32(4 (102), 120-143.

Tallbear, Kim. Making Love and Relations Beyond Settler Sexualities. Social Justice Institute Noted Scholars Lecture Series.

The Disappearance of the Two-Spirit Traditions in Canada. The Drummer's Revenge blog

Turner, D. A. (2006). This is not a peace pipe: Towards a critical indigenous philosophy. University of Toronto Press.

What is Cultural Appropriation? apihtawikosisan blog


Battiste, Mary. (2017) Visioning a Mi'kmaw humanities : indigenizing the academy

Belanger, Yale (ed.) (2014) Ways of Knowing: An Introduction to Native Studies in Canada, Nelson Education Limited

Charleyboy, Lisa, and Mary Beth Leatherdale, (2016). DREAMING IN INDIAN: CONTEMPORARY NATIVE AMERICAN VOICES

Coates, Ken (2015) #IDLENOMORE: And the Remaking of Canada, University of Regina Press.

Deloria, Vine Jr. (2006) The World We Used to Live In: Remembering the Powers of the Medicine Men, Fulcrum Publishing, Golden Colorado.

Dennis, Darrell (2014) Peace Pipe Dreams: The Truth about Lies and Indians, Douglas & McIntyre

Helin, Calvin (2006) Dances with Dependency: Indigenous Success through Self-Reliance. Orca Spirit Publishing: Vancouver.

Fiddler, Thomas and James R. Stevens (2003) Killing of the Shaman, Penumbra Press: Canada.

Highway, Tomson. (2017). From Oral to Written: A Celebration of Indigenous Literature in Canada, 1980-2010

Kino-nda-niimi-Collective (2014) The Winter We Danced: Voices from the Past, the Future and the Idle No More Movement, Arp Books: Winnipeg

LaDuke, Winona (2002) The Winona LaDuke Reader: A Collection of Essential Writings, Theytus Books.

Porter, Tom (2008) And Grandma Said…Iroquois Teachings, as passed down through the oral tradition, Xlibris Corporation: United States.

Reagan, Paulette. Unsettling the Settler Within: Indian Residential Schools, Truth Telling, and Reconciliation in Canada.

Simpson, Leanne Betasamosake. As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance. 2017.

Vowel, Chelsea. (2016). Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit issues in Canada.


8th Fire. CBC TV Series

Indians Who Rocked the World (2017). Bainbridge, Catherine, and Alfonso Maiorana.

National Film Board of Canada Educational Playlists

She Falls For Ages (Skawennati, 2017)

Shielded Minds. Wesley-Esquimaux, Cynthia, Ronan MacParland and David Berkal (2009).

The Madam (Skin Machinima Workshop, 2016)

The Road forward (2017). Clements, Marie. NFB Canada. 

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