A Place to Start

One of the requirements of this course is that your research be based primarily on research conducted and written by people who identify as First Peoples. Yet, identity is slippery and not always forthcoming–How obvious is your identity? So, how do you know if someone is Metis, Inuit, or First Nations? Often, it’ll appear in their byline– Taiaiake Alfred says of himself that he’s a research from “Kahnawá:ke in the Mohawk Nation.” Leanne Betasamosake Simpson describes herself as an Anishnaabe writer, musician, academic and activist.  Tanya Tagaq‘s website describes her as an “Inuk throat singer.” Use the terms that an artist, writer, academic, or musician uses to describe themselves. If they say First Nations, use First Nations. If they say Inuk, don’t say Cree.

Here is a place to start if you’re looking for Indigenous writers and scholars from whom to build you own research paper.

Pam Palmeter – Mi’kmaw citizen and member of the Eel River Bar First Nation in northern New Brunswick, and Associate Professor at Ryerson University

Tanya Lukin Linklater – Indigenous film and performance artist

Igloliorte, Heather. “Inuit Artistic Expression as Cultural Resilience.” Response, Responsibility, and Renewal: Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Journey. Edited by Gregory Younging, Jonathan Dewar and Mike DeGagne. Aboriginal Healing Foundation, 2009, pp.123-136. Canadian Electronic Library, http://ezproxy.dawsoncollege.qc.ca:2853/ID/220342?

Feheley, Patricia M. “Language: The Art of Annie Pootoogook.” Inuit Art Quarterly, vol. 19, no. 2, 2004, pp. 11-15.

Gunderson, Sonia. “Bringing Art to Life: Zacharias Kunuk.” Inuit Art Quarterly, vol. 19, no. 3 & 4, 2004, pp. 48-52.

Norman, David Winfield. “Control Mapping: Peter Pitseolak and Zacharias Kunuk On Reclaiming Inuit Photographic Images and Imaging.” Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society, vol. 3, no. 1, 2014, pp. 48-72. http://decolonization.org/index.php/des/article/view/20408. Accessed 5 Dec. 2016.

Sinclair, James. “Breaking New Ground: The Graphic Art Work Of Shuvinai Ashoona, Janet Kigusiuq, Victoria Mamnguqsualuk and Annie Pootoogook.” Inuit Art Quarterly, vol. 19, no. 3 & 4, 2004, pp. 58-61.

Education

Battiste, Marie Ann. Decolonizing Education: Nourishing the Learning Spirit. Saskatoon: Purich Limited, 2013. Print.

Simpson, Leanna Betasamosake. “Land as Pedagogy: Nishnaabeg Intelligence and Rebellious Transformation.” Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, vol. 3, no. 3, 2014 pp. 1-25.   JSTOR.

Environment

Wilson, Waziyatawin Angela. “Introduction: Indigenous Knowledge Recovery Is Indigenous Empowerment.” American Indian Quarterly, vol. 28, no. 3, 1 July 2004, pp. 359–372.JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/4138922?ref=search-gateway:d02e9c87954bccb946f321aacfb45dd4.

 

Nayar, Kamala Elizabeth, and ‘Liyaa’ Mlaxha. “The Journey of a Ts’msyen Residential School Survivor: Resiliency and Healing in Multi-Ethnic Milieusng in Multi-Ethnic Milieus.” BC Studies, 2014, pp. 63-87.

Niezen, Ronald. Canada’s Residential Schools: the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2013.

Palmater, Pamela. “Shining Light on the Dark Places: Addressing Police Racism and Sexualized Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls in the National Inquiry.” Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, vol. 28, no. 2, 2016, pp. 253–284. doi:10.3138/cjwl.28.2.253.

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “A Place to Start

  1. Joyce Green: Cree-Scots Métis descent and Associate Professor at the University of Regina in political science.
    Green, Joyce. “Canaries in the Mines of Citizenship: Indian Women in Canada.”
    Canadian Journal of Political Science/Revue Canadienne De Science Politique,
    vol. 34, no. 04, 2001, pp. 715–738. JSTOR, doi:10.1017/s0008423901778067.

    Christine Miller: Blackfoot Descent and Associate Professor of sociology. This book also includes contributors who are also First Nations descent.
    Miller, Christine, and Patricia Marie Chuchryk. Women of the First Nations: Power,
    Wisdom, and Strength. Winnipeg, Man., University of Manitoba Press, 1996.

    Pamela Palmater: Mi’kmaw citizen and Associate Professor and Chair at Ryerson University in Indigenous Governance.
    Palmater, Pamela. “Shining Light on the Dark Places: Addressing Police Racism and
    Sexualized Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls in the National
    Inquiry.” Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, vol. 28, no. 2, 2016, pp. 253–
    284. doi:10.3138/cjwl.28.2.253.

  2. Tom Goldtooth is executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network
    Goldtooth, Tom B.K., and Mato Awanyankapi. “The State of Indigenous America Series: Earth Mother, Piñons, and Apple Pie.” Wicazo Sa Review, vol. 25, no. 2, 2010, pp. 11–28. JSTOR, doi:10.1353/wic.2010.0006.

    Dr. Waziyatawin is a Historian.
    Wilson, Waziyatawin Angela. “Introduction: Indigenous Knowledge Recovery Is Indigenous Empowerment.” American Indian Quarterly, vol. 28, no. 3, 1 July 2004, pp. 359–372.JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/4138922?ref=search-gateway:d02e9c87954bccb946f321aacfb45dd4.

  3. A Metis author
    Menzies, Charles R. “Stories from Home: First Nations, Land Claims, and Euro-
    Canadians.” American Ethnologist vol. 21 no. 4, 1994, pp. 776-91. JSTOR
    A Native author from Listuguj Mi’gmaq
    Metallic, Naiomi. “Indian Act By-Laws: A Variable Means for First Nations to (Re)Assert
    Control Over Local Matters Now and Not Later.” Unversity of New Brunswick, Faculty
    of Law, vol. 67, 2016, pp. 211-234. EBSCOhost
    A Mohawk author
    Alfred, Taiaiake. Peace, power, righteousness: an indigenous manifesto. 2nd ed., Don Mills,
    Ont: Oxford University Press, 2009.

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