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.
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.
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.