Author(s): Claudia Notzke
Synopsis: The most current and comprehensive book of its kind, Aboriginal Peoples and Natural Resources in Canada explores the opportunities and constraints that aboriginal people encounter in their efforts to use water resources, fisheries, forestry resources, wildlife, land and non-renewable resources, and to gain management power over these resources. This examination begins with a historical perspective, and takes into account cultural, political, legal and geographical factors. From the contemporary research of the author, the reader is informed of the most current developments and provided with a well-reasoned outlook for the future.
Author(s): Vickie Jensen
Synopsis: Long before their history was written, the Nisga’a and other people of North America used totem poles to teach about the past. It was important for children to learn their cultural history, all the way back to mythical times. Vickie Jensen takes us behind the scenes into the carving shed as she describes the various steps that go into carving and raising a totem pole.
Author(s): Gary K. Cowart
Synopsis: When young Chet Palmer joined the crew of the coastal schooner Exact in the frontier city of Portland, Oregon Territory in the year 1851, he had no intention of losing his freedom. But a routine trading voyage to the Indian west coast of Vancouver Island, with a stop in Puget Sound to offload a group of pioneers who planned to build a city there, has left him in the alien world of the Nootka Indians as a slave and triggered an adventure of survival and enlightenment beyond his wildest imagination. Given the degrading name of “White Clam” by the tribe who captured him, Chet must face up to the fact that he’s been left for dead by the crew of the Exact.
Buoyed by thoughts of Lucy Hill, a young girl who captured his heart on the voyage, Chet realizes survival is up to him, a stranger in a strange land. He immerses himself in the ways of the Indians, constantly aware that his life hangs by a thread and danger lurks everywhere. In time, Chet’s acquaintance with a fellow slave, a young Salish boy from the Washington Territory, turns to friendship and to partnership as they plot an escape to the freedom of the Puget Sound country to the south. Only the unscrupulous renegade leader “Two Skins,” the Indian who captured him to begin with, and who has sworn to kill him, stands between Chet and freedom.
Editor(s): Roslyn Kunin, Ph.D
Synopsis: Often misunderstood and approached with trepidation, the native land claims with the First Nations people should be of interest to all British Columbians. Prospering Together aims to improve the negotiating process by presenting a factual description of the issues on the table and some background and history to put those issues into context. This book also includes examination of what effect settlements and their costs will likely have on investment and the provincial economy.
Author(s): Michael Asch
Synopsis: Section 35 of the Constitution Act expressly acknowledges, for the first time, that there are aboriginal people and aboriginal rights. What, then, are the implications for Canada of the inclusion if this section is in our constitution? Central to this question is the definition of aboriginal rights and whether they include such “special” political rights as self-determination.
Author(s): Christopher McKee
Synopsis: The current treaty negotiations between First Nations and non-Native governments have a long and often contentious history in British Columbia, and remain one of the province’s most polarized political issues. The many divergent views on the viability of treaties have created a need for an informed and clear perspective on the treaty-making process. Treaty Talks in British Columbia does this by making a succinct and much needed contribution to this ongoing debate.
Synopsis: Of the thousands of people who have moved to British Columbia for their retirement years to escape the harsh Canadian winters east of the Rocky Mountains , few were able to research their destination as well as this concise, first edition of Retiring. Many made costly mistakes and found themselves moving again.
For those serious about a move to British Columbia, Retiring to British Columbia will be the first step, Inside are dozens of adresses to follow up for further information, to bring you farther along the route. And when you come to make your decision, you can then be sure it will be the right one.
Author(s): Joan Megan Jones
Synopsis: For hundreds of years Indian weavers throughout western North America have created baskets that are stunning works of art as well as utilitarian objects used for collecting, carrying and a variety of other activities.
This concise, readable book describes the elements that make these baskets works of art. The careful preparation of roots and grasses, the painstaking stitching of coils, the subtle use of vegetable dyes, and the skillful integration if designs and background are all described in this book.
Author(s): Menno Boldt
Author(s): James S. Bryson
Synopsis: Young Mickey Church, a Tlingit from Wrangeli, Alaska, saw a vision of his ancient forbears that would change his life. With the help of his friends, Mickey builds the legendary war canoe and learns how honoring the past creates a present and future worth believing in.
Editor(s): Bruce Alden Cox
Synopsis: Born in Northern California, Bruce Alden Cox came to Canada during Centennial Year. He attended Reed College, in Portland and holds
Author(s): Boyce Richardson