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Further General Reading/Resources

These recommendations are a small selection blending local and comparative works, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, that speak to some of the broader themes associated with place-names and Indigenous Rights; they do not necessarily reflect the views of The Name Matters or the Tla'amin Nation--they are provided by our team as a tool to support our collective learning journey.

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  • Written as I Remember It; Elsie Paul with Paige Raibmon and Harmony Johnson

  • Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache; Keith H. Basso

  • Sacred Ecology; Fikret Berkes

  • House of Difference: Cultural Politics and National Identity in Canada; Eva Mackey

  • Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History; Michel-Rolph Trouillot

  • Braiding Legal Orders: Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Ed. John Borrows, Larry Chartrand, Oonagh E. Fitzgerald, and Risa Schwartz

  • On Being Here to Stay: Treaties and Aboriginal Rights in Canada; Michael Asch

  • Resurgence and Reconciliation: Indigenous-Settler Relations and Earth Teachings; Ed. Michael Asch, John Borrows, and James Tully

  • Canada at a Crossroads: Boundaries, Bridges, and Laissez-Faire Racism in Indigenous-Settler Relations; Jeffrey Denis

  • Words Have A Past: The English Language, Colonialism, and the Newspapers of Indian Boarding Schools; Jane Griffith

  • These Mysterious People: Shaping History and Archaeology in a Northwest Coast Community; Susan Roy

  • Talking Back to the Indian Act: Critical Readings in Settler-Colonial Histories; Mary-Ellen Kelm & Keith D. Smith

  • Making Native Space: Colonialism, Resistance, and Reserves in British Columbia; Cole Harris

  • Maritime Heritage in Crisis: Indigenous Landscapes and Global Ecological Breakdown; Richard M. Hutchings

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