Patrick Wolfe, 2006 Volume 8 Issue 4 Journal of Genocide Research.
Wolfe argues that colonialism is a structure, not an event. He differentiaites between the logic of elimination, which is specific to settler colonialism, and genocide. However, his analysis seeks to demonstrate how settler colonialism's drive for elimination manifests as structural genocide: it destroys to replace. (Summary from Anti-Racism Bookshelf by Niki Bains and Sylvie Vigneux).
Joyce Green. 2006 Volume 39 Issue 3 Canadian Journal of Political Science.
This article studies the conclusions of Mr. Justice David Wright's report on the inquiry into the death of Neil Stonechild, and discusses the incident in the context of Aboriginal-settler relations in Saskatchewan.
Kimberly TallBear. 2003. Volume 18 Issue 1 Wicazo Sa Review.
TallBear discusses how the view of race as a fixed and natural division among people is perpetuated in the racialization of American Indian tribes and Native American ethnicity. The essay problematizes how DNA analysis is used to measure who is "truly" Indian, and thereby, reinforce racial ideology. (Summary from the Anti-Racism Bookshelf, by Viki Bains and Sylvie Vigneux).
Bruce H. Wildsmith. 1991 Volume 55 Issue 1 Saskatchewan Law Review.
This paper explores how the issue of racism was treated by the Royal Commission on the Donald Marshall Jr. Prosecution. It attempts to draw lessons from the Marshall Inquiry on how to explore the role of race as a discriminatory factors in the justice system. Summary from Anti-Racism Bookshelf by Niki Bains and Sylvie Vigneux)
In the summer of 1953, the Canadian government relocated seven Inuit families from Northern Quebec to the High Arctic. They were promised an abundance of game and fish, with the assurance that if things didn't work out, they could return home after two years. Two years later, another 35 people joined them. There they suffered from hunger, extreme cold, sickness, alcoholism and poverty. It would be thirty years before any of them saw their ancestral lands again.
This documentary is an inquiry into what came to be known as Saskatoon's infamous "freezing deaths," and the schism between a fearful, mistrustful Indigenous community and a police force harbouring a harrowing secret.
A masterful and unsettling history of the forced migration of 80,000 Native Americans across the Mississippi River in the 1830s. On May 28, 1830, Congress authorized the expulsion of indigenous peoples from the East to territories west of the Mississippi River. Over the next decade, Native Americans saw their homelands and possessions stolen through fraud, intimidation, and murder.
In The Inconvenient Indian, Thomas King offers a deeply knowing, darkly funny, unabashedly opinionated, and utterly unconventional account of Indian-White relations in North America since initial contact. Ranging freely across the centuries and the Canada-U.S. border, King debunks fabricated stories of Indian savagery and White heroism, takes an oblique look at Indians (and cowboys) in film and popular culture, wrestles with the history of Native American resistance and his own experiences as a Native rights activist, and articulates a profound, revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever-shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands
This fully updated third edition of a vital text on the history of indigenous peoples comes from the thorough research of a First Nations descendent. By turns revealing and deeply unsettling, the book details the brutal treatment and complete displacement of the Mi'kmaq civilization at the hands of European settlers. The author's ongoing research casts doubt on the recorded tales of Canadian colonization and reveals that the mistreatment of First Nations peoples is not confined to the past.
Razack argues that, amidst systemic state violence against Indigenous people, inquiries and inquests serve to obscure the violence of ongoing settler colonialism under the guise of benevolent concern. (Summary from Anti-Racism Bookshelf by Niki Bains and Sylvie Vigneux).
In The Colonial Problem, Lisa Monchalin challenges the myth of the "Indian problem" and encourages readers to view the crimes and injustices affecting Indigenous peoples from a more culturally aware position. She analyzes the consequences of assimilation policies, dishonoured treaty agreements, manipulative legislation, and systematic racism, arguing that the overrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in the Canadian criminal justice system is not an Indian problem but a colonial one.
For over 1500 years, the Sayisi Dene, 'The Dene from the East', led an independent life, following the caribou herds and having little contact with white society. In 1956, an arbitrary government decision to relocate them catapulted the Sayisi Dene into colonial Manitoba. In Night Spirits, the survivors, including those who were children at the time of the move, as well as the few remaining elders, recount their stories.