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Our Work Is Everywhere

Our Work Is Everywhere

An Illustrated Oral History of Queer and Trans Resistance
by Syan Rose, foreword by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
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tagged : contemporary women, lesbian studies, gay & lesbian

A visually stunning graphic non-fiction book on queer and trans resistance.

Over the past ten years, we have witnessed the rise of queer and trans communities that have defied and challenged those who have historically opposed them. Through bold, symbolic imagery and surrealist, overlapping landscapes, queer illustrator and curator Syan Rose shines …

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The Theatre of Regret

The Theatre of Regret

Literature, Art, and the Politics of Reconciliation in Canada
by David Gaertner
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tagged : indigenous studies, canadian

The Canadian public largely understands reconciliation as the harmonization of Indigenous–settler relations for the benefit of the nation. But is this really happening? The Theatre of Regret asks whether reconciliation politics will ultimately favour the state’s goals over those of Indigenous peoples. Interweaving literature and art throughout …

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Making the Best of It

Making the Best of It

Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the Second World War
edited by Sarah Glassford & Amy Shaw
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tagged : world war ii, women's studies, post-confederation (1867-)

Many women who lived through the Second World War believed it heralded new status and opportunities. But did it? Making the Best of It examines how gender and other identities intersected to shape the experiences of female Canadians and Newfoundlanders during the war. The contributors to this thoughtful collection consider mainstream and minority p …

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Canadian Foreign Policy

Canadian Foreign Policy

Reflections on a Field in Transition
edited by Brian Bow & Andrea Lane
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tagged : canadian, history & theory, higher

Canadian Foreign Policy, as an academic discipline, is in crisis. Despite its value, CFP is often considered a “stale and pale” subfield of political science with an unfashionably state-centred focus. Canadian Foreign Policy asks why. Practising scholars investigate how they were taught to think about Canada and how they teach the subject thems …

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Queen of the Maple Leaf

Queen of the Maple Leaf

Beauty Contests and Settler Femininity
by Patrizia Gentile
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tagged : women's studies, discrimination & race relations, post-confederation (1867-), non-classifiable

As modern versions of the settler nation took root in twentieth-century Canada, beauty emerged as a business. Queen of the Maple Leaf deftly uncovers the codes of femininity, class, sexuality, and race that beauty pageants exemplified, whether they took place on local or national stages. A union-organized pageant such as Queen of the Dressmakers, f …

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Canada and Ireland

Canada and Ireland

A Political and Diplomatic History
by Philip J. Currie
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tagged : history & theory, diplomacy, ireland

Canadians have been involved in, intrigued by, and frustrated with Irish politics, from the Fenian Raids of the 1860s to the present day. Yet scholars have largely neglected Canadian–Irish relations since the consolidation of the Irish Free State in the 1920s. In Canada and Ireland, Philip J. Currie addresses this lacuna and examines political re …

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No Place for the State

No Place for the State

The Origins and Legacies of the 1969 Omnibus Bill
edited by Christopher Dummitt & Christabelle Sethna
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tagged : post-confederation (1867-), social policy, civil rights

“There’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation,” Pierre Elliott Trudeau told reporters. He was making the case for the most controversial of his proposed reforms to the Criminal Code, those concerning homosexuality, birth control, and abortion. In No Place for the State, contributors offer complex and often contrasting perspect …

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Changing Neighbourhoods

Changing Neighbourhoods

Social and Spatial Polarization in Canadian Cities
edited by Jill Grant; Alan Walks & Howard Ramos
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tagged : urban & land use planning, regional planning, urban

Canadians have a right to live in cities that meet their basic needs in a dignified way, but in recent decades increased inequality and polarization have been reshaping the social landscape of Canada’s urban areas. This book examines the dimensions and impacts of increased economic inequality and urban socio-spatial polarization since the 1980s. …

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Digital Lives in the Global City

Digital Lives in the Global City

Contesting Infrastructures
edited by Deborah Cowen; Alexis Mitchell; Emily Paradis & Brett Story
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tagged : human geography, media studies, social aspects, globalization

Digital technologies have transformed how, where, and when we communicate, love, learn, produce, and consume. Digital Lives in the Global City examines the entanglements of urban life as digital infrastructures connect us across vast distances while also merging work with personal time and space, increasing the power of financial institutions, and …

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Hockey Night in Kenya

Hockey Night in Kenya

by Danson Mutinda & Eric Walters, illustrated by Claudia Davila
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Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : hockey, orphans & foster homes, friendship

? “This simple story of discovery, sport, and friendship is filled with likable characters and innocently joyful moments...Delightful.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Kenyan orphans, Kitoo and Nigosi, spend their days studying, playing soccer, helping their elders with chores around the orphanage and reading from the limited selection of book …

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Like a Boy but Not a Boy

Like a Boy but Not a Boy

Navigating Life, Mental Health, and Parenthood Outside the Gender Binary
by andrea bennett
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tagged : lgbt

A revelatory book about gender, mental illness, parenting, mortality, bike mechanics, work, class, and the task of living in a body.

Inquisitive and expansive, Like a Boy but Not a Boy explores author andrea bennett's experiences with gender expectations, being a non-binary parent, and the sometimes funny and sometimes difficult task of living in a …

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A Better Justice?

A Better Justice?

Community Programs for Criminalized Women
by Amanda Nelund
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tagged : criminology, gender & the law, women's studies

Women are the fastest growing group of incarcerated people in Canada. A Better Justice? offers a carefully reasoned analysis of alternative, community-based justice programs. Using Winnipeg as a test case, Amanda Nelund reveals the complexity that underlies the governance of criminalized women. She finds that alternative programs neither reproduce …

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Captain Cook Rediscovered

Captain Cook Rediscovered

Voyaging to the Icy Latitudes
by David L. Nicandri
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tagged : expeditions & discoveries, meteorology & climatology

Captain Cook Rediscovered is the first modern study to orient Captain James Cook’s career from a North American vantage. Although Cook is inextricably linked to the South Pacific in the popular imagination, his crowning navigational and scientific achievements took place in the polar regions. David L. Nicandri acknowledges the cartographic accomp …

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Takaya

Takaya

Lone Wolf
by Cheryl Alexander, foreword by Carl Safina
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tagged : wolves, plants & animals, environmental conservation & protection

An enchanting and evocative look at the unique relationship between a solitary, island-dwelling wolf and a renowned wildlife photographer.

A lone wild wolf lives on a small group of uninhabited islands in British Columbia’s Salish Sea, surrounded by freighter, oil tanker and other boat traffic and in close proximity to a large urban area. His name …

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Discovering Words: English * French * Cree — Updated Edition

Discovering Words: English * French * Cree — Updated Edition

illustrated by Neepin Auger
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
tagged : aboriginal & indigenous, french

A new format for young readers transforms Neepin Auger’s bestselling board books into playful and colourful resources for elementary school children.

Neepin Auger’s colourful board books for infants have collectively sold well over 20,000 copies since they first appeared on the market. With more and more parents and educators looking for Indigen …

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Discovering Numbers: English * French * Cree

Discovering Numbers: English * French * Cree

illustrated by Neepin Auger
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
tagged : aboriginal & indigenous, french

A new format for young readers transforms Neepin Auger’s bestselling board books into playful and colourful resources for elementary school children.

Neepin Auger’s colourful board books for infants have collectively sold well over 20,000 copies since they first appeared on the market. With more and more parents and educators looking for Indigen …

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Discovering People: English * French * Cree

Discovering People: English * French * Cree

illustrated by Neepin Auger
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
tagged : aboriginal & indigenous, french

A new format for young readers transforms Neepin Auger’s bestselling board books into playful and colourful resources for elementary school children.

Neepin Auger’s colourful board books for infants have collectively sold well over 20,000 copies since they first appeared on the market. With more and more parents and educators looking for Indigen …

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Discovering Animals: English * French * Cree

Discovering Animals: English * French * Cree

illustrated by Neepin Auger
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age: 3 to 5
Grade: p to k
tagged : aboriginal & indigenous, french

A new format for young readers transforms Neepin Auger’s bestselling board books into playful and colourful resources for elementary school children.

Neepin Auger’s colourful board books for infants have collectively sold well over 20,000 copies since they first appeared on the market. With more and more parents and educators looking for Indigen …

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Following the Good River

Following the Good River

The Life and Times of Wa'xaid
by Briony Penn, with Cecil Paul
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tagged : environmentalists & naturalists, native american studies, native americans

Based on recorded interviews and journal entries this major biography of Cecil Paul (Wa’xaid) is a resounding and timely saga featuring the trials, tribulations, endurance, forgiveness, and survival of one of North American’s more prominent Indigenous leaders.

Born in 1931 in the Kitlope, Cecil Paul, also known by his Xenaksiala name, Wa’xaid, …

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Pia's Plans

Pia's Plans

by Alice Kuipers
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance, marriage & divorce, friendship

Ever since her parents got divorced, Pia has worked hard to make sure everything in her life is Perfect, with a capital P. But everything keeps going wrong. She and her sister get into a fight. Pia falls down the stairs and hurts her ankle. She spills chocolate milk all over her lucky outfit. She accidentally studied for the wrong test. And her bes …

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The Juggling Mother

The Juggling Mother

Coming Undone in the Age of Anxiety
by Amanda D. Watson
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tagged : women's studies, feminism & feminist theory, marriage & family

Who is the juggling mother, the woman who quietly flicks dried cereal off her blazer while running a corporate empire? The Juggling Mother explores the figure of contemporary mothering in media representations: a typically white, middle-class woman on the verge of coming undone because of her unwieldy slate of labours. More troublingly, she also se …

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Transforming the Canadian History Classroom

Transforming the Canadian History Classroom

Imagining a New "We"
by Samantha Cutrara
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tagged : history, multicultural education, inclusive education

We are all our history. Yet in Canadian classrooms, students are often left questioning how they can study a past that does not reflect their present. Discourses of nationhood often separate “us” from “them,” and despite curricular revisions, the mainstream narrative that shapes the way we teach students about the Canadian nation can be div …

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Saving the Nation through Culture

Saving the Nation through Culture

The Folklore Movement in Republican China
by Jie Gao
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tagged : folklore & mythology, china

The Modern Chinese Folklore Movement coalesced at National Peking University between 1918 and 1926. A group of academics, inspired by Western thought, tried to revitalize the study of folklore to stave off postwar disillusionment with Chinese elite culture. By documenting this phenomenon’s origins and evolution, Jie Gao opens a new chapter in the …

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Orange Shirt Day Study Guide

by Orange Shirt Society
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A guide created for all ages to help teachers, business leaders and organizations further comprehend the important topics introduced in the Orange Shirt Day book. This includes how to effectively participate in Orange Shirt Day and continue to spread the message that Every Child Matters. From Kindergarten to University and beyond, this is a guide f …

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Orange Shirt Day Display Kit

by Orange Shirt Society
edition:Mixed media
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Orange Shirt Day Display Kit, show your support, put Orange Shirt Day on display in your community. Includes the books, Orange Shirt Day, The Orange Shirt Story and Phyllis's Orange Shirt. Also includes study guides, Orange Shirt Society T-Shirt and Pin, Poster and custom Orange Shirt Day box.

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Gold, Grit, Guns

Gold, Grit, Guns

Miners on BC's Fraser River in 1858
by Alexander Globe
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tagged : pre-confederation (to 1867)

Gold, Grit, Guns is the first book based on the only four surviving diaries written by miners who sought their golden fortunes on British Columbia's Fraser River in 1858. What was life like for those adventurers? How did their actions impact the creation of British Columbia? George Beam, an Illinois-born settler on Whidbey Island in Washington Stat …

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Our Hearts Are as One Fire

Our Hearts Are as One Fire

An Ojibway-Anishinabe Vision for the Future
by Jerry Fontaine
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tagged : native american, indigenous studies

A vision shared. A manifesto. This remarkable work argues that Anishinabeg need to reconnect with non-colonized modes of thinking, social organization, and decision making in order to achieve genuine sovereignty. In Our Hearts Are as One Fire, Jerry Fontaine recounts the stories of three Ota’wa, Shawnee, and Ojibway-Anishinabe leaders who challen …

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Nested Federalism and Inuit Governance in the Canadian Arctic

Nested Federalism and Inuit Governance in the Canadian Arctic

by Gary N. Wilson; Christopher Alcantara & Thierry Rodon
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tagged : canadian, colonialism & post-colonialism, indigenous studies

The Canadian federal system was never designed to recognize Indigenous governance, and it has resisted change. But Indigenous communities have successfully negotiated the creation of self-governing regions. Most of these are situated within existing units of the Canadian federation, creating forms of nested federalism. This governance model is tran …

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Indigenous Empowerment through Co-management

Indigenous Empowerment through Co-management

Land Claims Boards, Wildlife Management, and Environmental Regulation
by Graham White
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Co-management boards, established under comprehensive land claims agreements, have become key players in land-use planning, wildlife management, and environmental regulation across Canada’s North. This book provides a detailed account of the operation and effectiveness of these boards while addressing a central question: Have they been successful …

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Queering Representation

Queering Representation

LGBTQ People and Electoral Politics in Canada
edited by Manon Tremblay
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tagged : canadian

Political representation requires participation: voting, joining political parties, running as candidates, acting as politicians. Yet the election of openly LGBTQ people is a relatively recent phenomenon in the West. Queering Representation explores long-ignored issues relating to LGBTQ voters and politicians in Canada. What are the LGBTQ electorat …

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Canada's Mechanized Infantry

Canada's Mechanized Infantry

The Evolution of a Combat Arm, 1920–2012
by Peter Kasurak
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tagged : canada, post-confederation (1867-)

Canada’s Mechanized Infantry explores the development of the Canadian Army’s infantry after the First World War. Modern studies of technology and war have tended to focus on tanks and armour, but soldiers discovered that military success really depends on the combination of infantry, armour, and artillery. Peter Kasurak demonstrates how the Can …

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Caring for Eeyou Istchee

Caring for Eeyou Istchee

Protected Area Creation on Wemindji Cree Territory
edited by Monica E. Mulrennan; Colin H. Scott & Katherine Scott
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tagged : environmental science, geography, indigenous studies

How do Indigenous communities in Canada balance the development needs of a growing population with cultural commitments and responsibilities as stewards of their lands and waters? Caring for Eeyou Istchee recounts the extraordinary experience of the James Bay Cree community of Wemindji, Quebec, who partnered with a multi-disciplinary research team …

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Cataloguing Culture

Cataloguing Culture

Legacies of Colonialism in Museum Documentation
by Hannah Turner
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tagged : museum studies, indigenous studies, cultural

How does material culture become data? Why does this matter, and for whom? As the cultures of Indigenous peoples in North America were mined for scientific knowledge, years of organizing, classifying, and cataloguing hardened into accepted categories, naming conventions, and tribal affiliations – much of it wrong. Cataloguing Culture examines how …

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Knowing the Past, Facing the Future

Knowing the Past, Facing the Future

Indigenous Education in Canada
edited by Sheila Carr-Stewart
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tagged : multicultural education, indigenous studies, philosophy & social aspects

In 1867, Canada’s federal government became responsible for the education of Indigenous peoples: Status Indians and some Métis would attend schools on reserves; non-Status Indians and some Métis would attend provincial schools. The chapters in this collection – some reflective, some piercing, all of them insightful – show that this system s …

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