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Arrows in a Quiver

From Contact to the Courts in Indigenous-Canadian Relations
  • Author Name: James Frideres
  • Award Year: 2021
  • Publisher: University of Regina Press
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • ISBN: 9780889776784
  • Tags: Nominee 2021

About the Book

Written in an accessible style and ideal for classroom use, "Arrows in a Quiver" provides an overview of Indigenous-settler relations, including how land is central to Indigenous identity and how the Canadian state marginalizes Indigenous people. Illustrating the various “arrows in a quiver” that Indigenous people use to fight back, such as grassroots organizing, political engagement, and the courts, Frideres situates “settler colonialism” historically and explains why decolonization requires a fundamental transformation of long-standing government policy for reconciliation to occur. The historical, political, and social context provided by this text offers greater understanding and theorizes what the effective devolution of government power might look like.

About the Author

James Frideres is the author of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and First Nations in the 21st Century. He lives in Calgary.

2021 Book Awards