"Prepared for the Aboriginal Healing Foundation by Four Worlds Centre for Development Learning, Phil Lane, Judie Bopp, Michael Bopp".
"This study builds on many valuable contributions already made to the understanding of family violence and abuse in Aboriginal communities over the past fifteen years, especially in terms of mapping the complex web of factors that create and sustain this critical issue at the level of individuals, extended families, community systems and the socio-environmental context within which they exist. Closely aligned to this intent is the study's articulation of a comprehensive framework for intervention that addresses root causes and identifies a set of strategies for significantly reducing the horrendous levels of domestic violence and abuse now on-going in many communities". -- Executive Summary, p. ix.
"Around the Sacred Fire is a compelling cultural history of intertribal activism centered on the Indian Ecumenical Conference, an influential movement among native people in Canada and the U.S. during the Red Power era. Founded in 1969, the Conference began as an attempt at organizing grassroots spiritual leaders who were concerned about the conflict between tribal and Christian traditions throughout Indian country. ... The Indian Ecumenical Conference played a central role in stimulating cultural revival among native people, partly because Conference leaders strategized for social change in ways that differed from the militant groups. Drawing on archival records, published accounts, oral histories, and field research, James Treat has written the first comprehensive study of this important but overlooked effort at postcolonial interreligious dialogue."
"This book is about the politics of hydroelectric dam construction as it concerns the Native communities which are inevitably located in the vast hinterland areas where such development takes place. The emphasis is on historic continuity. The process of hydro development in this century, and particularly the manner in which Indian and Metis people have been physically and bureaucratically from their water resources, is paralleled by the treaty and scrip processes of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.". -- Preface, p. [xi].
This book makes a "detailed examination of the experience with hydro development of three Native communities -- South Indian Lake and Chemawawin (now Easterville) in Manitoba and Cumberland House in Saskatchewan". -- inside front dust jacket blurb.
Contents: Maps -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Hydroelectric Development and Native People in Canada -- Treaties, Scrip and the Alienation of Native Lands in Western Canada -- Cumberland House and the Squaw Rapids Dam -- Easterville and the Grand Rapids Dam -- South Indian Lake and the Churchill River Diversion Project -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: Treaty No. Five -- Appendix 2: The Forebay Agreement -- Appendix 3: Manitoba Hydro's 1969 Compensation Proposal for South Indian Lake -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Index.
The Anglican Church of Canada was active in support of the Moose Lake Indian Band with respect to the Easterville Dam.
Contents: Preface / Rene Dussauly, j.c.a [and] Georges Erasmus, Co-Chairs -- Introduction -- The Third Round of Hearings -- Healing -- Self-Determination -- Self-Sufficiency -- The Relationship -- The Schedule of Hearings: Round Three -- Afterword.
"The purpose of the discussion paper is to summarize what the Commission has heard to date and to present examples of fundamental and specific questions that the Commission would like to have addressed" -- p. 2.
"A fuller summary of what was said appears in `An Overview of the First Round of Hearing of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples" -- p. 2.