“Indians Wear Red”: Colonialism, Resistance and Aboriginal Street Gangs won in the non-fiction category last night at the Manitoba Book Awards! Elizabeth Comack, Lawrence Deane, Larry Morrisette and Jim Silver wrote this book based on research done through the Manitoba Research Alliance. Congratulations to the authors for receiving the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction!
From the cover: Drawing on extensive interviews with Aboriginal street gang members, as well as with Aboriginal women and elders, “Indians Wear Red” locates Aboriginal Street gangs as a form of resistance to colonialism… Solutions lie not in the search for “quick fixes” but in decolonization: re-connecting Aboriginal people with their culture and building communities in which they can thrive, aware of and proud of their identity.
Read this fast facts summary of the book. For more information on “Indians Wear Red” visit Fernwood Publishing. Notably all royalties from sales of the book are donated back to CCPA MB for future research.