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Item Open AccessCree: Language of the Plains / nēhiyawēwin: paskwāwi-pīkiskwēwin(University of Regina Press, 2018-09) Okimāsis, Jean L.Cree: Language of the Plains is a comprehensive educational resource, offering a broad range of learning materials that is easily accessible to Cree language learners. This collection includes an updated and redesigned Cree language textbook, Cree language audio labs, and a Cree language workbook. With this edition of Cree: Language of the Plains, I am happy to have the chance to correct some typographical errors that were leftover from the first edition, or inadvertently introduced to the second edition. The contents of this edition are not greatly changed from the second edition of 2004 (with two exceptions detailed below), but hopefully the new design, formatting, and corrections will make for a more pleasing presentation of the material, and in turn better facilitate the readers’ attempts to begin to learn the language that I love so much. I am especially pleased that this work will now be made available in the open access format, allowing those who wish to learn and/or reclaim nēhiyawēwin (Plains Cree) for themselves. Item Open AccessFinancial Empowerment: Personal Finance for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous People(University of Regina Press, 2018-09) Schneider, BettinaFinancial Empowerment is an adaptation of the openly licensed textbook Personal Finance, v. 1.0 which was adapted by Saylor Academy under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercialShareAlike 3.0 License without attribution as requested by the work’s original creator or licensee and is available here: http://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/. The purpose of this textbook adaptation is to take an accessible, student-focused personal finance textbook from the United States and make it affordable and relevant for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada. While many mainstream Canadian personal finance texts provide excellent content in terms of the mechanics of personal finance, they are expensive and not always relevant to the values and experiences of students in the classroom. Many mainstream personal finance texts fall short for Indigenous Canadians and non-Indigenous Canadians alike because they do not speak to readers’ varied backgrounds, knowledge systems, and experiences. This textbook aims to motivate a broad range of students to learn about personal finance. While it is beyond the scope of this book to address all of the diverse groups that comprise the Canadian population, the text does attempt to provide practical, student-focused information that all students can relate to. Item Open AccessLeadership and Influencing Change in Nursing(University of Regina Press, 2018-06) Willcox, Amanda; Sutherland Boal, Anne; de Padua, Anthony; Balaski, Beverly; Ens, Brendalynn; Toye, Colleen R.; Wagner, Joan; Boychuk Duchscher, Judy; Racine, Louise; Little, Lisa; MacPhee, Maura; Rabbitskin, Norma; Davies, Shauna; Muller, Stacy; Bazylewski, Susan; Udod, Sonia; Whitebear, Wendy; Harris, YvonneLeadership and Influencing Change in Nursing is designed for a single-semester introduction to the professional nurse’s leadership role as both a care provider and a formal leader. Nursing students will take this course in their third year as they prepare to assume a professional nursing role within the clinical health care environment. An assortment of authors with diverse nursing leadership roles across Saskatchewan and Canada have contributed to this textbook. These diverse voices are focused on providing student nurses with the foundational tools, techniques, and knowledge required to empower them to meet the leadership challenges found within the ever-changing Canadian health care environment. Assembling this information using an online format allows for the material to be updated regularly so as to keep pace with the rapid expansion of knowledge. Item Open AccessPolitical Science and Law: Citizenship Under Construction(Knoerr, Séllos-Knoerr & Teixeira, 2021-06-30) Knoerr, Fernando Gustavo; Séllos-Knoerr, Viviane Coêlho de; Teixeira, Alex V.It is a real honor and a great pleasure to present this work of my friends and colleagues, to the public, lay readers, as well as professionals will very much enjoy this scholarly book. The authors, professors of the University Center of Curitiba – UNICURITIBA, and the First Nations University of Canada - FNUNIV exhibit great ability and wisdom not merely in the understanding and interpretation of the great works of the philosophy of the law of the Western Civilization, but also an acute ease in explaining deep and complex ideas to readers. In this narrative you will find the origins of political ideas and the sources of the law of our European descendent countries. The story begins with a discussion of the various types of thought, methods and science. In the second part, the authors dig deeper to un-ravel the intellectual foundations of the classical theory of law in Greece and Rome, dealing with authors of great importance such as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and Cicero, as well as other smaller and more ancient ones. With Christian heritage, the Western philosophy of law demonstrates more religious characteristics, and the conflicts of the monarchies and the Church come to the fore. Catholic thinkers such as St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas are the best known of the Middle Age, but Protestant authors such as Luther and Calvin are also addressed, as well as non-religious ones, such as the realist Machiavelli that come to surpass the schools of thought of the traditional Church. With the revolution of modernity, the world of Europe became more secular and the most rationalistic and empirical philosophies emerged. The authors describe well the diverse currents of the modern era, including theories of the State, such as those of Bodin and Hobbes, the individualism and liberalism of Locke, Montesquieu, Kant and the Enlightenment, and the more collective theorists such as Hegel and Marx. The journey through the history of political and legal philosophy ends in the twentieth century with the concepts of Max Weber, the Social State, and the theories of Hans Kelsen.