Aboriginal Issues

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Aboriginal Ontario: Historical Perspectives on the First Nations
Rogers, Edward S.; Smith, Donald B. (eds.)
Book
1994
Essays on the history of Ontario's native people.
Algonquins vs. Frontenac Ventures: Against The Current vol. 134
Marie, P.
Article
2008
I recently returned from a little-publicized “political hotbed” ignited by Frontenac Ventures Corporation (FVC), a private mining company causing grave injustices against the Ardoch First Nation commu...
Brotherhood To Nationhood: George Manuel and the Making of the Modern Indian Movement
McFarlane, Peter
Book
1994
George Manuel's work as leader of the National Indian Brotherhood and the later founding of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples.
Canada After Harper: His Ideology-fuelled Attack on Canadian Society and Values, and How We Can Resist and Create the Country We Want
Finn, Ed (editor)
Book
2015
Essays documenting the breadth and depth of the Harper government's attack on institutions, policies, and programs that embody values and principles shared by most Canadians: education, health care, w...
Canada Since 1960: A People's History: A Left Perspective on 50 Years of Politics, Economics and Culture
Gonick, By (ed.)
Book
2016
An account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the 1960s to today, seen through the eyes of Canadian Dimension magazine.
Canada's 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
2008
A history of social movements of the 1960s, including Canada’s student and anti-war movements, the rise of women’s liberation, labour agitation, and Quebec’s independence movement.
Canada's Indians: A Powerless Minority
Harding, Jim
Article
1965
Discusses several complicated issues bringing to light the troubling relationship between the Canadian government and Native communities.
A Century of Theft From Indians by the National Park Service
Sonnenblume, Kollibri Terre
Article
2016
The Mojave National Preserve is run by the National Park Service, which, in contrast to previous times, has been including more Indian history in its displays and programs.
Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada's Lost Promise and One Girls's Dream
Angus, Charlie
Book
2015
Angus provides chilling insight into how Canada denies First Nations children their basic human rights.
Connexions Annual 1989: A Social Change Sourcebook: Information and ideas about social and environmental alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Book
1989
The Connexions Annual is simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives.
Connexions Annual 1994: A Sourcebook of Social and Environmental Alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1994
Simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives. The bulk of the Annual is devoted to listings of grassroots groups. It also contains a series...
Connexions Annual Overview: Native Peoples
Article
1989
Natives have been intensifying their resistance, and more militant forms of protest are becoming increasingly common. Canadians concerned with social justice can also be working in solidarity with the...
Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
Article
1989
A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rig...
Connexions Library: Native Peoples/First Nations Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on first peoples and aboriginal issues.
Cree Challenge Settement
Article
1990
The Grand Council of the Cree of Quebec goes to court in 1990 asking that the James Bay and Northern Agreement, the largest land claim settlement in Canadian history, should be declared null and void.
Cries of Victims - Voice Of God
De Roo, Remi J. Bishop
Book
1986
Dancing With A Ghost: Exploring Aboriginal Reality
Ross, Rupert
Book
1992
Ross examines the differences between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal world views as it relates to culture, justice and values.
A Declaration of Nishnawbe - Aski (The People and the Land)
Article
1977
In order for them to regain freedom, it is mandatory that the Nishnawbe-Aski have the right to govern their spiritual, cultural, social, and economic affairs.
Defending the Oldman River: A conversation with Milton-Born-With-A-Tooth
Audio
1991
An interview with Milton-Born-With-A-Tooth about the struggle to defend the Oldman River in Alberta.
Feeling Racism
Trimble, Charles
Article
2009
I have found that when a person has faced racism and discrimination, he can never forget it, it stays with him always. Seeing my mother treated with such disrespect and rudeness, only because of her r...
The Fight for Canada: Four Centuries of Resistance to American Expansionism
Orchard, David
Book
1993
In an effort to realize their grand dream of one nation from Panama to the Arctic, Americans have attempted to conquer Canada using war, trade sanctions, and political interventions of all kinds. "Tha...
First Nations Under Surveillance: Harper Government Prepares for First Nations "Unrest"
Diabo, Russell; Pasternak, Shiri
Article
2011
There needs to be unity on the ground with coordinated political actions between First Nations Peoples in order to protect, defend and advance First Nation pre-existing sovereignty, and First Nation A...
From the Red Power movement to Idle No More
Lannon, Valerie
Article
2013
Red Power stands for mass, united, militant action. Red Power, like Black Power, set off a wave of action and a level of consciousness in both the indigenous and non-indigenous communities, which has ...
Group: Ontario North Today
Article
1977
An Ontario-wide adult education program which has two goals: to educate urban Ontarians about the culture and lifestyle of native people in Northern Ontario, and to begin a province wide process of pu...
In The Rapids: Navigating the Future of First Nations
Mercredi, Ovide; Turpel, Mary Ellen
Book
1994
A collection of speeches by Mercredi with contributions by the Dalhousie law professor who assisted him in 1992 constitutional negotiations.
Matthew Coon Come Speech, September 19, 1994: Speaking Notes for Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come Centre for Strategic and Iinternational Studies
Article
1994
The status and rights of the James Bay Crees in the context of Quebec secession from Canada.
The Native Inmate in Ontario -- A Preliminary Survey
Irvine, M.J., Ontario Native Council on Justice
Article
1978
The above study was conducted jointly by the Ontario Native Council on Justice, together with the Planning and Research Branch of the Ministry of Correctional Services in Ontario.
Native People: One Sky Information Kit
Article
1983
An educational kit offering an historical introduction to the situation of Native people in Canada.
Native Rights in Canada
Cumming, Peter A.
Book
1972
A report on the legal rights of the natives of Canada.
Occupied Canada
Calihoo, Robert; Hunter, Robert
Book
1991
An autobiography of Robert Calihoo, a native Canadian activist who struggled to regain the reserve that his father had sold out to the Canadian government.
One Nation Under The Gun: Inside The Mohawk Civil War
Hornung, Rick
Book
1991
An account of the poltical and land struggles of the Mohawk people in New York and Montreal.
The Only Good Indian: Essays by Canadian Indians
Waubageshig
Book
The authors of this book are native people, mostly young, from coast to coast in Canada. They are thoughtful, angry, poetic, full of a generous passion to improve their lives.
People Of The Pines: The Warriors And The Legacy Of Oka
York, Geoffrey; Pindera, Loreen
Book
1991
An account of the 78-day standoff in the summer of 1990 between Mohawk warriors and Quebec Police and the Canadian Army.
The Power of Idle No More: A Resurgent Radicalism
Dobbin, Murray
Article
2013
The remarkable Idle No More movement is the biggest and most important national outpouring of grass roots aboriginal anger ever seen in Canada.
Reservations Are For Indians
Robertson, Heather
Book
1970
Describes the vicious circle of dependence created by government policies which ensnare aboriginal Canadians, combining an account of life in four reserve communities with a history of government poli...
The Seventh Fire: The Struggle for Aboriginal Government
Smith, Dan
Book
1993
Describes the struggles of aboriginal people to run their own affairs.
Surviving As Indians: The Challenge Of Self-Government
Boldt, Menno
Book
1993
Boldt argues that Canadian Indian nations should pursue the goal of self-government by breaking away from the the courts and constitutional processes, and campaign for human rights.
Toolkit for a New Canada
Gonick, Cy (Coordinating Editor)
Article
2008
A pamphlet providing a snapshot of what the contributors, brought together by Canadian Dimension magazine, believe are the big issues facing Canada in the first decade of the 21st century. The article...
Understanding Idle No More: Special Topics in Aboriginal Community Learning
McClain, Karen
Article
2013
A selection of readings related to the Idle No More movement, and to aboriginal struggles in Canada generally.
The Unjust Society
Cardinal, Harold
Book
1969
Attacks Canada's governments for their treatment of Native People and calls for just solutions.
Warrior Society criticized
Article
1992
An internal investigation by the Iroquois Confederacy says that the Mohawk Warrior Society undercut attempts to reach a peaceful solution at Oka in 1990 and instead deliberately chose to provoke a con...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

AK Press
AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We're small: a dozen people who work long hours for short mo...
InterContinental Cry
A resource and venue for people to learn and talk in depth about various matters concerning Onkwehonweh (Indigenous People), Activists, Social Movements, NGOs and Governments. There is also a special ...
Native Web
Resources for indigenous cultures around the world. NativeWeb is an international, nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to using telecommunications including computer technology and the Inte...
Peace Magazine
Bimonthly publication focusing on peace and justice from a multi-partisan perspective.
Sources
Sources specializes in collecting, indexing, and disseminating information to help journalists, editors, and researchers quickly reach articulate experts and spokespersons who can provide background i...
Sources Calendar, The
The Sources Calendar contains event listings of interest to journalists and the media. To submit items use the online form at http://calendar.sources.com.
Union of Ontario Indians
We serve the Anishinabek Nation as a political advocate and secretariat organization serving 43 First Nation communities. From the north shore of Lake Superior, around Lake Nipigon, Lake Huron, throug...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Sources Library

Aboriginal Issues Today
A Legal and Business Guide
Smart, Stephen B., Coyle, Michael (eds.)
1997
An overview of current laws and policies.
The Bone Collectors
A Brutal Chapter in Australia's Past
Daley, Paul
2014
The remains of hundreds of Aboriginal people, dug up from sacred ground and once displayed in museums all over the world, are now stored in a Canberra warehouse. When will they be given a national res...
Media and Minorities
Representing Diversity in a Multicultral Canada
Fleras, Augie; Kuhz, Jean Lock
2001
An examination of the politics of media minority relations in a multicultural Canada.
Native & Aboriginal Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on Native, Aboriginal and First Nations topics in the Sources directory for the media.
The Ojibwa of Southern Ontario
Schmalz, Peter S.
1991
A history of the Ojibwa in Southern Ontario.

From the Connexions Archives

Aboriginal Support
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1983
A newsletter first printed in the summer of 1983 by the Aboriginal Support Committee.
Justice for First Nations
Organization profile published 1991
Organization
1991
Justice for First Nations calls for settlement of land claims and for discussions of sovereignty to begin.
Native Courtworkers and Counselling Association of British Columbia
Organization profile published 1977
Organization
1977
The Native Courtworkers and Counselling Association of British Columbia was formed in 1973 in response to the fact that whereas Indians represented 5 per cent of the general population, they represent...
Native Pastoral Ministry and Native Consultant Ministry
Organization profile published 1977
Organization
1977
Two ecumenical Native ministries are functioning in Vancouver.
Native Web
Website
Resources for indigenous cultures around the world.
Quaker committee for Native concernes newsletter (cnc)
Periodical profile published 1983
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1983
Quaker Committee for Native Concerns Newsletter
Periodical profile published 1978
Adamson, Lyn ed.
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
As expressed in a letter from editor Lyn Anderson the purpose of QCNC is "...to show that we care for the concerns native people have, for a lifestyle that is more human for all of us, and for the pre...
Quaker Committee For Native Concerns Newsletter (QCNC)
Periodical profile published 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
The Quaker Committee for Native Concerns (QCNC) publishes this newsletter in an effort to communicate to "Southerners" the goals and struggles of Canada's native people.
Quaker Committee for Native Concerns Newsletter.
Periodical profile published 1980
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1980
Toronto Native Times
Periodical profile published 1980
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1980
Covers a wide range of Native issues.
Wawatay News
Voices of the North
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1977
Wawatay News is a community newspaper serving the native peoples of north-western Ontario. It contains news of community events and other information important to native people of the North.