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Aboriginal People in an Urban Housing Market: Lethbridge, Alberta

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Russel Lawrence Barsh
Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol. 17, no. 2, 1997, pp. 203-214
Description
Explores, through surveys and interviews, the reasons for high rates of relocation from Reserves to the city, the impact on urban housing markets, and the possibility of discrimination.
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"Black Foot [sic] Indians on the March, Lethbridge Fair, Alta."

Images » Photographs
Description
An image of a long parade of Aboriginal men on horseback. They wear ceremonial regalia, and some hold spear like poles with small flags tied to them. Non-Aboriginal people are gathered with horses and buggies watching the procession. Colours have been added to the image in a chromolithograph process. On the back there is a short note and it is postmarked 1930. The postcard was sent from Lethbridge, Alberta to Queens County, New Brunswick.
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[G. F. Shepherd, Notes 1937-1974]

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Author/Creator
G.F. Shepherd
Description

File contains hand written and typed notes of historian George Shepherd, dated from 1937-1974. The notes include several pages on Aboriginal history in the North-West, that were scanned for this database. This includes a wide variety of material: from copy of a letter written by Louis Riel, to a list of the reserves in Saskatchewan in 1962 and their estimated landbase and populations.

Historical note:

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General Correspondence

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Description
A telegram from Michael Keewatin of the Native Counselling Service in Lethbridge, Alberta requesting an extension of the Drug and Alcohol Education Program.
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I’taamohkanoohsin (everyone comes together): (Re)connecting Indigenous people experiencing homelessness and substance misuse to Blackfoot ways of knowing

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Janice Victor
Melissa Shouting
Chelsey DeGroot
Les Vonkeman
Mark Brave Rock
Roger Hunt
International Journal of Indigenous Health, vol. 14, no. 1, Physical Activity and Cultural Safety, May 28, 2019, pp. 42-59
Description
Assesses the impact of a culture-centered healing program for urban Indigenous people living with addictions and homelessness. Results indicate that attendees experienced a safe space which in which relationships were strengthened, and felt connected to others and to their own spirits; program was informed by a two-eyed seeing approach and provided meaningful activities away from substance.
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Indian Affairs

Archival » Archival Items
Description
1 file containing a memorandum for the committee for the Queen's visit; a newspaper article from the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix regarding Jack Pickersgill; letter to Diefenbaker from E.R. McFarland, President of the official body of Honorary Chiefs Blood Indian Tribe; newsletter detailing the year of 1962 as experienced by the residents of the Blood Reservation.
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"Indians at a Fair in the Canadian West"

Images » Photographs
Description
An image of a long parade of Aboriginal men on horseback in ceremonial regalia. Blackfoot Indians at a parade in Lethbridge. Colours have been added to the picture in a chromolithograph process. The postcard appears to be dated 21 June 1902, but this not clear.
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Inuit Art at Three Canadian Universities and Two American Universities

Articles » General
Inuit Art Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 4, Special Issue: Inuit Art World, Fall/Winter, 1990/1991, pp. 107-110
Description
Highlights the collections and activities of the University of Lethbridge, Queen's University, York University, University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Michigan. Entire issue on one pdf. To access article scroll down to appropriate page.
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Lethbridge, Alta - Elections - Canada

Documents & Presentations
Description
File contains a copy of Diefenbaker's speech during the election campaign of 1965 in which he details his attempts to bring about equality of citizenship for indigenous persons, mentioning the appointment of indigenous senator, James Gladstone, and the establishment of an Indian Claims Commission.
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The Métis of Lethbridge: A Microcosm of Identity Politics

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Russel Lawrence Barsh
E. Ann Gibbs
Tara Turner
Prairie Forum, vol. 25, no. 2, Fall, 2000, pp. 283-295
Description
Describes the difficulty of defining the term Métis and how most Métis people in Lethbridge, Alberta choose to remain invisible due to identity ambivalence or in an attempt to avoid possible discrimination.
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Native Content in Lethbridge Area Schools

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Russel Barsh
Justice as Healing, vol. 1, no. 1, Spring, 1996, p. [?]
Description
Study found approaches and materials in use unsatisfactory and recommended increasing student contact with Elders and Aboriginal teachers. Note: This is a sample article from the publication. Subscriptions are available from the Native Law Centre.
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Native Family Violence in Lethbridge

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Joan Wierzba
Betty Bastien
Elsie Bastien
Native Studies Review, vol. 7, no. 1, 1991, pp. 133-146
Description
Discusses project activities developed to identify needs of battered wives and proposes solutions through literature search, agency survey, client surveys and training workshops.
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Native Youth and Alternative Justice in Lethbridge

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Russel Barsh
Justice as Healing, vol. 1, no. 3, Fall, 1996, p. [?]
Description
Describes project that evaluated all programs and agencies involved with Aboriginal youth offenders. Note: This is a sample article from the publication. Subscriptions are available from the Native Law Centre.
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Report of Interview Dr. L.H. Thomas and Mr. Gabriel Leveille

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Gabriel Leveille
L. H. Thomas
Description
Transcript of a tape recorded interview of Metis North West Mounted Police employee Gabriel Leveille. Leveille worked in the Cypress Hills, Fort Walsh area during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Topics covered in the interview include Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse in Canada, Gabriel Dumont and the 1885 uprising, roping a grizzly bear in the Cypress Hills, Chief Piapot, Ranching, and numerous other topics pertaining to Police and Metis life.

Historical note:

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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples 130: Opening Ceremony and Opening Remarks

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Description
File contains the opening ceremony and opening remarks from the sitting of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples at the Lethbridge Lodge, Ballroom A, Lethbridge, Alberta. Moderator Reggie Crowshoe and Commissioner Georges Erasmus welcome the participants and make opening remarks. Erasmus discusses the composition, goals, and mandate of the Commission, while Crowshoe mentions the purpose of this sitting is to discuss racism.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples 131: Opening Ceremony and Opening Remarks by Georges Erasmus

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The file contains an opening ceremony and opening remarks from the sitting of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples at the Lethbridge Lodge, Ballroom A, Lethbridge, Alberta on Tuesday, May 25, 1993. Moderator Reggie Crowshoe welcomes the participants after which Commissioner Georges Erasmus makes mention of the fact that the hearings are primarily concerned with suggesting solutions rather than highlighting problems in communities.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples 132: Opening Prayer, Drum Ceremony, Opening comments by Moderator John Stiffarm

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Description
The file contains an opening prayer, drum ceremony, and opening comments by Moderator John Stiffarm for the Youth Circle sitting held by the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Tuesday, May 25, 1993, at the Lethbridge Lodge, Ballroom A, Lethbridge, Alberta. Following a sweetgrass ceremony, opening prayer, and drum ceremony, Moderator John Stiffarm discusses the significance of the ceremony and the circle hearing, as well as its' format. Commissioner Georges Erasmus also makes some brief remarks on the sitting's format.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Closing Prayer, Closing Remarks by Moderator, and Honour Song

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The file contains a closing prayer, closing remarks by Moderator John Stiffarm, and an Honour Song. Moderator Stiffarm thanks the participants, some of the organizers, and states that as young people "I pray that we will be able to take some action and be able to come together, regardless of tribes or whatever, and help each other out -- help ourselves most of all." Following this is an honour song after which the day's sitting is concluded.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Comments by Martin Heavy Head and Closing Prayer

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The file contains a presentation by Martin Heavy Head. Heavy Head discusses his work with the Treaty 7 Urban Indian Housing Authority in Lethbridge, Alberta. Head recommends that the Urban Native Housing Program be continued in the future and highlights some of its success as well as the great need for such programs not only in Lethbridge, but also in Calgary. Following the presentation Martin Heavy Head says a closing prayer which convenes the Commission's sitting for the day.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Further Comments by Babette Bastien

Alternate Title
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples - Transcriptions of Public Hearings and Round Table Discussions
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Author/Creator
Babette Bastien
Description
The file contains further comments by Babette Bastien. Bastien discusses his youth on reserve and the struggles he had, leaving the reserve to attain an education, his views on the current drive towards self-government, the federal government capping education funding for First Nations, under-representation in the professions, and related policy issues.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Further Comments by Cathy First Rider

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The file contains further comments by Kathy First Rider. First Rider discusses her experiences growing up on reserve, how perceptions have changed amongst the Blackfoot youth since her childhood, her job educating the children in history and the Blackfoot language, encounters with racism in southern Alberta, and her views on these matters.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Further Comments by John Stiffarm

Documents & Presentations
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The file contains further comments by Moderator for the day John Stiffarm. Stiffarm recounts some of his personal experiences and the struggles he faced as a youth with racism, discrimination, alcohol, and drug abuse. Stiffarm discusses how he found meaning through traditional culture and spirituality, particularly through drumming, and its importance in healing people and communities.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Further Comments by Keith Weasel Head

Documents & Presentations
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The file contains further comments by Keith Weasel Head. Weasel Head, who works at the Laverne Elementary School on the Blood Reserve, and is also a post-secondary student, discusses the problems youth face with drugs and alcohol. Weasel Head offers his personal perspective on how people can cope with and overcome these problems.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Further Comments by Kristen Bastien

Alternate Title
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples - Transcriptions of Public Hearings and Round Table Discussions
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Kristen Bastien
Description
The file contains further comments by Kristen Bastien. Bastien, a first year student at the University of Lethbridge, discusses the capping of post-secondary funding for Aboriginal students by the federal government and its implications for community development.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Further Comments by Narcisse Blood

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The file contains further comments by Narcisse Blood. Blood thanks some of the day's participants and states that "Our sun dance was outlawed, but we kept it going. Just the fact that we are still here is testimony to our resilience and it offers a lot of hope that the things that were planned for us did not come to be."
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Further Comments by Sheldon Wells

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The file contains further comments by Sheldon Wells. Wells, a part-time student at the University of Lethbridge, discusses his view that there should be support groups for Aboriginal children, including youth treatment centres for drug and alcohol abuse, suicide prevention, and increased cultural programming.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: General Discussion of Presentations by Ronnie Leah, Keith Chiefmoon, and Sheena Jackson

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File contains a general discussion between Commissioners George Erasmus and Viola Robinson, Moderator Reggie Crowshoe, and presenters Ronnie Leah, Keith Chiefmoon, and Sheena Jackson from this day's sitting. Comments from the floor are made by Celeste Strikes-With-A-Gun, Denna Jansen, Jim Penton, Myrna Roy, Mary Ann Crow, Jordan Chiefmoon, Devalon SmallLegs, Sandra Vielle and Roderick North Peigan. The discussion covers the topic of the presentations which is racism in Alberta, and the wider Canadian, society.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Amber Flett

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The file contains a presentation by Amber Flett. Flett is a Cree-Ojibway student at Catholic Central School in Lethbridge, Alberta. Flett discusses her experiences with loss of culture and racism in a mixed-culture school setting. Flett discusses how she found a support network in school when she moved to Alberta, and stresses that schools need more Native involvement programs.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Cam Shade

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The file contains a presentation by Cam Shade. Shade, a post-secondary student at the University of Lethbridge, discusses the need for education "based on some of the native cultural aspects rather than the white society" and his reasoning for thinking this way. Shade also mentions the need for better instruction in culture and history in non-Aboriginal Canadian society.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Creditors of Kainai Industries and Closing Prayer

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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples - Transcriptions of Public Hearings and Round Table Discussions
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Wayne Etches
Joe Scout
Tom Dixon
Description
File contains a presentation by Wayne Etches, Joe Scout, and Tom Dixon, Creditors of Kainai Industries. The presenters discuss unemployment in the Kainai (Blood) Nation, Kainai Industries organizational history as a constructor of modular housing, its' failure as a business, and the need for its' resurrection. Following the presentation Commissioner Georges Erasmus discusses some of the issues raised with the presenters, after which is a closing prayer to adjourn the day's sitting of the Commission.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Darren Crowshoe

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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples - Transcriptions of Public Hearings and Round Table Discussions
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Author/Creator
Darren Crowshoe
Description
The file contains a presentation by Darrin Crowshoe. Crowshoe, from the Peigan Nation, discusses some of his life experiences and philosophy.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Floyd Crowshoe

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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples - Transcriptions of Public Hearings and Round Table Discussions
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Author/Creator
Floyd Crowshoe
Description
The file contains a presentation by Floyd Crowshoe. Crowshoe discusses Youth Centres and the positive impact he thinks they have on Aboriginal youth.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Jason Goodstriker

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The file contains a presentation by Jason Goodstriker. Goodstriker, President of the Native American Students' Association at the University of Lethbridge, discusses that organization's activities specifically what they have been doing for the past year. Goodstriker discusses Aboriginal enrollment rates, financial assistance, the importance of peer support, employment opportunities as they pertain to post-secondary education, and his organizations work with the Canadian Federation of Students.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Jim Penton, Metis Senator

Alternate Title
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples - Transcriptions of Public Hearings and Round Table Discussions
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Author/Creator
Jim Penton
Description
The file contains a presentation by Jim Penton, Metis Senator. Penton discusses racism in southern Alberta, his solidarity with the Peigan people in their struggles with respect to the Oldman River dam, issues of Metis identity, decolonization, Constitutional rights, urban concerns, education concerns, justice concerns, and general Metis issues. Following the presentation Commissioner Erasmus and Jim Penton discuss the definition of Metis people.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Joylene Shade

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The file contains a presentation by Joylene Shade. Shade, a fourth year Sociology student from the University of Lethbridge, discusses sexuality and teenagers. Specifically Shade highlights a lack of knowledge amongst Aboriginal youth regarding the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases, and human sexuality in general. Shade makes recommendations to the Commission to help ameliorate this situation.
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