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Archaeology as an Aid in Cross-Cultural Science Education

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Murray R. Smith
Journal of American Indian Education, vol. 19, no. 2, January 1980, pp. [1-7]
Description
Describes the benefits of archaeology classes in the Bachelor of Teaching program at Brandon University's Northern Teacher's Education Project.
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[Dr. Russell's A Report on the Sites of Various Forts]

Archival » Archival Items
Author/Creator
[Ralph Russell]
Description

A series of field notes on several historical fur trade forts (mainly from Manitoba and southern Saskatchewan), and the Thunder Bird Stone at Kamsack, SK. Included are Glasgow (Albany) House, Alexandria Fort, Carlton House (original), Marlboro House, Fort Hibernia, Fort Alexandria.

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Final Research Report: Scholastic Success Study of Aboriginal Students in the City of Brandon

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Author/Creator
Kathy Moscou
Karen Rempel
Julia Stoneman Sinclair
Christiane Ramsey
Description
Investigated high school completion rates and compared them to demographically similar communities in Manitoba and nationally, various factors which either impede or promote educational success, and characteristics of interventions which have potential to improve educational outcomes.
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Off-Campus Delivery of Graduate Programs to First Nation Students

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
James P. Kepron
Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol. 19, no. 2, 1999, pp. 321-336
Description
Creation of a certificate program the Faculty of Education, Brandon University, to train teachers to provide special services appropriate to local needs.
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Progressive Conservative Party - Policy Recommendations-Manitoba MPs

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File contains correspondence on policy recommendations to Prime Minister Diefenbaker from Manitoba MPs following his election victory. Includes a letter from MP Robert "Bud" Simpson of the Churchill Constituency in which he states that First Nations problems must be dealt with immediately by the government. Also includes a letter from Walter Dinsdale, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, offering his views on what the government should do to improve the situation facing Canada's First Nations.
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Public Attitudes towards Indigeneity in Canadian Prairie Urbanism

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Ryan Walker
Loleen Berdahl
Erin Lashta
David Newhouse
Yale Belanger
Canadian Geographer, vol. 61, no. 2, 2017, pp. 212-223
Description
Uses 2014 survey data collected from non- Indigenous residents of seven cities. Respondents were asked about a stronger Indigenous presence in governance and public places.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples 98: Brandon, Manitoba

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RCAP 98 contains files for a sitting of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples at Brandon, Manitoba. This sitting of the Commission contains presentations relating to women's and Métis issues, employment, friendship centres, Aboriginal policing and education. Each presentation can be viewed individually on this site.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Individual Presentation by Shirley Gamble

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This file contains an individual presentation by Shirley Gamble focusing on her life as an Aboriginal woman in an urban society. She would like to see "positive changes to the status of Aboriginal women living off-reserve and to create a better living plan formulating around the financial benefit we are deprived of." A question-and-answer session with the Commissioners follows the presentation.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Introductory Remarks for Student Presentations by Cindy Hanson, Native Studies Teacher, Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School, Brandon, Manitoba

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This file contains introductory remarks by Cindy Hanson introducing students from Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School in Brandon, whose presentations will discuss education, loss of culture and language, abuse, suicide, racism and unemployment.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Alex Venne, Manitoba Metis Federation, Southwest Region

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This file contains a brief presentation by Alex Venne relating to the Rural Native Housing Program and its inability to provide adequate housing for Métis people in the southern part of Manitoba. He states that the construction of houses should not be done by outside contractors, but by trained Aboriginal and Métis persons in the community who will eventually occupy them. A lengthy question-and-answer sessions with the Commissioners follows the presentation.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Beverly Bunn, Co-Ordinator, Community Employment Services

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This file contains a presentation by Beverly Bunn focusing on the problems created by her organization's limited government funding and shortage of sufficient staff. She expresses frustration with recent cutbanks and states that the "Aboriginal employment service groups are no less important than any other service offered in this community." She introduces colleague Lorraine McKay and they answer questions from the Commissioners after the presentation.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Bobby Pacco, Trainer/Co-Ordinator, and Loreen Cote, Student, New Careers Program, Brandon, Manitoba

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This file contains a presentation by Bobby Pacco and Loreen Cote focusing on the New Careers program, an education training program that offers training "for Aboriginals and non-Aboriginal people who are structurally barriered into finding good career opportunities." Careers include human service and management administration training. Cote states that in her experience as an Aboriginal student, New Careers has been extremely beneficial in preparing her to enter the workforce. A question-and-answer session with the Commissioners follows the presentation.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Brenda Genaille, Brandon Indian and Metis Friendship Centre

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This file contains a presentation by Brenda Genaille outlining the projected negative effects of program funding cuts by the federal government for 1993-1994. Genaille details some of the programs offered by the Brandon Friendship Centre, including the Adult Basic Literacy Program, a pre-employment training program, drug and alcohol awareness programs, and a human justice court worker program. Genaille introduces Richard Chaske, President of Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres, who takes part in the question-and-answer session with the Commissioners after the presentation.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Brian Henderson, Regional Director, Manitoba Department of Justice

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This file contains a presentation by Brian Henderson that brings greetings to the Commission on behalf of Hon. James McCrae, Minister of Justice for Manitoba. He discusses the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry Report and how his department is attempting to fulfill the myriad of recommendations at the provincial government level. He also mentions the valuable role of elders within the justice system.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Clarence Daniels, Health Director, Dakota Ojibway Health Services

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This file contains a presentation by Clarence Daniels relating to the achievement of bilateral arrangements with the federal government that would recognize health as a treaty and Aboriginal right, resulting in the elimination of provincial responsibility in Aboriginal health care. Daniels feels his idea is a "visionary type of concept." Daniels then introduces Morris Merick, director, Dakota Ojibway Child and Family Services.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Diane Schribe-MacPherson, Brandon University Native Organization

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File contains a presentation by Diane Schribe-MacPherson, relating the apathy of Aboriginal students towards improving campus life and the lack of co-operation between the Students Union and the BU Native Organization. She also deals with several issues personally affecting her life as a post-secondary student. A discussion with the Commissioners follows the three Brandon University presentations.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Don Robertson, Director, Brandon University Teacher Education Program (BUNTEP)

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This file contains a presentation by Don Robertson focusing on the negative effects of federal and provincial government funding cuts to the BUNTEP program. He offers four recommendations to the Commissioners, including that funding be made available to advanced training programs in areas that have been identified by northern communities, such as counselling, recreation, community development and adult education. A question-and-answer session with the Commissioners follows the presentation.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Frank McKay, Chief of Police, Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council Police Department

Alternate Title
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples - Transcriptions of Public Hearings and Round Table Discussions
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Author/Creator
Frank McKay
Description
This file contains a presentation by Frank McKay that first gives the history of the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council Police Department that has policed eight reserves since 1974; Birdtail Sioux, Dakota Plains, Long Plain, Oak Lake Sioux, Roseau River, Sandy Bay, Sioux Valley and Swan Lake, Manitoba. He calls on the Commission to ensure an Aboriginal police training academy situated either in Manitoba or a centrally-located area on the Prairies. McKay then introduces Clarence Daniels, Health Director, Dakota Ojibway Health Services.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by James Murray, Brandon University Student Union

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File contains a presentation by James Murray that recommends that post-secondary institutions strike a task force on curricula to critically examine criteria of all courses, as there is no guarantee there would be any Aboriginal content taught at Brandon University. Murray states that lack of education "fosters ignorance of non-Aboriginal people toward Aboriginal people...which re-enforces racism."
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Linda Pinch, Manager, Residence/Halfway House, Young Women's Christian Association

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This file contains a presentation by Linda Pinch focusing on the Westman WomenÂ’s Shelter in Brandon. The shelter provides safe and temporary accommodation to women and their children who have been physically, emotionally or sexually abused. Pinch also discusses the YWCA Residence Program, a halfway house facility serving people on federal and provincial people, and those needing post-mental health and post-addiction treatment.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Lorraine McKay, Acting Chairperson, Native Education Advisory Committee, Brandon, Manitoba

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This file contains a presentation by Lorraine McKay focusing on Aboriginals living off-reserve in Brandon. She states that large numbers of Aboriginals are moving to larger centres and are finding it difficult to find housing and gain employment. The speaker calls on the Commission to secure funding for more programs for Aboriginals living in Brandon. A question-and-answer session with the Commissioners follows the presentation.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Marty Snelling, Young Men's Christian Association and Mary Kelleher, Co-Ordinator, Pre-Employment Program

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This file contains a presentation by Marty Snelling and Mary Kelleher focusing on the YMCA and the Pre-Employment Program, which "assists the severely employment disadvantaged to find success both in the workplace and in daily living." Kelleher hopes that this program will become a permanent employment training centre in Brandon. Snelling briefly mentions the Stay In School Program that serves students who are considered at risk of dropping out of school. A question-and-answer session with the Commissioners follows the presentation.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Mary Roulette, Director, Dakota Ojibway Probation Services

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This file contains a presentation by Mary Roulette stating that an "Aboriginal justice system would provide justice equitably to all Aboriginal people in Canada in terms that are authentic, efficient, productive and, most importantly, less costly if measured in success in a broad social and economic sense than the existing system." Her organization is the only Aboriginal-controlled unit in Manitoba and believes that more Aboriginal-controlled justice organizations would help Aboriginals more.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Merv Pedlow, Human Resources Opportunity Program

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This file contains a presentation by Merv Pedlow focusing on the Human Resources Opportunity Program, whose purpose is to attempt to respond to the high level of unemployment and high level of social assistance required in those communities. One service provided is procuring funding for students wanting a post-secondary education and Pedlow's organization helps students negotiate through federal, provincial and local government criteria and restrictions to receive funding. A question-and-answer session with the Commissioners follows the presentation.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Morris Merick, Director, Dakota Ojibway Child and Family Services

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This file contains a presentation by Morris Merick that first provides a history of the past practices of the federal and Manitoba governments in relation to First Nations child welfare services, particularly with the fostering and adoption of Aboriginal children. He states that "Canada has failed to meet its obligations as a member of the United Nations to defend the human rights of all citizens" and calls for Aboriginal control over fostering and adoption of Aboriginal children. Merick then introduces Mary Roulette, Director, Dakota Ojibway Probation Services.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Richard Chaske, Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres

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File contains a presentation by Richard Chaske, President of the Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres. He discusses the history and role of Friendship Centres in assisting urban aboriginal peoples in Manitoba, believing that more government resources should be available to implement programs to ease the transition from reserve life to urban life. Commissioners Allan Blakeney and Paul Chartrand provide questions and comments.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Robert Bone, Sioux Valley Reserve

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This file contains a presentation by Chief Robert Bone that begins with a history of Dakota people by Reverend Donald Pratt, also of the Sioux Valley Reserve. Bone focuses on the government red tape needed to negotiate through the Intervenor Participation Program and on a larger scale, through the self-government and land claims process. A question-and-answer session with the Commissioners follows the presentation.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation by Walter Madonick, Representative, Brandon University Native Organization

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This file contains a presentation by Walter Madonick touching on a number of problems he has encountered as a student at Brandon University, including difficulty obtaining student loans, limited funding to move from home reserves to Brandon, and limited support services such as child care and counsellling. A brief question-and-answer session with the Commissioners follows the presentation.
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentations by Eight Students from Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School, Brandon, Manitoba

Alternate Title
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples - Transcriptions of Public Hearings and Round Table Discussions
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Author/Creator
Dennis Peters
Sandy Bunn
Russell Beaulieu
Verna McDougall
Sam Gott
Trena Raven
Marcelline Mason
Lorne Bunn
Description
This file contains presentations by eight students from Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School in Brandon, Manitoba. The students are: Dennis Peters, Sandy Bunn, Russell Beaulieu, Verna McDougall, Sam Gott, Trena Raven, Marcelline Mason and Lorne Bunn. The presentations focus on issues such as Aboriginal-controlled schools on reserves, loss of Aboriginal culture and language, learning from elders as part of their daily curriculum, prejudice and racism in urban schools, and hopelessness and substance abuse among Aboriginal youth.
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The Stott Site. - Report. - 1985.

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Author/Creator
Historic Resources Branch
Manitoba Culture
Heritage and Recreation
Description
Pamphlet about the Stott site, an important bison kill location for pre-contact Aboriginals located near present-day Brandon, MB.

Historical note:

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