Genealogy

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1/128: Determining Native Identity

Alternate Title
Native American Symposium ; 12th, 2017
Representations and Realities
E-Books » Chapters
Author/Creator
Kameron Dunn
Description
Author discusses the subtleties of claiming an American Indian or Indigenous identity; uses Sherman Alexie’s character Junior from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian to illustrate some elements of identity including registration, lineage, affiliation with culture, appearance, and marginalization.
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Annie Battiste: A Mi'Kmaq Family History

Alternate Title
Cape Breton Works: More Lives From Cape Breton's Magazine
Articles » General
Author/Creator
Marie Battiste
Annie Battiste
Cape Breton's Magazine, no. 64, August 1, 1993, pp. 23-43
Description
Reprint. Marie Battiste translates her family history from Mi'kmaq to English.
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Aspirational Descent and the Creation of Family Lore: Race Shifting in the Northeast

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Darryl Leroux
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 43, no. 4, Fraud in Native American Communities: Essays in Honor of Suzan Shown Harjo, 2019, pp. 93-114
Description
A discussion of the recent trend for white French-descendants to "self-Indigenize" by using genealogy to create identity. Uses the example of Edmée and Catherine Lejeune, two Acadienne sisters born prior to 1635, who have been turned into “Mi’kmaw” women.
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ATSIC: Guide to Your Commission

Articles » General
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 14, no. 1, March 1990, pp. 46-52
Description
Overview of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission which will give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people a voice in own their communities.
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Bigstone Cree First Nation, TLE Claim Inquiry, Public Edition, July 2008

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Indian Claims Commission
Description
FILES CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED USING FIREFOX BROWSER. Document contains interviews, presentations, statements, reports, correspondence/letters and documents regarding the Treaty Land Entitlement process for the Alberta First Nation. Commissioners include: Daniel J. Bellegarde, P.E. James Prentice, and Carole T. Corcoran.
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The Birth and Death of a Ceremony

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Isobel M. White
Aboriginal History, vol. 4, no. 1, 1980, pp. 33-41
Description
Looks at a sacred ritual believed to be derived from the ceremonial drill of English marines while anchored in King George Sound.
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Book Review

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Trevor Denton
Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol. 17, no. 2, 1997, pp. 386-387
Description
Book review of: Systems of Consanguinity and Affinity of the Human Family by Lewis Henry Morgan.
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Book Review

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Barnett Richling
Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol. 18, no. 1, 1998, pp. 172-174
Description
Book review of: Ancient People of the Arctic by Robert McGhee.
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Book Reviews

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
D. N. Sprague. Gary M. Heathcote
Eileen M. McFadden
F. J. Shore
David T. McNab
Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol. 3, no. 2, 1983, pp. 397-410
Description
Book reviews of 5 books: Riel and the Rebellion: 1885 Reconsidered by Thomas Flanagan. Eskimos and Explorers by Wendell H. Oswalt. Bibliography of Algonquian Linguistics by David C. Pentland and Christoph Wolfart. The Genealogy of the First Métis Nation: The Development and Dispersal of the Red River Settlement, 1820-1900 by D.M. Sprague and R.P. Frye. Hold High Your Heads, (History of the Métis Nation in Western Canada by A. H. de Tremaudan.
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Building Ties to Roots Helps First Nations Youth

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Doug Cuthand
StarPhoenix, October 7, 2005, p. A17
Description
Describes a program in Saskatchewan at the Montreal Lake First Nation that teaches at risk youth a meaningful trade and how to attain self-sufficiency.
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Canadian Genealogy Centre: Métis

Web Sites » Governmental
Author/Creator
Library and Archives Canada
Description
Describes various sources and strategies available to those researching Métis peoples.
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Claiming Kin

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
David Chang
American Quarterly, vol. 58, no. 4, December 2006, pp. 1191-1198
Description
Book review of: Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom by Tiya Miles.
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Communing with the Dead The “New Métis,” Métis Identity Appropriation, and the Displacement of Living Métis Culture

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Adam Gaudry
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 42, no. 2, Spring, 2018, pp. 162-190
Description
Discusses the growing trend for self-identifying as Métis, particularly in Eastern Canada, based genealogical records rather than cultural ties to long-established communities located in Western Canada.
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Complementary Power: Men and Women of the Lenni Lenape

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Margaret M. Caffrey
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 24, no. 1, Winter, 2000, pp. 44-63
Description
Author uses the writings of early Euro-American explorers and anthropologists to describe the gender roles of male and female Lenni Lenape people; covers household/familial duties, lineage tracing, ceremony, social/political agency. Discussion queer individuals is not present.
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Cypress Hills Metis Scrip Applications

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Lawrence Barkwell
Description
Lists applicants' names, addresses, place and date of birth, parents' names, and scrip claim or certificate number.
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Digital Archives Database

Alternate Title
Métis Digital Archive
Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
[Métis Research Lab
University of Ottawa?]
Description
Contains links to thousands of Métis historical documents, personal accounts, genealogical information and Hudson's Bay Company, Census, and Church missionary records.
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Digital Archives Database Project

Alternate Title
[Métis] Digital Archives Database Project
Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
[Adrienne Fleming
Paul Gareau
Katie Pollock
Joseph Arbour
Tim Foran]
Description
Contains three basic datasets: Sacramental Records from the Great Lakes, Red River, and Great Plains, Censuses, 1827-1870, and western north American fur trade documents, 1793-1858. Much, but not all, of the information relates to the Métis. You must register and log in to use resource.
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Disenfranchised Spirit: A Theory and a Model

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Lynn Gehl
Pimatisiwin, vol. 11, no. 1, 2013, pp. 31-42
Description
Discusses Western and Aboriginal concepts of identity and how regaining status under Bill C-31 of the Indian Act impacted one individual's life.
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"Don't Even Talk to Me if You're Kinya'áanii [Towering House]": Adopted Clans, Kinship, and "Blood" in Navajo Country

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Kristina Jacobsen
Shirley Ann Bowman
NAIS: Journal of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, vol. 6, no. 1, 2019, pp. 43-76
Description
Uses historical resources (oral histories, interviews, and archival materials) and contemporary popular culture to describe and discuss the elaborate Diné clan systems and extended kinship relationships and networks.
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Eastman's Maternal Ancestry: Letter From Charles Alexander Eastman to H.M. Hitchcock, September 8, 1927

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
A. Lavonne Brown Ruoff
Studies in American Indian Literatures, vol. 17, no. 2, Special Issue: Honoring A. Lavonne Brown, Summer, 2005, pp. 10-17
Description
Transcription of a letter penned by Alexander Eastman, Sioux physician, author and activist, describing his family history and his great sadness at the loss of his mother. Entire issue on one pdf. To access article, scroll to page 10.
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Ebb and Flow Stories

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Alfred Beaulieu
Louisa Flett
Marie Houle
Percy Houle
Raymond M. Beaumont ... [et al.]
Description
Collection of material gathered through interviews with Elders from Manitoba First Nation.
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The Effect of the Colonialist Terms “Orphan” and “Adoption” on the Citizenship status of Indigenous Fijian Adoptees within Their own Community

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Erica Newman
AlterNative, vol. 14, no. 4, Special Issue: Adoption and Indigenous Citizenship Orders, December 2018, pp. 309-318
Description
Article interrogates the use of the terms “orphan” and “adoption” in contrast to traditional Fijian practices of kinship and caring for children; discusses the implications of colonial enforcement of these terms and systems on children and their status within their own communities.
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Eseli's Notebook

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Nick Piper
Aboriginal History, vol. 24, 2000, pp. 272-273
Description
Book review of: Eseli's Notebook by Peter Eseli, translated, edited and annotated by Anna Shnukal and Rod Mitchell with Yuriko Nagata. Review located by scrolling to page 272.
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Examining the Bicultural Ethnic Identity of Adolescents of a Northeastern Indian Tribe

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Carrie M. Brown
Kimberly E. (Eretzian) Smirles
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 29, no. 3, 2005, pp. 81-100
Description
Describes a study done to achieve an understanding of the bi-cultural (tribal and non tribal) ethnic identity of northeastern adolescents, with special emphasis of their unique history and experience.
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A Forest of Family Trees: Rupert's Land Roots in Western Canada

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Jennifer Brown
Canadian Issues, New Frontiers in Our History: 100 Years of Alberta and Saskatchewan in Confederation, Winter, 2005, pp. 25-27
Description
Explores the relationships between Aboriginal women and HBC employees and the resulting expanded families of offspring. To access article scroll to p. 25
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From Clan to Kwéan to Corporation: The Continuing Complex Evolution of Tlingit Political Organization

Alternate Title
From Clan to Ḵwáan to Corporation: The Continuing Complex Evolution of Tlingit Political Organization
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Thomas F. Thornton
Wicazo Sa Review, vol. 17, no. 2, Autumn, 2002, pp. 167-194
Description
Examines Tlingit politics in Alaska and the link between Indigenous political systems and ecological factors.
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