Land Claims

8th Fire: Whose Land is It Anyway?

Alternate Title
Doc Zone ; season 6, episode 15
Eighth Fire: Whose Land is It Anyway?
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Michel Philibert
Marie-Claude Pednault
Alfonse Mondello
Hélène Morin
Description
Looks at how the issue of land has effected relationships with Aboriginal people across Canada, citing the James Bay Agreement as an example. Duration: 45:15.
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The Aboriginal Issue in Canadian Foreign Policy, 1985-1994

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Russel Lawrence Barsh
International Journal of Canadian Studies, no. 12, Aboriginal Peoples and Canada, Fall, 1995, pp. [107]-134
Description
Looks at the links between foreign policy, Indigenous peoples and Quebec. Scroll down to page 107 to read article.
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Aboriginal Law and Legislation

Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
Bill Henderson
Description
Discusses federal laws, court decisions and specific land claims commissions in Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and Australia.
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Aboriginal Links: Canada & U.S.

Alternate Title
Aboriginal Links: Canada and U.S.
Bill Henderson Law Resources
Bill's Aboriginal Links: Canada and US
Web Sites » Personal
Description
Links include sites about land claims, Treaty, case law, business, media, First Nations, Inuit, Metis organizations, and a gateway to many Native American sites.
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Aboriginal Peoples

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Heritage Newfoundland and Labrador
Description
Information on the Beothuks, Innu, Mi'kmaq and Inuit of Newfoundland and Labrador. Topics include history, culture, land use, land claims and impact of non-Aboriginal activities.
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Aboriginal Rights Versus the Deed of Surrender: The Legal Rights of Native Peoples and Canada's Acquisition of the Hudson's Bay Company Territory

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Frank J. Tough
Prairie Forum, vol. 17, no. 2, Native Studies, Fall, 1992, pp. 225-250
Description
Outlines the transfer of Rupert's Land and the North-Western Territory to the Dominion of Canada, and compares the Hudson Bay Company's claim versus the Aboriginal claim.
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The Aboriginal Role in the Development of Albertan Oil and Gas Reserves

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Sherry Norton
Shelley Zwicker
Description
Examines Aboriginal issues pertinent to the development of oil and gas reserves within Alberta, such as unresolved First Nations Treaty and land claim issues and federal and provincial requirements for consultation on treaty and fiduciary obligations.
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Aboriginal Workers; Aboriginal Labour and the Cattle Industry: Queensland From White Settlement to the Present; Indians at Work: An Informal History of Native Labour in British Columbia, 1858-1930

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Dianne Newell
BC Studies, no. 117, Spring, 1998, pp. 75-78
Description
Book review of three books: Aboriginal Workers edited by Ann McGrath and Kay Saunders, with Jackie Huggins. Aboriginal Labour and the Cattle Industry by Dawn May. Indians at Work by Rolf Knight. To read review, scroll down to page 75.
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Achieving Certainty in Comprehensive Land Claims Settlements.

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Description
A background report prepared by officials from the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and the Department of Justice. It describes the treaty principles and court decisions upon which previous land claims settlements were built, and the importance of "certainty" when defining the rights of Aboriginal people with respect to land and resources. The report argues that certainty is crucial for the future economic wellbeing of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.
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Acknowledging the Past to Heal the Future: the Role of Reparations for Native Nations

Alternate Title
Reparations: Interdisciplinary Inquiries
E-Books » Chapters
Author/Creator
Rebecca Tsosie
Description
Discusses framework of reparations to include the emotional, spiritual, political and social realms all within the context of the particular history of Native peoples. Chapter in book: Reparations: Interdisciplinary Inquiries edited by Jon Miller and Rahul Kumar.
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Adaptation & Resilience: The Inuvialuit Story

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Nellie Cournoyea
Northern Public Affairs, vol. 2, Special Issue 2014: Revitalizing Education in the Inuit Nunangat, 2014, pp. 18-22
Description
Discusses importance of cultural resiliency for preservation of Northern identity and values.
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An Address to the Institute of Public Administration delivered at Regina, January 18th, 1963 by J.G. McGilp, Regional Supervisor of Indian Agencies, Saskatchewan.

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
J.G. McGilp
Description
This address deals with three aspects of the Canadian Branch of Indian Affairs: the history and role of the Indian Affairs Branch, the special position of the Indian Canadian relating to treaties and the Indian Act, and with Indians and Indian Affairs in Saskatchewan.
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Addressing Aboriginal Land and Treaty Rights in Ontario:

An Analysis of Past Policies and Options for the Future

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Michael Coyle
Description
Discusses the historic approach of governments and the courts in addressing Aboriginal rights relating to land, and some of the key historical circumstances that have prevented resolution of the issues in the past. The article also looks at the current federal and provincial land claims policies in Ontario.
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Addressing Historical Impacts Through Impact and Benefit Agreements and Health Impact Assessment: Why it Matters for Indigenous Well-Being

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Jen Jones
Ben Bradshaw
The Northern Review, no. 41, Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic, 2015, pp. 81-109
Description
Looks at the Wishbone Hill Health Impact Assessment in Alaska and the Impact and Benefit Agreement signed for the Meadowbank Mine in Nunavut.
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Adhesion to Canadian Indian Treaties and the Lubicon Lake Dispute

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Thomas Flanagan
Canadian Journal of Law and Society, vol. 7, 1992, pp. 185-206
Description
Discusses the dispute as to whether Lubicons are included in Treaty Eight or live on unceded land and are therefore entitled to an external adhesion. A commentary on this article appears in the Canadian Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 7, 1992, pp. 207-212.
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Adrian Hope Interview

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Adrian Hope
Murray Dobbin
Indian History Film Project
Description
Adrian Hope has been active in Metis politics since the 1920s. He was involved in the organization of the Metis Association of Alberta, the Ewing Commission hearings, and the development of Metis colonies in Alberta.
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Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 1971

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Gordon Scott Harrison
Arctic, vol. 25, no. 3, September 1972, pp. 232-233
Description
Discusses act which grants Aboriginal groups title to federal and public land in Alaska and $962.5 million dollars, formation of 12 Aboriginal regional profit corporations, and 220 village corporations.
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Alaska Native Politics Since the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Roy M. Huhndorf
Shari M. Huhndorf
South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 110, no. 2, Sovereignty, Indigeneity, and the Law, 2011, pp. 385-401
Description
Overview of settlement which transferred title to lands to for-profit corporations, changing communal lands into corporate property and ending Aboriginal fishing and hunting rights.
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Alaskan Claim

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Terry Fenge
Alternatives Journal, vol. 29, no. 1, Winter, 2003, pp. 58-61
Description
Book review of: Take My Land, Take My Life: The Story of Congress's Historic Settlement of the Alaska Native Land Claims, 1960-1971 by Donald Craig Mitchell.
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Alberta's Metis Settlements Legislation

E-Books » E-Books
Author/Creator
Catherine E. Bell
Canadian Plains Research Centre
Description
"On 1 November 1990, the government of Alberta enacted legislation to enable Metis ownership and government of Alberta's Metis settlement lands. This book explores the legislative history of the Metis settlements and constitutional issues arising from Alberta's initiative."
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American Indian Relative Ranching Efficiency

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Ronald L. Trosper
American Economic Review, vol. 68, no. 4, September 1978, pp. 503-516
Description
Suggests that land tenure or other institutional problems, not managerial deficiencies underlie Native American challenges in equalling non-Native operating efficiencies.
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