Law & Justice

The 1985 Québec National Assembly Resolution on Aboriginal Rights: A Brief Commentary

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Paul Joffe
Description
Provides advice on: perceptions of the Québec government in passing the 1985 Resolution, perceptions of the objectives of the First Nations, discussion outlining procedural and any other difficulties encountered, and a discussion on why Manitoba should consider a recognition statement and what lessons may be taken from the Québec experience.
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2007 Saskatchewan Book Awards Winners Announced

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Saskatchewan Book Awards Winners Announced
Articles » General
Eagle Feather News, vol. 10, no. 12, December 2007, p. 10
Description
Looks at a Saskatchewan book award winner who is not only an author but also a lawyer and a trapper. Article located by scrolling to page 10.
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2016 Report and Recommendations and Government of Alberta Response

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Author/Creator
First Nations Women's Council on Economic Security
Government of Alberta
Description
Focuses on women's issues in the areas of leadership and empowerment, professional development, restorative justice, access to justice, post-secondary education and upgrading, and Indigenous representation on school boards.
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2022 Silas E. Halyk, QC Visiting Scholar in Advocacy Lecture: Presentor: Donald Worme

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2022 Silas E. Halyk, QC Visiting Scholar in Advocacy Lecture: Presenter: Donald Worme
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Donald Worme
Description
First Nation lawyer discusses social justice advocacy for Indigenous peoples, how lawyers can best advocate those who are discriminated against in the civil and criminal justice system and the tools that are available to address judicial inequities. Duration: 52:43.
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Aboriginal Child Welfare

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Richard Chisholm
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 6, no. 2, June 1982, pp. 54-57
Description
Commentary on the state of child welfare laws in Australia relating to Aboriginal youth and suggestions on how to improve them.
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Aboriginal Children and Youth in Canada: Canada Must Do Better

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Position Paper: Aboriginal Children and Youth in Canada: Canada Must Do Better
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Canadian Council of Provincial Child and Youth Advocates
Description
Report highlights significant key indicators and gaps affecting Aboriginal children and makes recommendations to improve their living conditions and well-being.
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Aboriginal Courtwork Program Evaluation: Final Report

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Author/Creator
Evaluation Division
Office of Strategic Planning and Performance Management
Department of Justice Canada
Description
Report focuses on continued relevance, performance and efficiency, and economy of the Aboriginal Courtwork Program by assessing the progress made towards achieving expected outcomes.
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The Aboriginal Courtworker Program of Manitoba: A Needs Assessment

Alternate Title
Current Research: The Aboriginal courtworker Program of Manitoba: A Needs Assessment
Articles » General
Author/Creator
Thérèse Lajeunesse and Associates Ltd.
Canadian Journal of Criminology, vol. 34, no. 3/4, July-October 1992, p. [?]
Description
Looks at the need for courtworker services and at the Aboriginal courtworker program regarding number and locations of workers, programming and administration.
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Aboriginal Finance and Regulation: What Are the Regulatory Impediments to Establishing an Atlantic Canadian Aboriginal Financial Institution?

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Tom Cooper
Alex Faseruk
Patrick Phillips
Workplace Review, December 2010, pp. [64]-80
Description
Looks at the regulatory and legislative barriers to address accessibility of capital for First Nations businesses and communities in Atlantic Canada. Entire issue on one pdf. To access article scroll to p. 64.
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Aboriginal Justice Inquiry - Child Welfare Initiative (AJI-CWI)

Web Sites » Governmental
Author/Creator
Aboriginal Justice Inquiry
Description
Joint initiative of Province, Manitoba Metis Federation, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and Manitoba Keewatinook Ininew Okimowin about development and implementation of an improved child welfare system in Manitoba.
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Aboriginal Legal Education Needs Survey 2006-2007

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Patti LaBoucane-Benson
Nadine Callihoo
Racquel Fraser
Kristin Raworth
Description
Results of 38 interviews with Aboriginal courtworkers, crown prosecutors, judges, city police and RCMP officers in Alberta.
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Aboriginal Nationhood and the Inherent Right to Self-Government

Alternate Title
Research Paper (National Centre for First Nations Governance)
Research Paper for the National Centre for First Nations Governance
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Gordon Christie
Description
Looks at how the law can assist with the development of self-government rights.
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Aboriginal People and HIV/AIDS: Legal Issues

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Author/Creator
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
Description
Series of nine information sheets dealing with topics such as discrimination, testing, and confidentiality.
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Aboriginal Peoples and Access to Legal Information

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Author/Creator
Yedida Zalik
Description
Study undertaken assess what steps could be taken by Community Legal Education Ontario to improve access. Fifty-six individuals from over 40 agencies provided information through interviews or focus groups.
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Aboriginal Peoples and Mining in Canada: Consultation, Participation and Prospects for Change - Working Discussion Paper

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Author/Creator
William Hipwell
Katy Mamen
Viviane Weitzner
Gail Whiteman
Description
Looks at the historical, environmental, social, legal and political aspects of mining and the development of co-operative relationships between mining companies, governments and Aboriginal communities from the exploration stage onwards.
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Aboriginal Peoples, Justice and the Law

Alternate Title
Continuing Poundmaker & Riel's Quest: Presentations Made at a Conference on Aboriginal Peoples and Justice
E-Books » Chapters
Author/Creator
Murray Sinclair
Description
Article from 1993 Conference proceedings, discussing cultural conflicts inherent in the justice system and suggesting "not only must we undertake reforms to the exiting system ... reforms that allow and empower Aboriginal people." Excerpt from Continuing Poundmaker & Riel's Quest: Presentations Made at a Conference on Aboriginal Peoples and Justice compiled by Richard Gosse, James Youngblood Henderson, Roger Carter.
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Aboriginal Peoples' Safety: Strategic Overview

Alternate Title
Action Briefs (Institute for the Prevention of Crime)
Making Cities Safer: Action Briefs for Municipal Stakeholders ; no. 3, March, 2009
Series 2: Takcle Safety Successfully in the City
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Lisa Monchalin
Description
Discusses actions to reduce violence which affects Aboriginal people as both victims and offenders, with a focus on urban populations.
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Aboriginal Representation in Government: A Comparative Examination

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Author/Creator
Jennifer Schmidt
Description
Study examines three options that have been recommended for improving Aboriginal representation at the federal level in Canada. Looks at examples from Maine, New Zealand, and the Sami parliaments in Finland, Norway, and Sweden.
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Aboriginal Research Resources

Web Sites » Organizations
Description
Portal "brings together inter-disciplinary sources and information relating to Indigenous Studies and Native-newcomer relations at the University of Saskatchewan". Contains links to library & archive holdings, other collections, scholarly output, etc.
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