Aboriginal Literacy: Raising Standards, Blazing Trails

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Sally Gaikezehongia
Canadian Journal of Native Education, vol. 27, no. 1, Advancing Aboriginal Language and Literacy, 2003, pp. 41-44
Description
Discusses how the Aboriginal community has managed to retain some cultural roots and embrace a unique form of Aboriginal literacy.
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Aboriginal Music in Contemporary Canada: Echoes and Exchanges

Alternate Title
McGill-Queen's Native and Northern Series ; 66
E-Books
Author/Creator
Anna Hoefnagels
Beverly Diamond
Amber Ridington
Garry Oker
Janice Esther Tulk
Gabriel Desrosiers ...
Sadie Buck ...
Annette Chrétien
Beverly Souliere
Jimmy Dick
Russell Wallace
Dylan Robinson
Marie Clements
Sophie Merasty
Columpa Bobb ...
Florent Vollant
Gilles Sioui
Donna Larivière
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Aboriginal People at Ceremony

Images » Photographs
Author/Creator
George Mann Jr. (photographer)
Description
A photograph of a group of Aboriginal women and children sitting in the shade of a car with a ceremonial lodge? visible on the right, possibly near Onion Lake, Saskatchewan. Cut trees lie in the foreground. Picture probably taken by George Mann Jr. family who homesteaded in the area. Mann Jr was a telegraph line man for the Government of Canada and would often visit Onion Lake when he checked the line.
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Aboriginal People Inside Ceremonial Lodge

Images » Photographs
Author/Creator
George Mann Jr. (photographer)
Description
A photograph of a group of Aboriginal men, women and children sitting inside a ceremonial lodge possibly near Onion Lake, Saskatchewan. Picture probably taken by George Mann Jr. family who homesteaded in the area. Mann Jr was a telegraph line man for the Government of Canada and would often visit Onion Lake when he checked the line.
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Aboriginal Pipes on Display

Images » Photographs
Description
A photograph showing numerous Aboriginal pipes from what seems to be a private collection. Evidently the donor was from the Medicine Hat, Alberta area as the back is stamped "Medicine Hat Photo Finishers." On the back of the photograph is inscribed "34 Stone pipes in a nice oak case. I have quite a number of the stems."
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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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Aboriginal Spirituality and the Legal Construction of Freedom of Religion

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Lori G. Beaman
Journal of Church and State, vol. 44, no. 1, Winter, 2002, pp. 135-149
Description
Argues that Aboriginal spirituality is legally constructed outside of the boundaries of religious freedom and discusses problems faced by religious minorities in a Christian dominated society.
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Aboriginal Weapons and Pipe

Images » Photographs
Description
A photograph of various Aboriginal artifacts including a bow and quiver with arrows, a flintlock pistol, an axe head, and a pipe. On the back is inscribed "This bow is half wood and half sinew There is no other like it in Canada. The Two long painted arrows were used on Buffalo. The gun is a flint lock." Presumably from a private collection in Medicine Hat, Alberta. On the back is typed "The Pender Agencies . . . Medicine Hat Canada".
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Aboriginal Youth: Risk and Resilience

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Paula Du Hamel
Native Social Work Journal, vol. 5, Articulating Aboriginal Paradigms: Implications for Aboriginal Social Work Practice, November 2003, pp. 213-224
Description
Discusses the­ psycho-social, economic, educational and environmental factors and the impact they have on the socialization experiences of Aboriginal youth. The article also examines the factors that contribute to risk and resiliency.
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Acknowledging the Māori Cultural Values and Beliefs Embedded in Rongoā Māori Healing

Alternate Title
Acknowledging the Maori Cultural Values and Beliefs Embedded in Rongoa Maori Healing
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Glenis Mark
Kerry Chamberlain
Amohia Boulton
International Journal of Indigenous Health, vol. 12, no. 1, 2017, pp. 75-92
Description
Comments on the findings of semi-structured narrative interviews from which two key topics emerged: concepts of healing and the focus of healing.
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Adetta, Lady, "Black Curse" document

Documents & Presentations
Description
A 'curse' copied from an old document. A translation of the original appears beside a photocopy of the original. The source is unknown.
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Ahenakew, Andrew (Rev.)

Images » Photographs
Description
File contains a black and white photograph of the Reverend Andrew Ahenakew, Anglican clergyman and Cree healer.
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Alaska Native Knowledge Network

Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Description
Website contains "Resources for compiling and exchanging information related to Alaska Native knowledge systems and ways of knowing."
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Alcatraz is Not an Island

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Lenny Foster
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 18, no. 4, 1994, pp. 131-134
Description
Argues that the occupation of Alcatraz Island set the stage for Native American peoples spiritual rebirth and was the beginning of the reclaiming of pride and dignity for all Indian nations.
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The Algonkin Manitou

Alternate Title
The Algonkian Manitou
The Algonquin Manitou
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
William Jones
Journal of American Folklore, vol. 18, no. 70, July-September 1905, pp. 183-190
Description
Concise definition of the word Manitou derived from documentation about the Sauk, Fox, and Kickapoo.
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Algonquin Indian Tales

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Egerton R. Young
Description
A volume of Algonquin folklore collected by Egerton R. Young. Young compiled a large collection of stories and edited some of them into what he percieved to be their "purest" forms. The book was written to appeal to both the serious scholar and young readers for entertainment value.
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All My Relations: An Inquiry into a Spirit of a Native American Philosophy of Business

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Joseph Gladstone
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 42, no. 2, Spring, 2018, pp. 191-214
Description
Argues that when business is carried out with a commitment to survivance, relationships and community, it is not in opposition to traditional values. Reports results of qualitative interviews with individual entrepreneurs who incorporate these values into their practices.
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American Indians (U.S. & Canada): A Bibliography of Contemporary Studies and Urban Research. Supplement to The Council of Planning Librarians Exchange Bibliographies No. 376-377

Alternate Title
Council of Planning Librarians Exchange Bibliography ; 594
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
James N. Kerri
Description
Supplement to the general bibliography section of American Indians (U.S. & Canada): A Bibliography of Contemporary Studies and Urban Research compiled by James N. Kerri. Dated material. Published in 1974.
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The Angels Walked In Front Of Me

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Cynthia Smith-Schuhmacher
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 27, no. 2, March/April 2003, pp. 20-22
Description
Author recalls troubled childhood family life and how she overcame these challenges to have a fulfilling life.
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Anishinaabe Aadizokaanan: Our Teachings … Video Series

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Naadweechige-Gamig Wikwemikong Health Centre
FirstTel TV5
Bobby Osawabine
Thecla Neganegijig
Marie Eshkibok-Trudeau
Mark Eshkawkogan
Brian Peltier
Description
In ten videos, Knowledge keepers from Wiikwemkoong (Manitoulin Island) share thoughts and advice about staying physically and spiritually strong during the COVID pandemic. Six of the ten focus on identification and harvesting of plants for food and medicines.
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Artist as Visionary

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Barbara Sibbald
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, vol. 174, no. 7, March 28, 2006, pp. 979-982
Description
Discussion of 2006 exhibition entitled Norval Morrisseau: Shaman Artist held at the National Art Gallery of Canada which featured 59 works spanning 1958-2002.
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Asemaa

Alternate Title
Maajii-Ojibwemowag = They Begin to Speak Ojibwe
Stories of the Plants: A Zhaawanong Book
[Maajii-Ojibwemowag = They Begin to Speak Ojibwe: ANA Language Project Teacher/Caregiver Supplemental Document]
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Anabiikwe (Celo White)
Mezinaanakwad (Dennis White)
Description

Children's book about the importance of sacred tobacco in Ojibwe culture; in Ojibwe and English.

Accompanying Material: Colouring Book and Supplemental Document.

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