Treaties

Bridging Parallel Rows: Epistemic Difference and Relational Accountability in Cross-Cultural Research

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Nicole Latulippe
International Indigenous Policy Journal, vol. 6, no. 1, The Future of Traditional Knowledge Research: Building Partnership and Capacity, May 2015, pp. 1-17
Description
Comments on the ethics of the extent non-Indigenous researchers can respectfully engage the knowledge of Indigenous peoples.
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A Brief History of Our Right to Self-Governance: Pre-Contact to Present

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Kent McNeil
National Centre for First Nations Governance Research Staff
Description
Highlights provisions made in treaties and agreements ranging from the Peace and Friendship Treaties to the Charlottetown Accord and lists important court cases in chronological order.
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Brief Respecting Social Housing in Nunavik

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Makivik Corporation
Description
Report presented to the Standing Committee on Finance concerning pre-budget consultations on the housing crisis and lack of action by Canadian government.
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Brief to the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples on Bill C-6"The Specific Claims Resolution Act"

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Clarence Pennier
Description
Presentation made by the Grand Chief of the Sto:lo Nation pointing out the lack of a non-derogation clause and other concerns. Reproduction is a copy of an official work that is published by the Government of Canada and it is reproduced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of the Government of Canada.
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British Court of Appeal Dismisses IAA Case

Articles » General
Saskatchewan Indian, vol. 12, no. 1, January 1982, p. 2, 36
Description
Indian Association of Alberta looses case that argued Britain's Crown is bound by law to uphold Treaty obligations in Canada.
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Building Strong Communities Through Education and Treaties: Discussion Paper

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Christa Williams
Description
Examines issues related to quality education for First Nations learners; factors which are associated with First Nations control and jurisdiction; overview of how First Nations are looking to build their governments; provisions for education in their treaties; and education provisions in modern day treaties.
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The Business Case For Treaties

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
BC [British Columbia] Treaty Commission
Description
Discusses how British Columbia businesses are developing working relationships with First Nations and positioning themselves as leaders in British Columbia’s changing economic climate.
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Call For a Treaty Within Australia, Between Australians

Articles » General
Author/Creator
The Aboriginal Treaty Committee
Aboriginal & Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 4, no. 3, s 1980, pp. 39-43
Description
Notes that Australia is the only former British colony to not recognize Aboriginal title to land.
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Canada and the Atrocious Indian Act

Alternate Title
CERS Working Paper
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Christa Jonathan
Description
Focuses on how Canada has developed as a racialized state, with special focus on the Indian Act.
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Canada's Approach to the Treaty-Making Process: Background Paper

Alternate Title
Background Paper (Legal and Legislative Affairs Division, Parliamentary Information and Research Service) ; no. 2008-45-E
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Laura Barnett
Description
Comments on the implementation of international treaties at the federal level.
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Canada's First Nations

Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
Applied History Research Group
Description
Multimedia tutorial covering period from antiquity to the nineteenth century; includes creation stories, cultures and languages, impact of European contact and Treaties.
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Canada’s North: What’s the Plan?

Alternate Title
The 2010 CIBC Scholar-in-Residence Lecture
[Conference Board of Canada Publication]
E-Books » E-Books
Author/Creator
Thomas Berger
Steven A. Kennett
Hayden King
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Canada's Subjugation of the Plains Cree, 1879- 1885

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
John L. Tobias
Canadian Historical Review, vol. 64, no. 4, 1983, pp. 519-548
Description
Argues that contrary to accepted wisdom, the Canadian government did not have honourable and just intentions, but violated treaties by refusing to grant the reserve lands that had been chosen and failing to supply the promised provisions. Instead Commissioner Dewdney used the courts, military and police to bring about political goals.
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Canada's Treaties with Aboriginal Peoples

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
D. N. Sprague
Manitoba Law Journal, vol. 23, 1995, pp. 341-351
Description
Argues that Treaty-making has conformed to a uni-dimensional pattern of avoidance and inaction, but suggests recent Supreme Court of Canada cases will increase pressure on the Crown to live up to its promises.
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Canada Treaty Information: Welcome to the Treaty Section

Alternate Title
Welcome to the Treaty Section
Web Sites » Governmental
Author/Creator
The Government of Canada
Description
Introduction to the 'nuts and bolts' of Canadian treaty making activities as part of the treaty section of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
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The Canada-US Border and Indigenous Peoples in the Nineteenth Century

Alternate Title
The Canada-United States Border and Indigenous Peoples in the Nineteenth Century
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Roger L. Nichols
American Review of Canadian Studies, vol. 40, no. 3, September 2010, pp. 416-428
Description
Describes the differing ways indigenous peoples were treated on both sides of the 49th parallel.
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Canada Watch (Fall 2013)

Alternate Title
The Royal Proclamation: 250 Years Later
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Colin M. Coates
Thomas Peace
J. R. Miller
Brian Slattery
John Reid
Denys Delâge... [et al]
Description
Presents full themed issue focused on the lasting legacy of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and how it defined North American politics.
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Canadian Aboriginal Law: Creating Certainty in Resource Development

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Thomas Isaac
Anthony Knox
Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, vol. 23, no. 4, 2005, pp. 427-464
Description
Discusses the Crown's duty to consult and accommodate aboriginal people in circumstances where there are conflicts with resource developers.
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Canadian History

Archival » Archival Items
Description
File contains articles of historical relevance: "The Sequel to Johnny Horton's the Battle of New Orleans Canadian Style", " 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Stoney Creek", an article in the Winnipeg Tribune regarding use of Treaties as reference material, an article in the Regina Leader-Post regarding John McKay and his respect for local Indigenous persons. Also, relevant pamphlets: The Stone Fort, Selkirk's 75th Anniversary. Also includes correspondence relating to a play about Almighty Voice.
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The Canadian Indian / A Reference Paper. - 1959.

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Department of Citizenship and Immigration
Indian Affairs Branch
Description
This document describes aspects of Aboriginal life in Canada, including history, settlement location, administration, treaties, legal status, economic development and education.
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The Canadian Indian / A Reference Paper - March 1966.

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
Description
Federal government paper on topics such as history, self-government, treaties, education and economic development relating to aboriginal people in Canada.
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Canadian Indian Treaties: A Bibliography

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Caron Rollins
Canadian Law Libraries, vol. 15, no. 2, April 1990, pp. 68-72
Description
Includes treaties and land claims, secondary sources, sources of case law digests, legal periodical indexes and computer databases up to 1990.
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Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation Inquiry Turtle Mountain Surrender Claim

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Indian Claims Commission
Description
Historical background and submissions to Indian Claims Commission (ICC) on whether a 1909 surrender vote was improperly conducted and therefore invalid. ICC concluded a valid surrender occurred; but recommended consideration be given to existence of burial grounds. Commissioners include: Roger J. Austine, Daniel J. Bellegarde, and Sheila G. Purdy. [This file has been saved and made available online with permission from the Indian Claims Commission website before it closed down in March 2009.]
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The Case Of Te Karaka: Ngāi Tahu Print Media Before And After Settlement

Alternate Title
The Case Of Te Karaka
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Jo Smith
Katharina Ruckstuhl
AlterNative, vol. 6, no. 1, 2010, pp. 25-37
Description
Examines the crucial role between media technologies and the process of Māori cultural revitalization, sustainability and development for post-settlement Ngāi Tahu.
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Case Study: Transforming Curriculum, Transforming Consciousness? Initiatives Within the Formal Education System

Alternate Title
A Case Study of Treaty Education in Saskatchewan and Manitoba
Transforming Relations: A Collaborative Collection
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Kristen Lloyd
Description
Discusses Saskatchewan's mandatory treaty education program, called Teaching Treaty in the Classroom and Manitoba's Treaty Education Initiative.
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Casper Solomon Interview #1

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Casper Solomon
Jocelyn Keeshig
Indian History Film Project
Description
Consists of an interview where he gives an account of the migration of the Potawatomi Indians and a general description of reserve life; an account of the importance of midwives and a brief description of naming ceremonies; and tells a story about an old man who remembered seeing the Chicago fire.
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CAUT Guide to Acknowledging Traditional Territory

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
Description
Provides protocols for recognizing First Nations traditional territories appropriate for each local region. Presented for academic post-secondary audience.
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The Century-Long Displacement and Dispossession of the Maasai in Kenya

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Joseph Ole Simel
Indigenous Affairs, no. 4, Land Rights: A Key Issue, 2004, pp. 42-46
Description
Reports that the Maasai customary land tenure system and most traditional practices are no longer applicable because of present land policies and laws. To access this article, scroll down to page 42.
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Chakikum (Splashing Water) - Portrait

Images » Photographs
Description
Portrait of Chakikum (Splashing Water) of the Willow Cree Band. On reverse is information relating to Chakikum and location of photographs of him.

Historical note:

Chakikum (Splashing Water) of the Willow Cree Band, returned to Canada after a ten-year exile in the United States, when the Canadian government offered an amnesty to participants in the North West Rebellion.
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The Challenge of First Nations History in a Colonial World

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Charles R. Menzies
Canadian Issues, Canada West to East: Teaching History in a Time of Change, Fall, 2006, pp. 44-46
Description
Public response to the Nisga's Agreement in Principle and colonial misconceptions. To access article scroll to p. 44.
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Challenging Free Entry Staking: The Duty to Consult

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Kirk Cameron
Northern Public Affairs, vol. 1, no. 3, Can Modern Treaties Be Saved?, Spring, 2013, pp. [45-47]
Description
Discusses the Yukon Land Claims Agreements and findings of the Yukon Court of Appeal.
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