Treaties

A Concise History of Canada's First Nations

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
John W. Friesen
Canadian Historical Review, vol. 92, no. 2, June 2011, pp. 355-357
Description
Book review of: A Concise History of Canada's First Nations by Olive Patricia Dickason, with William Newbigging.
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[Confederation of 1982 and Tony Belcourt]

Alternate Title
At the Edge of Canada: Indigenous Research
Media » Sound Recordings
Author/Creator
Tony Belcourt
Robert-Falcon Ouellette
Description
Interview with Tony Belcourt regarding negotiations of the Constitution Act of 1982. Duration: 31:12.
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Constitution Commission Meets in Emergency Session

Articles » General
Saskatchewan Indian, vol. 12, no. 1, January 1982, pp. 3,33-34,37
Description
Federation of Saskatchewan Indians asked the British Court to provide protection of Treaty and Aboriginal rights before the repatriation of the Canada Act.
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The Constitutional Right of an Enriched Livelihood

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
James (Sakej) Youngblood Henderson
The Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development, vol. 4, no. 1, Special Edition: Value(s) Added: Sharing Voices on Aboriginal CED, Fall, 2004, pp. 43-58
Description
Looks at a paper presented at the, Value(s) Added: Sharing Voices on Aboriginal Economic Development: A Practitioner/Multidisciplinary Conference, and discusses the impact of law on economic development.
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Continuity of Aboriginal Rights

Alternate Title
Advancing Aboriginal Claims: Visions/Strategies/Directions
E-Books » Chapters
Author/Creator
Kent McNeil
Description
Chapter in book: Advancing Aboriginal Claims: Visions/Strategies/Directions edited by Kerry Wilkins.
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Copies or Extracts of Recent Correspondence Respecting Alterations in the Organization of the Indian Department in Canada

Alternate Title
Indian Department (Canada): Copies or Extracts of Recent Correspondence Respecting Alterations in the Organization of the Indian Department in Canada
[Parliament 1856. House of Commons Reports and Papers] 247
Archival » Archival Items
Author/Creator
Lawrence Oliphant
Earl of Elgin and Kincardine
Governor-General of Canada
T.G. Anderson
C. Rankin
E. Head
G. Grey
H. Labouchere
Description
Dispatches to and from the Governor-General of Canada and the British Colonial Office with enclosures of reports from various Department officials.
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Copy of the Robinson Treaty Made in the Year 1850 with the Ojibewa Indians of Lake Huron Conveying Certain Lands to the Crown

Alternate Title
Copy of the Robinson Treaty Made in the Year 1850 with the Ojibwa Indians of Lake Huron Conveying Certain Lands to the Crown
Copy of the Robinson Treaty Made in the Year 1850 with the Ojibway Indians of Lake Huron Conveying Certain Lands to the Crown
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Description
Agreement concluded between the Crown and principle headmen of the Ojibewa (Ojibway/Anishinabek). This Treaty is commonly referred to as Robinson Huron Treaty. Document is reprinted from the 1939 edition.
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Copy of the Treaty made November 15, 1923 between his Majesty the King and the Mississauga Indians of Rice Lake, Mud Lake, Scugog Lake and Alderville

Alternate Title
Mississauga Treaty, 1923
Williams Treaty, 1923
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Dominion of Canada
Government of the Province of Ontario
Chippewa and Mississauga Peoples
Description
Text of Treaty frequently referred to as one of the Williams Treaties or the Mississauga Treaty. Reprinted from the 1932 edition by Queen's Printer.
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Copy of the Treaty made October 31, 1923 between His Majesty the King and the Chippewa Indians of Christian Island, Georgina Island and Rama

Alternate Title
Chippewa Treaty, 1923
Williams Treaty, 1923
Web Sites » Governmental
Author/Creator
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Description
Concluded in 1923 between the Crown and the members of the Chippewa Nations having claim to lands in the Province of Ontario including fishing, hunting and trapping rights. Also known as one of the Williams Treaties, the other being with Mississauga peoples.
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Copy of Treaty and Supplementary Treaty No. 7, Made 22nd Sept. and 4th Dec., 1877, between Her Majesty the Queen and the Blackfeet and other Indian Tribes, at the Blackfoot Crossing of Bow River and Fort Macleod

Alternate Title
Copy of Treaty and Supplementary Treaty #7, Made 22nd Sept. and 4th Dec., 1877
Copy of Treaty and Supplementary Treaty 7, Made 22nd Sept. and 4th Dec., 1877
Copy of Treaty and Supplementary Treaty Seven, Made 22nd Sept. and 4th Dec., 1877
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Government of Canada
Description
Treaty between the Crown and Blackfeet, Blood, Piegan, Sarcee, and Stony Nations in what is now Alberta. Adhesion and Order in Council setting up Commission for Treaty No. 7 also included. Reprinted from Crown's text of Treaty edition of 1877.
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Copy of Treaty No. 6 Between Her Majesty the Queen and the Plain and Wood Cree Indians and Other Tribes of Indians at Fort Carlton, Fort Pitt and Battle River with Adhesions

Alternate Title
Copy of Treaty 6 Between Her Majesty the Queen and the Plains and Wood Cree Indians and Other Tribes of Indians at Fort Carlton, Fort Pitt and Battle River with Adhesions
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Description
Covers land in what is now Alberta and Saskatchewan and includes adhesions in 1876, 1944, 1950, 1954, and 1956. Reprinted from the 1877 edition.
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The Corbiere Ruling

Alternate Title
Corbiere Analysis
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
[Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC)]
Description
Presents the verdict from the case of Corbiere et al versus the Queen and the Batchewana band.
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Courting the First Nations Vote: Ontario’s Grand River Reserve and the Electoral Franchise Act of 1885

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
J.I. Little
Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 52, no. 2, Spring, 2018, pp. 538-569
Description
Discusses the enfranchisement of eastern First Nations by Macdonald’s Electoral Franchise Act in 1885, the participation of Indigenous voters in the Brant South and Haldimand ridings in elections between 1886 and 1897, and their disenfranchisement when the Electoral Franchise Act was repealed by Laurier’s government. Also considers conflicting perspectives on enfranchisement within the First Nations community.
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The Covenant Chain: Representing the Crown: 'Living Treaty' and the Necessity of Corporate Memory

Alternate Title
[250th Anniversary of the Treaty of Niagara]
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Alan Corbiere
Description
Speaker discusses the significance of the chain and the meaning of the wampum belts which were exchanged between British and First Nations, and argues that treaty-making is a relational process and not a single event. Duration: 1:18:08.
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Cree Elders Workshop 2

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Jim Kanipitetew
Eli Bear
Pius Dustyhorn
Daniel Ochapooways
Andrew King
Norman Frank
Indian History Film Project
Description
Wide-ranging discussion among elders touching on many topics including kinship; illegitimate children; ceremonialism; therole of the elder; financing the elder who incurs some costs associated with the organization of a ceremony.
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Cree Nations In Canada

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Jana Ustrnulová
Description
Comments on the way of life of the Cree Nations before and after encountering European settlers. English and American Studies Thesis (B.A.)--Univerzity Palackého, 2013.
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[Cree Traditional Cultural Teachings]

Alternate Title
A Sacred Lodge of Learning: First Nations University of Canada
Breaking the Laws
Human Birth
Land Prophecy
Mossbag and Women's Teachings
Our Treaty Relatives
Pipe Laws
Protocol and Smudging
Spiritkeepers
Suicide
The Sound of the Universe and the Creation of Mother Earth
Treaties
Uncle's Four Laws
Wesakechak
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Sylvia McAdam
Description
Series of 15 short videos (approx. 5 min. each) on a variety of topics.
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A Crop of Broken Promises

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Boyce Richardson
The Beaver, vol. 71, no. 5, October/November 1991, pp. 53-[?]
Description
Book review of: Lost Harvests: Prairie Indian Reserve Farmers and Government Policy by Sarah Carter
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Crosscurrents - No. 61, February 1980.

Articles » General
Description
The April 1995 issue of Crosscurrents, with articles on Leonard Peltier, Canadian-United States uranium land deals, and inmate treatment in Canadian prisons.

Historical note:

Crosscurrents is a journal based in Saskatoon, with offices at 134 Avenue F South.
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The Crown's Duty to Consult and the Role of the Energy Regulator

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Keith B. Bergner
Energy Regulation Quarterly, vol. 2, Winter, 2014
Description
Provides an overview of historic treaties, modern treaties and non-treaty areas and how duty to consult applies to each group. Focuses on defining the role of the Energy Regulator in reference to the Crown's duty to consult.
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CRRF Facts About....Leading Aboriginal Treaty Rights Cases

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF)
Description
Discusses noted cases in Canada: The Queen v. Sikyea (1964) The Queen v. Taylor and Williams (1981) Simon v. The Queen (1987) The Queen v. Sioui (1990) The Queen v. Horseman (1990) Badger v. The Queen (1996) Marshall v. The Queen (1999)
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Cultural Genocide Masked as Education: U.S. History Textbooks' Coverage of Indigenous Education Policies

Alternate Title
Doing Race in Social Studies: Critical Perspectives
Teaching and Learning Social Studies
E-Books » Chapters
Author/Creator
Sarah B. Shear
Description
Concludes that current K-12 history textbooks inadequately address the complexities of Indigenous education. Chapter 2 from: Doing Race in Social Studies: Critical Perspectives edited by Prentice T. Chandler. Scroll down to read paper.
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Daniel, Richard C., "A History of Native Claims Processes in Canada, 1867-1979," 1980 (prepared for Research Branch, Department of Indian and Northern Affairs).

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Description
A photocopy of Richard C. Daniel's paper, "A History of Native Claims Processes in Canada, 1867-1979," prepared for Research Branch, Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, February, 1980. Report mainly outlines numbered treaties of the Canadian North-West after 1871.
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Deal of the Century?

Articles » General
Canadian Geographic, vol. 119, no. 7, November 1999, p. 22
Description
Treaty No. 8 in the Athabasca District, now known as northern Alberta, negotiated with the Crown and concluded on June 21, 1899.
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Defining Aboriginal Rights to Water in Alberta: Do They Still "Exist"? How Extensive are They?

Alternate Title
CIRL Occasional Paper ; 29
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Monique M. Passelac-Ross
Christina M. Smith
CIRL Occasional Paper
Description
Discussion focuses on the impact of the 19th century Alberta treaties, the 1894 North-west Irrigation Act (NWIA) and the 1930 Natural Resources Transfer Agreement (NRTA) and its amendments on Aboriginal water rights.
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