Human Rights

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The 1997 Human Rights Awards

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Rose Ellis
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 22, no. 1, January/February 1998, p. 26
Description
Reports on the 10th anniversary of the Australian Human Rights Medal and Awards.
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9th Annual Conference Report: Building and Sustaining Coalitions: Finding Common Ground for Education, Environment and Human Rights Advocacy

Alternate Title
International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP) Annual Conference ; 9th
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP)
Description
Conference focuses on coalition-building to enhance donors' effectiveness, increase grantees' capacity and ensure program sustainability.
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Aboriginal Children and Youth in Canada: Canada Must Do Better

Alternate Title
Position Paper: Aboriginal Children and Youth in Canada: Canada Must Do Better
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 Female Children in Kanyashrams of Orissa, India: A Critical Assessment of the Processes of Educational Institutionalization

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Deepak Kumar Behera
Nibedita Nath
Childhood Education, vol. 81, no. 6, Education of the Aboriginal and Indigenous Child: Global Perspectives and Practices, 2005, pp. 321-326
Description
Examines and criticizes the process of institutionalization and the effects on the aboriginal children.
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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 Justice in Saskatchewan 2002-2021: The Benefits of Change: A Report Presented to the Commission on First Nations and Metis Peoples and Justice Reform

Alternate Title
Final Report from the Commission on First Nations and Métis Peoples and Justice Reform
Legacy of Hope: An Agenda for Change ; vol. 1
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Isobel M. Findlay
Warren Weir
Description
Report designed to support the mandate of the Commission by presenting evidence to negotiate visions for the criminal justice system and redefine justice for all. Excerpt from Legacy of Hope: An Agenda for Change, vol. 1.
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Aboriginal Offenders and the Criminal Code: There is a Good Reason Why the Sentencing Provisions Refer Specifically to Natives

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Jonathan Rudin
The Globe and Mail, February 9, 1999
Description
Examines section 718.2(e) of the Criminal Code which states that a judge is to consider "all available sanctions other than imprisonment that are reasonable in the circumstances for all offenders, with particular attention to the circumstances of Aboriginal offenders."
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Aboriginal Rights and Canadian Sovereignty: An Essay on R. v. Sparrow

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Michael Asch
Patrick Macklem
Alberta Law Review, vol. 29, no. 2, 1991, pp. 498-517
Description
Assessment of the Sparrow case in light of the two competing theories of Aboriginal rights; contingent rights requiring state action for their existence and inherent rights rooted in Aboriginality.
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Aboriginal Rights and Title in Canada after Delgamuukw: Part Two: Anthropological Perspectives on Rights, Tests, Infringement & Justification

Alternate Title
Anthropological Perspectives on Rights, Tests, Infringement and Justification
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Brian Thom
Native Studies Review, vol. 14, no. 2, 2001, pp. 1-42
Description
Reviews the 1997 Delgamuukw decision by the Supreme Court of Canada critical to determining the nature and extent of Aboriginal rights and title; and provides insight into the anthropological and legal approaches to title and rights.
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Aboriginal Rights Are Not Human Rights

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Peter Kulchyski
Prairie Forum, no. 36, Fall, 2011, pp. 33-53
Description
Discusses the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Aboriginal rights provisions of the Constitution of Canada, a variety of legal decisions from Canada, and examples from Indigenous communities and peoples in northern Canada.
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Aboriginal Rights as Natural Rights

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Daniel J. Gormley
Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol. 4, no. 1, 1984, pp. 29-49
Description
Argues that Aboriginal rights are human rights and examines the extent that Canadian law has recognized these rights.
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Aboriginal Rights, Culture, and Protection

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Gordon Christie
Osgoode Hall Law Journal, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 448-484
Description
Examines the relationship between the values, principles, and beliefs underlying traditional practices and intellectual products of Aboriginal people, the concept of property in Aboriginal culture, and the concepts of tradition and change in contemporary Aboriginal society in relation to the resurgence in Aboriginal self-governance.
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Aboriginal Rights: in a Neoliberal World

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Joyce Green
Canadian Dimension, vol. 42, no. 2, March/April 2008, pp. 22-25
Description
Examines how indigenous rights are dealt with under the Indian Act, the Canadian Constitution and in the Canadian courts.
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Aboriginal Rights: The Dispossession of the Métis

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Paul L. A. H. Chartrand
Osgoode Hall Law Journal, vol. 29, Fall, 1991, pp. 457-482
Description
Examines Section 31 of the Manitoba Act, 1870 and the provisions for a land settlement scheme for the benefit of Métis people and the extinguishment of Aboriginal, or as it was then, Indian title.
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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 Title and Aboriginal Rights: What's the Connection?

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Kent McNeil
Alberta Law Review, vol. 36, no. 1, Symposium on Aboriginal Legal Issues, December 1997, pp. 117-148
Description
Focuses on Aboriginal rights and title to land in light of recent decisions by the Supreme Court of Canada.
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Aboriginal Tourism

Alternate Title
Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality in BC
E-Books » Chapters
Author/Creator
Keith Henry
Terry Hood
Description
Looks at history, socio-political context, rights, markets, authenticity, partnerships, and success of Aboriginal tourism industry in British Columbia. Chapter 12 in book: Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality in BC edited by Morgan Westcott.
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Aboriginal Women: An Issues Backgrounder

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Michelle M. Mann
Description
Highlights some of the main issues faced taking into account the diversity between non-status First Nations, Inuit and Métis women.
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Aboriginal Women and the Implementation of Bill C-31

Alternate Title
NWAC Presentation
Documents & Presentations
Description
Brief document outlines issues around application of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to governments created by the Indian Act i.e. individual versus collective rights.
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Aboriginal Women, Justice and the Charter: Bridging the Divide?

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Jennifer Koshan
University of British Columbia Law Review, vol. 32, November 1998, pp. 23-54
Description
Argues that the Supreme Court of Canada jurisprudence is making a transformation that was unlikely to happen from Charter legislation, but that most of the progress has come about due to political process and will of women.
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Aboriginal Women's Rights are Human Rights

Alternate Title
Canadian Human Rights Act Review
NWAC Research Paper
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Native Women's Association of Canada
Description
Looks at the discrimination against First Nations women in Canada which is contrary to the Charter of Rights.
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Aboriginality and the Violence of Colonialism

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Irene Watson
Borderlands E - Journal, vol. 8, no. 1, 2009, pp. 1-8
Description
Explores the dichotomy between cultural relativism and universalism and examines how these tensions are used to legitimize assimilation by the Australian colonial state.
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About the 1967 Referendum

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
[Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority]
Description
Looks at the significance, history and results of the referendum to change the Australian Constitution by eliminating provisions which prevented Federal Government from making laws for Aboriginals and excluded them from being counted in census.
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ACSANZ Federation Dialogue Series: "Is This Our Canada? Is This Our Australia? First Nations Child and Family Safety and Well-being in Two Commonwealth Countries"

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Cindy Blackstock
Australasian Canadian Studies, vol. 27, no. 1-2, Globalising Indigeneity: New Research Directions, 2009, pp. 1-4
Description
Keynote speaker's address opens this special issue which aims to showcase the depth and breadth of Indigenous Studies in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Entire issue on one pdf. To access article, scroll to page 1.
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Activists and Scientists Clash Over Genome Project

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Fiona Muldrew
Herizons , vol. 10, no. 3, Summer, 1996, pp. 10-11
Description
Reports on Aboriginal activists lobbing to restrict genetic research on Indigenous cell lines as part of the International Human Genome Diversity Project in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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Addressing Double Layers of Discrimination as Barriers to Health Care: Indigenous Peoples with Disabilities

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Minerva Concepcion Rivas Velarde
ab-Original, vol. 1, no. 2, 2017, pp. 269-278
Description
Article reports on the findings of three case studies conducted in Australia, Mexico, and New Zealand; shows that health systems in these countries have not addressed barriers to health care arising from multiple factors (or aggravated forms) of discrimination, such as the intersection between disability and indigeneity. Makes recommendations for improvement.
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