Looks at a claim concerning the violation of the United Nations Genocide Convention in the Indian Residential Schools system, some of the effects of genocide on survivors and their families, and concludes by suggesting ways to move forward.
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Discusses the tests used by the Supreme Court of Canada to determine whether Aboriginal title exists. Uses the Delgamuukw v. British Columbia case as example of the principle of first occupancy.
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Aesthetics of Indigenous Affinity: Traveling from Chiapas to Palestine in the Murals of Gustavo Chavez Pavon
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Transmotion, vol. 5, no. 1, Native American Narratives in a Global Context, July 11, 2019, pp. 152-165
Essay in which the author summarizes a series of interviews they conducted with Zapatista cultural promoter and artist Gustavo Chávez Pavón; considers how the murals speak to Indigenous solidarity between Mexico and Palestine, and to similarities across the Global South.
Letter from Rev. A.E. Green, 1 November 1887, relating to the exodus of Aboriginals from Metlakhatla [Metlakatla], BC, to Alaska, because of the Canadian Government's refusal to provide larger reserves and a treaty for payment for land surrendered. Letter in The Missionary Outlook newsletter.
AlterNative, vol. 15, no. 4, Indigenous Notions of Cultural Heritage, December 2019, pp. 330-339
Discusses how the Apurinã community in Brazil create and maintain relationships with different non-human actors forms an intergenerational way of managing and relating to the land; critically examines how these relationships are protected by international law.
Canadian Speeches, vol. 15, no. 3, July/August 2001, p. 37
Speech by Matthew Coon-Come, The National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, criticizes the United Nations' Draft Declaration of the Indigenous Rights of Aboriginal Peoples and argues that Aboriginal people continue to be marginalized in Canada.
Families First: A Manitoba Indigenous Approach to Addressing the Issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
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Highlights documents produced by the Organization of American States, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, United Nations and the UN Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Part of Families First: A Manitoba Indigenous Approach to Addressing the Issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Author draws on Vine Deloria Jr.’s work on the role that a difference in worldviews plays in communication to examine the distance between what Indigenous peoples mean by self-determination and what policy makers mean by it.
Indigenous Affairs, no. 1-2, Development and Customary Law, 2010, pp. 6-15
Argues customary and traditional laws of communal stewardship over land as opposed to individual land tenure systems should be recognized and protected for future land development.
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The author, a member of the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, examines the Alaskan model of settlement claims and suggests that this model would be useful with Yukon and Northwest Territories claims, but not with southern Canadian claims, because of the dense population and existence of a reserve system. Item found within folder 'XXXII-39'.
Northern Review, no. 50, Law in the Canadian North, April 07, 2020, pp. 109-135
Article describes the Arctic Counsel as a “high-level international intergovernmental forum founded by the Ottawa Declaration of 1996” and examines its role in supporting and contributing to international laws that pertain to the arctic.