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15 Questions to Test Your Knowledge

Articles » General
Windspeaker, vol. 21, no. 12, March 2004, p. 33
Description

Author tests the readers' knowledge about noteworthy Aboriginal women in Canada.

Entire issue on one pdf. To access article scroll to p.33.

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1885 / Fur Trade - 1970-1985. - Folder 2.

Alternate Title
Defence of Big Bear
Our Captivity Ended
Prisoners of the Indians
The Siege of Fort Pitt
Archival » Archival Items
Author/Creator
Elizabeth M. McLean
William McKay
Francois Dufresne
Description
Personal narrative of the daughter of Chief Trader W.J. McLean of the Hudson's Bay Company about her family's capture at Fort Pitt and subsequent transfer to Wandering Spirit's camp at Frog Lake during the conflict. The interpreter for Big Bear at his trial gives translation of the Cree leader's speech and recounts his own memories of the Frog Lake Massacre.
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1974 Indian Princess Sask Pageant

Images » Photographs
Description
File contains 10 negatives from the Saskatchewan Indian Princess Pageant (Prince Albert, Saskatchewan?), taken on September 6, 1974. This part has 2 scanned negatives showing a woman in traditional dress being crowned Indian Princess by another woman in contemporary dress.
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1981 Elders' Conference 4/4

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ernest Tootoosis
Mani Boyd
Johnson Wanepee
Barney Dog
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Dan Pine
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference about prophecies and the recovery of traditional values, the role of Elders in the community, and the philosophy and practice of traditional medicine.
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1982 Elders Conference (1/5)

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
A discussion about the construction of log and birch canoes ; the tuberculosis epidemic ; the effects of non-Indians on Indian life style : spiritual values, hunting; fishing; land use, etc.
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1982 Elders Conference 2/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
Elders discuss traditional religion, it's relationship to Christian religions and its place in traditional healingpractices.
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1982 Elders Conference 3/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
Elders stress the importance of tradition and, in particular, the religious and medical traditions of the Indian people.Accounts of two visits to the world of the dead.
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1982 Elders Conference 4/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference discussing comparison of Indian and Christian religions and religious ceremonies, traditional songs and dances, and history of Europeans in North America from the Indian viewpoint.
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1983 Elders' Conference 1/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Ernest Benedict
Angus Nogongiig
Jim Dumont
Johnny Thomas
Sam Osawamick
Alex Fox
John Tootoosis
Louis Bruce
Sid Fiddler
Lawrence Tobacco
Mary Lou Fox
Eddie Benton
Herman Atkinson
Chief Carl Roberts
Indian History Film Project
Description
Return to traditional ceremonies ; traditional vs. non-Indian education ; story of a trickster (Woojy Panaquad) ; electoral attitudes and responsibilities.
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1983 Elders' Conference 3/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Ernest Benedict
Angus Nogongiig
Jim Dumont
Johnny Thomas
Sam Osawamick
Alex Fox
John Tootoosis
Louis Bruce
Sid Fiddler
Lawrence Tobacco
Mary Lou Box
Eddie Benton
Herman Atkinson
Carl Roberts
Indian History Film Project
Description
Talks of a prophecy about serpents which will fight over the Earth ; Hopi prophecies about the coming of the white man ; emphasis for unity among Indian peoples ; importance of living in harmony with nature ; and biblical stories through Indian eyes.
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1983 Elders' Conference 5/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Ernest Benedict
Angus Nogongiig
Jim Dumont
Johnny Thomas
Sam Osawamick
Alex Fox
John Tootoosis
Louis Bruce
Sid Fiddler
Lawrence Tobacco
Mary Lou Fox
Eddie Benton
Herman Atkinson
Chief Carl Roberts
Indian History Film Project
Description
With increasing interest in traditional culture, the Elders are becoming teachers ; speeches of thanks to organizers and participants.
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The 1994 National Women and Drugs Conference

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Donnaleen Campbell
Rose Ellis
Aboriginal and islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 19, no. 1, January/February 1995, pp. 10-11
Description
Overview of topics covered at Challenge, Consensus and Change conference held in Sydney in 1994.
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2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey: Gender Differences in Inuit Education and Employment

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
[Strategic Research Directorate]
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC)
Description
Key findings: higher education results in higher income ranges, women are more likely to have completed high school and plan to continue their educations, and women most often cited family responsibilities as reason not to continue school.
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2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey: Gender Differences in Off-reserve First Nations Education and Employment

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
[Strategic Research Directorate]
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC)
Description
Key findings: women with high school diploma nearly as likely to be employed as men; women more likely to have completed post-secondary studies; women most often cited family responsibilities as reason for non-completion of post-secondary studies while men cited school or need to work for leaving; two-third of respondents planned to pursue further studies.
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2016 Report and Recommendations and Government of Alberta Response

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
First Nations Women's Council on Economic Security
Government of Alberta
Description
Focuses on women's issues in the areas of leadership and empowerment, professional development, restorative justice, access to justice, post-secondary education and upgrading, and Indigenous representation on school boards.
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2019 Climate Change Report

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Carole Brazeau
Naomi George
Rebekah Elkerton
Description
Based on interviews with Indigenous women and Elders about relationships to the environment, observed changes, traditional practices on the land, and the health of their families and communities.
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67 Indian Princess Contest Winner

Images » Photographs
Description
File contains 4 negatives of the 1967 Indian Princess Contest Winner, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on June 26, 1967. Scanned image shows the 1967 Indian Princess Contest Winner, accompanied by what appear to be the two runners up.
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8th Fire: At the Crossroads

Alternate Title
Doc Zone ; season 6, episode 16
Eighth Fire: At the Crossroads
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Paul Morin
Denis Paquet
Description
Interviews with Aboriginal artists and community leaders about building new relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians now and in the future. Duration: 45:16
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Abagoré (Empowering Rural Women in Rwanda)

Alternate Title
Abagore (Empowering Rural Women in Rwanda)
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Chika Ezeanya Esiobu
Obiamaka Onyebum
Rehema Abdul
StoryHouse Communications
IK: Other Ways of Knowing , vol. 5, June 2019, pp. 143-151
Description
This brief article summarizes the documentary film by the same title; the project interviews Rwandan women who are using Indigenous knowledges and practices in combination with modern technologies to create income for themselves through the production of banana wine, sorghum beer, soured or fermented milk, or through the cultivation of Indigenous vegetables.
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Abagoré (Empowering Rural Women in Rwanda) [Film]

Alternate Title
Abagore (Empowering Rural Women in Rwanda) [Film]
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Chika Ezeanya Esiobu
Obiamaka Onyebum
Rehema Abdul
StoryHouse Communications
IK: Other Ways of Knowing, vol. 5
Description
This documentary film interviews Rwandan women who are using Indigenous knowledges and practices in combination with modern technologies to create income for themselves through the production of banana wine, sorghum beer, soured or fermented milk, or through the cultivation of Indigenous vegetables. The film is accompanied by a brief article.
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Aboriginal and Treaty Rights and Violence Against Women

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
John Borrows
Osgoode Hall Law Journal, vol. 50, no. 3, Rights Constitutionalism and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Spring, 2013, pp. 699-736
Description
Argues violence against women should be the responsibility of all levels of government, especially under section 35(1) of the Constitution Act, 1982.
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Aboriginal Art in the 60s

Alternate Title
Aboriginal Art in the Sixties
Ruins in Process: Vancouver Art in the Sixties
Web Sites » Organizations
Description
Presents archival material, essays and images centred around themes of totems, residential schools, mentors, community, migration and modernism.
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Aboriginal Couple

Images » Photographs
Description
An Aboriginal man and woman posing for camera in western clothing. Most likely at Hazelton, BC.

Historical note:

On information card: Photograph of historic value taken by one of the first cameras in the Territory [NWT].
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The Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Toolkit

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC)
Description
Specifically designed for women. Topics include developing a business model, interactive marketing, and financing.
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Aboriginal Faces of Saskatchewan

Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
Ron Hyggen
Mason Medynski
Michelle Flamont
Mike Tanton
Description
Photo gallery of First Nation and Métis men and women in Saskatchewan with stories of their experiences and accomplishments. Includes images of Saskatchewan landscape and links to other Aboriginal sites.
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Aboriginal Family by Teepee

Images » Photographs
Description
A photograph of a Metis? man with a Cree? woman and her child standing outside a teepee. Picture possibly taken by George Mann family who worked with Cree people in Onion Lake, Saddle Lake and Hobbema reserves between 1883 and 1916. Members of the family were known to continue to visit these areas well into the 1920s.
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Aboriginal Family Outside Teepee

Images » Photographs
Description
A photograph of an Aboriginal man, woman and child outside their teepee. Picture possibly taken by George Mann family who worked with Cree people in Onion Lake, Saddle Lake and Hobbema reserves between 1883 and 1916. Members of the family were known to continue to visit these areas well into the 1920s.
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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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Aboriginal Group Photo

Images » Photographs
Description
A photograph of a group of Aboriginal (Cree) people standing in a row. Two of the women hold infants. They are well dressed in western style clothing: long dresses on the women and jackets and vests for the two men. Most of them have braided hair. A tent and wagon are visible in the background.
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