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1978 Education and Elders Conference 1

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Dominic Eshkawkogan
Norman Agounie
Jim McGregor
Wilfred Owl
Ron Wakegijig
Smith Atimoyoo
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference where several speakers discuss the role of elders in educating young people and the loss of respect for the elders in modern Indian society. Transcribed by Joanne Greenwood.
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1978 Education and Elders Conference 2

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Jim McGregor
Leonard Nokis
Ed Newberry
Lawrence Mahdabee
Wildred Owl
Chief Chiblow
Violet Pitwanikwat
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference where several speakers discuss the role of the elders in guiding the younger generation and in preserving the past. Transcribed by Joanne Greenwood.
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1980 Elders Conference

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
George Daniels
Max Assinewia
Ernest Benedict
Moses David
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Ted Wheatley
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference where elders discuss the philosophy and practice of traditional medicine. Stress role of elders in passing on this tradition. Transcribed by Joanne Greenwood.
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1981 Elders' Conference 1/4

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 discussing Indian and Christian creation myths, reflections on education and religion, comparison of Indian and non-Indian values, and the loss of traditional values and beliefs and the movement to recover them.
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1981 Elders' Conference 2/4

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
Elders discuss: loss of values; loss of language; the role of the old ceremonies; the responsibility of the elders to teach the young people.
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1981 Elders' Conference 3/4

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
Elders discuss the loss of traditional religion and values; the relationship between traditional religions and Christianreligions; some stories of the creation and the flood.
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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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1982 Elders Conference 5/5

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
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angust Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
A discussion of Cree funeral songs. Includes a story of a woman's vision of the afterlife.
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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 2/5

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
Carl Roberts
Indian History Film Project
Description
Talks about the traditional teacher in the University setting ; proposal for friendship ceremony between Iroquois and Ojibway ; the Iroquois confederacy ; Kootenay plains initiative to return to traditional lifestyles ; reflections on past and future wars ; and the importance of elders in recovery of traditional values.
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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 4/5

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 Robert
Indian History Film Project
Description
The role of education in the loss of spiritual and cultural values ; evidence of previous and planned oppression by non-Indians ; revival of interest in traditional values and the role ofelders as a source of knowledge.
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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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A 19th Century Apache Puberty Skirt: East Towards Sunrise

Alternate Title
A Nineteenth Century Apache Puberty Skirt
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Richard Green
Whispering Wind, vol. 44, no. 5, 2016, pp. 7-11
Description
Description of skirt which would have been worn during the Sunrise Ceremony, marking passage from girlhood to womanhood.
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2012: Business as Usual

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Danielle DeLuca
Cultural Survival Quarterly, vol. 36, no. 2, 40 Years of Advocacy, June 2012, p. [?]
Description
Discusses the expectations and ceremonies planned by Mayan priests' for the end of the "long-count" calendar cycle on December 21, 2012.
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2012: End of the World?

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Danielle DeLuca
Cultural Survival Quarterly, vol. 36, no. 1, Sacred Places, Sacred Lifeways, March 2012, p. [?]
Description
Discusses how the Indigenous Mayans are planning to pray, and celebrate the change of the 2012 cycle.
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2019 Climate Change Report

E-Books » 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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2019 General Population Survey: Results from a Saskatchewan-based Survey on Attitudes toward Reconciliation (Technical Report)

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC)
Description
Survey consisted of 15 questions in the areas of shared understanding of history, authentic relationships, cultures and worldviews, political, economic and social systems, and racism. In addition 6 demographic questions were asked to determine the characteristics of those who responded. Related material: Saskatchewan's Public Opinion on Reconciliation: Results from a 2019 Provincial Survey.
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360 Degrees

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Caroline Monnet
Description
Follows Sébastien Aubin on a path to learning traditional Aboriginal medicine from Mark Thompson, a healer. Duration: 18:01.
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400 Years of Linguistic Contact Between the Mi'kmaq and the English and the Interchange of Two World Views

Alternate Title
400 Years of Linguistic Contact Between the M'ikmaq and the English and the Interchange of Two World Views
400 Years of Linguistic Contact Between the Mi'kmaw and the English and the Interchange of Two World Views
400 Years of Linguistic Contact Between the Micmac and the English and the Interchange of Two World Views
400 Years of Linguistic Contact Between the Mik'maq and the English and the Interchange of Two World Views
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Stephanie Inglis
Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol. 24, no. 2, 2004, pp. 389-402
Description
Presents a comparison of world views between the Mi'kmaq and the English colonists in Acadia based on linguistic contact and interchange.
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50 Years With Indians and Settlers on Lake Winnipeg

Alternate Title
Fifty Years With Indians and Settlers on Lake Winnipeg
E-Books » E-Books
Author/Creator
Frederick Leach
Description
Oblate author recounts his life in Manitoba including his perspectives on traditional medicine, being a judge in Juvenile Court and attending treaty day at Little Grand Rapids in 1919.
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8th Fire Guide for Educators

Alternate Title
Guide for Educators
At the Crossroads
Indigenous in the City
It's Time
Whose Land is it Anyway?
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Chelsea Prince
Description
Material for four episodes: Indigenous in the City, It's Time, Whose Land is it Anyway? and At the Crossroads.
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Aboriginal Alcohol Addiction in Ontario Canada: A Look at the History and Current Healing Methods That Are Working In Breaking the Cycle of Abuse

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Christine Smillie-Adjarkwa
Indigenous Policy Journal, vol. 20, no. 3, Fall, 2009
Description
Outlines the history of alcoholism in Aboriginal communities, and looks at combining western medicine and traditional healing methods to help Aboriginal people rebuild and sustain a healthy lifestyle.
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Aboriginal, Anglo, and Immigrant Australian Students' Motivational Beliefs About Personal Academic Success: Are There Cultural Differences?

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Dennis M. McInerney
John Hinkley
Martin Dowson
Shawn Van Etten
Journal of Educational Psychology, vol. 90, no. 4, December 1998, pp. 621-629
Description
Discusses and compares different learning goals; mastery (task oriented), performance (ego-oriented) and social (non-academic).
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Aboriginal Beliefs About Organ Donation: Some Coast Salish Viewpoints

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Anita E. Molzahn
Rosalie Starzomski
Michael McDonald
Chloe Oloughlin
Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, vol. 36, no. 4, December 2004, pp. 110-128
Description
Looks at reasons for a shortage of organ donors from Aboriginal communities contributing to longer wait times for transplants.
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Aboriginal Child Welfare

Alternate Title
Partnerships for Children and Families Project
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Deena Mandell
Joyce Clouston Carlson
Marshall Fine
Cindy Blackstock
Description
Review and synthesis of theory and research on major issues.
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Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training: Participant's Manual

Alternate Title
Aboriginal Workforce Strategy
IERHA Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Workshop
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Aboriginal Human Resources
Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority
[Robert Maytwayashing]
Description
Uses the four directions concept to inform staff about history, contemporary issues, and stereotypes in order to develop a culturally competent work environment.
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Aboriginal Educators Discuss Recognizing, Reclaiming, and Revitalizing Their Multi-Competences in Heritage/English-Language Use

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Marlene R. Atleo
Laara Fitznor
Canadian Journal of Native Education, vol. 32, no. suppl., Aboriginal Englishes and Education, 2010, pp. 13-34, 154
Description
Looks at a research study in which teachers integrate stories, with critical analysis, in order to illustrate how multi-competences, that heritage languages can provide, benefit Aboriginal students' academic success.
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Aboriginal Head Start: Making a Difference in the Northwest Territories: Longitudinal Evaluation of Aboriginal Heal Start in the Northwest Territories 2000 to 2008: Final Report

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Jennifer Chalmers
Liz Cayen
Marjan Saghatoleslami
Cheryl Bradbury
Description
Reports on the history of the program, development of model evaluation and the 2008 longitudinal evaluation study on the communities of Fort Smith, Hay River, Fort Providence, Bechokò, Yellowknife/Ndilo, Inuvik, Paulatuk and Fort McPherson.
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Aboriginal Health, Healing, and Wellness in the DTES Study: Final Report

Alternate Title
Aboriginal Health, Healing, and Wellness in the Downtown Eastside Study
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Kinwa Bluesky
Description
Goal of study was to gather information on extent of culturally appropriate health supports and to make recommendations that would increase integration of traditional, spiritual and cultural practices into existing services and programming.
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Aboriginal Health Roundtable Discussions: "Why We Accept Your Invitation to Join You"

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Donna Lester-Smith
Roberta Price
Canadian Journal of Native Education, vol. 33, no. 1, Connecting to Spirit in Indigenous Research, 2010
Description
Looks at Aboriginal health research and how racial discourses continues to impact on Indigenous people's connection to self and to spirit; and discusses how non- Aboriginal researchers and Aboriginal communities need to develop better relationships.
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