Political Process

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The Abandoned Ones: Non-Status Indians and Political Organizing

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
David R. Newhouse. Yale D. Belanger
Pamela Ouart
Aboriginal Policy Studies, vol. 3, no. 3, Special Issue - Non-Status Indians, 2014, pp. 4-26
Description
Looks at contemporary issues facing Non-Status Indians and Non-Status Indian organizations.
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Aboriginal Charter Rights Put Provinces on Spot

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Doug Cuthand
StarPhoenix, January 21, 2005, p. A9
Description
States that the jurisdictions of the provinces and First Nations overlap in many areas and argues that provincial governments have not come to grips with this reality.
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Aboriginal Courtwork Program Evaluation: Final Report

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Evaluation Division
Office of Strategic Planning and Performance Management
Department of Justice Canada
Description
Report focuses on continued relevance, performance and efficiency, and economy of the Aboriginal Courtwork Program by assessing the progress made towards achieving expected outcomes.
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Aboriginal Issues Missing From Speech

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Doug Cuthand
Leader Post, April 10, 2006, p. B1
Description
Reactions from various Aboriginal leaders in response to the 2006 Speech from the Throne.
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Aboriginal Leaders Meet to Amend the Canadian Constitution

Alternate Title
The National ; March 16/1983
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Whit Fraser
David Ahenakew
Louis Bruyere
Clem Chartier
Bill Davis ... [et al.]
Description
Outlines a fight for more negotiation meetings, protected land claims, and equality for Aboriginal women. Includes synopsis and "Did You Know?" section. Duration: 5:36.
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Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal Relations and Sustainable Forest Management in Canada: The Influence of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Deborah McGregor
Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 92, no. 2, 2011, p. 300–310
Description
Examines the extent to which advances in Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal relationships and Aboriginal forestry have been made over the past decade; and looks at the co-existence as a framework for Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal relations in sustainable forest management.
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Aboriginal Peoples and Mining in Canada: Consultation, Participation and Prospects for Change - Working Discussion Paper

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
William Hipwell
Katy Mamen
Viviane Weitzner
Gail Whiteman
Description
Looks at the historical, environmental, social, legal and political aspects of mining and the development of co-operative relationships between mining companies, governments and Aboriginal communities from the exploration stage onwards.
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Aboriginal Peoples, Justice and the Law

Alternate Title
Continuing Poundmaker & Riel's Quest: Presentations Made at a Conference on Aboriginal Peoples and Justice
E-Books » Chapters
Author/Creator
Murray Sinclair
Description
Article from 1993 Conference proceedings, discussing cultural conflicts inherent in the justice system and suggesting "not only must we undertake reforms to the exiting system ... reforms that allow and empower Aboriginal people." Excerpt from Continuing Poundmaker & Riel's Quest: Presentations Made at a Conference on Aboriginal Peoples and Justice compiled by Richard Gosse, James Youngblood Henderson, Roger Carter.
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Aboriginal Political Culture in Northern Saskatchewan

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Bonita Beatty
Loleen Berdahl
Greg Poelzer
Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol. 32, no. 2, 2012, pp. 121-139
Description
Examines and explains how the aboriginal political culture in Northern Saskatchewan is a blend of organizational networks and family systems.
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Aboriginal Political Representation: A Review of Several Jurisdictions

Alternate Title
Background Paper (Parliamentary Information and Research Service) ; BP-359E
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Peter Niemczak
Célia Justras
Description
Briefly looks at experiences in Maine, New Zealand, Australia, and the Sami parliaments, with more in-depth look at the Canadian context. 2008 version.
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Aboriginal Political Representation: A Review of Several Jurisdictions

Alternate Title
Background Paper (Law and Government Division, Parliamentary Library) ;
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Peter Niemczak
Description
Briefly looks at efforts made in Maine, Scandinavia, New Zealand and Canada to provide some form of political representation which would increase Aboriginals' ability to influence government operations. 1994 version.
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Aboriginal Political Representation: A Review of Several Juristictions

Alternate Title
Background Paper (Law and Government Division, Library of Parliament) ; BP-359E
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Peter Niemczak
Description
Brief overview of efforts made in Scandinavia, New Zealand, Australia, Maine and Canada to increase Indigenous presence in government institutions. 1999 version.
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[Aboriginal Politics]

Alternate Title
Cafe Politique ; tenth
U2011: Understanding the Manitoba Election
Understanding Aboriginal Politics in Manitoba
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Fiona MacDonald
Description
Discusses political activity of Aboriginal people. Duration: 20:33.
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Aboriginal Politics in Mainstream Benefits All

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Doug Cuthand
StarPhoenix, December 26, 2003, p. E11
Description
Brief profiles of the following politicians: Joan Beatty, Buckley Belanger, Carole James, Bonnie Leonard, Len Marchand, Bob Nault, Charles Fox, and Steve Kakfi.
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Aboriginal Provincial Party Support in Manitoba

Alternate Title
Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference ; 81st, 2009
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Christopher Adams
Loleen Berdahl
Greg Poelzer
Description
Examines party preferences and reasons for variations. Data sources were aggregate Elections Manitoba vote returns in 2007 provincial election and survey conducted between March 2005 and December 2008.
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Aboriginal Radical Discourses in Australia: A Reaction to Political Marginalisation, a Redefinition of Aboriginality?

Alternate Title
Culture and the State ; v. 2
Disability Studies & Indigenous Studies
E-Books » Chapters
Author/Creator
Vanessa Castejon
pp. 133-140
Description
Examines how the federalisation of Aboriginal people and the racial reactions to it gave birth to a redefinition of Aboriginality in Australia. Excerpt from Disability Studies & Indigenous Studies. Entire book on one pdf. To access paper, scroll to p. 133.
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Aboriginal Representation in Government: A Comparative Examination

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Jennifer Schmidt
Description
Study examines three options that have been recommended for improving Aboriginal representation at the federal level in Canada. Looks at examples from Maine, New Zealand, and the Sami parliaments in Finland, Norway, and Sweden.
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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 Self-Government and the Urban Social Crisis

Alternate Title
Continuing Poundmaker & Riel's Quest: Presentations Made at a Conference on Aboriginal Peoples and Justice
E-Books » Chapters
Author/Creator
Jim Harding
Description
Article from 1993 Conference proceedings, discussing self-government challenges in the context of the "urban social crisis," inherent rights, shifting demography and future prospects for change. Excerpt from Continuing Poundmaker & Riel's Quest: Presentations Made at a Conference on Aboriginal Peoples and Justice compiled by Richard Gosse, James Youngblood Henderson, Roger Carter.
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Aboriginal Title and Rights: Foundational Principles and Recent Developments

Alternate Title
Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2008
Constitutional and Human Rights Conference ; 2009
The McLachlin Court's First Decade: Reflections on the Past and Projections for the Future
E-Books » Chapters
Author/Creator
Maria Morellato
Mandell Pinder
Description
Chapter from: Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2008 edited by Todd L. Archibald, Randall Scott Echlin. Looks at Aboriginal title, rights and legal obligations.
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Aboriginal Title and Section 88 of the Indian Act

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Kent McNeil
University of British Columbia Law Review, vol. 34, 2000, pp. 159-194
Description
Argues that British Columbia had been violating Aboriginal title in an illegal and unconstitutional fashion ever since it joined Canada in 1871.
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Aboriginal Veteran Forces Issues Back into Spotlight

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Paul Barnsley
Windspeaker, vol. 25, no. 6, September 2007, p. 10
Description

Tom Eagle, An Aboriginal peacekeeping veteran, implores Chiefs and government representatives to put First Nations war veterans issues on the agenda at the 28th annual AFN Chiefs assembly held in Halifax in August 2007.

Entire issue on one pdf. To access article scroll to p.10.

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Aboriginal Vote May Hold Balance of Power

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Doug Cuthand
StarPhoenix, October 31, 2003, p. A13
Description
Analysis of Aboriginal issues within the platforms of Saskatchewan's political parties during the 2003 Provincial Election.
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Aboriginal Voter Turnout in Northern Saskatchewan

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Loleen Berdahl
Greg Poelzer
Bonita Beatty
Aboriginal Policy Studies, vol. 2, no. 1, 2012, pp. 26-41
Description
Suggests local context and history should be used as a voting resource variable to understand why Aboriginal groups differ from each other in federal turnout levels.
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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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Aboriginals Rank Low on Harper Priorities

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Doug Cuthand
StarPhoenix, May 5, 2006, p. A11
Description
Commentary on the newly elected Conservative government lead by Stephen Harper and the ramifications for Aboriginal leaders and peoples.
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Absence of Women in FSIN Election Regrettable

Alternate Title
Absence of Women in Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Election Regrettable
Articles » General
Author/Creator
Doug Cuthand
Star-Phoenix, September 26, 2008, p. A13
Description
Promotes the inclusion of female candidates in FSIN political campaigns.
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