Resource Library

1 year 8 months
2011 / Video
LEROY LITTLE BEAR, Head of the SEED Graduate Institute, former Director of the American Indian Program at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus of Native Studies at the University of Lethbridge delivers the Spring 2011 Simon Ortiz and Labriola Lecture.
Author(s): ASU Libraries
1 year 8 months
2015 / MP3 Audio
A new report urges the federal government to implement the recommendations in the 58 studies that have been done into ending violence against First Nations women and girls. The report was produced by West Coast LEAF in response to Stephen Harper’s claim that he’s not holding a national inquiry because there have already been too many studies. Redeye host James Mainguy...
Author(s): James Mainguy
1 year 8 months
2005 / MP3 Audio
The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation of Clayoquot Sound declared their first tribal park in 1984. Now there are four tribal parks in Tla-o-qui-aht territory and the model is being adopted elsewhere. Saya Masso is Natural Resource Manager for the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation. He speaks with Redeye host Jane Williams.
Author(s): Jane Williams
1 year 11 months
2015 / PDF
The article addresses the importance of the partnership between university professors and the Métis community. The Métis are a distinct nation and people that emerged in the northwest of what is now Canada and a bit into the United States through a process of ethnogenesis. The Métis Nation expressed its nationhood and defended its territory militarily in 1870 and again in 1885. Subsequently,...
Author(s): Clément Chartier Métis National Council
1 year 11 months
2015 / PDF
Traditional knowledge and oral traditions history are crucial lines of evidence in Aboriginal claims litigation and alternative forms of resolution, most notably claims commissions. This article explores the ways in which these lines of evidence pose numerous challenges in terms of how and where they can be presented, who is qualified to present it, questions about whether this evidence can stand...
Author(s): Arthur J. Ray, University of British Columbia
2 years 2 days
2015 / PDF
The United Nations’ agencies and many scholars have regarded traditional knowledge as an alternative to science for the purposes of managing the environment. Many countries have adopted this line of approach and formulated some policy strategies. A number of scholars also have engaged in traditional knowledge research and published their works. Despite a large number of publications on...
Author(s): Kenichi Matsui, University of Tsukuba
2 years 3 days
2015 / PDF
This introductory essay to the special issue, "The Future of Traditional Knowledge Research: Building Partnership and Capacity," discusses some of the fundamental issues about what researchers and Indigenous peoples face in collaborating research. It also discusses how contributing authors have dealt with these problems in the past.
Author(s): Kenichi Matsui
2 years 3 months
2014 / PDF
On September 13, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly voted to adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). This was an historic event as work on UNDRIP had been ongoing for 30 years before its passage. Today, UNDRIP provides a framework for addressing human rights protections for Indigenous peoples globally. This article examines the significance of UNDRIP as a public...
Author(s): Roxanne T. Ornelas, Miami University, Ohio
2 years 3 months
2013 / PDF
In 2008, I wrote a paper primarily based on the Plaintiff’s Final Argument, which postulated that oral history is “... a source of information that provides a more complete understanding of the issues and legal tests involved in Aboriginal rights litigation. Oral history not only illuminates historic events, but it provides context and an Aboriginal perspective to those events.
Author(s): Gary S. Campo, of Woodward & Company
2 years 3 months
2008 / PDF
This paper sets out to discuss aspects of the physical occupancy element of the test for Aboriginal title, and how Vickers J. interpreted and applied Marshall; Bernard in the recently released Tsilhqot’in Nation decision. Tsilhqot’in Nation is the most recent Aboriginal title case since the Supreme Court of Canada decided Marshall; Bernard in 2005. In fact, that SCC decision was released during...
Author(s): Jack Woodward, Pat Hutchings and Leigh Anne Baker of Woodward & Company