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2 years 9 months
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 9 months
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
3 years 1 week
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
3 years 1 week
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
3 years 1 week
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
3 years 2 weeks
2013 / Website
These five pillars of effective governance blend the traditional values of our respective Nations with the modern realities of self-governance. NCFNG uses the principles behind these five pillars to develop and deliver tools and services to assist in rebuilding First Nations. The Centre believes that all First Nations have the ability to enact all or some of these principles no matter where they...
Resource Producer: National Centre for First Nations Governance
Author(s): National Centre for First Nations Governance
3 years 3 weeks
2015 / PDF
This article explores the application of two-eyed seeing in the first year of a three-year study about the effectiveness of cultural interventions in First Nations alcohol and drug treatment in Canada. Two-eyed seeing is recognized by Canada’s major health research funder as a starting point for bringing together the strengths of Indigenous and Western ways of knowing. With the aim of developing...
Author(s): Laura Hall, Colleen A. Dell, Barb Fornssler, Carol Hopkins, Christopher Mushquash
3 years 3 weeks
2015 / PDF
In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission makes the following calls to action...
Author(s): The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
3 years 3 weeks
2015 / PDF
For over a century, the central goals of Canada’s Aboriginal policy were to eliminate Aboriginal governments; ignore Aboriginal rights; terminate the Treaties; and, through a process of assimilation, cause Aboriginal peoples to cease to exist as distinct legal, social, cultural, religious, and racial entities in Canada. The establishment and operation of residential schools were a central element...
Author(s): The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
3 years 3 weeks
2008 / PDF
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Author(s): United Nations

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