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University of British Columbia Indigenous Foundations – Community and Politics

The First Nations Studies Program at University of British Columbia (UBC) has created this section on their website to “provide a starting point for those interested in understanding the myriad ways in which Aboriginal peoples have organized for increased political … Continue reading

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Mining Watch Canada

Mining Watch Canada is “a pan-Canadian initiative supported by environmental, social justice, Aboriginal and labour organizations from across the country.” This initiative was created “in 1999 to address the need for a coordinated public interest response to the threats to … Continue reading

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University of British Columbia Indigenous Foundations – Government Policy

The First Nations Studies Program at University of British Columbia provides valuable information and historical overviews of Government Policy regarding Indigenous peoples in Canada. Historical accounts of topics including: The Indian Act, Reserves, the Royal Proclamation of 1763, The Residential … Continue reading

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Case Study: Transforming Curriculum, Transforming Consciousness? Initiatives Within the Formal Education System

A Case Study of Treaty Education in Saskatchewan and Manitoba by Kristen Lloyd The education system is an institution that has played a critical role in Canada’s colonial history, and one that continues to shape relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous … Continue reading

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Indian Residential School Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)

The  TRC began its work in 2009, with a five year mandate from the Federal Government to gather testimony from Indian residential school survivors, to host national and community events, to establish a national research centre, and to undertake public education … Continue reading

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Common Ground: Grand Council of Treaty #3 and City of Kenora

Common Ground is a community-based initiative undertaken by the Grand Council of Treaty #3, the Kenora City Council, and three neighbouring First Nations (Wauzhusk Onigum, Ochiichagwe ‘Babigo’Ining and Obashkaandagaang Bay).  Initiated in 2006, it is a land management partnership for … Continue reading

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Joint Stewardship Board: Haudenosaunee-Red Hill Agreements

The Joint Stewardship Board oversees the Haudenosaunee-Red Hill Agreements which define a partnership between the Haudenosaunee and the City of Hamilton, Ontario. The Red Hill Valley is an area that is of historical and cultural significance to the Haudenosaunee.  Ancestral remains … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools

Launched at the National Archives of Canada in 2001, “Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools” is an exhibition that has toured all over Canada. As stated on the website, “the exhibition consists of 118 framed … Continue reading

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B.C. Treaty Commission

The B.C. Treaty Commission is “the independent body responsible for facilitating treaty negotiations among the governments of Canada, British Columbia and First Nations in B.C. The Treaty Commission and the treaty process were established in 1992 by agreement among Canada, B.C. … Continue reading

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Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba (TRCM)

The TRCM is the result of a partnership between the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) and Canada “with a mandate to strengthen, rebuild and enhance the Treaty relationship with mutual respect between First Nations and Manitobans.” In 2003, the federal Cabinet … Continue reading

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