Native Peoples

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Connexions Library

Aboriginal Ontario: Historical Perspectives on the First Nations
Rogers, Edward S.; Smith, Donald B. (eds.)
Book
1994
Essays on the history of Ontario's native people.
Aboriginal Self-Government in Canada: Current Trends and Issues
Hylton, John H.
Book
1994
Ideas for developing Aboriginal institutions to provide social programs including for indigenous people in cities.
Akwesasne
George, Doug
Article
1989
The history of the Mohawks of Akwesasne and the events and conditions that led up to the violence of 1989.
Algonquins vs. Frontenac Ventures: Against The Current vol. 134
Marie, P.
Article
2008
I recently returned from a little-publicized “political hotbed” ignited by Frontenac Ventures Corporation (FVC), a private mining company causing grave injustices against the Ardoch First Nation commu...
American Indian Movement: Connexipedia Article
Article
Native American activist organization in the United States which has led protests advocating indigenous American rights, inspired cultural renewal, monitored police activities, and coordinated employm...
Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History
Tanner, Helen Hornbeck (ed): Cartography by Miklos Pinther
Book
1987
Focuses on the Great Lakes Region, in both Canada and the United States.
Milton-Born-with-a-Tooth: Connexipedia article
Article
Milton Born-With-A-Tooth is a Peigan-Blackfoot political activist.
Brotherhood To Nationhood: George Manuel and the Making of the Modern Indian Movement
McFarlane, Peter
Book
1994
George Manuel's work as leader of the National Indian Brotherhood and the later founding of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples.
Canada's Indians: A Powerless Minority
Harding, Jim
Article
1965
Discusses several complicated issues bringing to light the troubling relationship between the Canadian government and Native communities.
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - June 1975: Volume III Number 6
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - April 1976: Volume IV Number 2
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - November 1976: Volume IV Number 8
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Christopher Who? -- Discovering the Americas
McKenna, Paul; Taylor, Norman
Article
1990
Columbus seen as a conqueror.
Circles of Strength: Community Alternatives to Alienation
Forsey, Helen (ed.)
Book
1993
Forsey, an activist and writer who works with the Federation of Egalitarian Communites has put together a collection of essays, and interviews with First Nations, religious orders and rural intentiona...
Concerned Aboriginal Women occupy Department of Indian Affairs
Film/Video
1983
A film depicting the occupation of the Department of Indian Affairs building in Vancouver by a group of Native women in 1981.
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Connexions Annual 1989: A Social Change Sourcebook: Information and ideas about social and environmental alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Book
1989
The Connexions Annual is simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives.
Connexions Annual 1994: A Sourcebook of Social and Environmental Alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1994
Simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives. The bulk of the Annual is devoted to listings of grassroots groups. It also contains a series...
Connexions Annual Overview: Native Peoples
Article
1989
Natives have been intensifying their resistance, and more militant forms of protest are becoming increasingly common. Canadians concerned with social justice can also be working in solidarity with the...
Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
Article
1989
A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rig...
Connexions Library: Native Peoples/First Nations Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on first peoples and aboriginal issues.
Crisis and Coup in Ecuador: Against The Current vol. 87
Meisch, Lynn A.
Article
2000
On January 21, 2000, for the first time since the Spanish conquest of Ecuador in A.D. 1533-34, indigenous people briefly -- very briefly -- ruled the country as part of a triumvirate. Frustrated by ov...
Dancing With A Ghost: Exploring Aboriginal Reality
Ross, Rupert
Book
1992
Ross examines the differences between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal world views as it relates to culture, justice and values.
A Declaration of Nishnawbe - Aski (The People and the Land)
Article
1977
In order for them to regain freedom, it is mandatory that the Nishnawbe-Aski have the right to govern their spiritual, cultural, social, and economic affairs.
Defending the Oldman River: A conversation with Milton-Born-With-A-Tooth
Audio
1991
An interview with Milton-Born-With-A-Tooth about the struggle to defend the Oldman River in Alberta.
The Dene -- Land and Unity for the Native People of the Mackenzie Valley : A Statement of Rights
Article
1977
This booklet documents the tragic history of the Dene since the arrival of white settlers with their culture and their determined effort to assert themselves as a proud people.
Do Indian Lives Matter? Police Violence Against Native Americans
Loevy, Debra
Article
2015
With all our talk about police violence aimed at poor and minority communities, we have yet to talk about the group most likely to be killed by law enforcement: Native Americans. Native American men ...
Facing West: the Metaphysics of Indian-Hating and Empire Building
Drinnon, Richard
Book
1997
From John Endicott's war on the Niantics and Pequots, to the horrors of the My Lai massacre, Drinnon illustrates how Indian-hating in the Americas became a national pastime, and how that same hate was...
The Fight for Canada: Four Centuries of Resistance to American Expansionism
Orchard, David
Book
1993
In an effort to realize their grand dream of one nation from Panama to the Arctic, Americans have attempted to conquer Canada using war, trade sanctions, and political interventions of all kinds. "Tha...
First Nations Under Surveillance: Harper Government Prepares for First Nations "Unrest"
Diabo, Russell; Pasternak, Shiri
Article
2011
There needs to be unity on the ground with coordinated political actions between First Nations Peoples in order to protect, defend and advance First Nation pre-existing sovereignty, and First Nation A...
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Mann, Charles. C.
Book
2005
A portrait of human life in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus.
Fresh Water Seas: Saving the Great Lakes
Weller, Phil
Book
1990
Weller takes readers on a tour of the Great Lakes region, tracing its natural history from the time before human habitation. He describes how the region has been affected by uncontrolled development t...
Getting Started on Social Analysis in Canada: Third Edition
Czerny, Michael; Swift, Jamie
Book
1984
See also CX2933.
Grassy Narrows
Film/Video
1983
Healing the Dark Legacy of Native American Families
Tolson, Michelle
Article
2014
Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) - educational issues among indigenous families.
The History of Costa Rica
Molina, Ivan; Palmer, Steven
Book
1998
An overview of Costa Rican history with an emphasis on how Costa Ricans have been able to make their own history, "though they do not make it just as they choose."
Home!: A Bioregional Reader
Andruss, Van, Plant, Christopher, Plant, Judith, Wright, Eleanor
Book
1990
A guide to the vision and strategy of bioregionalism.
Human Ecology: Issues in the North
Riewe, R ; Oakes, J
Book
1992
I Have Lived Here Since the World Began: An Illustrated History of Canada's Native People
Ray, Arthur J.
Book
1996
Ray shows that Native culture played an important -- and largely unrecognized -- part in Canada's economic development. Rather than being "civilized" by European explorers, the indigenous people were ...
Imperialism, Nationalism, and Canada.
Heron, Craig (ed.) Introduction by John Saul and Craig Heron
Book
1977
Interpretations of Canada's status in the system of world imperialism and the internal dynamics of class, race, and region within the Canadian national state.
Indian Giver: A Legacy of North American Native Peoples
Lowes, Warren
Book
1986
Traces some of the significant contributions made by Native people to the modern world.
Living with the Land: Communities Restoring the Earth
Meyer, Christine; Moosang, Faith
Book
1992
A collection of stories from grassroots communities about the benefits of ecological living.
A Long and Terrible Shadow: White Values, Native Rights in the Americas 1492-1992
Berger, Thomas R.
Book
1991
Against the odds, Native peoples have waged a tenacious struggle to survive and the re-emerge as distinct cultures.
Manifest Destiny? A Native Perspective on 1992
Staats, Greg
Article
1990
1992 will be a year of mourning for North American Indians; a mourning for the fragmentation and loss of our traditional way of life.
George Manuel
Article
1989
Obituary in the Connexions Digest
Marxism and the Fight Against Native Oppression in Canada
Morrison, Nevin
Article
2014
Our political tendency has always emphasized the need to combat the special oppression of Natives, blacks, women and others. Such oppression is intimately connected with the “normal” capitalist exploi...
Matthew Coon Come Speech, September 19, 1994: Speaking Notes for Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come Centre for Strategic and Iinternational Studies
Article
1994
The status and rights of the James Bay Crees in the context of Quebec secession from Canada.
Mercury Poisoning
Article
1976
Quaker involvement with the issue of mercury poisoning at White Dog and Grassy Narrows Reserves.
Movement Pachamama: Indigenous Movements in Latin America
Fiorentini, Francesca
Article
2009
It is no accident that most of the remaining natural resources are on indigenous land. First the white world destroys their own environment, then they come asking for the last pieces of land they have...
Native Canadians and the United Church in Winnipeg
Article
1973
A study of the status of Ministries, Lodge and Indian workers, and recommendations.
Native People: One Sky Information Kit
Article
1983
An educational kit offering an historical introduction to the situation of Native people in Canada.
Native Rights in Canada
Cumming, Peter A.
Book
1972
A report on the legal rights of the natives of Canada.
Natives in a class society
Hull, Jeremy
Article
1983
Same as CX2835.
Natives in a class society
Article
1983
Same as CX2826.
Nelson Small Legs Jr. Foundation
Article
1978
A foundation set up to help native ex-offenders to integrate into society.
People Of The Pines: The Warriors And The Legacy Of Oka
York, Geoffrey; Pindera, Loreen
Book
1991
An account of the 78-day standoff in the summer of 1990 between Mohawk warriors and Quebec Police and the Canadian Army.
A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present
Zinn, Howard
Book
1995
Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
Pictures Bring Us Messages: Sinaakssiiksi aohtsimaahpihkookiyaawa. Photographs and Histories from the Kainai Nation
Brown, Alison, K., Peers, Laura, with members of the Kainai Nation
Book
2006
An example of museum professionals working with member of an aboriginal community to explore photographs taken of members of that community many decades earlier.
The Power of Idle No More: A Resurgent Radicalism
Dobbin, Murray
Article
2013
The remarkable Idle No More movement is the biggest and most important national outpouring of grass roots aboriginal anger ever seen in Canada.
Publications List of the Canadian Association in Support of the Native Peoples
Article
1975
Comprehensive list of publications relating to native peoples.
Quebec's two solitudes
Zachary, Adam
Article
1990
Quebec's hopes to chart a smooth course to sovereignty may founder on claims to Quebec's territory by its original inhabitants - claims that could involve as much as 80 per cent of its land mass.
Reservations Are For Indians
Robertson, Heather
Book
1970
Describes the vicious circle of dependence created by government policies which ensnare aboriginal Canadians, combining an account of life in four reserve communities with a history of government poli...
Resource Kit on Northern Development
Article
1976
Introduction to issues surrounding Native rights and northern development.
The Seventh Fire: The Struggle for Aboriginal Government
Smith, Dan
Book
1993
Describes the struggles of aboriginal people to run their own affairs.
Stolen Continents: The "New World" Through Indian Eyes
Wright, Ronald
Book
1992
A history of the Americas through Native eyes.
Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides Are Wrong in the Race Debate
Malik, Kenan
Book
2008
Malik makes the case that most anti-racists accept the belief, also held by racialists and outright racists, that differences between groups are of great importance. While racialists attribute the dif...
Surviving As Indians: The Challenge Of Self-Government
Boldt, Menno
Book
1993
Boldt argues that Canadian Indian nations should pursue the goal of self-government by breaking away from the the courts and constitutional processes, and campaign for human rights.
This Land Is Not For Sale
McCullum, Karmel; McCullum, Hugh
Book
1976
Examination of Native land claims and development in Canada's north.
Traditional Aboriginal Spirituality Within the Prison System
Article
1984
Raises the issue of freedom of religion being denied to Native prison inmates who are not of Christian origin.
A Travesty of Justice: Why Peltier Remains in Prison: Against The Current vol. 85
Breseé, Jack
Article
2000
“It's 1999. Why is Leonard Peltier still in prison?” These words were on the huge banner behind the speakers' table for last summer's gathering of forces at Haskell Indian Nations College & Institute...
Trial of Leonard Peletier
Jim Messerschmidt
Book
1990
An examination of Peletier's role in the American Indian Movement, his struggle to protect the rights and land of his people and the history and role of the FBI. Messerschmidt traces the evolution of ...
Understanding Idle No More: Special Topics in Aboriginal Community Learning
McClain, Karen
Article
2013
A selection of readings related to the Idle No More movement, and to aboriginal struggles in Canada generally.
The Unjust Society
Cardinal, Harold
Book
1969
Attacks Canada's governments for their treatment of Native People and calls for just solutions.
An Unlikely Alliance: Indigenous and Campesinos Build an Alliance for Self-Defense
Garcés, Andrew Willis
Article
2009
In Colombia, campesinos are mostly non-indigenous family farmers who have often been pitted against indigenous people by wealthy landowners and corporations. Yet despite being traditional rivals, the ...
Urban Indians, THe Strangers in Canadian Cities
Book
1980
Native People are migrating from the reserves to urban areas in increasingly large numbers.
Year 501: The Conquest Continues
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
An examination of the U.S. role in the world placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Anarchist Black Cross
The ABC is an international organization formed to support political prisoners.
Briarpatch
Briarpatch is Saskatchewan's independent alternative newsmagazine committed to building a socialist society. We provide an open forum for disadvantaged peoples and support progressive movements workin...
Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Canadian Dimension
Canadian Dimension is published by, for and about activists in the struggle for a better world, covering women's issues, aboriginal issues, the environment, labour, etc. in ways not found in the mains...
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nation...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
InterContinental Cry
A resource and venue for people to learn and talk in depth about various matters concerning Onkwehonweh (Indigenous People), Activists, Social Movements, NGOs and Governments. There is also a special ...
International Socialists
The world cries out for change - radical change. The International Socialists reject the world of oppression, war, misery, exploitation and environmental destruction that capitalism has created. We s...
Native Web
Resources for indigenous cultures around the world. NativeWeb is an international, nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to using telecommunications including computer technology and the Inte...
Octopus Books
Octopus Books originated in 1969. It began as a socialist newspaper but soon evolved into a small bookstore. The store operated as a collective for 27 years until it was bought by three faithful membe...
This Magazine
This Magazine tells you what's happening and why. News across Canada, award-winning investigations, columnists, fiction, poetry, comics, more!
Union of Ontario Indians
We serve the Anishinabek Nation as a political advocate and secretariat organization serving 43 First Nation communities. From the north shore of Lake Superior, around Lake Nipigon, Lake Huron, throug...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Canadian Encyclopedia
The full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia ...
National Museum of the American Indian
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian is a museum dedicated to the life, languages, literature, history and arts of the native peoples of the Western Hemisphere. It was established in 1989 through an Act of Cong...
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish ...

Sources Library

Aboriginal Issues Today
A Legal and Business Guide
Smart, Stephen B., Coyle, Michael (eds.)
1997
An overview of current laws and policies.
Canada Rediscovered
McGhee, Robert
1991
Robert McGhee descirbes wat we know about early European explorations of what is now Canada - Irish, Norse, English Portuguese, French, Spanish - as well as the early Europeans' interactions with the ...
Native & Aboriginal Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on Native, Aboriginal and First Nations topics in the Sources directory for the media.
Oh, What a Blow That Phantom Gave Me!
Carpenter, Edmund
1972
How media have taken over our lives.
The Ojibwa of Southern Ontario
Schmalz, Peter S.
1991
A history of the Ojibwa in Southern Ontario.

From the Connexions Archives

The Alliance, Voice of Metis and Non-Status Indians of Quebec, Vol.4, No.8-9
Periodical profile published 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Avataq Cultural Institute
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
Canadian Association in Support of Native Peoples
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
Committee for Original Peoples Entitlement (COPE)
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
Council for Yukon Indians
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
Dene Nation
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
First Nations Artisans Association
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
The Indian and Inuit supporter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1983
The Inter-Church Task Force on the Churchill River Diversion
Organization profile published 1976
Teixeira, F. Bryan
Organization
1976
Task Force formed to assist the Northern Flood Committee.
Justice for First Nations
Organization profile published 1991
Organization
1991
Justice for First Nations calls for settlement of land claims and for discussions of sovereignty to begin.
Manitoba Indian Cultural Education Centre
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
Masenayegun
Periodical profile published 1983
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1983
The National Association of Friendship Centres
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
Native People's News
Periodical profile published 1983
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1983
Native Women's Committee
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
New Breed Journal
Periodical profile published 1983
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1983
Nishnawbe-Aski Nation
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
Nistawoyou Association Friendship Centre
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
Ojibwe Cultural Foundation
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
Ontario Native Council on Justice
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
Quaker committee for Native concernes newsletter (cnc)
Periodical profile published 1983
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1983
Quaker Committee for Native Concerns Newsletter.
Periodical profile published 1980
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1980
St John's Native Friendship Centre
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
The Saskatchewan Indian
Periodical profile published 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
A vehicle for Indian opinion in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan Native Artists Network
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
Skookum Jim Friendship Centre
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
Toronto Native Times
Periodical profile published 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Toronto Native Times
Periodical profile published 1980
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1980
Covers a wide range of Native issues.
Vanguard Magazine
Periodical profile published 1976
Greene, Bonnie (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
An independent Christian magazine dealing with social issues.
Vanishing Frontiers - Native Peoples in Canada and Latin America
Periodical profile published 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978