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Indigenous peoples – Canada (page 2)

page 1: General ethnology | 
Relations with Government and non-Natives | 
Political organization | 
Economic activity | 
Social relations
page 2: Languages | 
Religion and ritual | 
Traditions, myths and legends | 
Science and knowledge | 
Recreation
page 3: Technology and material culture
(Food and food production, Shelter and habitation, Light and heat, Clothing and adornment, Arts, crafts and industries, Transportation, Weapons and armour) | 
Biography
page 4: Particular groups and communities
(Eastern Canada, Central Canada, Western Canada, Northern Canada)

 

Languages

Woodland Cultural Centre: Aboriginal Languages

http://www.woodland-centre.on.ca/language.php

Living Languages of the Americas: Canada

http://www.sil.org/lla/cana.html

 

Journal of Anthropological Linguistics – selected article abstracts:

Reconstructing Initial Change in Algonquian

http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/v38-1.html

Sapir’s Classifications: Haida and the Other Na-Dene Languages

http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/v38-2.html

George Hunt and the Kwak’wala Texts

http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/v36-4.html

Sioux, Assiniboine, and Stoney Dialects: A Classification

http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/v34-1-4.html

Noun Incorporation and Metaphor: Semantic Process in Akwesasne Mohawk

http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/v31-3-4.html

Noun Incorporation and Metaphor: Semantic Process in Akwesasne Mohawk

http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/v31-3-4.html

 

Iroquois Language and Songs

http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/language/default.htm

Iroquois Language + Songs

http://www.ohwejagehka.com/

Inuit Language

http://www.realduesouth.net/Nation-InuitLanguage.htm

Inuktitut, the language of the Inuit

http://www.native-languages.org/inuktitut.htm

Maliseet-Passamaquoddy Dictionary

http://www.lib.unb.ca/Texts/Maliseet/dictionary/

Our Languages (Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre)

http://www.sicc.sk.ca/heritage/sils/ourlanguages/

Cree Language

http://www.creedictionary.com/

Cree Hand Signals

http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/cree/cree/1.htm

Ojibwe Language and Culture

http://www.nativetech.org/shinob/index.html

Let’s Speak Ojibwe

http://www.native-languages.org/ojibwe.htm

Banking Our History: Building Bridges to the Future

http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/anishinabe/default.htm

Anishinaabemowin: Welcome to the Ojibwe Language and Culture Site

http://first-ojibwe.net/

The Yinka Déné Language Institute

http://www.ydli.org/

Dum Baal Dum: As the Language Goes – So Goes the Culture

http://www.dumbaaldum.org/

A Glossary of the Chinook Jargon and other regional words and usages of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

http://www.cayoosh.net/hiyu/chinook2.html

 

Religion and ritual

Native American Spirituality

http://web.canlink.com/ocrt/nataspir.htm

Native Religions in Newfoundland and Labrador

http://www.mun.ca/rels/native/index.html

Aboriginal Tourism — Cultural Experience

http://www.aboriginalnet.com/tourism/cultural/index.html

Places of Power, Objects of Veneration in the Canadian Arctic

http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/archeo/inuksuit/inuk00e.shtml

The Iniskim Buffalo Rock of the Blackfoot and Hidatsa People: Information on the fossil held sacred by the Plains Indians

http://www.runningdeerslonghouse.com/webdoc143.htm

The U’mista Cultural Centre Potlatch Collection

http://www.umista.org/collections/index.php

Religious Traditions of the Micmac Indians of Newfoundland

http://www.mun.ca/rels/native/micmac/micmac1.html

Haida Secret Society Masks

http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/tresors/treasure/240eng.shtml

Mortuary Beliefs and Practices of the Northern and Southwestern Athapaskans

http://www.sfu.ca/archaeology/museum/papers/contents/lem1.html

 

Traditions, myths and legends

MicMac Literature

http://www.indians.org/welker/micmac.htm

Geow-lud-mo-sis-eg: from the Maliseet Nation, New Brunswick, Canada

http://www.reedbooks.com.au/heinemann/global/patpaul.html

Glooscap and the Water Monster

http://www.firstpeople.us/FP-Html-Legends/GlooscapFightsTheWaterMonster-Passamaquoddy.html

How Glooskap Found the Summer: A Native American Tale

http://www.readinga-z.com/book.php?id=114

Atikamekw Nation: Legendes

http://www.native-languages.org/atikamekw_culture.htm

How the Fly Saved the River: an Obijibway legend from Eastern Canada

http://www.angelfire.com/ma3/mythology/howthe2.html

Chippewa/Ojibway/Anishinabe Literature

http://www.indians.org/welker/chippewa.htm

Iroquois Creation Story

http://www.cqsb.qc.ca/svs/434/fnsky.htm

Cree Literature

http://www.indians.org/welker/cree.htm

The Legend of Wountie: from the Squamish nation on the western coast of Canada

http://www.ilhawaii.net/~stony/lore15.html

Tlingit Literature

http://www.indigenouspeople.net/tlingit.htm

Totem Poles: An Exploration

http://users.imag.net/~sry.jkramer/nativetotems/default.html

Totem Poles, Glass House – Royal British Columbia Museum

http://www.llbc.leg.bc.ca/public/pubdocs/bcdocs/365555/totems_1.pdf

World Mythology: Chief’s Rattle, Canada (Haida)

http://www.artsmia.org/world-myths/artbyculture/rattle_keyideas.html

Legends of Vancouver

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=3478

Eldrbarry’s Raven Tales

http://www.eldrbarry.net/rabb/rvn/rvn.htm

Yelth: The Raven. Mythology

http://ravenfamily.org/nascakiyetl/obs/rav1.html

Dene Suline/Soline Literature (Chipewyan)

http://www.indians.org/welker/chipewyn.htm

Innu Nation Literature

http://www.indians.org/welker/inuit.htm

 

Science and knowledge

Oral Narratives and Aboriginal Pasts: An Interdisciplinary Review of the Literatures on Oral Traditions and Oral Histories

http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ai/rs/pubs/re/orl/orl-eng.asp

Storytelling: The Art of Knowledge

http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/aborig/storytel/indexeng.shtml

Elders – Traditional Knowledge

http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/acp/site.nsf/eng/ao26878.html

Gwich’in Environmental Knowledge Project

http://www.grrb.nt.ca/traditionalknowledge.htm

Our Elders: Interviews with Saskatchewan Elders

http://www.sicc.sk.ca/elders/index.html

Some Oral Histories of the Mi’kmaq People

http://mrc.uccb.ns.ca/oralhis.html

Mi’kmaq (Micmac) Medicines, Foods and Teas

http://www.nativetech.org/lacey/index.html

Traditional Native Medicine

http://www.aworldofchinesemedicine.com/articles/native-american-medicine-information.htm

Pictograph Robes of the Plains First Nations

http://pages.prodigy.net/jzeller/storyrobe/srobe.htm

Dene/Cree ElderSpeak: Tales from the Heart and Spirit

http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/tales/default.htm

Canada’s Polar Life: Traditional Knowledge and Mythology

http://www.arctic.uoguelph.ca/cpl/Traditional/traditional_frame.htm

 

Recreation

Living Traditions: Museums Honour the North American Indigenous Games

http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Traditions/

Games of the Plains Cree

http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/games/index.html

Haida Gambling Sticks

http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/tresors/treasure/238eng.shtml

Bilboquet: Cup and Ball or Ring and Pin Games

http://www.gamesmuseum.uwaterloo.ca/VirtualExhibits/bilboquet/pages/index.html

Nehiyaw Ma Tow We Na: Games of the Plains Cree

http://www.manataka.org/page103.html#Introduction%20to

Inuit (Eskimo) Games

http://www.gamesmuseum.uwaterloo.ca/VirtualExhibits/Inuit/english/index.html

The Dogrib Tea Dance Sound Room

http://www.pwnhc.ca/exhibits/teadance/teadance.html

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