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Indigenous peoples – Canada (page 1)

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 | 
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) | 
page 4: Particular groups and communities
(Eastern Canada, Central Canada, Western Canada, Northern Canada)


General ethnology

A History of the Native People of Canada

Native Peoples of Canada

Aboriginal Awareness

The Columbian Mosaic in Colonial America

The First Nations of the New France Era

Pride and Dignity: Aboriginal Portraits

Emergence from the Shadow: First Peoples’ Photographic Perspectives

Postcard Views of Indigenous Peoples


Relations with Government and non-Natives

Aboriginal Law and Legislation

A Brief Introduction to Aboriginal Law in Canada

Canadian Aboriginal Law

Les relations politiques entre le Québec et les peuples autochtones

The Segregation of Native People in Canada: Voluntary or Compulsory?

The Douglas Reserve Policy

McKenna-McBride Royal Commission

Canada in the Making: Aboriginals: Treaties and Relations

Canada – Indian Treaties

Indian Treaties

Historic Indian Treaties

A Brief History of Treaty Seven First Nations

Treaty 8, 1899-1999

The Making of Treaty 8 in Canada’s Northwest

Indian Affairs Annual Reports 1864-1990

Did Peter Pond participate in the ethnic cleansing of Western Canada’s Indigenous Peoples?

An Historical Look at Canada and B.C.’s Relationship With First Nations

Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Final Report

Parallel Voices: Indians and Others — Narratives of Cultural Struggle

Of Boundaries and Borders: First Nations’ History in Museums

“Echoes of a Proud Nation”: Reading Kahnawake’s Powwow as a Post-Oka Text

Canadian “Range Wars”: Struggles over Indian Cowboys

The Participation of Aboriginal and Other Cultural Minorities in Cultural Development

Setting the Foundation for the Settlement and Civilization of the Indians of Western Canada

The Gustafson Lake Standoff

Native Soldiers, Foreign Battlefields: The Wartime Contribution of Canada’s First Peoples
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Aboriginal Participation in Canadian Military Service: Historic and Contemporary Contexts

A Sketch Account of Aboriginal Peoples in the Canadian Military

The Fur Trade: The Indian an Indispensable Partner

The Circle Game: Shadows and Substance in the Indian Residential School Experience in Canada

“She Is Hostile to Our Ways”: First Nations Girls Sentenced to the Ontario Training School for Girls, 1933-1960


Political organization

The Iroquois Constitution

Nisga’a Government

Tribal Councils

History of the Assembly of First Nations

Nature’s Laws


Economic activity

The Fur Trade: The Indian an Indispensable Partner

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site of Canada

The U’mista Cultural Centre Potlatch Collection

The Aboriginal Right To Fish

Legends of our Times: Native Ranching and Rodeo Life on the Plains and Plateau

Indian Cowgirls

Caribou Cowboys

Yukon Indians and the Gold Rush

Aboriginal Business Case Studies in Canada

Aboriginal Company Studies


Social relations

Gifting and Feasting in the Northwest Coast Potlatch

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