He Moved a Mountain: The Life of Frank Calder and the Nisga'a Land Claims Accord is the biography of the remarkable man, Frank Calder (1915-2006). Dr. Frank Arthur Calder of BC's Nisga'a First Nation was the first Aboriginal person to be elected to any Canadian governing body. For twenty-six years he served as an MLA in the legislature of British Columbia. He was the driving force behind Canada's decision to grant recognition of Aboriginal land title to First Nations people throughout the country.
Aboriginal Law: Commentary and Analysis is the 2012 edition of this important introduction to Aboriginal legal issues in Canada. Thomas Isaac highlights the most important aspects of Canadian law as it impacts on Aboriginal peoples and their relationship with the wider Canadian society. While covering important issues such as Aboriginal and treaty rights, constitutional issues, land claims, self-government, provincial and federal roles in dealing with Aboriginal peoples, the rights of the Métis, and the Indian Act, this book pays particular attention to the Crown’s duty to consult.
Nous sommes tous des gens issus de traités is the French translation of We Are All Treaty People, the 34-page illustrated history produced by the Union of Ontario Indians to promote the understanding of treaties among all people in Ontario. Written by Maurice Switzer with coloured drawings by Charley Herbert the book offers students a brief look at history from the Anishinabek perspective. This French language edition is translated by Denyse De Bernardi. The Anishinabek Nation includes the Algonquin, Delaware, Mississauga, Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi.
Fractured Homeland: Federal Recognition and Algonquin Identity in Ontario by Mi'kmaw professor Bonita Lawrence documents the Algonquins’ twenty-year struggle for identity and nationhood despite the imposition of a provincial boundary that divided them across two provinces, and the Indian Act, which denied federal recognition to two-thirds of Algonquins.
Bridging Two Peoples: Chief Peter E. Jones, 1843-1909 tells the story of Dr. Peter E. Jones, who in 1866 became one of the first status Indians to obtain a medical doctor degree from a Canadian university. He returned to his southern Ontario reserve and was elected chief and band doctor. As secretary to the Grand Indian Council of Ontario he became a bridge between peoples, conveying the chiefs’ concerns to his political mentor Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald, most importantly during consultations on the Indian Act. Peter E.
Mohawk History and Culture is the 2013 publication in the Native American Library Series from Gareth Stevens Publishing. This 48-page information book offers students from grades 5 to 8 basic and accurate information about the Mohawk in the United States and Canada. Organized in five chapters the book begins with Land and Origins. This two-page spread explains the origin or creation story, names, and geographic location in New York State, Ontario, and Quebec. The remaining chapters cover History; Traditional Way of Life; Mohawk Life Today; and Current Mohawk Issues.
Oneida History and Culture is the 2013 publication in the Native American Library Series from Gareth Stevens Publishing. This 48-page information book offers students from grades 5 to 8 basic and accurate information about the Oneida in the United States and Canada. Organized in five chapters the book begins with Land and Origins. This two-page spread explains the origin or creation story, names, and geographic location in New York State, Ontario, and Wisconsin. The remaining chapters cover History; Traditional Way of Life; Oneida Life Today; and Current Oneida Issues.
Six Miles Deep DVD is a 2010 release of a documentary about the lives and hearts of the women behind the Caledonia/Six Nations land rights dispute in Ontario. This NFB Home Use Only DVD from GoodMinds.com is only available for sale in Canada. For USA orders contact email@example.com or phone: 1-800-542-2164
Making Treaties DVD, produced by First Nations Films and broadcast on Global TV, is a 44-minute documentary that describes the historical background and current discussions surrounding the land rights and treaty issues in British Columbia. Filmmaker Richard Hersley takes the viewer on a journey of understanding surrounding the current issue of treaties and First Nations of B.C. The views of university professors (Paul Tennant), lawyers (John Burrows), local and provincial politicians, resource developers, and First Nations leaders are heard in honest dialogue.
The Kids Book of Aboriginal Peoples of Canada is a well-researched, valuable student resource about the cultures and history of First Nations in Canada. Author Diane Silvey, a member of the Sechelt Band of the Coast Salish, effectively recounts the basic information about the seven cultural regions of Canada and describes the impact of the environment on these regions. First Nations cultures of the Northwest Coast thrived on the plentiful resources provided by the ocean and the land. The cedar was a tree of life for the peoples of the Pacific Northwest.