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Social Justice 12 - Aboriginal Rights

Social Justice 12: Aboriginal Peoples and the Law

THE ASSIGNMENT: 

DICTIONARY REFERENCE FOR TERMINOLOGY                


USE VSB LIBRARY TO LOCATE PRINT RESOURCES ON:
General information of "First Nations issues will be found under the following subject headings. 

FIRST NATIONS - CANADA

NATIVE PEOPLES - CANADA

INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA - BC - RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS

or a specific subject of your choosing. 

A book cart of general resources has been prepared for your class, and include the following books:
  • First Nations 101 : tons of stuff you need to know about First Nations people  by Linda Gray [PRO 971.004 GRA]
  • The Indian History of British Columbia by Wilson Duff [971.1004 DUF]


DATABASE RESOURCES (Access through VSB LIBRARY)

Canadian Points of View - (User ID & Password can be found in your student agenda book)
           Choose link to:  ABORIGINAL PEOPLE 
           SELECT:  DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ABORIGINAL PEOPLE 
            
There will be a variety of resources listed (i.e. magazines, references, etc.).  
Browse titles for one appropriate for your subject.
 
  
USEFUL WEBSITES 

  • General Information 
  • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Aboriginal Law 
  • Timeline of Social and Cultural Injustices in Canada 
  • Canada's Indian Act (Dept. of Justice Canada) current to 2012 and previous versions available
  • The Indian Act in plain English  [Nora Roleto works for the Canadian Federation of Students and for the Ryerson Free Press. She is a musician, a writer and an editor.] 
  • Aboriginal Injustices : an Algonquian perspective of Canada's criminal justice system / Queen's University  (.PDF file)
  • Aboriginals: Treaties and Relations (Canada in the Making)
  • Centre for Social Justice – Aboriginal Issues
  • The Ipperwash Inquiry 

    The Ipperwash Inquiry’s website is the public face of the proceedings of the public inquiry into events surrounding the death of Dudley George.  Dudley George was fatally shot by an Ontario Provincial Police officer at Ipperwash Provincial Park in 1995 during a land rights protest by Aboriginal people. 

    A fact-finding inquiry into the events surrounding Dudley George’s death is only the first part of the  Ipperwash Inquiry’s mandate. Part two addresses broad policy issues and is aimed at gathering and analyzing information leading to recommendations for avoiding violence in similar circumstances.

    The Inquiry website has valuable resources for high school teachers and students in a variety of courses  including economics, geography, history and law. The website contains information about the Inquiry and public inquiries generally, research papers, transcripts, exhibits and a link to a live web cast of the  Inquiry’s hearings.

OTHER AVAILABLE RESOURCES:

Note to Students and Professors on Ipperwash Resources   Introduction to Teachers’ and Students’ Resource Chart:
Teachers and Students Resource Chart

Indian School Days 

First Nations Studies 12 Appendix Resources

Universal Declaration of Human Rights and First Nations Rights Infractions 
Nelson, N., & Silvey, D. (1999). From Time Immemorial: Teacher's Guide (p. D207-D212). Gabriola, B.C.: Pacific Edge Publishing Ltd.

An anti-colonial history of “British Columbia” (A graphic narrative of resistance )

500 Years of Indigenous Resistance - Dill, Jordan; site maintainer

Vancouver Media Coop (some strong language)

United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Alternate Report 

Discrimination against First Nations brought to the United Nations  Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) supports Aboriginal people (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) and Northerners in their efforts to: improve social well-being and economic prosperity; develop healthier, more sustainable communities; and participate more fully in Canada's political, social and economic development - to the benefit of all Canadians.


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