Social Justice 12: Aboriginal Peoples and the Law
DICTIONARY REFERENCE FOR TERMINOLOGY
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:
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.
- 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
- 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.