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First Nations Research - Land Claims


This guide lists just a few selected print and electronic information sources available to SFU faculty, students, and staff.  To find additional materials, check the SFU Library catalogue, look at the subject guides for your discipline, or return to First Nations Research Resources. If you do not find what you need, ask for help at the Reference Desk, send an email to AskALibrarian, or contact Moninder Bubber (

How to find:

British Columbia | Canada | United States

Resources in the SFU Library

Use these subject headings to locate additional materials in the SFU Library Catalogue:

These subject headings can be further broken down geographically, e.g. "Indians of North America -- British Columbia -- Land tenure", or by nation, e.g. "Cree Indians -- Claims"

Research guides

Journal articles

Use these political science / legal indexes to locate journal articles on your topic.

Other databases with useful information include:


Background information

  • Canadian Encyclopedia

  • Brief descriptive entries for milestones in Canadian aboriginal land claims and treaties.  Covers the period 1763 to 1999, including links to full text of treaties and related documents, where available.

Directories of web sites

British Columbia

  • BC Treaty Commission

  • Extensive information on the treaty process in British Columbia, including status of negotiations by region, nation, and stage level; contact information for commissioners and negotiators in each claim; full text of policies and procedures; an online newsletter; educational resources; and electronic publications.
  • Treaty Negotiations in British Columbia (BC Ministry of Attorney General Treaty Negotiations Office)

  • Detailed and current information on the status of the treaty process by nation and by region.  Definitions and discussion of treaty process, treaty principles, and public consultation and access.  Includes a schedule of meetings and a glossary of treaty terms.


United States