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Resources in the Library
Browse search these subject headings to locate additional materials in the Library Catalogue.
- Indian land transfers
- Indians of North America -- Canada -- Claims
- Indians of North America -- Land tenure
- Indians of North America -- Treaties
- Inuit -- Canada -- Claims
- Inuit -- Canada -- Land Tenure
- Inuit -- Northwest Territories -- Claims
- Inuit -- Northwest Territories -- Land tenure
- Metis -- Claims
- Metis -- Land tenure
A Short Commentary on Land Claims in BC, Dr. Bruce Miller (2003), (from the Union of BC Indian Chiefs site) - 11th Annual National Land Claims Workshop, October 2003, speaking notes. Dr. Bruce Granville Miller, is Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of British Columbia
Journal article databases
Use these political science / legal indexes to locate journal articles on your topic.
Other databases with useful information include:
Canadian Encyclopedia -- search for Indian Treaties
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.
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.
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada - Treaty Policy Directorate
Links to full text of treaties and recent news. Click on "Agreements" to access the full text of framework agreements, agreements in principle, and final agreements in areas such as self government, comprehensive claims, and land governance. Click on "Specific Claims" for information about the claims process.
Indian Claims Commission
"The Indian Claims Commission is an independent body with authority to hold public inquiries into land claims made by First Nations that have been rejected by the Government of Canada." The website includes a "claimsmap" listing claims by province, and full-text publications such as newsletters, factsheets, and claims reports.
United States Government Information - Native American Treaties and Information
A lengthy bibliography of American government publications, both print and electronic, with brief annotations. Links include American Memory Project sites, full-text treaties and legislation, census data, government agencies, and court decisions.