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Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies is an interdisciplinary field grounded in the languages, histories, geographies, and contemporary experiences of Indigenous peoples

Land Treaties

Land Treaties: Overview

Treaties are formal agreements between nations. For Indigenous people living in Canada there are both historic and modern treaties. Most of the treaties outline land and resource distribution. Many Indigenous peoples feel that historic treaties have not been honoured. Part of reconciliation is to work towards a better understanding of treaties with Indigenous Nations living in what we now call Canada.

Land Treaty: Web Resources

  1. Native Land - select "treaties" 
  2. Treaties and the Treaty Relationship
  3. Land Claims Agreements Coalition
  4. Treaties and Agreements (Government of Canada)
  5. First Nations Treaty Process (Government of BC)
  6. Whose Land is it Anyway?
  7. Timelines and Maps  


Book cover: Flawed precedent : the St. Catherine's case and Aboriginal title
Book cover: This land is their land : the Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the troubled history of Thanksgiving
book cover: Natives & settlers, now and then: historical issues and current perspectives on treaties and land claims in Canada
Book cover: Keeping promises: the Royal Proclamation of 1763, aboriginal rights, and treaties in Canada
Book cover: By law or in justice: the Indian Specific Claims Commission and the struggle for indigenous justice
Book cover: The duty to consult: new relationships with Aboriginal peoples
Book cover: Lost harvests : Prairie Indian reserve farmers and government policy
Book cover: Let right be done: Aboriginal title, the Calder case, and the future of Indigenous rights
Book cover: Ownership, authority, and self-determination