This theme offers film excerpts on land claims, management of natural resources, ancestral rights and recovery of Aboriginal cultural artefacts. It also presents images showing the resistance of Aboriginal peoples to repression by non-Aboriginal culture.



Adams, H. “Thoughts on the Constitution and Aboriginal Self-Government.” Native Studies Review 8, no 2 (1992): 99-108.

Books and Reports

Alfred, Taiaike. Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous Manifesto. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Alfred, Taiaiake. Wasa_se: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2005.

Asch, Michael. Aboriginal and Treaty Rights in Canada: Essays on Law, Equality, and Respect for Difference. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1997.

Bird, John, Lorraine Land and Murray MacAdam, eds. Nation to Nation: Aboriginal Sovereignty and the Future of Canada. New ed. Toronto: Public Justice Resource Centre and Irwin Publishing, 2002.

Canada. Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. 5 v. Ottawa: The Commission, 1996. [available online October 10th, 2006]

Daly, Richard. Our Box was Full: An Ethnography for the Delgamuukw Plaintiffs. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2005.

Hylton, J.H., ed. Aboriginal Self-Government in Canada: Current Trends and Issues, Saskatoon, SK: Purich Publishing, 1997.

Kulchyski, Peter Keith. Like the Sound of a Drum: Aboriginal Cultural Politics in Denendeh and Nunavut. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2005.

Monture-Angus, Patricia. Journeying Forward: Dreaming First Nations Independence. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 1999.

Newhouse, David R., Cora J. Voyageur, and Dan Beavon, eds. Hidden in Plain Sight: Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian Identity and Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005.

Ponting, J.R. First Nations in Canada: Perspectives on Opportunity, Empowerment, and Self-Determination. Whitby, ON: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1997.

Scott, Colin, ed. Aboriginal Autonomy and Development in Northern Quebec and Labrador. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2001.

Turner, Dale A. This Is Not a Peace Pipe: Towards a Critical Indigenous Philosophy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006.

Venne, Sharon Helen. Our Elders Understand Our Rights: Evolving International Law Regarding Indigenous Peoples. Penticton, BC: Theytus Books, 1999.

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