Access Canada

home about this site
portal main page
search this site contacts credits
 

Aboriginal peoples
See also: Folk literature

Aboriginal Canada Portal
A single window to Canadian Aboriginal on-line resources, contacts, information, and government programs and services. It covers key issues such as national Aboriginal organisations, language, heritage, culture, claims & treaties, justice, health, economic development, business, tourism, elders, women, both federally and in each of the provinces. The Portal is a partnership between the Government of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, the Métis National Council, the Native Women's Association of Canada, and the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers.
http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)
The first national Aboriginal television network in the world with programming by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples.
http://aptn.ca/home/home_html

Associated heading: Film & television

Arctic Council
An inter-governmental forum to promote co-operation between national governments and indigenous peoples for sustainable development. Alongside Canada, the member states include Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, the Russian Federation, Sweden and the United States.
http://www.arctic-council.org/
Associated heading: Arctic

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
The goal of the AMC site is to present the diversity of Manitoba's First Nations in a more thorough and evenly balanced light and provide a First Nations view on the factors that make all of us different and unique, yet united as one, in our journey toward self government. It hopes to provide the public with accurate and useful information that will inspire further reading and help correct any/all misconceptions that may still exist in informed society. These sources will be derived from the most current and accurate publications available, with reference to these sources made available on the web site. It provides useful links to other sources of information on First Nations.
http://www.manitobachiefs.com

Attavik - Supporting Inuktitut Computing
Attavik supports the use of Inuktitut language and script on the web, providing technical support in building web content using Inuktitut.
http://attavik.ca/en_index.html
Associated heading: Languages

British Museum Department of Ethnography
Objects in the British Museum collections that tell the history of North America before European settlement and modern Native history are held by the Department of Ethnography (they were formerly at the Museum of Mankind). The J P Morgan Chase Gallery of North America is a permanent display of material relating to the culture of Aboriginal peoples.
http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/ethno/ethhome.html
Associated heading: Collections

Canada's Digital Collections - First Peoples
Alphabetical listing of over 130 digital collections from museums, schools, historical societies, and First Nations cultural centres. Materials include photographs, images from museum collections, details of educational projects, databases, and interviews.
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/E/SL_FirstPeoples.asp

Canadian Native Law Cases
A database of all reported Canadian Court decisions relating to Native Law issues from 1763-1978, made freely available on the Internet. Cases on appeal to the Privy Council from Canada and some previously unreported cases are also included in the service. Browse options, subject index search and full text search facilities are provided. The database is hosted and maintained by the Native Law Centre of Canada at the University of Saskatchewan.
http://library.usask.ca/native/cnlch.html

Commonwealth Policy Studies Unit: Indigenous Rights in the Commonwealth Project
A project to highlight the issues facing the indigenous peoples of the Commonwealth of Nations, including Canada, and to place them on the Commonwealth's own agenda. It includes the text of the first project and points towards the follow-up one on Indigenous Land Rights and Resource Management in the Commonwealth.
http://www.cpsu.org.uk/projects/indigenous/indigenous.htm

Edwin S. Curtis' The North American Indian (Northwestern University)
Hosted by Northwestern University's Digital Library Collections, this site provides complete access to all 20 volumes of Curtis's The North American Indian (1907-1930), including images and descriptions. Includes extensive information on Canada's First Nations. This site allows browsing by the original arrangement of the work, and by tribe or geographical region. There is also a search option. More details on Edwin Curtis, and contextual treatment of the work, can be found on the Library of Congress site.
http://curtis.library.northwestern.edu/weblinks.html

Associated heading: Audiovisual materials

Edwin S. Curtis' The North American Indian (Library of Congress)
Library of Congress site for the Northwestern University project. Similar search options exist, although the format for searching and browsing differs slightly. This site also includes some background information on Curtis and his work
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award98/ienhtml/curthome.html

Associated heading: Audiovisual materials

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Web site of the Canadian Government's Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, it includes profiles of the Inuit and First Nations peoples, elders, women, Aboriginal awareness, Indian and Inuit Art, and the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (1996).
http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
The web site of the national Canadian Inuit organisation, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. Canada is home to a quarter of the world's Inuit.
http://www.itk.ca

Manitoba Metis Federation
The Federation aims to promote the history and culture of the Métis people and otherwise to promote the cultural pride of its membership; to promote the education of its membership respecting their legal, political, social and other rights; and to promote the participation of its members in community, municipal, provincial, federal, Aboriginal, and other organizations.
http://www.mmf.mb.ca

Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford
The Pitt Rivers Museum at the University of Oxford collects and displays archaeological and ethnographic objects from all parts of the world. The permanent displays, arranged according to type, contain numerous items of Canadian interest, including masks from North America, Inuit fur parkas, Plains skin shirts decorated with porcupine quills, painted coats and a range of decorated moccasins. There is also a collection of Native American photographs.
http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/collections.html
Associated heading: Collections

Turtle Island Native Network
A bulletin board and discussion forum for the Aboriginal Peoples' networks of Canada.
http://www.turtleisland.org


page last modified 21-May-2006

top of page