About this Publication In this publication you will learn about an important international document called the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP or Declaration). The Declaration explains how the rights of indigenous peoples – including indigenous young people – are to be protected by governments around the world. It appliesContinue reading “BOOKLET United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for Adolescents”
A group of young people from the James Bay Cree community of Whapmagoostui, Que., has arrived at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, ending a 1,600-kilometre trek meant to bring attention to aboriginal issues. Six youths and a guide left Whapmagoostui in January to snowshoe and walk to Ottawa in support of the Idle No More movement.Continue reading “The Journey of Nishiyuu Walkers – The Story (Video)”
August 9 is International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. Here is a great website for teachers called the Indigenous Peoples – Cybershoolbus – created by the United Nations. Also a fact sheet on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples PDF – Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples .
Jennifer Podemski’s Interview: Breaking Down the Indian Act with Russell Diablo Video Length: 35:03 mins Grade Level: Grade 6+ Breaking Down the Indian Act with Russell Diabo – YouTube. More Information on Russell Diabo: -Follow Russell Diabo at http://twitter.com/russdiabo -First Nations Strategic Bulletin http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/201/300/first_nations_strategic_bulletin/index.html
“Indian Givers” (2012) is a mixed-art documentary film, produced by the Sarnia/Aamjiwnaang-based Kiijig Collective, made collaboratively by and for Native and non-Native youth, shot and edited by Ian Alexander of Rocketship Productions and SCITS student Sadie Mallon. This 60-minute film invites the audience on a journey with the characters by stepping into their lives asContinue reading ““Indian Givers” (2012) – Rocketship Productions Documentary (1hr)”
Aboriginal Rights Resource Tool Kit Produced by: Canadian Labour Congress Anti-Racism and Human Rights Department Aboriginal Rights Resource Tool Kit Author Canadian Labour Congress Anti-racism and Human Rights Department Title Aboriginal Rights Resource Tool Kit Year 2002 Editor Canadian Labour Congress Publisher Canadian Labour Congress Publisher URL URL Book URL URL Place of Publication Ottawa.Continue reading “Aboriginal Rights Resource Tool Kit – PDF”
Aboriginal Law – Leading Court Decisions The legal context on Aboriginal matters continues to evolve. The inclusion of protections for Aboriginal and treaty rights in the Constitution Act (1982) (Links to S. 35 of the Constitution Act) has led to a growing number of decisions that influence the context and manner in which governments addressContinue reading “Nova Scotia – Aboriginal Law – Leading Court Decisions”