Resources

USEFUL LINKS: RESOURCES FOR JOURNALISTS

This is a brief selection of background information for non-Indigenous and Indigenous reporters (borrowed from another useful resource: the Dibaajimo Indigenous reporters portal).

HISTORICAL OVERVIEW

https://www2.metisnation.ca/about/

A brief history documenting significant dates in the development of the Métis nation.

https://www.canada.ca/en/crown-indigenous-relations-northern-affairs.html

Official website of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC). Presents a cultural overview, spanning historical treaties to present day rights.

https://www.canada.ca/en/indigenous-services-canada.html

Official website of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC).

Categorized into several sections, including: “Indigenous health”, “Education”, “Water in First Nations Communities”, “Social Programs”, “First Nations Housing”, and “Governance”.

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/aboriginal-heritage/royal-commission-aboriginal-peoples/Pages/introduction.aspx

This report on the ‘Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples’ was completed in 1996. It is an investigation into the living condition of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, and included 444 recommendations for the future.

TERMINOLOGY

https://www.oise.utoronto.ca/deepeningknowledge/UserFiles/File/SABAR-Glossary-English-Final.pdf

Provides a comprehensive glossary of terminology and definitions, indicating the appropriate contexts to use each of them. Additionally lists high profile cases spanning the last 50 years affecting all Indigenous Peoples in Canada, and describes pertinent government legislature. Appendixes include links to national non-political and political organizations.

Categorized by theme: “Identity & Citizenship”, “Culture & Traditions”, “Governance”, “Rights, Policy & Politics”.

https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1100100013785/1529102490303

An overview of general definitions of terms relating to Indigenous Peoples in Canada from Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.

MAPS

http://firstnation.ca/

Map locating all First Nation reserves in Ontario. Includes a list of all the communities, with links to their respective addresses and websites, providing information regarding the Chief in charge, the Treaty land its on, band number and Tribal council.

https://fnp-ppn.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/fnp/Main/index.aspx?lang=eng

Profiles of the individual First Nation communities across Canada. Includes link to interactive maps of the communities, with census and community statistics.

http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1290453474688/1290453673970#h4

Comprehensive thematic maps covering products on Indigenous people, communities and initiatives undertaken by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC).

Themes: “Aboriginal Peoples”, “Economic Development”, “Education”, “Environment and Natural Resources”, “Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement”, “The North”, “Treaties, Claims and Agreements”

http://maps.fphlcc.ca

A comprehensive map of First Peoples’s languages in British Columbia.

GOVERNMENT ACTS AND LAND CLAIMS

https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1100100028568/1529354090684

Covers the different Acts, agreements and land claims that have transpired between the government and Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

Divided by topic: “Treaties and Agreements”, “Self-government”, “Nation Rebuilding”, “Ongoing Negotiations”, “Success Stories”

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/land-claims

Brief exploration of the history of land claims in Canada, with progress of claims divided by region.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/current-land-claims

List and general overview of current land claims in Ontario. Includes link to information on the land claim negotiation process.

REPORTING IN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES

https://www.riic.ca/the-guide/

A look at the basics of reporting in Indigenous communities. Includes a “Reporter’s Checklist” and a guide leading through the reporting process at the desk, in the field and with the final product.

https://icwrn.uvic.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/InterviewingElders-FINAL.pdf

A general overview of protocols to be observed when dealing with or interviewing Elders in a community.

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2008/05/16/f-faqs-residential-schools.html

Brief overview of the history of residential schools and subsequent compensation in Canada.

http://www.residentialschoolsettlement.ca/English.html

Official court website for the Indian Residential Schools Settlement. Includes the Settlement Agreement itself as well as a list of recognized residential schools by province.

http://nctr.ca/reports.php

Reports issued or created by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Also includes historical documents and reports by the Aboriginal Healing Foundation.

MMIWG

Final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1448633299414/1534526479029

Resources about the national inquiry as described by the Government of Canada.

RIGHTS

http://charterofrights.ca/en/27_08_01

An interactive virtual version of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Also available in Central Cree and Oji-Cree.

http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100032329/1100100032333

Covers the benefits and rights accorded to Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

Divided by topic: “Band Moneys”, “Estates”, “Human Rights”, “Indian Status”, “Matrimonial Real Property on Reserves”, “Forms”, “Publications”

https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/11/UNDRIP_E_web.pdf

A concise and accessible version of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf

Full version of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

INDIGENOUS MEDIA/BLOGS

http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous

CBC Indigenous

http://aptn.ca/news/

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) National News

windspeaker.com

Windspeaker

https://indiancountrytoday.com/

Indian Country Today

http://walkingeaglenews.com/

Walking Eagle News

https://www.nationalobserver.com/special-reports/first-nations-forward

First Nations Forward

http://nativeappropriations.com

Native Appropriations is a blog discussing how Native peoples are represented. Topics include stereotypes, media representations, activism, news and cultural appropriation. A thought-provoking forum.

http://apihtawikosisan.com

A blog written by a Métis woman from the Plains Cree speaking area of Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta. Indigenous stereotypes, contentious issues, and representation in the media are discussed.

http://www.mediaindigena.com

Media Indigena is an interactive magazine dedicated to indigenous views, news, and creative expression.

http://www.imaginenative.org/home/

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples leading the way in radio, video, film and new media.

CONTACT SOURCES

http://www.idlenomore.ca/

Idle No More

https://www.afn.ca/contact-us/

Assembly of First Nations

https://www.itk.ca/contact

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

http://www.metisnation.ca/index.php/contact-us

Metis National Council

http://www.chiefs-of-ontario.org/about-us/contact/

Chiefs of Ontario

https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-indigenous-affairs

Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

https://www.anishinabek.ca/directory/

Anishinabek Nation

http://www.aiai.on.ca/

Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians

http://www.nan.on.ca/article/nan-offices-161.asp

Nishnawbe Aski Nation

http://nctr.ca/about.php

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

nwac.ca/contact/

Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC)

https://www.pauktuutit.ca/

Pauktuutit – Inuit Women of Canada

http://www.ictinc.ca/

Indigenous Corporate Training Inc.