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First Nation and Government Relations



Canada votes 'no' as UN native rights declaration passes

Decolonizing Co-Management in Northern Canada

This article by Marc G. Stevenson outlines trends in resource co-management between northern Aboriginal peoples and all levels of Canadian government.  The article addresses the ways in which these agreements are negotiated through Eurocentric value systems that either marginalize and/or appropriate the ecological knowledge and management practices of Aboriginal peoples.


Film & Video

Aboriginal March From Queen's Park in Toronto

YouTube (Toronto Star Video) (1:37 min).

Interview with Robert Lovelace and others about their community’s struggle to protect their land from uranium mining. Speaking about government relations in Ontario between Aboriginal people and the Provincial Government. Images from protest march at Queen’s Park. May 29, 2008  (Intermediate|Senior)



Royal Commission Report on Aboriginal Peoples


From the report: "This report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples concerns government policy with respect to the original historical nations of this country. Those nations are important to Canada, and how Canada relates to them defines in large measure its sense of justice and its image in its own eyes and before the world."

Full text of the report

Full text from another source



Institute for Research on Public Policy - Aboriginal 

A series of resources on public policy research that looks specifically at Aboriginal communities. This institute is based in Canada. 

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada

From the website: The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (FNCFC) is a non-profit organization that provides research, policy, professional development and net-working support for the First Nations Child and Family Services Agencies in caring for First Nations childre, youth and families.  It is the only national organization of its kind and does not receive government funding.  It's campaigns  include: i am a witness, Jordan's Principle, Shannen's Dream and Touchstone's of Hope.

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