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Canada votes 'no' as UN native rights declaration passes

From the website: The international community has adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, despite high-profile opposition from Canada and three other countries.

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.


Report of the Royal Commission 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."

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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

From the website: The First Nations Child & Family Caring Society provides reconciliation-based public education, research and support to promote the safety and wellbeing of First Nations children, young people, families and Nations. We want to ensure First Nations children and their families have culturally based and equitable opportunities to grow up safely at home, be healthy, get a good education and be proud of who they are.

Its campaigns  include: I am a witness, Jordan's Principle, Shannen's Dream and Touchstone's of Hope.

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