First Nations Treaties, Law, and Land Claims Theme Page
This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study
of First NationsTreaties, Law, and Land Claims. Students and teachers will find
curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this
topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson
plans) that will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read
- This grade 10 teaching unit from SchoolNet's Contemporary Aboriginal Issues
web site contains background information, student questions, student activities,
and links to additional resources.
Rights Coalition - British Columbia
- This Website provides information on Map of Treaties in BC, Frequently
Asked Questions on Aboriginal Issues in British Columbia, and a British Columbia
- The British Columbia Treaty Commission is an independent, provincial body,
responsible for facilitating all treaty negotiations in the province of BC,
with the exception of Nisga'a treaty negotiations.
Henderson's Law Office
- Bill Henderson is a Toronto lawyer practicing in issues of Aboriginal,
Treaty, and other rights and concerns of First Nations. His comprehensive
Website includes links to: A Brief Introduction to Aboriginal Law in Canada,
Aboriginal Law and Legislation Online, and Henderson's Annotated Indian Act.
Resources includes informational articles and links to related Web resources.
- This section of the National Atlas Information Service provides maps showing
areas covered by treaties from pre-Confederation to 1923. A table gives details
of treaties, including parties involved. The map is at scale 1:7 500 000.
of Aboriginal People - Constitutional Issues
- The primary goal at CAPonline is to provide you with information you are
unlikely to find anyshere else about Aboriginal peoples across Canada who
live in a non-reserve setting whether urban, rural or wilderness. In addition
to information necessary to contact their affiliate organizations, they supply
virtually hundreds of links to other Aboriginal sites.
and Northern Affairs, Canada
- This federal government Website has a number of areas with relevant information,
for example in their sections on legislation, treaties, and publications.
Browse through the site from the main menu (above) or go directly to any of
- The Indian Claims Commission is an independent, federal body to inquire
into and report on disputes between First Nations and the Government of Canada
relating to claims based on treaties, agreements or administrative actions.
Their web site provides information on the progress of claims (by province),
including the full text of some ICC inquiry reports.
- Ludelimst'im' n'isim' is the Website for the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs
who hold and exercise Aboriginal rights and title on approximately 6,500 square
miles of traditional territory in the B.C. mid-Nass watershed. The Gitanyow's
claim to these territories was accepted for negotiation in 1994 by both the
federal and provincial governments. An issue that has impacted these negotiations
is whether there is overlap of traditional territories with the Nisga'a. As
noted in the Web site, "the Gitanyow have long disputed the Nisga'a claim
to about 84% of the Gitanyow territory." This site has information on the
Gitanyow's history, territory, and treaty news that could be useful to students
researching the Nass Valley treaty process.
of Attorney General - Treaty Negotiations Office
- This Ministry's major responsibility is to lead the Province of British
Columbia in negotiating fair and just treaties with First Nations. Informational
links are organized in the following categories: Treaty Negotiations, BC First
Nations, Historical References, Publications and Policy Documents, Frequently
Asked Questions, and News Releases
- Topics covered in this SchoolNet site are: The 1913 Petition; Background
to the Land Claim Negotiations, The B.C. Indian Position (Constitution), Nisga'a
Presentation to Royal Commission, Framework Agreement 1991, Fisheries Component,
and Interim Protection Measures Agreement 1992.
Agreements, and Other Constructive Arrangements
- This resource from the Center For World Indigenous Studies' Fourth World
Documentation Project contains international information on: Bilateral Treaties
and Accords, Multilateral and International Instruments, Agreements Between
Indian Nations and Local Governments, and Treaty Related Documents
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