POLI 311: Aboriginal Politics and Governments Report a Broken Link

Political Science 311: Aboriginal Politics and Governments examines the complex issues associated with Aboriginal peoples and their politics. The central issues of this course include the history and context of Aboriginal government and political movements, and the political goals of Aboriginal peoples today. This course will help you recognize the efforts of Aboriginal peoples to create and recreate their governing institutions, which is essential for understanding Aboriginal politics. This course will also help you understand the policies of the various levels of government in Canada, particularly the federal government, concerning the circumstances, rights, and self-determination of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples.

The following items have been designated as supplementary online materials for this course. You are not required to use these materials, but you will likely find them useful in preparing your course assignments and in enhancing your understanding of the topic of Aboriginal politics and governments.

Supplementary Readings


Unit 1


Introduction to Aboriginal Politics and Governments
Home page for the Métis National Council.

Unit 2


Aboriginal Governments in Canada: The Context
Contains the text of the Indian Act.
Also known as The White Paper. The Indian and Northern Affairs home page is found at http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/index-eng.asp.
Home page of the Assembly of First Nations.
See Volume 2, Part 1, Chapter 3: Governance.

Unit 3


Aboriginal Governments in Practice
The federal government’s policies on self-government and self-government agreements can be viewed by following the links beginning with the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs.
PDF document.
Home page of the National Centre for First Nations Governance.
The Institute on Governance home page is found at: http://www.iog.ca/.
See Volume 2, Part 1, Chapter 3.1:
Models of Aboriginal Governance: An Overview.
See also, Volume 2, Part 1, Chapter 5: Economic Development.

Unit 4


Intergovernmental Relations
The Indian and Northern Affairs Canada home page is found at http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/index-eng.asp.
The Health Canada home page is found at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index_e.html.
Volume 2, Part 1, Chapter 3, Section 3.2: Financing Aboriginal Government.
This document is located at http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/aboriginal_fmm_communique.pdf.

Unit 5


Special Issues Related to Aboriginal Governments
See Volume 4, Section 2: Women’s Perspectives.
The home page for the Aboriginal Justice Implementation Commission is found at http://www.ajic.mb.ca/index.html.

Unit 6


Treaty Making, Land Claim Agreements,
and Aboriginal Governments
The Indian and Northern Affairs Canada home page is found at http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/index-eng.asp.
Home page of the British Columbia Treaty Commission.
Volume 2, Part 1, Chapter 2: Treaties.
Contains information on specific land claims. The Indian and Northern Affairs Canada home page is found at http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/index-eng.asp.
Home page of the Indian Claims Commission.
This web page is located at http://www.schoolnet.ca/aboriginal/nisga1/index-e.html.
The Government of Canada’s SchoolNet home page is found at http://www.schoolnet.ca/.

Unit 7


Aboriginal Governments in Canada: Future Directions
No materials specified for Unit 7.