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Resources for Researching Aboriginal Issues

The Union of BC Indian Chief’s website has long been a terrific resource for researching issues related to native rights and land title in British Columbia (and, in some cases, throughout Canada).

Now, they have revamped their site entirely and introduced two new resources for researchers.

The first is the Our Homes Are Bleeding Digital Collection and is a collection of primary documents, transcripts, photographs, and maps related to the creation of reserve lands in BC. It includes exercises for students and work plans, teaching strategies and other curriculum materials for teachers. It appears to be aimed at high school students and lower level university students and includes modifications for teachers outside of BC.

The second is a new version of the UBCIC researcher’s handbook, Stolen Lands, Broken Promises: Researching the Indian Land Question in British Columbia (Second Edition). The entire book is available for download, or, you are able to download individual chapters. While designed for assisting researchers interested in aboriginal history in BC, it includes several chapters on conducting various types of community research regardless of your home or geographical focus. For that reason, it will interest anthropologists and historian, not to mention community-based researchers, anywhere in the world. From the web page:

[The book] is designed to guide researchers through the processes of planning and successfully completing lands-related research projects that have a strong historical component.

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  1. Nancy wrote:


    Thanks for these resources. I just commented on this over at but, being a novice to all of this, was unable to do that trackback thing that you do when an excerpt appears in the comments section of the blog to which you are responding. Sorry!

    Friday, June 24, 2005 at 8:40 am | Permalink

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