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The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC)
The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) was formed in 1988 to act as an advocate on issues that commonly affected all of the First Nations of Manitoba. At the time when AMC began, there were 61 recognized Manitoba First Nations consisting of 64,315 First Nation citizens.
Today, there are 64 First Nations, with a total of 136,616 (May 2011) First Nation citizens making up 11% of the provincial population. AMC’s primary focus is political but will also fill in gaps that cannot be bridged by regional services. Two examples are the Eagle’s Nest, which helps First Nations youth return to school, and the Patient Advocate Unit which helps First Nations patients navigate Manitoba’s health care system.
On a national front, AMC works closely with the Assembly of First Nations which collectively represents the political interests of the 633 First Nations across the country.
Churchill Community of Knowledge
An online resource of data and media about the Town of Churchill, its people, Wapusk National Park, and the extensive research supported by the Churchill Northern Studies Centre. This Digital Archive is hosted by the Yorkspace Institutional Repository, York University, Toronto. The first collection in the project celebrates the life and work of Professor Bob Jefferies, who carried out field research in ecology in and near Churchill, for 30 years.
Library and Archives Canada: Aboriginal Heritage
Find digitized collections which include information, photographs, virtual exhibitions, and more.
Métis Nation Portal
Resource with information on Métis Nation governance, from the Métis National Council.
Understanding and Implementing the UN DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES An Introductory Handbook
What You Will Get From This Handbook:
• A basic understanding of the history of the UN Declaration and how it applies in Canada
• An introduction to some of the broad themes of rights recognized and protected in the UN Declaration
• A basic description and analysis of what these rights can mean for Aboriginal people
• Examples from Indigenous communities and legal systems around the world where various provisions of the UN Declaration have been implemented
• A list of resources to learn more in-depth information about the UN Declaration
Worldwide Indigenous Science Network
The Worldwide Indigenous Science Network (WISN), 501(c)(3), is an educational organization that works locally, nationally and internationally to create an interface between western and indigenous cultures.
We conduct research, host international conferences and cultural exchanges, and provide advocacy with international partners for endangered indigenous practitioners and traditional wisdom.
We coordinate a global network of indigenous Elders and, with academic partners, offer the world’s only advanced degree programs in Indigenous Mind. Specifically, WISN strives to:
Revitalize and renew indigenous knowledge systems by supporting surviving practitioners of Indigenous Mind and convening scholarly and cultural gatherings.
Provide opportunities for collaboration between Western Science and Indigenous Knowledge.
Create accredited university training in Indigenous Mind and Traditional Knowledge.
Network indigenous healers worldwide.