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Aboriginal Law: Online Resources

Agreements, Treaties and Negotiated Settlements Project
The Agreements, Treaties and Negotiated Settlements with Indigenous Peoples in Settler States: The aim of this project is to examine treaty and agreement-making decisions with Indigenous Peoples from a variety of jurisdictions (including Canada, Australia and New Zealand).

American Indian Law Collection (Hein)
With nearly 800 unique titles and more than 800,000 pages dedicated to American Indian Law, this collection includes an expansive archive of treaties, federal statutes and regulations, federal case law, tribal codes, constitutions and jurisprudence.

First Nations Periodical Index
The First Nations Periodical Index contains journals of mainly Canadian First Nations content.

Indigenous Studies Portal
Hosted by the University of Saskatchewan, this is a free database containing resources dealing specifically with First Nations issues in Canada, including land claims, treaty information and aboriginal rights.

International Human Rights and Canada Database
A database that provides access to international human rights resources, including treaties, resolutions, Government of Canada documents and related jurisprudence.

National Aboriginal Document Database
The National Aboriginal Document Database offers access to research materials dealing with land claims, treaties, government documents and court decisions.

Native Law Centre of Canada
Organised by the University of Saskatchewan, the Native Law Centre of Canada's online site contains information on programs and projects, as well as publication details. There is also a searchable database on pleadings.

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
The department of the Government of Canada responsible for Indigenous and northern affairs.


Justice Laws Canada/Lois et règlements codifiés du Canada
Justice Laws (Canada), formerly known as Statutes of Canada, is an online source of federal consolidated Acts and regulations. Find the most current version of a statute or regulation, get point-in-time searches of statutes and regulations, as well as track changes and amendments. Browse regulations, statutes, or other documents (orders, proclamations) by title, or browse annual statutes.


Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
This report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples concerns government policy with respect to the original nations of this country.


Assembly of First Nations
The online resource for the main lobby group of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. The website contains information on the activities, initiatives and policies of the AFN.

Centre for First Nations Governance
The Centre for First Nations Governance is a non-profit organization that supports the movement towards First Nations self-governance.

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) is one of five National Aboriginal Representative Organizations recognized by the Government of Canada.

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
Website for the national organization representing the interests and rights of Inuit People in Canada.

Métis National Council
The Métis National Council is the main lobby group for the Métis nation. Their website contains information on Métis treaty rights, with links to the Pawley and Blais cases.

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Located at the University of Manitoba, this database contains the proceedings of the Truth and Reconciliation commission, as well as government records pertaining to residential schools.

Native Women's Association of Canada
The NWAC deals with current issues facing Aboriginal women. Information is provided on their website pertaining to women's health and violence against women.

Indian Residential School Settlement
This web resource provides detailed information and resources related to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

The 94 Calls to Action (EN)
The 94 Calls to Action are divided into multiple categories (education, child welfare, justice, etc.) and provide a blueprint for government to follow when attempting the process of reconciliation.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reports (in full)
Courtesy of the National Network for Equitable Library Service, this database provides access (in both official languages) to every report published from Canada's Residential Schools, The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Liaison Librarian

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Matthew Renaud
E.K. Williams Law Library
(204) 474-6371