Land and Treaty Rights
A Line in the Sand
This is an excellent site, with several sections on land and related issues.
Anti-Indian Movement in the Wise Use Movement
(Rudolph C. Ryser, Center for World Indigenous Studies. Archive: Fourth World Documentation Project, 1993).
Anti-Indian Movement on the Tribal Frontier
(Rudolph C. Rsyer, Center for World Indigenous Studies. Archive: Fourth World Documentation Project, 1992).
British Columbia Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs
The current treaty negotiations occupy a large portion of this site.
Competing Sovereignties in North American and the Right-Wing and Anti-Indian Movement
(Center for World Indigenous Studies, Archive: Fourth World Documentation Project, 1988).
Comprehensive Claims (Modern Treaties) in Canada
A backgrounder on comprehensive treaties, the framework for all treaties and agreements since 1975. (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Ottawa: Government of Canada, 1996).
Forest Industry Reaction to Nisga'a Treaty (Agreement-in-Principle)
(Terrace Standard On-line, 1996).
Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group
Formed in 1991 for the purpose of negotiating a treaty with the federal and provincial governments, the Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group consists only of those Hul'qumi'num speaking people from the Chemainus and Cowichan valleys. The six member communities are the Chemainus First Nation, Cowichan Tribes, Halalt First Nation, Lake Cowichan First Nation, Lyackson First Nation and Penelakut Tribe. (1999).
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Through INAC, a large amount of information about treaties and land claims is available on native communities throughout Canada. Look particularly at their Information Sheets and news releases.
Indian Claims Commission
"Established in July 1991 as an independent 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." Check out their map of claims in process. (Government of Canada).
Indian Usufructuary Rights in Ceded Territories, Private Property Rights and the Reach of State Regulation
Looks at a case about treaty hunting rights on ceded lands in Michigan which are privately owned. (Stephen Dresch, 1996).
Long Ride Home: After 120 Years, the Nez Perce Return to the Land of Chief Joseph
A land trust helps the Nez Perce recover alienated land. (Vicki Monks, Land & People. The Trust for Public Land, 1997).
Lubicon NativeNet Archive
This is an archive of some very older mailing list posts about the Lubicon, with an amazing history before 1989 which is not to be missed. (1991-6).
Lubicon Supporters Web Page
Up-to-date and full of information.
Midwest Treaty Network
The Network provides support for treaty rights in Wisconsin and Michigan, particularly against mining and in support of the treaty fishery on lands that are covered under U.S./Anishinabe treaties.
Ontario Federation for Individual Rights and Equality
FIRE is an anti-treaty organization that began in British Columbia in 1995 as a protest against treaty rights blockades. The Ontario organization was formed to counter a similar protest in eastern Canada. They oppose treaty negotiations. (1998).
Return of the Sinkyone: Long-Contested California Forestlands Become the First Native American Intertribal Park.
(William Poole, Land & People. The Trust for Public Land, 1998).
Review of "Eagle Down is Our Law" by Antonia Mills
Book review. (Alx V. Dark, Archive: NAE, 1995).
Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Global Environmental Change
A thematic essay on international indigenous rights, including links to further issues. (Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network).
This is a well-written introduction to the Shoshone struggle to regain control over their land. (Scott R. Ladd, Native Americans and the Environment, 1996).
The Timbisha Shoshone Tribal Homeland
This site contains current recommendations for the establishment of Timbisha Shoshone tribal lands in and around Death Valley National Park (including lands currently managed by the BLM). (National Park Service, 1999).
Treaty Land Entitlement Committee of Manitoba
The TLE Committee was formed in 1977 by the First Nations having outstanding TLE in what is now Manitoba. The TLE Committee's function is to work towards settlement of the Treaty land entitlement issue in Manitoba. Details of a settlement are included at their web site.
Tribes Reclaims Stolen Lands
"Using legal and financial savvy and the latest computer technology, Indian tribes across the West are taking control of tribal lands that have been in the hands of the federal government and, often, non-Indian farmers for the last century." (Greg Hanscom, High Country News 30(14), August 3, 1998).
Water, Waste, Sour Gas
Reports on energy development on the lands of the Lubicon Cree and other Cree peoples. (Randy Lawrence, The People's Voice, January. Archive: World History Archive, 1995).
Western Canada Concept
Western Canadian separatists, of a right-wing bent and opposed to First Nations land rights. See their policy paper.
Western Shoshone Defense Project
WSDP's mission is to affirm Newe (Western Shoshone) jurisdiction over Newe Sogobia (Western Shoshone homelands) by protecting, preserving, and restoring Newe rights and lands for present and future generations based on cultural and spiritual traditions.
Western Shoshone (Nevada)
A report from an exploratory team sent by Peace Brigades International to investigate the situation of the Western Shoshone (and their land rights). (Peace Brigades International, Special Report, January, 1995).