Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources
"CIER develops the educational, research, and technical resources needed by First Nations people in order to assist them in dealing with environmental issues and initiatives."
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).
Deep Dilemmas in Environmental-First Nations Relationships
(David Orton, Green Web Bulletin 46. Archive: NAE, 1995).
First Nations Engineering and Financial Consultants Ltd
A number of services are listed by a founder of this corporation, who writes, "We offer a traditional Native North American values combined with modern technology. This gives us an advantage over main stream environmental companies."
First Nations Environmental Network
"The First Nations Environmental Network is a Canadian national organization of individuals, non-profit groups and Indigenous Nations who are actively working on environmental issues. We are also an affiliate network of the Canadian Environmental Network. Many of our members have been working on environmental issues for over 20 years."
First Nations Studies 12 Course
A provincially prescribed elective course emphasizing the traditions and history of British Columbia's First Nations peoples. There is a land and resources unit in the lesson plan. (Ministry of Education, Victoria: Government of British Columbia, 1995).
Fisheries and Aboriginals
Canadian fisheries policy. (David Orton, Green Web Bulletin 45. Archive: NAE, 1995).
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).
Indigenous Land-Use Information Project
A three year GIS study, the Project "is concerned with examination of the availability of Indigenous land-use information in various forms and identification of appropriate approaches to its use in planning." (1996).
Indigenous Women's Environmental Network
An ad-hoc organization in Saskatchewan, which has focused its concern on the Meadow Lake Tribal Council's proposal to build a permanent high level nuclear waste repository in northern Saskatchewan. This reference dates from around 1995. (Archive: NAE).
Reform's Fresh Start for Aboriginal Peoples
The Reform Party's goal "is that all aboriginal people be full and equal participants in Canadian citizenship, indistinguishable in law and treatment from other Canadians." I think that means giving up the last of their treaty-secured rights as well. (Reform Party of Canada, 1996).
Rethinking Environmental-First Nations Relationships
(David Orton, Canadian Dimension 29(1), 1995).
Social Environmentalism and Native Relations
(David Orton, Green Web Bulletin 50. Archive: NAE, 1996).
The Wild Path Forward: Left Biocentrism, First Nations, Park Issues and Forestry, A Canadian View
(David Orton, Green Web Bulletin 44. Archive: NAE, 1995).
Western Canada Concept
Western Canadian separatists, of a right-wing bent and opposed to First Nations land rights. See their policy paper.
What the Nisga'a Deal Means to You
The Reform Party is anti-treaty, as they'd be happy to explain to you at their web site. (John Duncan, Reform Party of Canada, 1996).