The Canadian Journal of Native Studies

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 1, 2006

A Tutelo Heritage: An Ethnoliterary Assessment of Chief Samuel Johns' Correspondence with Dr. Frank G. Speck
Abstract / RésuméDuring the mid 1930s, Chief Samuel Johns entered into a brief correspondence with the noted anthropologist Dr. Frank G. Speck. Examining this correspondence, this essay gives interpretation to the ethno-literary considerations manifest...
Australian Indigenous Knowledge and Libraries
Nakata, M. and M. Langton (editors), Australian Indigenous Knowledge and Libraries, 2005. Canberra, Australian Academic and Research Libraries, pp. 216, colour and black and white plates.The papers included in this interdisciplinary collection of readings...
Calder V. Attorney General of British Columbia; Aboriginal Case Law in an Ethnobiased Court
Abstract / RésuméIn 1973 the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its judgment over Calder v. Attorney General of British Columbia, a case that ultimately was not decided in favor of the Nisga'a. This paper will examine the Calder case through anthropological...
Comparing Stories: Embracing the Circle of Life
Abstract / RésuméThis paper examines two oral traditions: the Anishnaabe and the Irish Celtic, and the roles that their languages and stories play in their respective spiritual traditions. In order to appreciate these spiritual traditions, one needs...
Goose Hunt or Rap: Media Effects on a Group of Native-Canadian Preadolescents
Abstract / RésuméThe purpose of this study was to examine the influence of popular media on one group of Native-Canadian preadolescents in a remote Cree community, and the effects of media on self-concept and future aspirations. While family and community...
Haida Gwaii: Human History and Environment from the Time of Loon to the Time of the Iron People
Fedje, Daryl W. and Rolf W. Mathewes (editors), Haida Gwaii: Human History and Environment from the Time of Loon to the Time of the Iron People. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2005, 448 pp. ISBN 0774809213 Cloth CDN. $99.00 ISBN 0774809221...
Other Than the Interpretation of Dreams: The Dane-Zaa Indians and the Vision Quest
Abstract / RésuméThe Dane-zaa vision quest, as viewed through the legend of Swan, who originally "set the world right," and vision quest narratives, demonstrates a uniquely Dane-zaa concept of dreams. Specifically, the Dane-zaa example suggests two important...
Power over Discourse: Linguistic Choices in Aboriginal Media Representations
Abstract / RésuméIn recent years, it has become obvious that First Nations in Canada are growing stronger in their assertiveness as 'nations within,' as distinct peoples with a right to self-determination, land and resources, and treaty concessions....
Segregation of Women and Aboriginal People within Canada's Forest Sector by Industry and Occupation
Abstract / RésuméThis study examines employment segregation by gender and by Aboriginal ancestry within Canada's forest sector in 2001. Results show that while gender segregation was principally by occupation, segregation by Aboriginal ancestry was principally...
The Encyclopedia of Native Music
Wright-McLeod, Brian, The Encyclopedia of Native Music. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2005. 451 pp. ISBN 0-8165-2447-5.Wright-McLeod (Dakota Anishnabe) has omitted few to no recorded North American Native artists in this comprehensive work...
The Heavens Are Changing: Nineteenth-Century Protestant Missions and Tsimshian Christianity
Neylan, Susan, The Heavens are Changing: Nineteenth-Century Protestant Missions and Tsimshian Christianity. Montreal: McGill-Queens' University Press, 2003. xvii, 401 pp., photographs, maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN 0-7735-2573-4...
Was New Spain Really First?: Rereading Juan Perez's 1774 Expedition to Haida Gwaii1
Abstract / RésuméIn 1774, New Spain set its sights on what lay north of San Francisco. Much was at stake since the British and the Russians were both pioneering exploration of western North America. A general assumption maintains the Spanish were the...
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