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The National Inquiry's Consolidated Literature Review of Reports relating to Violence Against Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA People

A comprehensive and consolidated Excel document containing a list of sources consulted by the National Inquiry, summaries of each source, causes of violence that impact Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA, the report's recommendations and implementation, and where the source can be accessed. Particularly useful in locating scholarly research. 

Saskatchewan Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10: Historical Background and Provisions.

This publication holds information on the dates, signatories, treaty annuities/agreements, and provisions outlined in Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10.

Abstract excerpt from the Introduction, Page 2:

"From 1670 the sole government of Rupert's Land was lodged in the Hudson's Bay Company as "true and absolute Lordes and Proprietors" of "one of our Plantacions or Colonyes in America called Rupert's Land" (quotes from the Charter).

Treaty 8 (Adhesion) Commission

From the Overview:

"Owing to the inability of the Treaty 8 Commissioners to reach certain parts of the treaty area authorized by P.C. 918, 6 May, 1899 - particularly the regions around Fort St. John and Fort Resolution - the Minister of the Interior and Superintendent General of Indian Affairs decided that adhesions should be taken to Treaty 8 during the 1900 annuity payments. To this end, Order-in-Council, P.C. 460, 2 March, 1900, appointed James A.

News Release - British Columbia Children and Youth in Care at Risk of Sexualized Violence – RCY Report

This short article highlights the risk of sexual violence that children, specifically Indigenous girls, face in foster and youth care systems in British Columbia. The report found that Indigenous girls were nearly twice as likely to be victims of sexual violence in foster care, and that reports of the sexual violence are often delayed or not reported altogether. For more information please read the article.

Daniels v. Canada (Indian Affairs and Northern Development), [2016]

The judgement concluded:

"Three declarations are sought in this case: (1) that Métis and non‑status Indians are “Indians” under s. 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867; (2) that the federal Crown owes a fiduciary duty to Métis and non‑status Indians; and (3) that Métis and non‑status Indians have the right to be consulted and negotiated with."

Canada's Residential Schools: The Metis Experience

Excerpt from Report's Introduction, Page 5:

"This document focuses on those elements of the residential school history that were unique to Métis people. As such, the discussion centres on government and church policy regarding enrolment, and on the history of a number of institutions that were primarily intended for Métis students. The conclusion brings the focus back to the students, making use of statements that have been given to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and of several projects that collected Métis residential school memories.

Treaty 10 Commission

This government interpretation of the events surrounding Treaty 10 contains statistical information such as the size of the Treaty 10 area, the number of Metis  who made land claims as well as the number of claims approved. Useful for comparing claims of the government and oral histories which demonstrate the government's failure to uphold provisions, and contradicting events.