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  1. Against the Current
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
  2. American Indian Movement
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Native American activist organization in the United States which has led protests advocating indigenous American rights, inspired cultural renewal, monitored police activities, and coordinated employment programs in cities and in rural reservation communities across the country.
  3. Another World is Possible
    Globalization and Anti-capitalism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    A call-to-arms for progressive activists. McNally argues that capitalism is synonymous with imperialism and fundamentally incompatible with democracy.
  4. Blood and Belonging
    Journey into the New Nationalism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    Essays on nationalism in Serbia, Croatia, Germany, Ukraine, Quebec, Kurdistan, and Northern Ireland.
  5. The Blossoming of Idle No More
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The First Nations-led movement Idle No More emerged in Canada in December 2012 to protest legislation that threatened both the rights of First Nations and environmental protections. The movement has since spread into the U.S. and beyond – and has become one of the central voices in the struggle for Indigenous and ecological justice.
  6. Canada Remapped
    How the Partition of Quebec Will Reshape the Nation

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    Explores what might happen in the event of a decision by Quebec to separate from Canada.
  7. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Pilot Copy, February 1976

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1976
    The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
  8. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 3

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1976
  9. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 5 - January 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  10. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 6 - March 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  11. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 2

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  12. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 4 - November 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  13. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 5 - December 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  14. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 3, Number 1 - February 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
  15. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 3, Number 2 - April 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
  16. Canadian Institute of Resources Law
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  17. Canadian Race Relations Foundation
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  18. A Capital Scandal
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
  19. Central American Women Put their Lives on the Line for Human Rights
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Solidarity is at the heart of an initiative that seeks to protect women activists facing harassment, death threats and violence.
  20. Children of the Broken Treaty
    Canada's Lost Promise and One Girls's Dream

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    Angus provides chilling insight into how Canada denies First Nations children their basic human rights.
  21. Citizens for Public Justice
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  22. Community groups and First Nations demand the shutdown of Enbridge's Line 9
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    More than 80 organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted indigenous communities, as well as national organizations have released a statement letter to the Prime Minister condemning the recent National Energy Board (NEB) approval of Line 9
  23. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 2 - March 1979 - Native Rights/Les Droits des Autochtones

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
  24. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 3 - May 1979 - Immigration

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
  25. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 4 - September 1979 - Food/La Nourriture

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
  26. Connexions
    Volume 5, Number 3 - September 1980 - Racism/Racisme

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1980
  27. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 1 - February 1981 - Lesbians/Gay Men/Lesbiennes/Hommes Gais

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
  28. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 2 - April 1981 - Urban Core/Milieu Urbain

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
  29. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 3 - September 1981 - Atlantic Development/Le Developpement Atlantique

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
  30. Connexions
    Volume 7, Number 3 - July 1982 - Prairie Region/Region des Prairies

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1982
  31. Connexions
    Volume 7, Number 4 - December 1982 - Housing

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1982
  32. Connexions
    Volume 8, Number 2 - Summer 1983 - Toward a New Economy

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1983
  33. Connexions
    Volume 8, Number 3-4 - Winter 1983/84 - Native Issues - A Digest of Resources and Groups for Social

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1984
  34. Connexions
    Volume 9, Number 2 - Summer 1984 - Rights and Liberties - A Digest of Resources & Groups for Social

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1984
  35. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 2 - Winter 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1988
  36. Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
    A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rights, civil liberties, social change.
  37. Connexions Digest
    Issue 51 - May 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  38. Connexions Digest
    Issue 52 - August 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  39. Connexions Digest
    Issue 53 - January 1991- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1991
  40. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1992
  41. Cree Agenda Becomes Part of Federal Election
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1999
    The politicians of all parties are acting as if Aboriginal rights are irrelevant to this question of Quebec secession. Not only is it relevant: it is, in fact, central to the whole question. And if the politicians would only admit this frankly, the terms of the whole debate would be changed overnight.
  42. Dakota Access Pipeline and the Future of American Labor
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    As United States Energy Transfers Partners began building the Dakota Access Pipeline through territory sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the tribe began an escalating campaign against the pipeline.
  43. Defending the Oldman River
    A conversation with Milton-Born-With-A-Tooth

    Resource Type: Audio
    Published: 1992
    An interview with Milton-Born-With-A-Tooth about the struggle to defend the Oldman River in Alberta.
  44. Disputed Territory
    The green economy versus community-based economies

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2012
    A story of the peoples of the Atlantic Forest in southern Brazil, looking at what happens when so-called "green economy" projects move into the area, clearning the forest, and taking over the land.
  45. Draining Canada Dry
    The Continental Thirst for Canada's Water

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    The authors examine Canada's water policies and their socio-economic impact on North America.
  46. The fight again tar sands is about more than the environment
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Indigenous rights defender Eriel Deranger explains how the struggle against tar sands mining is about protecting her people's rights and culture.
  47. Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  48. Fractured Land
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2015
    A Canadian feature documentary film profiling the Dene activist Caleb Behn as he goes through law school and builds a movement around greater awareness of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on First Nations lands.
  49. Grassy Narrows' fight for rights and against clearcut logging continues despite legal setback at Supreme Court
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The leadership and members of Grassy Narrows are disappointed by today’s Supreme Court of Canada decision refusing to recognize the special role that the federal government has in protecting our Treaty 3 from provincial and corporate actions.
  50. Guatemala 1962 to 1980s
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1995
    An account of the United States' repeated intereventions in Guatemala.
  51. Halfbreed; A Proud and Bitter Canadian Legacy
    A Proud and Bitter Canadian Legacy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
  52. I Am Barack Obama's Political Prisoner Now
    The Denial of My Parole

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Given the complexion of the three recent federal parolees, it might seem that my greatest crime was being Indian. But the truth is that my gravest offense is my innocence.
  53. I Have Lived Here Since the World Began
    An Illustrated History of Canada's Native People

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    Ray shows that Native culture played an important -- and largely unrecognized -- part in Canada's economic development. Rather than being "civilized" by European explorers, the indigenous people were already accomplished traders, artisans, farmers and hunters.
  54. If boycotts could change the system they'd be illegal
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1996
    A ruling by the Ontario Court of Appeal says that boycotting by a grassroots group Friends of the Lubicon Lake Cree Nation of Daishowa paper products was illegal because it resulted in economic harm to the corporation. This is an example of a growing number of "SLAPP suits" Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation brought by corporations against activists.
  55. Indigenous Communities in Guatemala Fight Against the Privatization of Sacred Sites
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    In recent years, the popular tourist attraction of Semuc Champey in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz has become a point of social conflict for the indigenous Q'eqchi' Mayan communities surrounding the site. On February 8, tensions erupted and led to the occupation of the municipality building of Lanquín by over 200 members of the communities near the tourist attraction. Community members demanded the recuperation of the site. Since that day, residents have maintained management of the park.
  56. Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  57. Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 1993
    A crucial 1993 film looking at the 1990 standoff in Oka, Quebec. Obomsawin's goal is to explain the perspective of the Mohawk community involved in the conflict.
  58. Lakota vow: dead or in prison before we allow the KXL pipeline
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    On February 2,7 2014 Oglala Lakota and American Indian Movement activists joined in a four-directions walk to commemorate Liberation Day, an event to mark the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. As they do each year, four groups gather to the north, south, east and west and then walk eight miles until converging on top of Wounded Knee, where they honour the fallen warriors and the tribe’s rich history of resistance.
  59. The Leap Manifesto
    A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    We start from the premise that Canada is facing the deepest crisis in recent memory. so we need to Leap.
  60. Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding Line 9
    Climate Change and the Line 9B Reversal Project

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A letter from community organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted Indigenous communities, and national organizations that would like to express adamant opposition to the recent 'Leave to Open' status granted to the Enbridge Line 9B reversal project by the National Energy Board (NEB) of Canada.
  61. A Long and Terrible Shadow
    White Values, Native Rights in the Americas 1492-1992

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    Against the odds, Native peoples have waged a tenacious struggle to survive and the re-emerge as distinct cultures.
  62. Long Way From Home
    The story of the Sixties generation in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1980
    An account of the upheavals and transformations experienced by those who came of age in the 1960s, a time when international currents of change intersected with specifically Canadian events and circumstances.
  63. Mapuches: People of the Land
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1980
  64. Marxism and the Fight Against Native Oppression in Canada
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Our political tendency has always emphasized the need to combat the special oppression of Natives, blacks, women and others. Such oppression is intimately connected with the “normal” capitalist exploitation of the workers and must be fought by means of the class struggle. Most of our opponents on the left these days reject historical materialism, just as they reject the perspective of working-class revolution and instead push variants of Native cultural nationalism and "ecosocialism."
  65. Matthew Coon Come Speech, September 19, 1994
    Speaking Notes for Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come Centre for Strategic and Iinternational Studies

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
    The status and rights of the James Bay Crees in the context of Quebec secession from Canada.
  66. Native Rights in Canada
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    A report on the legal rights of the natives of Canada.
  67. Neskantaga First Nation Battles American Mining Goliath Cliffs in Toronto Mining Court
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The Neskantaga First Nation is taking their fight for proper First Nation consultation in the Ring of Fire to the Toronto Mining Court.
  68. Nova Scotia Micmac Aboriginal Rights Position Paper
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1977
    This tabloid edition of a position paper presented to the Federal Government in 1977 was signed by twelve chiefs representing the Union of Nova Scotia Indians.
  69. NSW protesters: 'We will break these laws'
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    "This is a law to protect the rich. We will need to break these laws to protect our democratic rights," Aboriginal activist and lead NSW Senate candidate for the Socialist Alliance team in the federal elections Ken Canning, said on March 15, 2016. Canning was addressing protesters who had occupied the road outside State Parliament following a rally, called by Greens MLC David Shoebridge, against the state government's new laws attacking the right to protest.
  70. Occupation of Anicinabe park
    The Occupation of Anicinabe Park 1974; Two Interviews

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1992
    These interviews with Lyle Ironstand and Louis Cameron have been reprinted from Paper Tomahawks: From Red Tape to Red Power by James Burke, published in 1976 by Queenston House Publishing.
  71. Official Report on the International NGO Conference on Discrimination
    Against Indigenous Populations - 1977 - In The Americas.

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1978
  72. Panama's indigenous champion defies president's mining deal
    Canadian-Korean consortium plans 30-year gold, silver and copper project

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    In Panama the Ngabe-Bugle indigenous community fights to keep a Canadian copper mining company off their land.
  73. The Partition Principle
    Remapping Quebec after Separation

    Resource Type: Book
    Considers the question: if Canada is divisible, then why not Quebec? McAlpine argues that Quebec cannot separate from Canada and expect to retain its present borders. He maps out the specifics of how Quebec might be partitioned in the event of separation, and devotes special attention to aboriginal land claims and the status of Montreal.
  74. People Of The Pines
    The Warriors And The Legacy Of Oka

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    An account of the 78-day standoff in the summer of 1990 between Mohawk warriors and Quebec Police and the Canadian Army.
  75. A People's History of the United States
    1492 - Present

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
  76. A Plea for Justice
    Resource Type: Article
    A Plea for Justice was written by a group of people in Saskatchewan who have formed the Carswell Lake Dene Support Committee.
  77. The Power of Idle No More
    A Resurgent Radicalism

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    The remarkable Idle No More movement is the biggest and most important national outpouring of grass roots aboriginal anger ever seen in Canada.
  78. Prepared evidence for the case of the Committee for Justice and Liberty
    before the National Energy Board's hearings on the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1977
    Various materials to be presented to the NEB's hearings opposing further pipeline development.
  79. Presentation by Noel V. Starblanket
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1978
  80. Quebec Agrees to Negotiate, Kidnap Crees First But "Negotiate"
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1997
    Canadians as a whole seem to be unaware of the depth of the double standards advocated by the separatist leaders. We Crees are only too grimly aware of them, however, since we will be the first and most deeply affected community if the separatists ever get a chance to put their current secessionist policies into practice.
  81. Quebec's two solitudes
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1991
    Quebec's hopes to chart a smooth course to sovereignty may founder on claims to Quebec's territory by its original inhabitants - claims that could involve as much as 80 per cent of its land mass.
  82. Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  83. Secwepemc Tribes Fight New Mines and Old Laws in British Columbia
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Indigenous activists burned down a bridge in British Columbia, Canada, to prevent Imperial Metals from starting a lead and zinc mine on the lands of the Secwepemc peoples. Local tribes say that the mine may severely impact the one of the largest remaining sockeye salmon populations in the world.
  84. The Seventh Fire
    The Struggle for Aboriginal Government

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    Describes the struggles of aboriginal people to run their own affairs.
  85. Smoke Traders
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2012
    Smoke Traders tells the story of the contraband tobacco trade and the effect on individual lives and communities from a Native perspective.
  86. Supreme Court to hear Grassy Narrows' legal case for Treaty rights and against clearcut logging
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    On May 15 the Supreme Court of Canada will hear Grassy Narrows' legal case for Treaty rights and against clearcut logging. The case challenges Ontario's jurisdiction to unilaterally award logging and mining licenses on a vast tract of Treaty 3 land
  87. Surviving As Indians
    The Challenge Of Self-Government

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    Boldt argues that Canadian Indian nations should pursue the goal of self-government by breaking away from the the courts and constitutional processes, and campaign for human rights.
  88. The Tyranny of Rights
    Resource Type: Book
    Kneen asks why the demand for 'rights' has become such a dominant strategy of movements for social and economic justice. As he discusses this question, he uncovers ways in which concept and language of rights imposes the individualistic and legalistic approach on other civilizations and ways of thinking.
  89. Uncivil Obedience
    The Tactics and Tales of a Democratic Agitator

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    How to push for social change without breaking the law.
  90. Understanding Idle No More
    Special Topics in Aboriginal Community Learning

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    A selection of readings related to the Idle No More movement, and to aboriginal struggles in Canada generally.
  91. A United Lubicon Lake Nation Faces Continuing Threat of Canadian Unlawful Intervention
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The Lubicon Lake Nation have fought multi-national corporations, environmental devastation and attempts to divide and conquer them, walking away as victors and as international champions of Indigenous rights.
  92. A United Lubicon Lake Nation Faces Continuing Threat of Canadian Unlawful Intervention
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    On Wednesday, July 26th the Nation was blindsided by the Government of Canada which met with a few people outside of Lubicon territory in what they declared was a meeting to discuss Lubicon issues.
  93. Unity for the Climate
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  94. The Unjust Society
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Attacks Canada's governments for their treatment of Native People and calls for just solutions.

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