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Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples

Over 50,000 pages of information are made searchable on a CD-ROM available through Libraxus. The final report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples constitutes an important information legacy.


The official website of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake provides history, communications, band councel tourism, business, and events information of the Kahnawake Mohawks. The Mohawks of Kahnawake are members of the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy or as is common in their Kanienke'haka language, members of the Haudenosaunee "People of the Longhouse". Regularly updated press releases and public service aanouncements are included, along with online forums on the Kahnawake Message Board. The site is available in Kanieke'ha, English, and French.

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Created in 1966, the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND) is a highly decentralized organization which responds to the varying needs of a culturally, economically and geographically diverse clientel, which includes the lawful obligations of the federal government to Aboriginal peoples arising from treaties, the Indian Act and other legislation. The INAC's official site contains thousands of pages of information on the rights and benefits of Indians and Inuits in Canada, including that of education, social assistance, business, housing, Aboriginal community, exemption from income tax for income earned on reserve, partial exemption from federal and provincial sales tax, and medical benefits. The site also offers information on Indian reserve lands and elections of First Nation councils. Regular updates on news releases, along with statistics, reports, amd research on the current status of Aboriginals in Canada are available. Webservices also includes searches for CAM, NRORP (non-registered on-reserve population), netLands, First Nations Profile, and Northern Information Network (NIN). Links to other relevant Aboriginal services are inlcuded. Available in French and English.

Society for Threatened Peoples

The Society for Threatened Peoples is a non profit Human Rights Organisation to promote the Human Rights of religious and ethnic minorities and Indigenous Peoples with consultative status as NGO at the United Nations (ECOSOC).

The Society for Threatened Peoples has always seen as its special task the support of those who (almost) no one else speaks of, including North American First Nations. It has therefore worked independently of ideologies and political camps and has never been afraid to make public the names of those responsible. It is therefore not surprising that those of the „left“ and „right“ wing have often had problems with this human rights organisation because it is almost impossible to categorise. This site gives infomation on different threatened peoples across the world, with the latest news on the issues, links, and protest action plans.

NativeWeb: Resources for Indigenous Cultures around the World

NativeWeb is an international, nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to using telecommunications including computer technology and the Internet to disseminate information from and about native or Indigenous nations, peoples and organizations around the world; to foster communication between native and non-native peoples; to conduct research involving native peoples' usage of technology and the Internet; and to provide resources, mentoring, and services to facilitate native use of this technology. The content of NativeWeb at the moment is predominantly about the Americas, from the Arctic to Amazonia. As access to the Web grows, as native peoples of other continents reach out through cyber-space, NativeWeb will grow also. Already there are links to the Sami of Northern Europe, the Maori of New Zealand, and Aboriginal Peoples of Australia.

Turtle Island Native Network

Turtle Island Native Network is an award-winning news and information network - a contribution to the growing world of aboriginal journalism specifically 'Net' or 'Cyber' journalism. The site offers discussions on issues important Aboriginal peoples in North America, and provides information in a professional, creative & respectful way, with the ultimate goal to help strengthen individuals, their organizations and their communities. The site is about all the people in all the communities - reserves, reservations, and urban. Important links and contacts are included.

The OneWorld database contains tens of thousands of documents on indignous rights from the partners websites.

Aboriginal Connections

Created and maintained by Rob Wesley, this Web directory indexes sites related to Canadian aboriginal, Native American, and international Indigenous peoples and cultures. The annotated links (currently over 1,900) are organized by topic, including First Nations, Education, Government, History, and Organizations, among others. What's new, a top 100 listing, and an internal search engine are also provided. Visitors are welcome to submit additional sites for inclusion.

The Wampum Chronicles

A Website of Mohawk History. This site represents independent research into Mohawk history. It is based on historical documentation, secondary sources, and Mohawk oral tradition.

Our Programs

Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance (MAIG)

The Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance (MAIG) is an interdisciplinary program focused on traditional structures and ways of governance and encompassing the values, perspectives, concepts, and principles of Indigenous political cultures. Through teaching and research that respects both western and Indigenous traditions, methods, and forms of knowledge, students are provided with a strong foundation of basic and applied scholarly research with an emphasis on the nature and context of Indigenous governance and Indigenous-State relations in Canada and internationally.

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PhD Degree by Special Arrangement

The Faculty of Graduate Studies along with the Indigenous Governance Program (IGOV) offers the selected opportunities for students to pursue a PhD degree by Special Arrangement. The Special Arrangement degree program is available for Indigenous Governance students, as the program does not currently offer a regular Ph.D. degree program. For more information about this program.

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