Indigenous Peoples and Governance

Welcome to this website on the research project Indigenous Peoples and Governance !
On this site, you will learn more about this important project, finance by the Major Collaborative Research Initiatives of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). This project regroups 35 co-researchers, each with its own specific project, about a dozen of collaboraters and associate-researchers, as well as eight partners. You will find on this site information on each member of the team and the specific activities. You will also find information caps and a Frequent Ask Questions (FAQ) section. Have a nice visit!

More information about the project

is available. CLICK HERE


Lawyers Whitout Borders Canada:

Lawyers Whitout Borders Canada (LWBC) are looking for an intern in human rights and indigineous peoples law in Columbia!

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Call for Papers:

The multidisciplinary Indigenous Peoples and Governance team is holding an international conference on “How to Break out of Colonialism” .

Montréal, April 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2012, click here



Projet Peuples Autochtones et Gouvernance

Gouvernance autochtone: reconfiguration d'un avenir collectif - Nouvelles perspectives et processus émergents

Edited by Pierre Noreau

In collaboration with
Michael Asch
Josée Gauthier
Jacques Leroux
Etienne Leroy
Roderick Macdonald
Patrick Macklem
Thomas McMorrow
Ghislain Otis
Caroline Plançon
Marc-Urbain Proulx
Sylvie Vincent


The book is published by Thémis and was realised with the support of SSHRC's Research Initiative Program.

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Totemic Identity and Aboriginal Governance - Darlene Johnston

This research plan is to demonstrate the extent to which oral tradition as recorded in colonial archives and missionary linguistics materials can be uitlized to produce a full-bodied, internatlly-consistent and coherent account of Algonquian totemic identity and governance structures.  In support of this research I will require funding to purchase computer equipment and research assistance with document retrieval, transcription and translation.

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