Announcing a new Collection of Documents Relating to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women In Canada

May 6, 2019

The Bora Laskin Law Library, the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) are pleased to announce a new collection of documents on the Bora Laskin Law Library’s web site that focus on the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada.

This collection  was developed by the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA)  and has been subsequently expanded on by the Bora Laskin Law Library.  It includes links to reports, press statements, and various other documents. Please visit the collection at

The collection is set out in five parts:

I. Civil Society Reports
II. Government Reports
III. Secondary Resources
IV. United Nations Documents
V.  Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Documents

While this collection is extensive, it is not comprehensive. It is a living collection of documents that will be updated in response to on-going reporting and community input. Please contact Susan Barker with comments and suggestions on documents to add to this collection. The collection is up to date as of  April 2019.

New Additions to the Indigenous Perspectives Collection – November 2018

November 19, 2018

Aboriginal law handbook / Olthius, Kleer, Townshend ; editors: Lorraine Land and Matt McPherson.
KE7709 .I46 2018 Course Reserves
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Conversations about indigenous rights : the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People and Aotearoa New Zealand / edited by Selwyn Katene and Rawiri Taonui.
JC599 .N5 C65 2018
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Essentials of Canadian aboriginal law /Kerry Wilkins.
KE7709 .W56 2018 Course Reserves
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Gender, power, and representations of Cree law / Emily Snyder.
P94.5 .I532 C2168 2018
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International indigenous rights in Aotearoa New Zealand /edited by Andrew Erueti.
K3247 .I55 2017
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Justice in a new world : negotiating legal intelligibility in British, Iberian, and indigenous America /edited by Brian P. Owensby and Richard J. Ross.
KDZ481 .J869 2018
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Resurgence and reconciliation : Indigenous-settler relations and earth teachings /edited by Michael Asch, John Borrows and James Tully.
E78 .C2 R45 2018More Information

Talking back to the Indian Act : critical reading in settler colonial histories /Mary-Ellen Kelm and Keith D. Smith.
KE7709.2 .K45 2018
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New Additions to the Indigenous Perspectives Collection – July 2018

July 23, 2018
Aboriginal peoples and the law : a critical introduction / Jim Reynolds.
KE7709 .R47 2018

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Business implications of Aboriginal law /

general editor, Dwight Newman.
KE7709 .B88 2018 Course Reserves
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Indian treaties in the United States : an encyclopedia and documents collection /

Donald L. Fixico, editor.
KIE19 .I53 2018
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Indigenous nationals, Canadian citizens : from first contact to Canada 150 and beyond /

Thomas J. Courchene.

E78 .C2 C682 2018
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Report of an inquiry into an injustice : Begade Shutagot’ine and the Sahtu Treaty / Peter Kulchyski.
E99 .C59 K85 2018
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There’s something in the water : environmental racism in Indigenous and Black communities /

Ingrid R.G. Waldron.
HC120 .E5 W35 2018
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Who controls the hunt? : First Nations, treaty rights, and wildlife conservation in Ontario, 1783-1939 /

David Calverley; foreword by Graeme Wynn.
KEO916 .C35 2018
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New Additions to the Indigenous Perspectives Collection

June 8, 2018



By law or in justice : the Indian Specific Claims Commission and the struggle for indigenous justice /
Jane Dickson
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Indigenous tourism movements / edited by Alexis C. Bunten and Nelson H.H. Graburn.
G156.5 .H47 I53 2018
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Roots of entanglement : essays in the history of native-newcomer relations / edited by Myra Rutherdale, Kerry Abel, and P. Whitney
E78 .C2 R66 2018
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Transforming Indigeneity : urbanization and language revitalization in the Brazilian Amazon /
Sarah Shulist.
P40.5 .L3572 S48 2018
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Featured Title – Annotated Aboriginal Law

April 10, 2018

Annotated Aboriginal Law: The Constitution, Legislation and Treaties and Supreme Court of Canada Case Summaries 2018 by Shin Imai.

This is an annual publication which provides the text of, and annotates, each section of the Indian Act,  and various other statutes and regulations, with summaries of cases that have considered each section. It also includes summaries of selected Supreme Court of Canada Cases relating to Aboriginal law and Indigenous peoples from 1995 onwards.

Indigenous Perspectives – Seven Fallen Feathers

January 9, 2018

We just added this book to our Indigenous Perspectives collection. Check it out (literally and figuratively) at

New Additions to the Indigenous Perspectives Collection – October 2017

October 24, 2017



‘Against native title’ : conflict and creativity in outback Australia /Eve Vincent.
KUE254.2 .V56 2017
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Heritage, culture and rights : challenging legal discourses/ Durbach and Lucas Lixinski.
K3791 .A6 H474 2013
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Indigenous rights : changes and challenges for the 21st century / edited by Sarah Sargent and Jo Samanta.
K3247 .I54 2016
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Principles of federal Indian law / Matthew L.M. FletcherKF8205 .F56 2017
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The right relationship : reimagining the implementation of historical treaties / edited by John Borrows and Michael Coyle
E92 .R54 2017
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A rightful place : a road map to recognition /editedby Shireen Morris.
KU519 .I64 R54 2017
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