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A Selected Bibliography

Catherine Morris

Indigenous Peoples, Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation

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The significant contribution of Paulette Regan in developing this bibliography on indigenous peoples and conflict is gratefully acknowledged.


Able, Kerry, and Jean Friesen, eds. Aboriginal Resource Use in Canada: Historical and Legal Aspects. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1991.

Adler, Peter S. "Pig Wars: Mediating Forest Management Conflicts in Hawaii." Negotiation Journal 1995 (July): 209-215.

Alfred, Gerald R., and Franke Wilmer. "Indigenous Peoples, States and Conflict." In Wars in the Midst of Peace: The International Politics of Ethnic Conflict, edited by D. Carment and P. James. Pittsburg: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997.

Alfred, Taiaiake. Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous Manifesto Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Alfred, Taiaiake. Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom. Guelph, ON: Broadview Press, 2005.

Asch, Michael. "Aboriginal Self-Government and Canadian Constitutional Identity: Building Reconciliation." In Ethnicity and Aboriginality: Case Studies in Ethnonationalism, edited by Michael D. Levin, 29-52. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993.

Asch, Michael, and Norman Zlotkin. "Affirming Aboriginal Title: A New Basis for Comprehensive Claims Negotiations." In Aboriginal and Treaty Rights in Canada: Essays on Law, Equality, and Respect for Difference, edited by M. Asch. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1997.

Assembly of First Nations. Report on Canada's Dispute Resolution Plan to Compensate for Abuses in Indian Residential Schools. Ottawa: AFN, 2004.

Atkinson, Judy. "Voices in the Wilderness: Restoring Justice to Traumatised Peoples." University of New South Wales Law Journal 25(1)(2002): 233-241.

Austin, R.D. "Freedom, responsibility and duty: ADR and the Navajo Peacemaker Court." The Judges' Journal 32(2) (1993): 8.

Barnes, Bruce. "Building Conflict Resolution Infrastructure in the Central and South Pacific: Indigenous Populations and Their Conflicts with Governments." Conflict Resolution Quarterly 19 (3)(Spring 2002): 345-361.

Barsh, Russel L., and Krisma Bastien. 1998. Effective Negotiation by Indigenous Peoples: An Action Guide with Special Reference to North America. International Labour Organization, April 22, 1998.

Beattie, Scott. "Is Mediation a Real Alternative to Law? Pitfalls for Aboriginal Participants." Australian Dispute Resolution Journal 8 (1997) 57.

Behrendt, Larissa. "Aboriginal Urban Identity: Preserving the Spirit, Protecting the Traditional in Non-Traditional Settings." Australian Feminist Law Journal 4(1994): 55.

Behrendt, Larissa. Aboriginal Dispute Resolution: A Step Towards Self-Determination and Community Autonomy. Sydney: Federation Press, 1995.

Bell, Catherine. Contemporary Metis Justice: The Settlement Way. Edmonton, Alberta: Metis Settlement Appeals Tribunal, 1999.

Bell, Catherine, and David Kahane, eds. Intercultural Dispute Resolution in Aboriginal Contexts Vancouver, BC: UBC Press, 2004. read a review.

Blagg, H. "A Just Measure of Shame? Aboriginal Youth and Conference in Australia." British Journal of Criminology 37(4) (1997): 482.

Bobiwash, A. Rodney. "Long Term Strategies for Institutional Change in Universities and Colleges: Facilitating Native People Negotiating a Middle Ground." Fourth World Journal 4(1) 1999. Olympia, WA: Center For World Indigenous Studies, 1999.

Borrows, John. "Wampum at Niagara: The Royal Proclamation, Canadian Legal History and Self-Government." In Aboriginal and Treaty Rights in Canada: Essays on Law, Equality and Respect for Difference, edited by M. Asch. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1997.

British Columbia Treaty Commission, and Law Commission of Canada. Speaking Truth to Power: A Treaty Forum, Vancouver, 2000.

Ciaccia, John. The Oka Crisis: A Mirror of the Soul. Dorval, Quebec: Maren Publications, 2000.

Claes, R., and D. Clifton. Needs and Expectations for Redress of Victims of Abuse at Residential Schools. Ottawa: The Law Commission of Canada, October, 1998.

Clairmont, Don, and Rick Linden. Developing and Evaluating Justice Projects in Aboriginal Communities: A Review of the Literature. Ottawa: Solicitor General of Canada, 1998.

Corntassel, Jeff, and Cindy Holder. "Who's sorry now? Government Apologies, Truth Commissions, and Indigenous Self-Determination in Australia, Canada, Guatemala, and Peru." Human Rights Review 9(4) (2008): 435-464.

Coyle, Michael. "Claims Resolution: A Healing Process?" In Sacred Lands: Aboriginal World Views, Claims and Conflicts, edited by J. Oakes, R. Riewe, K. Kinew and E. Maloney. Alberta: Canadian Circumpolar Institute, 1998.

Crowshoe, Reg, and Sybille Manneschmidt. Akak'stiman: A Blackfoot Framework for Decision-Making and Mediation Processes. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2002.

Cruikshank, Julie. The Social Life of Stories: Narrative and Knowledge in the Yukon Territory. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1998

Culhane, Dara. The Pleasure of the Crown: Anthropology, Law and First Nations. Burnaby: Talon Books, 1998.

Darling, Ian. Aboriginal Dispute Resolution: Justice and Conflict Management in Canada. Monograph. Peace Research Reviews 14(4): 1997. Dundas, ON: Peace Research Institute, Dundas, 1997.

Dockstator, Mark S. Towards an Understanding of Aboriginal Self-Government: A Proposed Theoretical Model and Illustrative Factual Analysis. Ph.D. Diss., York University, 1993.

Dunnigan, Cynthia. "On Aboriginal Peacemaking: A Selected Annotated Bibliography." In Toward an Understanding of Aboriginal Peacemaking, by Richard Price and Cynthia Dunnigan. Victoria, B.C.: UVic Institute for Dispute Resolution, 1995.

Epp, Roger. "We are all Treaty People: History, Reconciliation and the 'Settler Problem'." In Dilemmas of Reconciliation: Cases and Concepts, edited by C.A.L. Prager and T. Govier, 223-244. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2003.

Fisher, Robin. Contact and Conflict: Indian-European Relations in British Columbia. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1992.

Fiske, Jo-anne, and Betty Patrick. Cis dideen kat: (When the Plumes Rise): The Way of the Lake Babine Nation. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2000. read a review.

Green, R. G. Justice in Aboriginal Communities: Sentencing Alternatives. Saskatoon, SK: Purich, 1998.

Goldberg, Carole. "Overextended Borrowing: Tribal Peacemaking Applied in Non-Indian Disputes." Washington Law Review 72 (1993): 1003-19.

Grose, Peter R. 1995. "An Indigenous Imperative: The Rationale for the Recognition of Aboriginal Dispute Resolution Mechanisms." Mediation Quarterly 12 (4) (Summer)(1995): 327-338.

Grose, Peter R., "Towards a Better Tomorrow: A Perspective on Dispute Resolution in Aboriginal Communities in Queensland." Australian Dispute Resolution Journal 5 (1994): 28.

Gunstone, Andrew."Unfinished Business: The Australian Reconciliation Process from 1991 to 2000." Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues 8, no. 3-4 (2007): 16-34.

Haberfeld, Steven, and Jon Townsend. "Power and Dispute Resolution in Indian Country." Mediation Quarterly 10(4) (Summer) 1993: 405-422.

Haslip, Susan. "The (Re)Introduction of Restorative Justice in Kahnawake: 'Beyond Indigenization'." Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law 9(1)(March 2002): http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/MurUEJL/2002/7.html.

Hazlehurst, Kayleen M. A Healing Place: Indigenous Visions for Personal Empowerment and Community Recovery. Rockhampton: Queensland University Press, 1994.

Havemann, Paul, ed. Indigenous Peoples Rights in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Auckland: Oxford University Press, 1999.

House of Commons Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development. Fourth Report: Study on the Effectiveness of the Government Alternative Dispute Resolution Process for the Resolution of Indian Residential School Claims. Adopted by the Committee on March 24, 2005; Presented to the House on April 7, 2005; Concurred in by the House on April 12, 2005. Available at http://www.ourcommons.ca/DocumentViewer/en/38-1/AANO/report-4

Huber, Marg. "Mediation Around the Medicine Wheel." Mediation Quarterly 10 (1993): 355-365.

Jackson, Michael. "In Search of the Pathways to Justice: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Aboriginal Communities." University of British Columbia Law Review Special Edition 147 (1992): 147-238.

James, Matt. "A Carnival of Truth? Knowledge, Ignorance and the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission." International Journal of Transitional Justice 2012: 1–23.

Jamieson, Roberta. "Dispute Resolution: A Just Resolution?" In Seeking Common Ground. Proceedings of 21st Annual International Conference, Toronto, Canada, October 20-23, 1993, 61-64. Washington, D.C.: Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution, 1994.

LaPrairie, Carol. "Conferencing in Aboriginal Communities in Canada: Finding Middle Ground in Criminal Justice?" 6 Criminal Law Forum 9 (1995): 570, 584.

Law Commission of Canada. Restoring Dignity: Responding to Child Abuse in Canadian Institutions. Law Commission of Canada, 2000.

Law Commission of Canada. Speaking Truth to Power: A Treaty Forum. Ottawa: Law Commission of Canada, 2001.

LeBaron, Duryea Michelle, and Jim Potts. "Story and Legend: Powerful Tools for Conflict Resolution." Mediation Quarterly 10 (4 Summer) 1993: 387-96.

LeResche, Diane, ed. Native American Perspectives on Peacemaking. Special Issue. Mediation Quarterly 10(4) (1993). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1993.

Little Bear, Leroy. "Dispute Settlement Among the Naidanac." In Introduction to Jurisprudence, edited by Richard Devlin. Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 1990

Lieder, Michael D. "Navajo Dispute Resolution and Promissory Obligations: Continuity and Change in the Largest Native American Nation." American Indian Law Review 18(1) (1993): 1-74.

Llewellyn, Jennifer J. "Dealing With the Legacy of Native Residential School Abuse in Canada: Litigation, ADR, and Restorative Justice." University of Toronto Law Journal 52(3)(Summer, 2002): 253-300.

Mansfield, Emily. "Balance and Harmony: Peacemaking in Coast Salish Tribes of the Pacific Northwest." Mediation Quarterly 10 (1993): 339-353.

McCallum, Andrea Gaye. "Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in the Resolution of Comprehensive Aboriginal Claims: Power Imbalance Between Aboriginal Claimants and Governments." E Law - Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law 2(1) (April 1995).

McCue, Lorna June. Treaty-Making from an Indigenous Perspective: A Ned'u'ten-Canadian Treaty Model. LL.M Thesis, Faculty of Law. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia, 1998.

McIntosh, Ian S. Aboriginal Reconciliation and the Dreaming. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2000.

McIntosh, Ian S., ed. Visions of the Future: The Prospect for Reconciliation. Cultural Survival Quarterly 23(4) (Winter 1999).

McKee, Christopher. Treaty Talks in British Columbia: Negotiating a Mutually Beneficial Future. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1996.

Mercredi, Ovide, and Mary Ellen Turpel. In the Rapids: Navigating the Future of First Nations. Toronto: Viking Press, 1993.

Miller, Bruce G. The Problem of Justice: Tradition and Law in the Coast Salish World. Edited by G. M. Sider and K. Dombrowski, Fourth World Rising. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2001.

Mills, Antonia. Eagle Down is Our Law: Witsuwit'en Law, Feasts and Land Claims. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1994.

Montminy, Joelle. The Search for Appropriate Dispute Resolution Mechanisms to Resolve Aboriginal Land Claims: Empowerment and Recognition. LL.M Thesis, Faculty of Law. Vancouver, University of British Columbia, 1996.

Monture-OKanee, Patricia A. "Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Bridge to Aboriginal Experience?" In Qualifications for Dispute Resolution: Perspectives on the Debate, edited by Catherine Morris and Andrew Pirie. Victoria, B.C.: UVic Institute for Dispute Resolution, 1994.

Monture-Okanee, Patricia, and Mary Ellen Turpel. "Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Criminal Law: Rethinking Justice". University of British Columbia Law Review 26 (1992): 239-277.

Morrell, Mike. "The Struggle to Integrate Traditional Indian Systems and State Management in the Salmon Fisheries of the Skeena River, British Columbia." In Co-operative Management of Local Fisheries: New Directions for Improved Management and Community Development, edited by E. Pinkerton. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1989.

Nahanee, T. "Dancing with a Gorilla: Aboriginal Women, Justice and the Charter," in Aboriginal Peoples and the Justice System: Report of the National Round Table on Aboriginal Justice Issues, edited by the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Ottawa: Ministry of Supply and Services, 1993.

Napoleon, Val. "By Whom, and by What Processes, Is Restorative Justice Defined." In Restorative Justice, editre by Howard Zehr and Barbara Toews. New York: Criminal Justice Press, 2004.

Nuffield, Joan. A Background Paper Prepared for the Indigenous Justice Workshop Of The 11th Commonwealth Law Conference, Vancouver, Canada, August 27, 1996 Vancouver: The International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, 1996. Available online at http://www.icclr.law.ubc.ca/Publications/Reports/Justice.PDF

Parisi, Laura, and Jeff Corntassel. "In Pursuit of Self-Determination: Indigenous Women's Challenges to 'Traditional' Diplomatic Spaces." Canadian Foreign Policy: Special Issue on Indigenous Diplomacies 13(3)(Spring, 2007): 81-98.

Pranis, Kay, Barry Stuart, and Mark Wedge. Peacemaking Circles: From Crime to Community. St. Paul: Living Justice Press, 2003.

Price, Richard T. and Cynthia Dunnigan. Toward an Understanding of Aboriginal Peacemaking. Victoria, B.C.: UVic Institute for Dispute Resolution, 1995. read a review

Ray, Arthur J., Jim Miller, and Frank Tough. Bounty and Benevolence: A History of Saskatchewan Treaties, 2000.

Regan, Paulette. "An Apology Feast in Hazelton: Indian Residential Schools, Reconciliation, and Making Space for Indigenous Legal Traditions." In Indigenous Legal Traditions, edited by Law Commission Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007.

Regan, Paulette. Unsettling the Settler Within: Canada's Peacemaker Myth, Reconciliation, and Transformative Pathways to Decolonization. PhD Dissertation. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, 2006.

Regan, Paulette. Unsettling the Settler Within: Indian Residential Schools, Truth Telling, and Reconciliation in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010.

Rogers, Shelagh, Mike DeGagné, Jonathan Dewar, and Glen Lowry, eds. Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation & Residential Schools. Canada: Aboriginal Healing Foundation, 2013.

Ross, Rupert. Dancing With a Ghost. London: Butterworths, 1992.

Ross, Rupert. Returning to the Teaching: Exploring Aboriginal Justice. New York: Penguin, 1996.

Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Ottawa, Canada: Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, 1996.

Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. "Treaty Making in the Spirit of Co-existence: An Alternative to Extinguishment." Ottawa: RCAP, 1995.

Rudin, Jonathan, and Dan Russell. Native Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems: The Canadian Future In The Light Of The American Past. Toronto: Ontario Native Council on Justice, 1993.

Ryan, Joan. Doing Things the Right Way: Dene Traditional Justice in Lac La Martre, N.W.T. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1995.

St. Germain, Jill. Indian Treaty-Making Policy in the United States and Canada, 1867-1877. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001.

Sauve, Madeleine. "Mediation: Towards an Aboriginal Conception." Aboriginal Law Bulletin 80 (1996): 10.

Scholtz, Christa. Negotiating Claims: The Emergence of Indigenous Land Claim Negotiation Policies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. New York and London: Routledge, 2006.

Stuart, Barry R. Building Community Justice Partnerships: Commmunity Peacemaking Circles. Ottawa: Department of Justice Canada, Aboriginal Justice Section, 1997.

Stuart, Barry R. "Sentencing Circles: Making 'Real Differences'." In Rethinking Disputes: The Mediation Alternative, edited by Julie Macfarlane. Toronto: Emond Montgomery, and London, UK: Cavendish Publishing, 1997.

Sullivan, P. "Dealing with Native Title Conflicts by Recongnising Aboriginal Authority Systems." In Fighting Over Country: Anthropological Perspectives, edited by D.E. Smith, and J. Finlayson. Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, 1997.

Tennant, Paul. Aboriginal Peoples and Politics: The Indian Land Question in British Columbia, 1849-1989. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1990.

Torpey, John, ed. Politics and the Past: On Repairing Historical Injustices. Boulder: Rowman & Littlefield Publisher Inc., 2003.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future: Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Winnipeg: TRC, 2015.

Tully, James. "Aboriginal Peoples: Negotiating Reconciliation." In Canadian Politics, edited by J. Bickerton and A.-G. Gagnon. Toronto: Broadview Press, 1999.

Tully, James. "Reconsidering the BC Treaty Process." Paper presented at Speaking Truth to Power: A Treaty Forum, Vancouver, BC. 2000.

University of Victoria Institute for Dispute Resolution. Making Peace and Sharing Power: A National Gathering on Aboriginal Peoples & Dispute Resolution, April 30-May 3, 1996, Victoria, British Columbia, edited by Catherine Morris. Victoria, B.C.:University of Victoria Institute for Dispute Resolution, 1997.

Venne, Sharon H. "Treaty Making and its Potential for Conflict Resolution Between Indigenous Nations and the Canadian State." In Blind Spots: An Examination of the Federal Government's Response to the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Ottawa, Canada: Aboriginal Rights Coalition, 2001.

Venne, Sharon. "Understanding Treaty 6: An Indigenous Perspective." In Aboriginal and Treaty Rights in Canada: Essays on Law, Equality and Respect for Difference, edited by M. Asch. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1997.

Victor, Wenona. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Aboriginal Contexts: A Critical Review. Ottawa, ON, Canada: Canadian Human Rights Commission, 2007. Available at http://www.chrc-ccdp.gc.ca/sites/default/files/adrred_en_1.pdf

Warry, Wayne. Unfinished Dreams: Community Healing and the Reality of Aboriginal Self-Government. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998.

Weber, Jeremy. "Relations of Force and Relations of Justice: The Emergence of Normative Community Between Colonists and Aboriginal Peoples." Osgoode Hall Law Journal 33 (1995): 623.

Williams, Robert A., Jr. Linking Arms Together: American Indian Treaty Visions of Law and Peace. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Woolford, Andrew. "Negotiating Affirmative Repair: Symbolic Violence in the British Columbia Treaty Process." The Canadian Journal of Sociology 29 (1) (Winter 2004): 111-144.

Yazzie, Robert. "Healing as Justice: The American Experience." Justice As Healing. (Spring 1995). Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Native Law Centre, University of Saskatchewan.

Yazzie, Robert. "Life Comes From It." In Context (38) (1994) 29. Langley, WA: Context Institute, 1994.

Yazzie, Robert. "Navajo Response to Crime." Justice as Healing 3(2) (1998) Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Native Law Centre, University of Saskatchewan.

Yazzie, Robert, and James W. Zion. "Slay The Monsters: Peacemaker Court and Violence Control Plans for The Navajo Nation. In Popular Justice And Community Regeneration: Pathways Of Indigenous Reform, edited by K.N. Hazelhurst, 67. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1995.

Zion James W. "The Dynamics of Navajo Peacemaking." Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 14(1) (February 1998): 58-74.

Zion, J. W. "The Navajo Peacemaker Court: Deference to the Old and Accommodation to the New." American Indian Law Review 11 (1985): 89.

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