Tag Archives: conflict

Entry #14: Canadian Native Law Cases


This database of Native law cases between 1763 and 1978 was compiled by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan Native Law Centre in the 1980s. Although it only includes cases up to 1978, it has the potential to be a strong resource for examining the legal side of the interactions between the Crown and First Nations and MĂ©tis populations that have influenced more contemporary perspectives, attitudes, and situations. The main page of the database does provide a link to another external database that contains information about more recent cases. The case records can be either browsed from a list organized by volume or searched using key words, making the database user friendly for various types of research.

Entry #10: In Whose Interest?

Gulig, A. G. (1997). In whose interest?: Government-Indian relations in northern Saskatchewan and Wisconsin, 1900-1940 (Unpublished master’s thesis). Thesis (Ph. D.): University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Retrieved October 15, 2017, from https://ecommons.usask.ca/handle/10388/etd-05292012-095653

This document is a doctoral thesis published in 1997 at the University of Saskatchewan. It examines the conflicting interests of the government and Indigenous groups in the early years of Saskatchewan’s existence as a Canadian province, particularly in the area of natural resources. The historical context of interactions and dynamics between the two groups is important for understanding more current challenges, perspectives, and structures. This paper comes from a time before reconciliation was an official focus in our country. The research also explores the same issues in the state of Wisconsin. The resource list for this paper includes copious amounts of references to primary sources that would be very useful for further research into this period of time in the history of relationships between Indigenous groups and Euro-Canadians.