Marie Michael Library
Indigenous Women in Community Leadership
Indigenous Studies, StFX’s Angus L. Macdonald Library offers a Subject Guide divided into Nova Scotian, Canadian, and global categories.
Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Truth & Reconciliation Commission on Residential Schools, Coady courselinks.
Leadership Development Programs
- Aboriginal Healing Foundation ceased operations on September 30, 2014. Resources are archived on the website.
- Assembly of First Nations
- Assembly of First Nations Women’s Council (AFNWC)
- Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
- Métis National Council
- Native Women’s Association of Canada
- Righting Relations National Hub
- Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada
- Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO)
- Indigenous Leadership and Management programs, Banff Centre
- Indigenous Leadership Development Institute (ILDI)
Provincial Leadership Development Programs
- British Columbia
- Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat (APCFNC). (2011). APCFNC Elders Project: Honouring traditional knowledge 2009 – 2011. (3.05 Mb pdf)
- Bank of I.D.E.A.S. (n.d.). 10 key community development beliefs. (54K pdf)
- Barefoot Collective. (2009). Barefoot guide to working with organizations and social change.
- Bernard, N. (2018, March 10). Slow cooked dreams promo video [Video file]. (2:19 min.)
- Blas, E., Sommerfeld, J. & Sivasandara Kurup, A. (Eds.). (2011). Social determinants approaches to public health: From concept to practice. (3.41 Mb pdf)
- Asset Based and Citizen-Led Development (ABCD), certificate course offered by the Coady Institute.
- Comprehensive community planning training program materials from the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER).
- Coady Institute. (2018, October 9). Sadi’s video [Video file]. (9:14 min.)
- Four Worlds Center for Development Learning, publications available for download.
- INAC. (2009). Community stories: Aboriginal successes in British Columbia. Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada.
- Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, located in Winnipeg, MB, is a strength and value-based family resource centre delivering community-based programs and services and creating community-based solutions that build local capacity for self-care.
- Mathie, A., & Gaventa, J. (2015). Citizen-led innovation for a new economy. Practical Action. (StFX only)
- McBride, J., MacDonell, G., Smoke, C. & Sanderson, C. (2002). Rebuilding First Nations: Tools, traditions and relationships. Burnaby, BC: Simon Fraser University. (797K pdf)
- Medicine Wheel Evaluation Framework describes how to set balanced goals, identify and gather balancing monitoring and evaluation feedback. (307K pdf)
- Millar, A. & Rappaport, L. (2009). Winnipeg’s best-kept secret: A community development vision for Sherbrook Pool.
- National Aboriginal Forestry Association. (n.d.). Capacity assessment guide: Survey and model resource plan. (1.23 Mb pdf)
- National Centre for First Nations Governance (NCFNG). The governance toolkit: Resources.
- Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC), mapping processes for land co-management planning and policy making.
- Ortiz, J., Broad, G. & Bobiwash, L. (2005). Community strategic planning toolkit. Sault Ste. Marie: Algoma University College. (3.28 Mb pdf)
- Publications are available for download from the ABCD Institute, DePaul University in Chicago, IL.
- Silver, J. (2009). We all work together to help one another: The story of Ma Mawi. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. (474K pdf)
- Silver, J., Ghorayshi, P., Hay, J., & Klyne, D. (2006). In a voice of their own: Urban Aboriginal community development. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. (1.03 Mb pdf)
- Stories Matter, free software for recording, editing and transcribing oral histories.
- Symington, A. (2004). Intersectionality: A tool for social and economic justice (Women’s Rights and Economic Change, no. 9). Toronto: AWID.
Communication and Facilitation Skills
- Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. (2015). First Nations Communications Toolkit. (3.99 Mb pdf)
- Ayers Institute. (2019). EduToolbox: Suggestion circles.
- BiggerPictureVideo. (2013). Learning graphic facilitation – 7 elements by Bigger Picture [Video file]. (4:26 min.)
- Corrigan, C. (2015). Facilitation resources.
- MindToolsVideos. (2015, June 12). Improve your listening skills with active listening [Video file]. (2:39 min.)
- Swanson, J. (2006). A model for Aboriginal facilitation: An open, empowering way to get consensus and action. Journal of Aboriginal Management, 3, 10-14. (192K pdf)
- TED-Ed. (2016, February 22). How miscommunication happens (and how to avoid it) – Katherine Hampsten [Video file]. (4:32 min.)
- Cape Breton University. (2014). Two-eyed seeing [Video file]. (8:44 min.)
- CBC Short Docs. (n.d.). Peace River rising [Video file]. (9:36 min.)
- TEDx Talks. (2015, March 10). Resilience and the power of one | Monique Gray Smith | TEDxLangleyED [Video file]. (15:45 min.)
- TEDx Talks. (2015, July 14). Building resilient communities: A moral responsibility: Nick Tilsen, TEDxRapidCity [Video file]. (14:54 min.)
Conflict Management In Indigenous Contexts
- BearPaw Legal. (2014, April 28). Lateral violence [Video file]. (19:57 min.)
- Conflict resolution and negotiation. (2014). Journal of Aboriginal Management, 15. (3.98 Mb pdf)
- Sikka, N., Wong, G., & Bell, C. (n.d.). Indigenous centred conflict resolution processes in Canada. (418K pdf)
- Tait, P. L. (2007). Systems of conflict resolution within First Nations communities: Honouring the elders, honouring the knowledge. Research paper for the National Centre for First Nations Governance. (380K pdf)
- Victor, W. (2007). Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in Aboriginal contexts: A critical review. Paper prepared for the Canadian Human Rights Commission. (145K pdf)
Gender and Power
- Gaventa, J. (2006). Finding the spaces for change: A power analysis. IDS Bulletin, 37(6), 23-33. (120K pdf)
- Monkman, L. (2017, December 1). Indigenous feminism: What is it and what does the future hold?
- Wilbur, M., & Keene, A. (2019, February 26). All my relations and indigenous feminism [Audio podcast].
- TEDGlobal 2009. (2009, July). The danger of a single story: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie [Video file]. (18:35 min.)
- Thunder Valley CDC was inspired by a group of youth and young families that were reconnecting to cultural spirituality and identity through spiritual ceremonies. We are a grassroots community development corporation that is guided by the needs and ideas of our community.
Indigenous Women, Leadership, and the Law
- Arnait Nipingit Women’s Leadership Summit, women share views through a blog and video.
- Assembly of First Nations Women’s Council. (2014). Promoting empowerment, equity and leadership. Submitted for the 4th National Aboriginal Women’s Summit, Membertou, NS, October 19-22. (204K pdf)
- Cutruzzula, K. (2018, September 6). How to build closer relationships [Blog post].
- Hanson, E. (2009). Marginalization of Aboriginal women.
- Indigenous women leaders’ case studies and videos, Coady Institute.
- McNab, M. (2006, February 7). Indigenous women’s issues in Canada. The Canadian Encyclopedia.
- Reclaiming power and place: The final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
- Stohs, L. (2013, October 27). Leadership: The importance of being self-aware [Video file]. (6:47 min.)
- Turtle Island Native Network News: Women, news stories, blogs and websites by and about Aboriginal women.
Indigenous Women Timeline and Herstory Resources
- Simpson, S. (2018, June 20). Indigenous firsts: 14 Indigenous women to know on national Indigenous Peoples day [Blog post].
- Simpson, S. (n.d.). Female, Indigenous, born in Northern Turtle Island (aka Canada) and first to… [Blog post]. (355K pdf)
- Barrett, M. (2014, January 21). What exactly is the mentor’s role? What is the mentee’s? [Blog post].
- Sinclair, R. & Pooyak, S. (2007). Aboriginal mentoring in Saskatoon: A cultural perspective. Saskatoon: Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre. (1.15 Mb pdf)
Personal Leadership Development
- Jansen Kraemer Jr., H. M. (2011, April 26). The only true leadership is values-based leadership [Blog post].
- TED Talk. (2009). Itay Talgam: Lead like the great conductors [Video file]. (20:45 min.).
Power and Good Governance
- Jefferson, C. (1994). Conquest by law. Originally written in 1978, one of the most comprehensive reports describing the impact of western settlement on traditional forms of justice among Aboriginal Peoples across Canada.
- Morellato, M. (2008). The crown’s constitutional duty to consult and accommodate Aboriginal and treaty rights. Ottawa: National Centre for First Nations Governance. (472K pdf)
- National Centre for First Nations Governance (NCFNG). (n.d.). The governance toolkit: The people.
- New Relationship Trust. (2009). Best practices for consultation and accommodation report. (323K pdf)
- New Relationship Trust. (2009). Governance best practices report. (1.83 Mb pdf)
Social Media, Collectives and Social Change
- Bolsinger, K., et al. (2018). The beginner’s guide to social media.
- Marr, B. (2015, June 2). How to create a killer LinkedIn profile that will get you noticed [Blog post].
- Tennant, Z. (2019, September 20). ‘A mountain of power’: The impact of Cindy Blackstock.
- Warrior Life. (2019). Native women warriors are the heart of the resistance [Audio podcast].
- American Heart Association. (n.d.). Consensus-based decision-making processes. (329K pdf)
- Collard, M. (2012, September 16). Group energiser, warm-up, fun game – jump in jump out [Video file]. (3:39 min.)
- Findlay, I. M., & Wuttunee, W. (2007). Aboriginal women’s community economic development: Measuring and promoting success. Choices, 13(4). (210K pdf)
- Four Directions Teachings celebrates Indigenous oral traditions by listening as each elder or traditional teacher shares a teaching from their perspective on the richness and value of cultural traditions from their nation.
- From the Heart: Enter into the journey of reconciliation, a 2013 theatre production created by non-Indigenous Canadians telling transformative stories that have deepened the understanding about the lived experiences of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The show encouraged dialogue about what it might mean for non-Indigenous people to take responsibility for learning more about Indigenous history as a step toward standing in solidarity with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people.
- Kenny, C., & Fraser, T. (2013). Living Indigenous leadership: Native narratives on building strong communities. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press. Sample chapter available.
- Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre is currently in the planning stage and will be built in Debert, Nova Scotia.
- Mind Tools. (2018). Resolving team conflict: Building stronger teams by facing your differences [Blog post].
- Mother Earth and Resource Extraction (MERE Hub) is a digital resource created for and in consultation with women land and water defenders. The hub brings together material to support research, advocacy, information sharing, and movement building around the subject of resource extraction and its gendered implications.
- Nova Scotia Government. (2019, January 9). “We are all Treaty people” [Video file]. (13:03 min.)
- NWAC. (n.d.). Aboriginal lateral violence. (1.77 Mb pdf)
- Seeds for Change. (2013). A consensus handbook: Co-operative decision-making for activists, co-ops and communities. [UK]: Seeds for Change Lancaster Co-operative. (9.78 Mb pdf)
- Sengupta, U., Vieta, M.m & McMurtry, J. J. (2015). Indigenous communities and social enterprise in Canada: Incorporating culture as an essential ingredient of social entrepreneurship. Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research, 6(1), 104-123.
- Simon Fraser University. (2013). Dr. Cindy Blackstock. Blackstock speaks on the topic, “Mosquito advocacy: Effective strategies for tackling structural risks affecting First Nations children.” Video and speech (194K pdf) available for download.
- Stachowiak, S. (2013). Pathways for change: 10 theories to inform advocacy and policy change efforts. [n.l.]: Center for Evaluation Innovation.
- TEDx Talks. (2013, November 26). Introduction to the Maine-Wabanaki: gkisedtanamoogk at TEDxDirigo [Video file]. (17:53 min.)
- Thibodeaux, W. (2017, January 23). 5 reasons people rain on your parade when you’re successful [Blog post].
- Trnka, P. (2015). Talk, negotiate, or blockade? Tactics and strategies for indigenous power. Northern Public Affairs, 3(3).
- Institute for Integrative Science and Health. (n.d.). Two-eyed seeing.
- United Nations. (2008). United Nations declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples. (166K pdf)
- United Nations. (2013). Indigenous peoples and the United Nations human rights system (Fact sheet no. 9, rev. 2). New York: United Nations. (702K pdf)
- Wesley-Esquimaux, C. C. & Smolewski, M. (2004). Historic trauma and Aboriginal healing. Ottawa, ON: Aboriginal Healing Foundation. (479K pdf)