PROJECTS: ETHNOHISTORY & SOCIAL-CULTURAL ANALYSIS  

ETHNOHISTORICAL STUDIES

  • Treaty research: pre-confederation treaties, including Robinson Treaties, Treaty 72; post-confederation treaties including Treaty 3, Treaty 9 and Williams Treaties (Ontario)
  • Historical Aboriginal land use and occupancy studies, with a focus on culture, renewable resource harvesting practices and social organization
  • Mixed-ancestry (Métis) historic communities in Ontario
  • Policy analysis: colonial and post-confederation Indian Affairs
  • Background/educational studies of First Nations communities
  • Historical mapping: analysis and consultation
  • Genealogical analysis of historic populations: project coordination and support
  • Historical displays, brochures

HEALTH, JUSTICE & SOCIAL ISSUES

  • Impacts of Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement
  • "Relational Care" - cultural compentence for Aboriginal people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Care, treatment and support issues of Aboriginal people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Best practices model for Aboriginal HIV/AIDS and addictions service providers
  • Community justice initiatives in Nunavut
  • Aboriginal homelessness in north-western Ontario
  • Economic development in northern Aboriginal communities (Nunavut)
  • Relocation of Aboriginal communities in Canada
  • Child-care issues in Inuit communities
  • Policy analysis: economic and social programs for Aboriginal communities in Canada

NEGOTIATION & LITIGATION SUPPORT RESEARCH

  • First Nations claims: specific claims research; Aboriginal and treaty rights (Ontario)
  • Crown prosecutions: Aboriginal and treaty rights, subsistence and commercial harvesting rights, reserve boundaries, jurisdiction issues, Crown game preserves, pre-confederation arbitrations (Ontario)
  • Peer review of expert reports submitted as evidence in litigation proceedings
  • Assessment of oral history evidence
  • Expert witness: expert testimony in Aboriginal and treaty rights cases (Ontario)

METHODOLOGY & PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

  • Methodological issues in conducting ethno-historical and oral historical research
  • Anthropological and sociological approaches to 'community'
  • Analysis of concepts and categories re: Inuit statistics in Canada
  • Ethics applications for submission to University Ethics Committees
  • Questionnaire development and recruitment strategies for Aboriginal communities
  • Proposal development, composition and support
  • Bibliography production