Chapter 1 – Who Are Yukon’s First Peoples?

Suggested Readings

For more information about the history of Indigenous Peoples across Canada see Natives & Settlers – Now & Then: Historical Issues and Current Perspectives on Treaties and Land Claims in Canada, edited by Paul DePasquale (2007). The four-volume set, Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada (2018), is an atlas that brings Indigenous perspectives and histories to the forefront. The book has more than 50 Indigenous contributors and focuses on language, demography, economy, culture and residential schools as well as other topics. First published in 1932, The Indians of Canada by Diamond Jenness (1977) is an example of early anthropological research focused on Canada’s Indigenous people. For information on terminology see the Indigenous Foundations website hosted by the University of British Columbia (First Nations and Indigenous Studies, University of British Columbia 2009). Information on contemporary newcomer relationships with Indigenous people can be found in Making Native Space: Colonialism, Resistance, and Reserves in British Columbia (Harris 2002) and On Being Here to Stay: Treaties and Aboriginal Rights in Canada (Asch 2014).  For a discussion of what the term settler means within a Canadian colonial context see Emma Battell Lowman and Adam J. Barker’s book Settler: Identity and Colonialism in 21st Century Canada (2015).

As well, the Canadian Journal of Native Studies “publishes anthropological, historical, sociological, political, legal, educational and cultural issues affecting First Nations people”. [1]  Although the majority of articles focus on Indigenous peoples in Canada, it also publishes articles focusing on Indigenous peoples world-wide. A list of other scholarly journals that focus on Indigenous topics nationally and internationally can be found on the University of Toronto’s Centre for Indigenous Studies website.[2]


  1. https://www.brandonu.ca/native-studies/cjns/
  2. https://indigenousstudies.utoronto.ca/resources/scholarly-journals/

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