Title: Select and annotated bibliography regarding Bill C-31, Indian registration and band membership, Aboriginal identity, women and gender issues
Author(s): Erik Anderson, Public History Inc.
Abstract: In March 2003, Public History Inc. was contracted to prepare a select and annotated bibliography of secondary sources on Bill C-31. This annotated bibliography of secondary sources brings together in one place a body of literature on the related topics of Bill C-31, Indian registration, First Nation membership, Aboriginal identity, self-government and gender issues. In addition to domestic sources, a literature search for Aboriginal identity and membership experiences in an international context was conducted. Secondary sources were identified for American, Australian, New Zealand and other world settings that were available locally in Ottawa, and in particular at the National Library of Canada and the departmental library of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. As per the terms of reference for this project, the sources included in the bibliography have been published or prepared since 1969. Altogether 616 sources were located and summaries produced, some based on journal article abstracts.