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Further Research

General

Blue, Arthur W; University of Western Ontario, and Althouse College of Education. Indian Information Centre. Music of the North American Indian. London, Ont.: Indian Information Centre, Altouse College of Education, University of Western Ontario, 1971.

Brodzky, Anne Trueblood; Rose Danesewich and Nick Johnson. Stones, Bones and Skin: Ritual and Shamanic Art. Toronto: Society for Art Publications, 1977.

Canadian Music Centre. List of Canadian Music Inspired by the Music, Poetry, Art and Folklore of Native Peoples. Toronto: Canadian Music Centre, 1980.

Colombo, John Robert. Songs of the Indians. Toronto: Colombo & Co., 1997.

Ench, Rick. North American Indian Music. New York: F. Watts, 2002.

Hickerson, Joseph Charles. Annotated Bibliography of North American Indian Music North of Mexico. Bloomington, Ind.: Thesis (M.A.). Indiana University, 1961.

Keeling, Richard. North American Indian Music: A Guide to Published Sources and Selected Recordings. New York: Garland Pub., 1997.

McKellar, Hugh D. and Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. Hymn Texts in the Aboriginal Languages of Canada: Three Historical-Bibliographic Studies. Fort Worth [Tex.]: Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, 1992.

Patterson, Michael. Native Music in Canada: Through the Seven Fires. Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, 1996.

The Soundtrack of a People: A Companion to The Encyclopedia of Native Music. Mississauga, Ont.: EMI Music Canada, 2005.

Wright-McLeod, Brian. The Encyclopedia of Native Music: More than a Century of Recordings from Wax Cylinder to the Internet. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2005.


Inuit

Falck, Robert; Kolinski, Mieczyslaw and Timothy Rice. Cross-cultural Perspectives on Music. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1982.

Hofmann, Charles. Drum Dance: Legends, Ceremonies, Dances and Songs of the Eskimos. Agincourt, Ont.: Gage, 1974.

Houston, James. Songs of the Dream People: Chants and Images from the Indians and Eskimos of North America. Don Mills, Ont.: Longman Canada, 1972.

Johnston, Thomas F. and National Museum of Man (Canada). Eskimo Music by Region: A Comparative Circumpolar Study. Ottawa: National Museums of Canada, 1976.

Kritsch Vascotto, Norma Mae. The Transmission of Drum Songs in Pelly Bay, Nunavut, and the Contributions of Composers and Singers to Musical Norms. Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, 2002.

Lutz, Maija M; Canadian Ethnology Service and National Museum of Man (Canada). Musical Traditions of the Labrador Coast Inuit. Ottawa: National Museum of Man, National Museums of Canada, 1982.

Native North American Studies Institute and Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Native Songs and Dances. La Macaza, Que.: Thunderbird Press, 197-.

Thistle Conlon, Paula. Drum-dance Songs of the Iglulik Inuit in the Northern Baffin Island Area: A Study of Their Structures. Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, 1995.


First Nations

Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs and Northern Development. First Nations Music in Canada. Ottawa: Indian and Northern Affairs and Northern Development, 1998.

Diamond, Beverley; Franziska Von Rosen and M. Sam Cronk. Visions of Sound: Musical Instruments of First Nations Communities in Northeastern America. Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1994.

Hersley, Richard; Morriseau, Renae and Motion Visual Productions. Beat of the Drum. North Vancouver, B.C.: Motion Visual Productions, 1998?

Hoefnagels, Anna Theresa. Powwows in Southwestern Ontario: Relationships, Influences and Musical Style. Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, 2003.

Hungry Wolf, Adolf. Pow-wow: Photos and History for Dancers and Viewers. Skookumchuck, B.C.: Good Medicine Books, 1983.

Johnson, George; Henry, Annie Fraziér; Checkik, Michael, Banff Centre for the Arts; National Film Board of Canada; Omni Film Productions and Full Regalia Productions Inc. Singing Our Stories. Montréal: National Film Board of Canada, 199?

Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch. Dance and Song Rituals of Six Nations Reserve, Ontario. Ottawa: Queen's Printer, 1968.

McNally, Michael David. Ojibwe Singers: Hymns, Grief, and a Native Culture in Motion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Tulk, Janice Esther. Medicine Dream: Contemporary Native Music and Issues of Identity. Thesis (M.A.). University of Alberta, 2003.


Métis

Cass-Beggs, Barbara. Seven Metis Songs of Saskatchewan, with an Introduction on the Historical Background of the Metis. Don Mills, Ont.: BMI Canada, 1967.

Clemens, Lucinda and Theother Opera Company. Listener's Guide to Une chanson de vérité: Folk Songs of the Prairie Métis, English ed. Indian Head, Sask.: Theother Opera Company, 1985.

Coyes, Gregory; Leigh Badgley; National Film Board of Canada and Streaming Fiddles Media Ltd. How the Fiddle Flows. Montréal: National Film Board of Canada, 2002.

Dorion-Paquin, Leah and Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research. Drops of Brandy: An Anthology of Métis Music. Saskatoon: Gabriel Dumont Institute, 2002.

Forsyth, Malcolm. Three Métis Folk Songs from Saskatchewan. Willowdale, Ont.: Leeds Music (Canada), 1978.

Whidden, Lynn; Ann Lanceley; Annette Dreilich; Saskatchewan Music Educators Association and Binscarth Métis Association. I Was Born Here-- in Ste. Madeleine. Cudworth, Sask.: Saskatchewan Music Educators Association, 1991.

Lafferty, Richard. Richard Lafferty: The Muskeg Fiddler. Saskatoon, Sask.: Gabriel Dumont Institute, 2001.

MacLeod, Margaret Arnett. Songs of Old Manitoba: With Airs. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1960.

Meilleur, Marcel; Marcien Ferland; Léo Delannoy and David Dandeneau. Red River Echoes: The Life and Music of Marcel Meilleur. Winnipeg: Pemmican Publications, 2003.

Singing to Keep Time: A Collection of Metis Songs. Saskatoon: Gabriel Dumont Institute, 1996.

Whidden, Lynn; Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research and Saskatchewan Music Educators Association. Métis Songs: Visiting Was the Métis Way. Regina: Gabriel Dumont Institute, 1993.


Related Sites

Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards.
[http://www.aboriginalpeopleschoice.com/
cim/3200C1_2T1.dhtm ]
(accessed January 12, 2007)

Alberta Recording Industry Association (ARIA).
www.aria.ab.ca/
(accessed February 20, 2007)

Arbor Records Ltd.
www.arborrecords.com/
(accessed February 19, 2007)

"Boot Records." Encyclopedia of Music in Canada.
www.canadianencyclopedia.ca/
index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=U1ARTU0000363

(accessed February 19, 2007)

Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards (CAMA).
www.canab.com/mainpages/
events/musicawards.html

(accessed Jan 5, 2007)

Canyon Records.
www.canyonrecords.com/
(accessed Feb 19, 2007)

CBC North.
www.cbc.ca/north/
(accessed Jan 5, 2007)

East Coast Music Association.
[http://www.ecma.ca/s_92.asp]
(accessed Feb 19, 2007)

The Encyclopedia of Native Music.
[http://www.encyclopediaofnativemusic.com/
index.pl/home ]
(accessed Feb 19, 2007)

First Nations Broadcasting.
www.palmsradio.com/upnorth.html
(accessed Jan 5, 2007)

Juno. Canada's Music Awards.
www.junoawards.ca/archive_about.php
(accessed Feb 19, 2007)

Keeping Time with Aboriginal Music and Culture.
www.researchworks.carleton.ca/
2005_Spring/80.htm

(accessed Jan 5, 2007)

Manitoba Audio Recording Industry Association (MARIA).
www.manitobamusic.com/
(accessed Feb 20, 2007)

Music BC: The Pacific Music Industry Association.
www.musicbc.org/
(accessed Feb 20, 2007)

Music Yukon.
www.musicyukon.com/main/
(accessed Feb 20, 2007)

National Aboriginal Recording Industry Association (NARIA).
www.naria.ca/
(accessed Jan 5, 2007)

Native American Music Awards.
www.nativeamericanmusicawards.com/index.cfm
(accessed Feb 19, 2007)

Native Drums.
http://nativedrums.ca/index.php/
home?tp=a&bg=1&ln=e

(accessed Jan 5, 2007)

Saskatchewan Recording Industry Association (SRIA).
www.saskrecording.ca/
(accessed Feb 19, 2007)

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
www.folkways.si.edu/index.html
(accessed Jan 5, 2007)

Stompin' Tom Connors.
www.stompintom.com/index.htm
(accessed February 19, 2007)

Sunshine Records.
[http://stores.wwsstore.com/StoreFront.bok ]
(accessed Feb 19, 2007)

Turtle Island Music Inc. Native American Music.
www.turtleislandmusic.com/aboutti.html
(accessed Feb 19, 2007)

The Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture.
www.metismuseum.ca/main.php
(accessed Jan 5, 2007)

Western Canadian Music Awards.
www.westerncanadianmusicawards.ca/
(accessed Feb 19, 2007)