The following bibliography was carefully compiled between 2005 and 2007 by the founding Board members of the ACC/CCA.

In 2011, Sherry Farrell Racette received a SSHRC/CRSH grant to research an extensive contemporary Aboriginal art history project in partnership with the ACC/CCA. Since that time, the ACC/CCA has partnered with the Aboriginal Art History Archive Project (Sherry Farrell Racette, University of Manitoba) and Concordia University (Heather Igloliorte) to create a categorized, searchable online bibliographic database focused on the contributions of Indigenous scholars.  In creating the expanded list of bibliographic references on First Nations, Métis and Inuit art, the ACC/CCA aims to offer a wide range of resources for those researching contemporary Aboriginal visual art. The new bibliography includes references to mainstream publications, master’s theses, doctoral dissertations, brochures, catalogues, and other relevant sources of information concerning Aboriginal Art History, highlighting the works of Aboriginal curators and writers who contribute their distinct voice to the discourse of contemporary art.

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Total Records Found: 565, showing 100 per page
Author(s) NamesTitle
Cohen,Robin Contemporary Native Art Of Canada – The Western Subarctic
Collins,Curtis J. Hochelaga: Installation Multi-Media By Robert Houle
Concordia University Art Gallery Rita Letendre: The Montreal Years, 1953-1963
Conn,Richard The North American Indian Collection of the Lowe Art Museum
Conn,Richard Circles of the World: Traditional Art of the Plains Indians
Cooke,Lynne Tracey Moffatt: Free-Falling
Cosgrove-Smith, Patricia et al, Innovations For a Changing Time: Willie Seaweed: A Master Kwakiutl Artist
Coulombe, Marie-Christine and Valerie Grassi Transmission / Présences 2000
Crain,Glenn A Indian Art 1979
Crain,Glenn A Indian Art 1978
Crain,Glenn A Indian Art 1977
Crain,Glenn A Indian Art 1976
Crandall, Richard C. and Susan An Annotated Bibliography of Inuit Art
Croft,Brenda L Indigenous Art
Crosby,Marcia Return to sender: letters from Emily to Chiefs of the Gitanyow
Crosby,Marcia Heroes, Haidas and Other Myths
Crosby,Marcia Temlaxham: an ada’ox
Crosby,Marcia Les Nations dans les paysages urbains: l’identite sans terre
Crosby,Marcia “Lines, Lineage and Lies or Borders, Boundaries and Bullshit,” and “Nations in Urban Landscapes,”
Crosby,Marcia “About Being Indian,”
Crosby,Marcia “Speak Sm’algyax Grandma, Speak Haida Grandpa,”
Crosby,Marcia Gatherings: The En’owkin Journal of First North American Peoples
Crosby,Marcia “The Construction of an Imaginary Indian.”
Crosby,Marcia n/a
Crosby,Marcia De-scribing Canada: Critical Perspectives on English Canadian Literature and Culture, a Reader.
Danford,Joanne P. From Periphery To Centre: The Art Of Susan And Krista Point
Deadman, Patricia, Paul Seesequasis and Lynn Hill Staking Land Claims
Deadman,Patricia Between You and Me
DeMott, Barbara and Maureen Milburn Beyond The Revival: Contemporary North West Native Art
Diamond, Reid and Marnie Fleming Beaver Tales
Dickason,Olive Patricia Indian Arts in Canada
Dickens,Roy S. Of Sky and Earth: Art of the Early Southeastern Indians
Dinniwell, Norma and Tom Hill,  From Masks To Maquettes
Dion, Francois, Jen Budney and Micheline Dandurand Bearings: Four Photographic Essays
Dobkins, Rebecca J., Carey T. Caldwell and Frank LaPena Memory And Imagination: The Legacy Of Maidu Indian Artist Frank Day
Dockstader,Frederick, J Indian Art in America
Douglas,Frederic Huntington Indian Art of the United States
Doxtator, Dr. Deborah and Lynn Hill Godi’Nigoha’: The Women’s Mind
Doxtator,Dr. Deborah Fluffs And Feathers: An Exhibit On The Symbols Of Indianness
Doxtator,Dr. Deborah Revisions
Doxtator,Dr. Deborah “Basket, Bead and Quill, and the Making of “Traditional” Art.”
Duffek,Karen Northwest Coast Art: At a Crossroads
Duffek,Karen Robert Davidson: The Abstract Edge
Duffek,Karen Bill Reid and Beyond: Expanding on Modern Native Art
Duffek,Karen The Transforming Image: Painted Arts of Northwest Coast First Nations
Duffek,Karen Nuu-chah-nulth Voices, Histories, Objects and Stories
Duffek,Karen “Joe David”
Duffek,Karen Dancing Cookie, or Encounters in the Museum’s Sacred Space
Duffek,Karen Book Review: Bella Bella, A Season of Heiltsuk Art by Martha Black.
Duffek,Karen Northwest Coast Indian Art from 1950 to the Present
Duffek,Karen Curatorial Perspective
Duffek,Karen The End of Indian Art
Duffek,Karen Book Review: Captured Heritage, The Scramble for Northwest Coast Artifacts by Douglas Cole
Duffek,Karen Exhibitions of Contemporary Native Art
Duffek,Karen Beyond History
Duffek,Karen Lyle Wilson: When Worlds Collide
Duffek,Karen Bob Boyer: A Blanket Statement
Duffek,Karen Book Review: Bill Reid by Doris Shadbolt.
Duffek,Karen It’s Native: Where Do You Put It? A Northwest Coast Perspective
Duffek,Karen Totem and Potlatch
Duffek,Karen Bill Reid: Beyond the Essential Form
Duffek,Karen New Visions: Serigraphs by Susan A. Point, Coast Salish Artist
Duffek,Karen Museum Review: Horses Fly Too, Bob Boyer/Edward Poitras
Duffek,Karen A Guide to Buying Contemporary Northwest Coast Indian Arts
Duffek,Karen The Revival of Northwest Coast Indian Art
Duffek,Karen Authenticity and the Contemporary Northwest Coast Indian Art Market.
Duffek,Karen The Northwest Coast Indian Art Market
Duffek,Karen Helen Hardin
Duffek,Karen Emmi Whitehorse
Duffek,Karen Art, visual (to 1960)
Duffek,Karen Reaching in and taking out: Native American Women Artists in a New Feminism
Dunn,Dorothy American Indian Painting of the Southwest and Plains Areas
Dyck,Sandra Body Language
Evans, Jerry and Myrtle Blandford First: Aboriginal Artists Of Newfoundland And Labrador
Fabo, Andy and Shauna Beharry The Glade: A Performance/ Installation By Zachery Longboy
Farris,Phoebe Women Artists of Color: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook to 20th Century Artists in Americas
Farris,Phoebe Voices of Color: Art and Society in the Americas
Farris,Phoebe The Syncretism of Native, African, and Latin American Women’s art: Visual Expressions of Feminism, The environment, spirituality, and Identity
Fawcett, David M. and Lee A. Callander Native American Painting: Selections from the Museum of the American Indian
Feder,Norman American Indian Art
Feder,Norman 200 Years of North American Indian Art
Feest,Christian F Native Arts of North America
Ferguson,Russell Out There: Marginalization and Contemporary Cultures
Fernadez,Melanie The Deportment Of Indian Affairs (Theresa Marshall)
Fisher,Jean Global Visions: Towards A New Internationalism in the Visual Arts
Fisher,Jean The Syncretic Turn: Cross-Cultural Practices In The Age Of Multiculturalism
Fortin, Claudette, Lance Belanger n/a
Fragnito,Skawennati Tricia This Is Your Browser. This is your Browser on ):mµn<.
Fragnito,Skawennati Tricia Ohymygod! The Bad Guy is Native??
Fragnito,Skawennati Tricia Up Close and Personal: Adventures in Intimate Technologies.
Fragnito,Skawennati Tricia Five Suggestions for Better Living
Fragnito,Skawennati Tricia Sex, God and the Urban Aboriginal
Fragnito,Skawennati Tricia A Chatroom Is Worth a Thousand Words
Fragnito,Skawennati Tricia Blanket Statements
Fry,George The Earth is Dying, Our Mother is Sick
Fry,Jacqueline Treaty Numbers 23, 287, 1171: Three Indian Painters Of The Prairies
Furst,Peter North American Indian Art
Galerie d’Art Vincent Cycle of Life – Jane Ash Poitras
Galerie van de Loo George Littlechild
Garneau,David Quantification

ACC Bibliographic References (2007 list)

In collecting an extensive (but not exhaustive) list of bibliographic references on First Nations, Métis and Inuit art, the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective aims to offer a wide range of resources for those researching contemporary Indigenous visual art. The bibliography includes mainstream publications as well as master’s theses, doctoral dissertations, brochures, and catalogues. The ACC’s bibliographic reference acknowledges and highlights the works of Aboriginal curators and writers who contribute their distinct voice to the discourse of contemporary art.

The list was developed to be used as a resource tool, as well as the first step towards initiating an archive that will lead to the ACC becoming a repository for such works. There are a number of bibliographic lists compiled and published that include Lawrence Abbott’s Contemporary Native Art I and II: A Bibliography in American Indian Quarterly Vol. 29 # 3 and 4, and Janet Berlo and Ruth Phillips include one in their publication Native North American Art (Oxford History of Art) 1999. Inuit Art has several extensive bibliographies published by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (1992) and the most recent Richard and Susan Crandall’s An Annotated Bibliography of Inuit Art (2001). For this specific reason, the list referencing Inuit Art will begin in 2002 on.

The intent of the ACC is not to duplicate or replace other services, but to give support to students, curators, artists, researchers, art historians and the general public in the course of researching and accessing information. Many libraries, museums, galleries, cultural centres as well as bookstores have on-line databases to check the availability of the publication. Some significant places to access these publications as well as “artist files” include university libraries, Artexte, Indian and Inuit Art Centres (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada), the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Atlatl, the National Gallery Of Canada, and the Heard Museum ( among others.

The ACC would like to thank all those who contributed their personal bibliographies, and we would like to encourage all those in the field to submit their recent work to the list so that the ACC bibliography on Aboriginal art will grow and continue to remain relevant.

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