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
McMaster, Gerald R. A View of Things: Robert Houle/Don Hall
McMaster, Gerald R. Mistatim: The Horse of My Memory
McMaster, Gerald R. Towards An Aboriginal Art History
McMaster, Gerald R. Responding to Everyday Life: An Interview with Joane Cardinal-Schubert
McMaster, Gerald R. Encyclopedias of Experience: A Curatorial Dialogue on Drawing and Drawing Books
McMaster, Gerald R. The Subject of Displacement: A Response to the Judicial Decision Regarding What Constitutes a Work of Art that is Neither Canadian nor Indian Enough to be part of the said Collection
McMaster, Gerald R. Jeffery Thomas: Portraits from the Dancing Grounds
McMaster, Gerald R. Mary Longman: Traces. Exhibition catalogue
McMaster, Gerald R. Creating Spaces
McMaster, Gerald R. Edward Poitras Canada XLVI Biennale di Venezia
McMaster, Gerald R. Bering Strait Jacket
McMaster, Gerald R. Object (to) Sanctity: The Politics of the Object
McMaster, Gerald R. Beaded Radicals and Born-Again Pagans: Situating Artists Within the Field of Art
McMaster, Gerald R. I Feel at Home With My Ancestors: A Canadian Perspective
McMaster, Gerald R. Border Zones: The ‘Injun-uity’ of Aesthetic Tricks
McMaster, Gerald R. Gerald McMaster: Discovering the levels of Meaning
McMaster, Gerald R. The Politics in Canadian Native Art
McMaster, Gerald R. INDIGENA: Contemporary Native Perspectives
McMaster, Gerald R. Re-Constructing the Cultural Community
McMaster, Gerald R. Colonial Alchemy: Reading the Boarding School Experience
McMaster, Gerald R. Paint, Sculpt, Draw!
McMaster, Gerald R. Drawing and Sculpture
McMaster, Gerald R. Every day is Earth Day: A Native Artists Perspective
McMaster, Gerald R. Enduring Strength
McMaster, Gerald R. How the West was Lost: An Artists Perspective
McMaster, Gerald R. He Kemo Sabe! Sais-tu qui est le ‘Grand Chief’?
McMaster, Gerald R. The Persistence of Land Claims
McMaster, Gerald R. Our Home, BUT the Native’s Land: Problems of Representation
McMaster, Gerald R. Identity Crisis: A Native Experience
McMaster, Gerald R. More than Beads and Feathers
McMaster, Gerald R. Schwache Bande zur Vergangenheit: Indianisches Kunsthandwerk in der Reservationszeit
McMaster, Gerald R. CHALLENGES
McMaster, Gerald R. Alex Janvier, Sarain Stump, Willie Seaweed, and Mungo Martin
McMaster, Gerald R. A Wearable At Form: 19th Century Robe Paintings
Meier Rhonda et al Nadia Myre Cont[r[act
Mera, H. P. Pueblo Designs: 176 Illustrations of the “Rain Bird.”
Milrod, Linda Wana-Na-Wang-Ong (Belmore, Rebecca)
Mitten, Brenda and Yvonne Maracle Visions: From Contemporary Native Photographers
Monthan, Guy Art and Indian Individualists: The Art of Seventeen Contemporary Southwestern Artists and Craftsmen
Morgan, Judith .P. Git Skee’een Niidiit People Of The Skeena River: Gitksan History in Art
Morgan, Judith, P. Celebration: Paintings And History By Judith P. Morgan
Morrow, Mable Indian Rawhide: An American Folk Art
Nasby, Judith Asingit – The Others
Neel, David and Andrew Hunter Living Traditions: David Neel
Nemiroff, Diana, Robert Houle and Charlotte Townsend-Gault Land Spirit Power
Nicolson, Marianne A Return To The House In Winter: Marianne Nicolson
Nisga’a Tribal Council Bringing Our Ancestors Home – The Repatriation Of Nisga’a Artifacts
North American Indian Traveling College Traditional Teachings
Norton, Derek Fusion: Tradition And Discovery
O’Neill, Mora Dianne Family Quest Strength: Alan Syliboy
Pakasaar, Helga et al. Revisions
Paré, Sylvie The Covenant Chain / La Chaine D’alliance: Sylvie Paré
Patten, James Shelley Niro: Sense of Self
Phillips, Carol A New Work By A New Generation
Pinder, Kymberly N. ed Race-ing Art History
Podedworny, Carol Landmark: The Paintings Of Robert Houle And John Abrams
Podedworny, Carol First Nations Art ’92
Podedworny, Carol The New Traditionalists
Podedworny, Carol Eight From The Prairies – Part One
Podedworny, Carol Eight From The Prairies – Part Two
Podedworny, Carol To Catch A Vision
Podedworny, Carol Ahneesheenahpay Still Live
Podedworny, Carol Stay Here With Us: An Installation By Rebecca Baird
Podedworny, Carol Portraits: Paintings And Photographs By Rick Hill
Podedworny, Carol The Permanent Collection of The Thunder Bay Art Gallery
Podedworny, Carol The Painter And His Model: Markle Since ’85
Podedworny, Carol Debosegai: Blake Debassige
Podedworny, Carol Joane Cardinal-Schubert: This Is My History
Podedworny, Carol Riel Remembered: An Exhibition Of Drawings On Paper By Gerald R. McMaster
Podedworny, Carol Michael Robinson: The Spirit And The Smoke
Podedworny, Carol Arthur Shilling
Podedworny, Carol, Pollock, Jack and Levitt, Rya New Growth From Ancestral Roots
Pottle, Barry and Ryan Rice Transitions 2: Contemporary Indian and Inuit Art of Canada
Ray, Dorothy Jean Aleut and Eskimo Art: Tradition and Innovation in South Alaska
Ray, Dorothy Jean Aleut and Eskimo Art: Tradition and Innovation in North Alaska
Renwick, Arthur Into The Garden Of Angels: Faye Heavyshield
Rice, Ryan Roads to Homage (Dolan Badger and John Powell)
Rice, Ryan Home Made
Rice, Ryan Look Both Ways
Rice, Ryan Heart of Matters: New Works By Shelley Niro
Rice, Ryan Shelley Niro: Matriarch Matters
Rice, Ryan FLOCK
Rice, Ryan The Road Well Traveled
Rice, Ryan Presence and Absence: Indian Art in the 1990’s
Rice, Ryan Home Project
Rice, Ryan Swift Currents
Rice, Ryan Collecting Ourselves
Rice, Ryan Somewhere
Rice, Ryan Maintaining a Balance: Works By Tracey Anthony
Rice, Ryan “Girl Power,” Longing and Not Belonging: Rosalie Favell
Rice, Ryan “Becoming Identified,” De-colonizing the Archival Photograph: George Littlechild
Rice, Ryan “David General: At A Glance…,” Rear View Mirror: David General
Rice, Ryan a true moment: honoring the works of Clifford Maracle (1944-1996)
Rice, Ryan and Barry Ace Longing and not Belonging: Rosalie Favell
Richmond, Cindy Ruth Cuthand: Artists With Their Work
Rickard, Jolene Sovereignty: A Line in the Sand
Ringlero, Aleta M Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self
Ritchie, Carson I. A. Art of the Eskimo
Roberge, Gaston Rita Letendre: Woman of Llight
Robertson, Carmen Other Space: 6 Degrees of Exploration

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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