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
Garner,Richard F. Bella Coola – Kwakiutl – Nootka – Salish: A Photographic History
Gautsche, Nancy and Kiri Hardy Robert Houle’s Histories
Geder,Norman Two Hundred Years of North American Art
Golden,Thelma Place, Considered.
Gonyea, Ray and Rick Hill The Texture of Memory: Historical Process and Contemporary Art
Gonyea,Ray Art Of The Seventh Generation: Iroquois Symbols On Canvas And Paper
Gray, Viviane and Dianne O’Neill Pe’l A’tukwey: Let Me ? Tell A Story: Recent Work By Mi’kmaq And Maliseet Artists
Grimes, John, Karen Kramer and Rick Hill Gifts Of The Spirit: Works By Nineteenth – Century & Contemporary Native American Artists
Hall, Judy, Leslie Tepper and Judy Thompson Threads Of The Land: Clothing Traditions From Three Indigenous Cultures
Hall, Stuart and Paul duGay Questions of Cultural Identity
Harding,Anne Dinsdale Bibliography of Articles and Papers on North American Indian Artists
Hassett,Dawn Arts Of The Salmon People, BC
Hawthorn,Audrey Kwakiutl Art
Hayden,Kim The Other Side Of Time – L’autre Cote Du Temps: Frederick McDonald
Hayden,Kim ethnographic industry: Kevin McKenzie
Henry, Victoria and Shelley Niro From Icebergs to Iced Tea
Hessel, Ingo Inuit Art: An Introduction
Highwater,Jamake The Sweet Grass Lives On: Fifty Contemporary North American Indian Artists
Hill, Dayna M Indian Art ’81
Hill, Dayna M Indian Art 1980
Hill, Lynn Full Moon New Moon: Ned Bear And Connie Watts
Hill, Lynn Raven’s Reprise
Hill, Lynn The Travelling Alter Native Medicine Show: A Series Of Rubbings By Janice Toulouse-Shingwaak And Leonard Beam
Hill, Lynn AlterNative: Contemporary Photo Compositions
Hill, Richard Skywalkers: A History Of Indian Ironworkers
Hill, Rick Creativity Is Our Tradition: Three Decades Of Contemporary Indian Art
Hill, Rick and Truman Lowe ed. Who Stole the Teepee?
Hill, Tom Indian Art ’88
Hill, Tom Indian Art ’89
Hill, Tom A Celebration of Contemporary Canadian Native Art
Hill, Tom Indian Art ’84
Hill, Tom In The Spirit Of Sharing: The Best Of Our Collections
Hill, Tom School Days
Hill, Tom Indian Art ’83
Hill, Tom Transformation: The Art Of David General
Hill, Tom Patches: The Art Of Quilt Making On The Six Nations And New Credit Indian Reserves
Hill, Tom Indian Art ’82
Hill, Tom Contemporary Native Art Of Canada: Manitoulin Island
Hill, Tom Ganohonyohk
Hill, Tom and Ann Pineault Internal Recall
Hill, Tom and David General Links To A Tradition
Hill, Tom and Lucy Lippard It Takes Time: The Art of Ron Noganosh
Ho, Rosa Surrey Collects
Hollander York Gallery Celebrating Life: The Art Of Allen Sapp
Holm, Bill Indian Art of the Northwest Coast: A Dialogue on Craftsmanship and Aesthetics
Holm, Bill The Box of Daylight: Northwest Coast Indian Art
Houle, Robert Adjacent, Nonlinear – Hannah Claus And Bonnie Devine
Hunt, Walter Bernard American Indian Beadwork
Ingberman, Jeanette Jimmie Durham
Inverarity, Robert Bruce Art of the Northwest Coast Indians
Jemison, G. Peter Common Heritage: Contemporary Iroquois Artists
Jemison, Peter G. and Richard W. Hill Stan Hill: The Spirit Released – A Circle Complete
Jensen, Doreen Imprints 12
Jensen, Doreen Journeys
Jensen, Doreen Uncommon Legacies: Native American Art From The Peabody Essex Museum
Jensen, Doreen Aboriginal Representation in the Gallery
Jensen, Doreen Faces in the Forest, Foreword
Jensen, Doreen Objects and Expressions
Jensen, Doreen Cartopographies; Aspects of Recent BC Arts
Jensen, Doreen Indian Artists At Work. Foreword
Jensen, Doreen Images and Objects
Jensen, Doreen Give Back: First Nations Perspectives on Cultural Practice
Jensen, Doreen In My Country: An Anthology of Canadian Artists
Jensen, Doreen In Celebration of Our Survival. The First Nations of BC.
Jensen, Doreen Robes of Power: Totem Poles on Cloth
Jensen, Doreen Networking: National Indian Artists Symposium, University of Lethbridge, 1987
Jessup, Lynda, Shannon Bagg et al On Aboriginal Representation in the Gallery
Johannsen, Christina B., John P. Ferguson, eds. Iroquois Arts: A Directory of a People and Their Work
Kardosh, Robert Works on Cloth: Imagery By Artists Of Baker Lake, Nunavut
Kasprycki, Sylvia and Doris Strambau ed. Lifeworlds – Artscapes
Kastner, Carolyn Fusing Traditions: Transformations In Glass By Native American Artists
Kiendl, Anthony ed. Obsession, Compulsion, Collection: On Objects, Display, Culture, And Interpretation
Kin Gagnon, Monika Other Conundrums: Race, Culture and Canadian Art
King, J.C.H. Portrait Masks from the Northwest Coast of America
Kingfisher, William Constructing Locality in Contemporary Canadian Aboriginal Art
Kingfisher, William Kanata: Passport – Passeport (Greg Hill)
Kiva New, Lloyd and Rick Hill American Indian Art In The 1980’s
Koch, Ronald P. Dress Clothing of the Plains Indians
Kwon, Miwon One Place After Another: Site Specific Art and Locational Identity
L’Hirondelle, Leanne Rabbits on the Rez – New Works By: Linus Woods
L’Hirondelle, Leanne No X Plain Nation
Lacayo, Jessie Frank Shebageget
Lalonde, Christine; Ribkoff, Natalie Inuit Sculpture From the Collection Of The TD Bank Financial Group
Landry, Pierre Nous Venons En Paix? Histoires Des Amériques
Lippard, Lucy R. Tango – Lance Belanger
Lippard, Lucy R. Mixed Blessings
Lippard, Lucy R. The Lure of the Local
Lippard, Lucy R. Esthetic Sovereignty, or, Going Places with Cultural Baggage.
Liss, David and Katia Meir True North: The Landscape Tradition In Contemporary Canadian Art
Lloyd New David C. Young, One With The Earth
Loft, Steve Sovereignty, Subjectivity and Social Action: The Films of Alanis Obomsawin
Loft, Steve Here We Come a’Wassailing
Loft, Steve Aboriginal Art and Public Galleries: Towards an Integrative Structure
Loft, Steve Between A Rock And…: The Politics of Presenting Aboriginal Media Art
Loft, Steve Photophobia 3
Loft, Steve alt. shift. control
Loft, Steve, and Dana Claxton, editors Transference, Technology, Tradition
Logan, Jim HomeBoys – Alex Janvier and Alan Syliboy
Logan, Jim Re-Claiming History
Lupien, Joyceline and Jean Phillipe Uzel Double Jeu :identité et culture – Willie Cole, Ron Noganosh, Richard Purdy – Double Play: identity and culture – Willie Cole, Ron Noganosh , Richard Purdy.

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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