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
Macnair, Peter L., Alan L. Hoover, Kevin Neary The Legacy: Tradition and Innovation in Northwest Coast Indian Art
Madill, Shirley Sovereignty Over Subjectivity: Robert Houle
Madill, Shirley, Robert Houle Indians From A To Z
Mainprize, Garrry Stardusters
Martin, Lee Ann The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion: Contemporary Native Art and Public Art Museums in Canada
Martin, Lee Ann Contemporary First Nations Art since 1970: Individual Practices and Collective Activism,
Martin, Lee Ann The Waters of Venice: Rebecca Belmore at the 51st Biennale
Martin, Lee Ann Making a Noise – A discussion of contemporary art, art history, critical writing and community from Aboriginal perspectives
Martin, Lee Ann Wordplay: Issues of Authority and Territory
Martin, Lee Ann In My Lifetime
Martin, Lee Ann A History Lesson: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from the Collection of the MacKenzie Art Gallery
Martin, Lee Ann Divergences: Rebecca Belmore and Shelley Niro
Martin, Lee Ann Mapping Our Territories
Martin, Lee Ann An/Other One: Aboriginal Art Curators and Art Museums
Martin, Lee Ann Sherry Farrell Racette: Illustrative Images
Martin, Lee Ann Negotiating Space for Aboriginal Art
Martin, Lee Ann Edward Poitras: Being In His Own Time
Martin, Lee Ann Shelley Niro: Flying Woman
Martin, Lee Ann Studio Series: Sheila Orr
Martin, Lee Ann Ted Goodden: Local Colour
Martin, Lee Ann Marsha Kennedy: Stilled Lives
Martin, Lee Ann WIGWAS: The Art of Birch Bark Biting
Martin, Lee Ann Richard Kerr: The After Motion Picture Series
Martin, Lee Ann Shaping the Future of Aboriginal Curatorial Practice
Martin, Lee Ann First Nations Art at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery: A Commitment to Collecting
Martin, Lee Ann Indigenous Renewal = Reclamation + Redefinition + Reality = Identity
Martin, Lee Ann Issues of Post-Coloniality
Martin, Lee Ann First Nations Activism Through the Arts
Martin, Lee Ann Morning Star
Martin, Lee Ann Alex Janvier: Negotiating the Land
Martin, Lee Ann The Language of Place
Martin, Lee Ann Life is Full of Contradictions: Reflection on ‘Reality’
Martin, Lee Ann Domingo Cisneros. SKY BONES
Martin, Lee Ann THE ART OF ALEX JANVIER: His First Thirty Years (l960-l990)
Martin, Lee Ann The Burden of Authorship: Narratives of First Nations Artists within the context of INDIGENA
Martin, Lee Ann INDIGENA: Perspectives of Indigenous Peoples on Five Hundred Years
Martin, Lee Ann INDIGENA: Contemporary Native Perspectives
Martin, Lee Ann SOLIDARITY: Art After Oka
Martin, Lee Ann The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion: Contemporary Native Art and Canadian Art Museums
Martin, Lee Ann The Contemporary Indian Art Collection at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
Martin, Lee Ann Curatorial Perspective, First Nations Art ’90
Martin, Lee Ann Decelebration
Martin, Lee Ann Raven’s Work: Northwest Coast Indian Art
Martin, Lee Ann Canadian Indian Art
Martin, Lee Ann Artists of the Dawn: Christine Nicholas and Senabeh
Martin, Lee Ann A Celebration of Native American Life and Art
Martin, Lee Ann and Bob Boyer The Powwow: An Art History
Martin, Lee Ann and Morgan Wood EXPOSED: Aesthetics of Aboriginal Erotic Art
Martin, Lee Ann, Joanne Bristol s.p.a.c.e.t.r.a.s.h.
Maskegon-Iskwew, Ahasiw Storm Spirits: The Cultural Ecology of Aboriginal New Media Art, Urban Shaman Aboriginal
Maskegon-Iskwew, Ahasiw The Strength of Uncertain Relations: violence, indeterminance and the art of peace
Maskegon-Iskwew, Ahasiw Documenting Fluid Memes: Slippery Translucence and Visceral Reflection in Performance Art
Maskegon-Iskwew, Ahasiw Editorial
Maskegon-Iskwew, Ahasiw Weak Credentials: Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge in Contemporary Colonial A.rt.
Maskegon-Iskwew, Ahasiw Drumbeats to Drumbytes: Globalizing Networked Aboriginal Art
Maskegon-Iskwew, Ahasiw Sneakup and the Totentanz: All Our Relations Confronting the Dance of Death
Maskegon-Iskwew, Ahasiw waynohtêw and the âpihtawikosisân Infiltration of Deep Structure
Maskegon-Iskwew, Ahasiw Mapping Homunculi at War: Aboriginal Performance Art Sneaks Up
Maskegon-Iskwew, Ahasiw Hysterical, Auto-cannibalist Culture versus Trans-temporal Interwoven Identities
Maskegon-Iskwew, Ahasiw Front Line Art: Forum on Community Arts Report
Maskegon-Iskwew, Ahasiw Native Love: Subverting the Boundaries of the Heart
Maskegon-Iskwew, Ahasiw Nêhiyawêwin and Virtual Reality
Maskegon-Iskwew, Ahasiw The Mocassin Telegraph Goes High-Tech
Massé, Isabelle Primordial Memories: Works By Jane Ash Poitras
Mattes, Cathy Art-It-Fact II: Lionel Peyachew
Mattes, Cathy The Best Man By: Riel Benn
Mattes, Cathy Cowboys And Indian (And Métis?) By: David Garneau
Mattes, Cathy Without Reservation: Lita Fontaine
Mattes, Cathy Heather Henry and Lionel Auburn Peyachew
Mattes, Cathy Gathering: Aboriginal Art from the Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery
Maurer, Evan M. The Native American Heritage: A Survey of North American Indian Art
Maybury-Lewis, David Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World
McDonald, Frederick R. Ancestral Portraits: The Colour Of My People
McEvilley, Thomas Art and Otherness: Crisis in Identity
McLuhan, Elizabeth Contemporary Native Art Of Canada – Silk Screens From The Triple K Co-operative
McLuhan, Elizabeth Last Camp First Song: Indian Art From The Royal Ontario Museum
McLuhan, Elizabeth Weneebaykook; Seven Printmakers From James Bay
McLuhan, Elizabeth Renewal: Masterworks Of Contemporary Indian Art From The National Museum Of Man
McLuhan, Elizabeth Renegade: The Art Of Leo Yerxa
McLuhan, Elizabeth Waabanda-Iwewin
McLuhan, Elizabeth Altered Egos: The Multimedia Work Of Carl Beam
McLuhan, Elizabeth Benjamin Chee Chee
McLuhan, Elizabeth Wigwas Bark Biting By Angelique Merasty
McLuhan, Elizabeth and R.M Vanderburgh Daphne Odjig: A Retrospective 1946 – 1985
McLuhan, Elizabeth and Sheehan, Carol The Eye Of The Dreamer: Heroes And Heroic Transformation In Northwest Coast Silkscreen Prints
McMaster, Gerald R. Challenges: De Meervaart
McMaster, Gerald R. New Tribe: New York
McMaster, Gerald R. Venice Biennale
McMaster, Gerald R. Crow’s Shadow: Art and Community: Migrations project
McMaster, Gerald R. The Native Universe: Voices of Indian America
McMaster, Gerald R. First American Art: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection of American Indian Art
McMaster, Gerald R. Our (Inter) Related History
McMaster, Gerald R. Solitary Confinement
McMaster, Gerald R. Rebuilding the Spirit
McMaster, Gerald R. Notes on a Plains Aesthetic
McMaster, Gerald R. The New Tribe: Critical Perspectives and Practices in Aboriginal Contemporary Art
McMaster, Gerald R. Rick Rivet
McMaster, Gerald R. Jane Ash Poitras: An Indian in Paris
McMaster, Gerald R. Reservation X: The Power of Place in Aboriginal Contemporary Art
McMaster, Gerald R. Museums and Galleries as Sites for Artistic Intervention

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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