Inventory of the
Michael Posluns fonds

Inventory #F0382

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0382
Title:Michael Posluns fonds
Extent:8.5 m of textual records
ca. 410 audio reels (ca. 200 hrs) : polyester, 19.5 cm/sec
6 video cassettes (ca. 6 hrs) : polyester
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Michael Posluns is a journalist and researcher. He was born in Canada in 1941 and educated at York University (M. E. S. 1993 and Ph. D. 2002). Posluns has conducted research, written reports, briefs and monographs on behalf of and about First Nations in Canada and the United States. He has served as a parliamentary adviser to the Assembly of First Nations, the Native Indian Brotherhood, the Dene Nation and other bodies. Posluns' doctoral dissertation is entitled 'The Public Emergence of the Vocabulary of First Nations Self-Government' and he is co-author with George Manuel of 'The Fourth World: An Indian Reality' (1974) and with David Nahwegahbow and Douglas Sanders of 'The First Nations and the Crown: A Study in Trust Relationships' (1983).
Scope and Content:

The fonds consists of briefs, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, reports, research notes, and related material of Michael Posluns. There is also a run of 'Akwasasne notes,' (1969-1976) [newspaper], audio reels, and video cassettes, which include interviews with First Nations elders, interviews conducted for broadcast on radio (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and National Public Radio in the United States), Native music and tapes relating to Native folklore.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: File lists available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000382.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1989-020, 2000-050. Further accruals are expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Michael Posluns in 1990 and 2000.
Subject Access Points:Posluns, Michael, 1941-
Provenance Access Points:Posluns, Michael, 1941-

Date of creation: 2002/04/05
Date of last revision: 2003/05/06
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