Treaty 8 continues to have a profound influence on the lives of Native families even to this day. Previous dealings with Athabasca’s First Nations were often underlined by the government’s lack of sensitivity to the nature of this relationship.
These studies stand as testimonials to the importance of archival records in documenting past actions at the hands of federal representatives. Without this archival record, there would be no understanding of past problems and no common ground from which to develop a future relationship.
René Fumoleau, As Long as This Land Shall Last: A History of Treaty 8 and Treaty 11, 1870-1939, Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, 
Harold Cardinal, The Unjust Society: The Tragedy of Canada’s Indians, Edmonton: M.G. Hurtig Ltd., 1969
John Goddard, Last Stand of the Lubicon Cree, Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1991
Erin Anderssen, "Canadian War Vet to Lose Indian Status," The Globe and Mail, Thursday, January 14, 1999