Territory acknowledgement: The University of Windsor sits on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie.
Inspiration: "...Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples ... transform Canadian society so that our children and grandchildren can live together in dignity, peace, and prosperity on these lands we now share."
“By listening to your story, my story can change. By listening to your story, I can change.”
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. (2015). Honouring the truth, reconciling for the future : summary of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, pp. 8 and 21.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and Reports, see National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
-> Book a research appointment with the Indigenous Outreach Librarian.
See also the News Media section below
Canada 150: Contemporary Indigenous Voices (Curio.ca)
I am Indigenous (CBC, 2017)
I am Indigenous (CBC, 2016)
Indigenous Cinema (NFB)
Indigenous Land, Urban Stories (Master's Students, Ryerson School of Journalism at FCAD)
Maamiutaau (CBC GEM)
Raven's Quest (tvokids)
ReconciliAction Resources: Podcasts and Radio (Danielle Bitz, University of Saskatchewan. University Library)
Toolkits (Reconciliation Canada)
What I Wish My Professors Knew About Me... (Western University)
Yellowhead Institute (Indigenous think tank at Ryerson University)
- Indigenous Peoples in Southwestern Ontario and Michigan
- Community Links
- Dates Set Aside by Custom or Law
- On Conducting Research in Indigenous Communities
- University-based Communities (Ontario and Michigan)
- Government Information
- Guiding Documents
- Image Collections
- Legal Sources
- Library Databases
- Residential Schools
- Selection of Research Guides
- Settler Histories
- Social Justice
- Spirituality and Religion
- Treaty Rights and Sovereignty
For Canadian maps see Government Information resources below, and Google Maps (search for the indigenous community, Canada-only).
Munsee Delaware Nation currently n/a as of August 2020
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (Michigan)
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe (Michigan)
Aboriginal Child Resource Centre (Windsor)
Aboriginal Learners (Council of Ontario Universities)
Assembly of First Nations (Canada)
Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre (Windsor)
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies (Greater Essex County District School Board)
First-Nations, Métis and Inuit Education (Windsor-Essex Catholic School Board)
Indigenous Education (Colleges and Institutes Canada)
N'Amerind Friendship Centre (Windsor)
Native Student Alliance (UWindsor)
First Nations Public Library Week (FNPLW) Oct 1-7, 2018
February 14th Have a Heart Day (Canada)
June National Indigenous History Month (Canada)
June 21st National Indigenous Peoples Day (Canada)
September 30th Orange Shirt Day (Canada)
October 4th Sisters in Spirit Vigils MMIWG (Manitoba, the day is honoured by Canada)
November National American Heritage Month (USA)
First Week of November Treaties Recognition Week (Ontario)
First Friday after Thanksgiving. Native American Heritage Day (USA)
Please contact your Professor/Advisor and the Aboriginal Education Centre (University of Windsor) before embarking on research-based projects with indigenous communities.
For information on research protocols please see the resource titled Resources Related to First Peoples: for Faculty and Administration.
Aboriginal Cultural & Learning Centre (Lambton College)
Aboriginal Education Centre (University of Windsor)
Aboriginal Initiatives (Lakehead University)
Aboriginal Institutes (Ontario)
Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year (Royal Military College)
Aboriginal Resource Centre (University of Guelph)
Aboriginal Resource Centre (University of Ottawa)
Aboriginal Student Services (Brock University)
American Indian and Indigenous Studies (Michigan State University)
Anishinaabe Students (Algoma University and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig)
Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education (Carleton University)
Centre for Aboriginal Student Services (York University)
Centre for Indigenous Studies (University of Toronto)
Enji giigdoyang – Office of Aboriginal Initiatives (Nipissing University)
First Nations Centre (Fanshawe College)
First Nation, Métis and Inuit Centre (St. Clair College)
First Peoples House of Learning (Trent University)
Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre (Queen's University)
Indigenous Services (Western University)
Indigenous Student Affairs (Laurentian University)
Indigenous Student Services (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)
Indigenous Student Services (Wilfred Laurier University)
Indigenous Studies Program (McMaster University)
Native American Student Organization (Wayne State University)
Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services (Ryerson University)
Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre (University of Waterloo)
Curriculum-related documents [related to university-level] (Leddy Library, UWindsor)
Adams, Jodie, et al, (2018). Our Stories : First Peoples in Canada. Toronto: Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology. [eTextbook]
BCcampus OpenEd open textbooks
Indigenous Canada MOOC (University of Alberta)
Anaya, J. (2014). Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya. The Situation of Indigenous Peoples in Canada (Final Version). United Nations Human Rights Council.
Canadian Human Rights Commission. (2010). Report on equality rights of Aboriginal people. Canadian Human Rights Commission.
Aboriginal Income Disparity in Canada. (Government of Canada. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
Joint Report by the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) et al. (2012). Response to Canada's 19th and 20th Periodic Reports: Alternative Report on Canada's Actions on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
United Nations. General Assembly. (2008). United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples . United Nations Department of Public Information.
Aboriginal Heritage (Library and Archives Canada)
Aboriginal Institutes (Ontario)
Native American Affairs (Michigan Department of Health & Human Services)
Statistics Canada. Indigenous Peoples.
Statistics Canada. Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: First Nations People, Métis and Inuit
Statistics Canada. NHS Aboriginal Population Profile, 2011.
Indigenizing the Academy (Canadian Association of University Teachers)
Indigenous Education Protocol (Colleges and Institutes Canada)
Indigenous Knowledge Portal (First Nations Caring Society)
John, Edward. A Study on the impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery on indigenous peoples, including mechanisms, processes and instruments of redress, with reference to the Declaration, and particularly to articles 26-28, 32 and 40. United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. 2014.
Bell, Nicole. Teaching by the Medicine Wheel: An Anishinaabe Framework for Indigenous Education. Education Canada. 2014.
Understanding First Nation Sovereignty (Chiefs of Ontario)
WWW.FPIC.INFO (Indigenous Rights and Resource Governance Research Group)
Report of the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs. (2017). Breaking Point: the Suicide Crisis in Indigenous Communities. Ottawa: Speaker of the House of Commons.
American Indians of the Pacific Northwest University of Washington
Edward S. Curtis's The American Indian [text and images] Northwestern University
Indigenous Audiovisual Collection Royal BC Museum
The Indigenous Collection The Art Gallery of Ontario
Indigenous Photograph Collection University of Alberta
Indigenous Resources Archives Association of Ontario
see also News Media section
Aboriginal Languages in Canada (Statistics Canada)
Aboriginal Maps and Mapping: Language Maps (UBC Research Guide)
Challenge4Change (Website and App)
TV Ontario: Indigenous stories in Indigenous languages
Indigenous Law Research Unit (University of Victoria)
Law Commission of Canada (ed). (2008). Indigenous Legal Traditions. Vancouver: UBC Press.
Napoleon, V., & Friedland, H. (2014). Indigenous Legal Traditions: Roots to Renaissance In Dubber, M., & Hörnle, T. (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Researching Aboriginal and Indigenous Law (Paul Martin Law Library, UWindsor)
Valiante, Guiseppe. (2016). Akwesasne creates first court in Canada for and by Indigenous people. The Canadian Press, Oct. 2.
Indigenous Resources (excluding Law Library Legal Sources)
Alia, V. (1999). Un/Covering the North: News, Media, and Aboriginal People. Vancouver, CA: UBC Press.
Crey, K. (2016). Indigeneity, institutions of media culture, and the Canadian state since 1990. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.
First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Publishers and Distributors (Sara McDowell, University of Toronto Libraries)
ImagineNATIVE (The Centre for Aboriginal Media)
Ojibway TV (app available through the Apple Store or Google Play)
Style Guide for Reporting on Indigenous People (Journalists for Human Rights)
Windspeaker.com For Archive see AMMSA.COM in list.
Residential School Survivors Crisis Support Line staffed 24 hours (1-866-925-4419). Not to be called for research purposes. This is a crisis support line for those who may require assistance as they peruse this documentation.
A Lost Heritage: Canada's Residential Schools (CBC Digital Archives) please note this resource is currently n/a on the new site
American Indian Boarding Schools (Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways, MI)
The Apologies (United Church of Canada)
Chartrand, L. N., Logan, T. E., & Daniels, J. D. (2006). Métis history and experience and residential schools in Canada. Aboriginal Healing Foundation.
Conducting Research on Canada's Residential Schools (Library and Archives Canada)
Forgotten: The Métis Residential School Experience [online exhibition]
Indian Residential Schools (Catholic Voices Canada)
Indian Residential Schools (Government of Canada)
Indian School: Stories of Survival (MI, USA) [film]
Our Digital World (Ontario)
Residential Schools (Library and Archives Canada)
Truth and Reconciliation (Anglican Church of Canada)
The Children Remembered: Residential School Archive Project (United Church of Canada)
Where Are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools [online exhibition]
American Indian and Indigenous Studies (The Newberry)
First Nations and Indigenous Studies (University of British Columbia)
First Nations Studies (Western University)
Indigenous Foundations.arts.ubc.ca (UBC)
Indigenous Resources (Archives Association of Ontario)
Indigenous Resources (Lambton College)
Indigenous Resources (University of Michigan)
Indigenous Resources [multiple guides] (University of Toronto Libraries)
Indigenous Studies (Fanshawe College)
Indigenous Studies (University of Winnipeg)
Native American Studies Research Guide (Michigan State University)
Native Canada (University of Calgary)
On conducting research [section] (Leddy Library, UWindsor)
Researching Aboriginal and Indigenous Law (Paul Martin Law Library, UWindsor)
Hudson's Bay Company Archives (Archives of Manitoba)
The Indian Record: Leddy Library Microfilm (serials) - Main Bldng - Basement - Media Centre (BV2195 .I5 v.49 1986 )
Social justice is related to all issues mentioned on this page. See those sections.
Aboriginal Issues (Centre for Social Justice)
Indigenous Spiritual Practices (Ontario Human Rights Commission)
Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System (Government of Canada)
Aboriginal Lands and Economic Development. (Government of Canada. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
Acts, Agreements, Treaties and Land Claims. (Government of Canada. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
Treaty Texts (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada)
This page was developed with the assistance of members of the University of Windsor community. Please send suggestions or feedback to jsoutter @ uwindsor.ca