The links below reflect a subset of the many resources available, as starting points for your research. The photos of totems and other images are located in the Collaboratory space in Leddy Library. Based on drawings by Russell Nahdee.
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.
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.
- Government Information
Indigenous History (Library and Archives Canada)
Indian Affairs Annual Reports, 1864-1990 (you may have to search for the title of the webpage)
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
- Guiding Documents
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)
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN)
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.
- History (Local)
Local, Indigenous History reading list (Leddy Library)
- Image Collections
American Indians of the Pacific Northwest University of Washington
Edward S. Curtis's The American Indian [text and images] Northwestern University
Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage Canadian Museum of History
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 first page of this research guide under Indigenous Voices, and Select News/Media
Aboriginal Languages in Canada (Statistics Canada)
TV Ontario: Indigenous stories in Indigenous languages
- Legal Sources
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.
- Settler Histories
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
Social justice is related to all issues mentioned on this page. See those sections.
Aboriginal Issues (Centre for Social Justice)
- Spirituality and Religion
Indigenous Spiritual Practices (Ontario Human Rights Commission)
- Treaty Rights and Sovereignty
Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System (Government of Canada)
Aboriginal Lands and Economic Development. (Government of Canada. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)
Treaty Texts (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada)