Resources by Subject


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.


First Nations Principles of OCAP®

Data on Racialized Populations (Scholar's Portal)


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

Deepening Knowledge: Resources for and about Aboriginal Education (OISE)

Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario, First Nations, Métis and Inuit


How to Tell the Difference: A Guide for Evaluating Children’s Books for Anti-Indian Bias (oyate)

Indigenous Canada MOOC (University of Alberta)

Infusing Indigenous Perspectives in k-12 Teaching (OISE)

Proquest Dissertations and Theses Global

Proquest Social Sciences


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 Centre for Policy Alternatives.

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.

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

United Nations. General Assembly. (2008). United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [2007]. United Nations Department of Public Information.

Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network

Government Information

Indigenous History (Library and Archives Canada) 

Indigenous Institutes (Ontario)

Canada Commons

First Nation Profiles Interactive Map

Historical Debates of the Parliament of Canada

Indian Affairs Annual Reports, 1864-1990 (you may have to search for the title of the webpage)

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada 

Michigan Tribal Governments 

Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation (Ontario)

Native American Affairs (Michigan Department of Health & Human Services)

Ontario First Nations Maps

Our Ontario Government Documents Collection

Registry of Canadian Government Information Digitization Projects

Statistics Canada. Indigenous Peoples.

Statistics Canada. Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: First Nations People, Métis and Inuit

Statistics Canada. NHS Aboriginal Population Profile, 2011

U.K. Parliamentary Papers

United Nations Division For Social Policy and Development. Indigenous Peoples.

United Nations International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

Guiding Documents

Commissions of Inquiry into Indian affairs in the Canadas, 1828-1858: Evolving a corporate memory for the Indian Department

Indigenizing the Academy (Canadian Association of University Teachers)

Indigenous Education Protocol (Colleges and Institutes Canada)

Indigenous Knowledge Portal (First Nations Caring Society)

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

[10] Principles of Reconciliation (TRC)

Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples 

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. 

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reports in Accessible Formats

Understanding First Nation Sovereignty (Chiefs of Ontario)

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN)

Universities Canada Principles on Indigenous Education

WWW.FPIC.INFO (Indigenous Rights and Resource Governance Research Group)


Indigenous Health Resources

National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health

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)

Hidden histories in Southwest Ontario: a project of the Huron Community History Centre

Image Collections

American Indians of the Pacific Northwest University of Washington

An Honest, Genial and Kindly People

Edward S. Curtis's The American Indian [text and images] Northwestern University

Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage Canadian Museum of History

Paul Seesequasis - Indigenous Archival Photo Project

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



Great Lakes Treaty Timeline


see first page of this research guide under Indigenous Voices, and Select News/Media 

Aboriginal Languages in Canada (Statistics Canada)

Aboriginal Maps and Mapping: Language Maps (UBC Research Guide)

The Anishinnabemodaa App (Seven Generations Education Institute, the Rainy River District School Board, and SayITFirst)


Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Inc. : Learning Ojibwe- Anishinaabemowin

National Indigenous Languages Day (March 31st) (Leddy resources)

The Ojibwe People's Dictionary

Pronunciation de noms autochtones/Native Names Pronunciation

Syllabic Keyboards

TV Ontario: Indigenous stories in Indigenous languages

UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger

Legal Sources

see Law Library

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.

Settler Histories

see also Government Information

Classified digest of the records of the Society for the Propagation of the Bible in Foreign Parts, 1701-1892 (with much supplementary information)

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)

The Faith Project: Aboriginal Spirituality

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) 

Acts, Agreements, Treaties and Land Claims. (Government of Canada. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

National Aboriginal Economic Board.

Reconciliation, Treaties and Indigenous History in Canada: a Reading List

Treaty Texts (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada)

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