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Resources Related to First Peoples: for Faculty and Administration

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.

Intended to help provide resources of interest to faculty.

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.


Other Sources

On Conducting Research

Contact the Aboriginal Education Centre (University of Windsor) before embarking on any research.

Aboriginal Research. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 2016.

Bak, G., Bradford, T., Loyer, J., & Walker, E. (2017). Four Views on Archival Decolonization Inspired by the TRC's Calls to Action. Fonds D'Archives, (1). 

First Nations Data Centre/Centre de données des Premiêres Nations

First Nations Ethics Guide on Research Research and Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge. (For discussion purposes only). Assembly of First Nations. n.d.

First Nations Principles of OCAP®

Guidelines for the Merit Review of Aboriginal Research.  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 2016.

Hotte, N. (2016). Respectful research with Indigenous communities: A non-Indigenous researcher’s experience. branchlines 27(3), 8-9.

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Database

Reconciling research: Perspectives on research involving Indigenous Peoples-Part 1 [special issue]. International Indigenous Policy Journal v. 8 no. 2, 2017.

Reconciling research: Perspectives on research involving Indigenous Peoples-Part 2 [special issue]. International Indigenous Policy Journal v. 8 no. 4, 2018.

Research Involving the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada. In Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, 2014.

Other Sources


Indigenous Speaker Series University Youtube (Google Video search)

LSE Students Ask: Why is my curriculum white? (YouTube Video 20:35)

Making Mukluks and Connecting Cultures (TVO)


Curriculum-related Documents

Centre for Teaching and Learning's  Indigenous Curriculum and Pedagogy Project Coordinator for the Centre for Teaching and Learning and the Indigenous Resources page.

Your Leddy subject librarian or Law Librarians (Windsor) for assistance in locating resources related to indigenization, colonization, reconciliation, principles from an Indigenous perspective, etc.


Absolon, K. E. (2008). Kaandosswin, this is how we come to know! indigenous graduate research in the academy: Worldviews and methodologies. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.

Adams, Jodie, et al, (2018). Our Stories : First Peoples in Canada. Toronto: Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology. [eTextbook]

Alberta Education (n.d.). First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Education: Supporting Student Success.

Allan, B., et al. (2018). Pulling Together: A guide for Indigenization of post-secondary institutions. BCCampus Open Education.

Alaska Native Knowledge Network. (1998). Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Teachers.

BCcampus Indigenization Project 

BCcampus OpenEd open textbooks

Bell, Nicole. (2014). Teaching by the Medicine Wheel: An Anishinaabe Framework for Indigenous Education. Education Canada

Canadian Association of University Teachers. Indigenizing the Academy.

Canadian Council on Learning (2007). Redefining How Success is Measured in Aboriginal Learning: Holistic Lifelong Models: First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Learning Frameworks.

Canadian Council on Learning. (2009). State of Aboriginal Learning in Canada: A Holistic Approach to Measuring Success (Chapter 1: A Holistic Approach to Measuring Learning).

Cutrara, S. (2018). The Settler Grammar of Canadian History Curriculum: Why Historical Thinking Is Unable to Respond to the TRC’s Calls to Action. Canadian Journal of Education / Revue canadienne de l’éducation 41(1), 250-275.

The Ethnos Project

FNESC. First Peoples Principles of Learning.

Guinan, D. (2016). The Social Environment and Indigenous Student Success in a Canadian Post-secondary Institution (Doctoral dissertation, Royal Roads University (Canada).

Indigenous Education Protocol. Colleges and Institutes Canada

Iseke-Barnes, J.M. (2008). Pedagogies for decolonizing. Canadian Journal of Native Education, 31(1), 123-148.

Kennedy, J., Thomas, L., Percy, A., Dean, B., Delahunty, J., Harden-Thew, K., & de Laat, M. (2019). An Aboriginal way towards curriculum reconciliation. International Journal for Academic Development, 24(2), 148-162. doi:10.1080/1360144X.2019.1593172

Kirkness, Verna, & Barnhardt, R. (2001). First Nations and Higher Education: The Four R's -Respect, Relevance, Reciprocity, Responsibility. In Hayoe, R. and J. Pan, Knowledge Across Cultures: A Contribution to Dialogue Among Civilizations. Hong Kong, Comparative Education Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong.

Lee, D. (2008). Indigenous knowledges and the university library. Canadian Journal of Native Education, 31(1), 149.

McGregor, H. (2012). Decolonizing pedagogies teacher reference booklet. Vancouver, BC: Vancouver School Board.

Munroe, E. A., Lunney-Borden, L., Murray-Orr, A., Toney, D., & Meader, J. (2013). Decolonizing Aboriginal education in the 21st century. McGill Journal of Education/Revue des sciences de l'éducation de McGill, 48(2).

Nardozi, A., Restoule, J. P., Broad, K., Steele, N., & James, U. (2014). Deepening Knowledge to Inspire Action: Including Aboriginal Perspectives in Teaching Practice. In education, 19(3).

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Nipissing University. Enji giigdoyang – Office of Indigenous Initiatives. Presentations, Papers and Reports


Ottmann, J. (2013). Indigenizing the Academy: Confronting “Contentious Ground.” The Morning Watch: Educational and Social Analysis, 40 (3-4), 8-24.

Proquest Dissertations and Theses Global 

Smith, Michael V. (2011). "Native Education in Ontario: Problems, Solutions, and Implementation." Undergraduate Journal of Native Studies• Dbaajmowin (2011): 103.

ReconciliAction Resources (Danielle Bitz, University of Saskatchewan. University Library)

Recognition of Increased Workload of Academic Staff Members in Equity-Seeking Groups in a Minority Context. Canadian Association of University Teachers

Restoule, J. (2011). Looking for a Way in: Aboriginal Youth Talk about Access to University in Ontario. The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, 31(2), 47-62,189. 

Richard, A. L. (2011). Setting good footprints: Reconstructing wholistic success of indigenous students in higher education (Doctoral dissertation, University of Manitoba).

Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples 

Scheithauer (Niemiec), K. (2015). Rediscovering Indigenous Knowledge in Contemporary Canada. Transcanadiana, (7), 196-214.

Syllabi are freely available online using any search engine

Toulouse, P. R. (2008). Integrating Aboriginal Teachings and Values into the Classroom. Research Monograph 11. Ontario: The Literacy Numeracy Secretariat. (4 pages).

Transforming Relations: A Collaborative Collection

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reports in Accessible Formats

Truth and Reconciliation Response Projects (University of Waterloo)

Universities Canada Principles on Indigenous Education

Waboose, Valarie and Gemma Smyth. (2016) Reflections on the Anishinabe Law Camp (Bkejwanong Territory)reconciliationsyllabus: a TRC-inspired gathering of materials for teaching law. October 25, 2016. 


Selected University Reports on Indigenization

University of Windsor: 

University of Toronto: 

Western University


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