A note about language:
Throughout this guide, a variety of words are used to describe resources relating to courses taught at University programs such as Education, Health Studies, Art, Languages, Sociology, Native Studies, and History. This includes materials written by, about, and for people of Aboriginal, Métis, Inuit and non-Aboriginal backgrounds and cultures.
The ongoing legal use of the word "Indian" by the Government of Canada (ie. The Indian Act) necessitates its inclusion in our guide, despite our awareness of any offense it may cause. Also, American and international resources tend to use the terms "Native American" or "American Indian" rather than Aboriginal or First Nations. This is important to keep in mind when doing research, as word choice greatly impacts catalogue and database search results.
For further information see the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada page on terminology.
Welcome to the Aboriginal Resources LibGuide. This guide serves as an introduction to some of the library resources, governmental and public information sources available to students and researchers looking for information on Aboriginal topics.
Within this guide you will find information on topics such as health, education, governmental relations, history and culture. This guide is a starting point, a collection of resources which will help you get started with your research, as such, it is not definitive.
Doing research is a time-consuming process. We are happy to help you with this process, please ask!
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