It is important to note that when conducting any research project it is not always a quick process. Identifying, locating and reviewing suitable materials can often take hours. Indigenous Canadian research is no different. Due to the numerous changes in terminology used to identify and describe Indigenous peoples of Canada (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) to name few, it can sometimes get confusing where to start.
The ongoing legal use of the word Indian by The Indian Act necessitates it's inclusion in search results, despite our awareness of any offense it may cause. This is important to keep in mind when doing research, as word choice greatly impacts catalogue and database search results.
The Indigenous Studies Portal (iPortal) is a database of full-text electronic resources such as books, articles, theses and documents as well as digitized materials such as photographs, archival resources, maps, etc. focusing primarily on First Nations and Aboriginals of Canada with a secondary focus on North American materials and beyond.
This is a concise overview of Indigenous Peoples from pre-contact to the 21st century. The book is intended for any overview course in Native Studies. It examines key topics such as treaty processes, land claims, and contemporary socio-economic issues and features an emphasis on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report and its "calls to action."
Indigenous Canada is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Indigenous Canada is for students from faculties outside the Faculty of Native Studies with an interest in acquiring a basic familiarity with Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal relationships
Commissioned by imagineNATIVE and prepared by Marcia Nickerson with support from Communications MDR, this highly-anticipated guide provides cultural principles, key findings from a national consultation process, and best practices for filmmakers, production companies, and funders when depicting Indigenous content on screen, and how communities can be collaborative partners.
This guide was made possible through the support of: Canada Media Fund, the National Film Board of Canada, Ontario Creates, Telefilm Canada, Creative BC and the Inspirit Foundation.