Welcome to the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Research Guide!
You can use this guide to find information for courses in the Faculty of Native Studies and also to find information on Indigenous topics in other courses.
Research into indigenous topics is interdisciplinary in character. This guide will serve as a starting point for your research, and you will also be able to use information resources in other areas such as health, education, law, science, government and women’s studies.
Thinking critically about the information you use is important in all areas of research. When considering an information source it is useful to consider who created it, what their credentials are, why it was created, when it was created. When researching indigenous topics this is particularly important. Colonization and marginalization of many indigenous cultures mean that information about them was often created by others. When you assess who created the information and for what purpose, it is useful to bear in mind the worldview of the author and the methods used to gather and disseminate the information.
For help with your research, contact a Service Desk or your liaison librarians.