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First Nations, Métis and Inuit


Use this guide to find information on Indigenous topics.

Research into Indigenous topics is interdisciplinary in character. This guide will serve as a starting point for your research - you may also want to use information resources in other areas such as health, education, law, science, government and women’s studies.

Thinking critically about information is important in all areas of research.


  • 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 is 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 library Help Desk or your subject librarians!

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University of Alberta Libraries - University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2R3 - We are located on Treaty 6 / Métis Territory.