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First Nations, Métis and Inuit

Welcome!

Use this guide to find information on Indigenous topics.

Colonization and marginalization of Indigenous peoples means that information about them is often created by non-Indigenous people.

Consider:

  • who created the resource:
    • Is the writer Indigenous?
    • What is the author's worldview?
  • why the resource was created:
    • Who benefits from the research? An Indigenous community, and individual, an institution or the general public?
  • when the resource was created:
    • Older publications may be more biased and problematic.
  • how the resource was created:
    • Did the writer consult with an Indigenous community?
    • What methods were used to gather the information?
    • Was the research made available to the Indigenous communities that participated in the study?

 

For help with your research, contact a library Help Desk or your subject librarians!

 

 

These guides may also help with your research: 

Photograph of the Sweetgrass Bear in U of A's Quad covered in snow, with red art piece in background.

Photo: Andrew Grabia

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Giant Floor Map

Close Up Photo of the Giant Floor Map

This map:

  • Outlines Indigenous nations, communities, languages, and treaties
  • Is fully English/French bilingual
  • Comes with a set of teaching tools
  • Is very large and heavy - requires a space about half the size of a gymnasium to set up

For more information, view the Catalogue Record or check out the following resources:

To borrow the floor map, please fill out this request form:

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