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First Nations, Métis and Inuit


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.


  • 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

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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.