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First Nations, Métis, and Inuit


This guide will help you 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, an individual, an institution or the general public?
  • when the resource was created:
    • Is this an older resource? It may contain language and ideas that are considered harmful.
    • What is the historical context of this resource? What was its intended purpose at the time of its creation?
  • how the resource was created:
    • Did the writer consult 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?

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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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