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Indigenous Resources

We created this guide to help St. Clair College students who are researching or interested in learning more about Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Indigenous Research

Indigenous research involves “research in any field or discipline that is conducted by, grounded in or engaged with First Nations, Inuit, Métis or other Indigenous nations, communities, societies or individuals, and their wisdom, cultures, experiences or knowledge systems, as expressed in their dynamic forms, past and present. Indigenous research can embrace the intellectual, physical, emotional and/or spiritual dimensions of knowledge in creative and interconnected relationships with people, places and the natural environment” (From Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 2020). 

Books in the Library

Our library print and electronic collection contains a number of books to meet the research and recreational needs for Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nation and Métis peoples, culture, and topics.  

21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act
All Our Relations
Beyond Blood: Rethinking Indigenous Identity
Beyond the Indian Act
The Colonial Problem
Colonized Classrooms
A Concise History of Canada's First Nations
Decolonizing and Indigenizing Education in Canada
Ending Denial
First Nations, First Thoughts
Learning and Teaching Together
A Quiet Evolution
Talking Back to the Indian Act: Critical Readings in Settler Colonial Histories
Digital Storytelling in Indigenous Education
Indigenous Innovations in Higher Education: Local Knowledge and Critical Research
Integrating Aboriginal Perspectives into the School Curriculum
Mothers of the Nations
Pathways for Remembering and Recognizing Indigenous Thought in Education
Reclaiming Indigenous Planning


The databases listed below provide a number of great articles and sources for your researching needs.

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