Familiarizing yourself with Indigenous terminology before starting your search is an important step in the researching process. Many terms used to address and refer to Indigenous peoples in Canada and worldwide have changed throughout the years. Using any or a combination of the following terms will be helpful in your search:
Keep in mind terms such as aboriginal, Indian and Native may be considered outdated and potentially offensive. However, these are legal and historical terms that have been used to refer to Indigenous peoples and may be useful when searching for older sources.
Some of the following terms may be useful for researching Indigenous related topics: