Indigenous Peoples Research Guide

A guide for finding information on First Nations, Aboriginal people, Inuit, and Metis.

Featured E-books

Pathways of Reconciliation: Indigenous and Settler Approaches to Implementing the TRC’s Calls to Action

Aimée Craft & Paulette Regan

Rescuing the Gospel From the Cowboys: A Native American Expression of the Jesus Way

Richard Twiss



In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Resilience

Helen Knott

Indian Horse

Richard Wagamese

Why Indigenous Literatures Matter

Daniel Heath Justice

Living on the Land: Indigenous Women’s Understanding of Place

Nathalie Kermoal & Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez

Read, Listen, Tell: Indigenous Stories from Turtle Island

Sophie McCall, David Gaertner, Deanna Reder, & Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill

Plants, People, and Places : The Roles of Ethnobotany and Ethnoecology in Indigenous Peoples' Land Rights in Canada and Beyond

Nancy J. Turner

Sharing Our Knowledge: The Tlingit and Their Coastal Neighbors

Sergei Kan & Steve Henrikson

As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom Through Radical Resistance

Leanne Simpson

A Knock on the Door: The Essential History of Residential Schools from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Our Ice is Vanishing / Sikuvut Nunguliqtuq: A History of Inuit, Newcomers, and Climate Change

Shelley Wright

We All Go Back to the Land: The Who, Why, and How of Land Acknowledgements

Suzanne Keeptwo


New Indigenous Curriculum Resources

Medicine Unbundled: A Journey through the Minefields of Indigenous Health Care 
by Gary Geddes
(Grades 11-12)

Phyllis's Orange Shirt
by Phyllis Webstad (Secwépemc) 
(Grades K-1)

Warrior Life: Indigenous Resistance and Resurgence
by Pamela D. Palmater (Mi'kmaq)
(Grades 11-12)

Indigenous Integration: 100+ Lesson Ideas for Secondary and College Teacher
by Dr. Adrienne Catellon
(Grades 4-9)

There's Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities
by Ingrid R.G. Waldron
(Grades 10-12)

Turtle Island: The Story of North America's First People
by Eldon Yellowhorn (Piikani Nation) and Kathy Lowinger 
(Grades 4-9)

As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environment Justice, from Colonialization to Standing Rock
by Dina Gilio-Whitaker (member of the Colville Confederated Tribes)
(Grades 10-12)

Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation: Teacher Resource Guide 11/12 
by First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC)
(Grades 8-12)

The Diamond Willow Walking Stick
by Leah Marie Dorion (Métis), Michif translation by Noran Fleury
(Grades K-7)

My First Métis Lobstick
by Leah Marie Dorion (Métis), Michif translation by Noran Fleury
(Grades 2-6)

Kiviuq and the Bee Woman
by Noel McDermott and illustrated by Toma Feizo Gas

Spirit Bear: Fishing for Knowledge, Catching Dreams
by Cindy Blackstock (Gitxsan) and illustrated by Amanda Strong (Michif)
(Grades 2-5)