Indigenous Peoples Research Guide

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

Important Resources

Indigenizing Education

Abbotsford School District Curriculum Transformation

Example of how Abbotsford School District has implemented BC's curriculum on Indigenous Peoples.

Aboriginal Education Resources (BCTF)

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Curriculum Collection (University of Lethbridge)

Lessons and resources about First Nations, Métis and Inuit topics, designed for educators to incorporate into their teaching.

First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC)

List of titles for grades K-9, described, indexed, and mapped to curriculum themes. Also includes evaluation criteria.

First Nations Research Guide (BC Archives)

Introduction to researching First Nations history in British Columbia, including extensive bibliography.

First Nations School Association of BC (FNSA)

FNSA is a non-partisan organization committed to promoting First Nations control of education, and to improving and supporting the development of quality and culturally appropriate education for First Nations students.

First Voices

Web-based tools and services designed to support Indigenous People engaged in language archiving, language teaching & culture revitalization.

Indian Education Newsletter

Open Collection published by the former Indian Education Resources Center at UBC. The newsletter spans 1970 to 1977.

Indigenous Education in BC

Resource for teachers to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into their teaching practice.

Truth and Reconciliation Content for Educators (University of Toronto)

New Indigenous Curriculum Resources

The Trail of Nenaboozhoo and Other Creation Stories
Bomgiizhik Isaac Murdoch (Ojibwe)
(Grades 7-12)

Mapping My Way Home: A Gitixan History
Neil J. Sterritt (Gitxsan)
(Grades 9-12)

I Lost My Talk
Rita Joe (Mi'kmaq) and illustrated by Pauline Young (Mi'kmaq)
(Kindergarten to Grade 3)


I’m Finding My Talk
Rebecca Thomas (Mi'kmaw) and illustrated by Pauline Young (Mi'kmaq)
(Kindergarten to Grade 3)

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

Turtle Island: The Story of North America's First People
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
Dina Gilio-Whitaker (member of the Colville Confederated Tribes)
(Grades 10-12)

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

Th’owiya: The Hungry Feast Dish
Joseph A. Dandurand (Kwantlen)
(Grades 7-12)

Little Wolf
Teoni Spathelfer (Heiltsuk) and illustrated by Natassia Davies (Coast Salish)
(Grades 1-5)

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

The Eagle Mother
Hetxw’ms Gyetxw Brett D. Huson (Gitxsan) and illustrated by Natasha Donovan (Métis)
(Grades 1-4)