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Indigenous Resources Guide

A guide highlighting works by and about Indigenous Peoples.

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Hello, Boozhoo, Aaniin, Tansi, Wotziye, Tanshi, Asujutilli, Ho/Han,

The purpose of this guide is to provide researchers and other visitors with some basic tools, information and supports that they may use to discover Indigenous authors, communities, and information as well as to recommend a small sample of Indigenous works from the Learning Library's collection of materials.

Evaluating Resources

This guide will help you find information on Indigenous topics. Colonization and marginalization of Indigenous Peoples mean that information about them is often created by non-Indigenous people.

Things to Consider:The Glacial Erratic Land artwork. Created in 1976 by Dennis Geden.

  • Who created the resource:
    • Is the writer/creator Indigenous?
    • What is the author's worldview?
  • Why the resource was created:
    • Who benefits from the research? An Indigenous community, an individual, an institution, a political group, or the general public?
    • Is the creator trying to share a specific point of view?
  • When the resource was created:
    • Is this an older resource? It may contain language and ideas that are 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 collaborate or 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?

Land Acknowledgements

The shared Nipissing University and Canadore College campus sits on the territory of Nipissing First Nation, the territory of the Anishnabek, within lands protected by the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850. We are grateful to be able to live and learn on these lands with all our relations. 


The Pond at the 100 College Drive Campus.                      Lady slipper.                                     Spring blossoms.