This portal was created by the Ryerson University Library and the community to help you start your research on indigenous topics. It includes key resources that focus on Aboriginal people in Canada and around the world.
We hope it will help you with your course work and your learning journey.
The guide will be updated occasionally. If you have comments or questions please email Jane: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryerson University Library acknowledges that Toronto is in the 'Dish With One Spoon Territory’. The Dish With One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and peoples, Europeans and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect." Find out more about Egerton Ryerson and Indian Residential Schools
1. The best way to find books (including e-books) is to use our Book Catalogue via the search box below.
2. Type in your topic's "keywords" and hit Search
Need help with Keywords or reading Call Numbers? Check out Need Help (on the right)
Find books, journals, DVDs, CDs, ebooks, theses, maps, Government Documents…
You can search within these journals using your keywords to find articles on your topic.
(A new browser will open when you click on the link, remember to come back to this guide if you need more help).
What's peer Reviewed? See Need Help?
First peoples child & family review by First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada
International Journal of Indigenous Health (formerly Journal of Aboriginal Health)
Journal of Indigenous Social Development (Open Access journal hosted by the University of Calgary)
Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health r(elaunched with the Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing: Te Mauri)
Indigenous Social Work Journal Nishnaabe Kinoomaadwin Naadmaadwin (formerly the Native Social Work Journal)
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada - Publication Catalogue
Health Canada First Nations & Métis - Reports and Publications
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (including Final Report)
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation - University of Manitoba, includes reports, photos and witness statements
Residential Schools: A Sad Chapter in Canadian History - From CBC.ca Curio, includes reports, witness statements and photos.
Data and statistical reports from the Government of Canada, including the:
Aboriginal Community Organizations
Aboriginal Healing Foundation - Publications
Centre for First Nation Governance - Reports and Publications
First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada - Reports and Publications
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Aboriginal Issues - Publications and Studies
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2015). Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
The Jordan’s Principle Working Group (2015) Without denial, delay, or disruption: Ensuring First Nations children’s access to equitable services through Jordan’s Principle. Ottawa, ON: Assembly of First Nations.
Allan, B. & Smylie, J. (2015). First People, Second Class Treatment: The role of racism in the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Toronto, ON: the Wellesley Institute.
Journey to healing: Aboriginal people with addictions and mental health issues.
By Peter Menzies., & Lynn F Lavallée. (2014)
Toronto: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Grannies, Elders, and Friends: Aging Aboriginal Women in Toronto
Cyndy Baskin , Caitlin J. Davey
Journal of Gerontological Social Work Vol. 58, Iss. 1, 2015
Cyndy Baskin (Social Work)
Hayden King (Politics and Public Administration)
Lynn F Lavallée (Social Work )
Pamela Palmater (Politics and Public Administration)
Use Search Everything or our Specific Databases to find more books, articles and reports
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(For example you can use Native Peoples AND…….)
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