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Indigenous Topics - An Introduction

Key Books to Start your Research

New Video in the Collection


Journals and Databases

Reports and Statistics

Key Reports

2021 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People National Action Plan

for more reports search the Publication catalogue at  Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)

Land Back: a Yellowhead Institute Red Paper (2019).

Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2015)

Without denial, delay, or disruption: Ensuring First Nations children’s access to equitable services through Jordan’s Principle (2015)

First People, Second Class Treatment: The role of racism in the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples in Canada  (2015).


Statistics Canada Key Indicators includes Demographic characteristics, Education, learning and skills, Health and well-being, Indigenous children, Population profiles, Labour and employment, etc.

Statistics on Indigenous peoples at Statistics Canada.

Community and Organization Reports

Aboriginal Healing Foundation - Publications

Assembly of First Nations

Assembly of Seven Generations - Reports

Centre for First Nation Governance - Reports and Publications

First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada - Reports and Publications

National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH)


Residential Schools: A Sad Chapter in Canadian History - From Curio, includes reports, witness statements and photos. 

Indigenous issues at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a Canadian public policy think tank that is known to be left leaning and is especially known for publishing an alternative federal budget.

Aboriginal policy papers at the Fraser Institute, a Canadian public policy think tank and registered charity that is known to be conservative and libertarian.

Works by Ryerson Researchers

Noted publications

Cashback: a Yellowhead Institute Red Paper (2021)

Journey to healing: Aboriginal people with addictions and mental health issues by Peter Menzies., & Lynn F Lavallée. (2014)

Grannies, Elders, and Friends: Aging Aboriginal Women in Toronto by Cyndy Baskin and Caitlin J. Davey (2015)

TMU Authors and their Works

Cyndy Baskin (Social Work)

Hayden King (Politics and Public Administration)

Lynn F Lavallée (Social Work )

Pamela Palmater (Politics and Public Administration)

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