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Aboriginal Approaches to Health and Well Being


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Where are the Books? 

Print books on Aboriginal Health and Well Being are located on...

  • the 10th floor in the RA400-600 and RC400 section (Location Map)


Some Books to Start Your Research

Core Books

Where to Find Articles

How to Use Journals

You can search within these journals using your keywords to find articles on your topic.

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Peer Reviewed Journals

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American Indian and Alaska native mental health research    

The Journal of Aboriginal Health   

First Peoples Child & Family Review    

Canadian Journal of Native Studies   

The Aboriginal Nurse (not peer reviewed)   

Canadian Journal of Aboriginal Community-Based HIV/AIDS research   

Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)  

Native Studies Review     

Government and Community Reports and Statistics

Government of Canada Reports

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada - Publication Catalogue

Health Canada First Nations & Métis - Reports and Publications

Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation

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 Curio, includes reports, witness statements and photos. 


Statistics Canada - Aboriginal Peoples 

Data and statistical reports from the Government of Canada, including the:

Aboriginal People at a Glance

Community and Organization Reports

Aboriginal Community Organizations

Aboriginal Healing Foundation - Publications

Assembly of First Nations

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)


Political Think-Tanks

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Aboriginal Issues - Publications and Studies

Fraser Institute - Aboriginal Policy

Current Reports (2015)

TRC Findings title pageTruth 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. 

Sources by Ryerson Faculty and Staff

Current publications 2015

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

Ryerson 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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