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Traditional Knowledge and Research


Royal Military College of Canada Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year

Welcome to Aboriginal Education and Traditional Knowledge.

This guide is intended for faculty and students who wish to deepen their understanding of Aboriginal Education and Traditional Knowledge. Here you will find:


This is a living guide for the community. Please feel free to help build it by suggesting resources, community groups etc. Please email

Books, Journals and Articles


A current list of resources on indigenous knowledge and education.


Canadian Journal of Native Studies

Native Studies Review

First Peoples Child & Family Review

Wicazo sa review: a journal of native american studies

Reports and Journal Articles

Battiste, Marie. "Indigenous knowledge: foundations for First Nations." World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium-WINHEC Journal (2005).  

Battiste, Marie, James Youngblood Henderson, and S. Youngblood. "Naturalizing indigenous knowledge in Eurocentric education." Canadian Journal of Native Education 32.1 (2009): 5-18. 

Little Bear, L. "Naturalizing indigenous knowledge: Synthesis paper."Saskatoon: University of Saskatchewan, Aboriginal Education Research Centre. Retrieved June 22 (2009): 2011. 


Community Resources

This is a list of local organizations and library collections that you can visit and consult for your research.

Community members - please help us build this list by emailing Kelly Dermody ( with local resources and knowledge you would like to add.


The Indigenous Education Network from OISE:










Toronto Public Library's Native Peoples Collection













Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre




The University of Toronto Libraries: Local Sources and Languages






Native Canadian Centre of Toronto











Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto