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This guide acts as an introduction to both resources in the Capilano University Library and also external links that will assist researchers, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, in their research. Below is a list of terminology resources to guide researchers.
Comprehensive listing and explanations of terminology as it relates to Aboriginal Peoples
Reference materials such as handbooks, encyclopedias and directories provide background information, quick facts, statistical data and references to further readings. Some recommended titles are:
Indigenous Issues 101
Chelsea Vowel, a Cree author, has also published a book based on this blog. It was recommended to me by one of the students in the Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre.
Library and Archives Canada - Indigenous Heritage
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) acquires, preserves, and provides access to published and archival heritage material that represents First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation experiences and contributions to Canada. This includes text, photographs, maps, and audio-visual material.
Native Land Map
A visual representation of territories, languages and treaties focusing on the Indigenous peoples of North America, South America, Australia, and Greenland
The First Peoples’ Cultural Council's FirstVoices is a ground-breaking online Indigenous language archiving and teaching resource.
First Peoples' Language Map of BC
Language maps and other useful guides for Indigenous languages of British Columbia
Indigenous Services Canada
Topics include: listing of National Aboriginal Organizations, Education, Economic Issues, Health and Social Services, Housing, Environment and Natural Resources, Justice, and more.
Decolonizing and Indigenizing Education Opportunities
Antiracism Resource Hub
This self enrolled eLearn resource was developed by Capilano University instructor Ki Wight with the support of many students, instructors and staff. This is a "community hub for engaging with antiracist educational practices, and other topics relating to race and a more socially just educational landscape."
Indigenous Canada: University of Alberta
A free 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.
Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education - UBC edX
A free course but certification available for $50 (USD). "This course will help you envision how Indigenous histories, perspectives, worldviews, and approaches to learning can be made part of the work we do in classrooms, organizations, communities, and our everyday experiences in ways that are thoughtful and respectful.
Aboriginal World Views and Education: University of Toronto
A free course offered through the University of Toronto. "Intended for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal learners, this course will explore indigenous ways of knowing and how they can benefit all students."
Research and Indigenous Concerns and Communities