Aboriginal Studies: Websites
- Information on aboriginal peoples and their heritage in Canada, with links to other aboriginal and native sites. Full text of historic treaties.
- A comprehensive Web directory presenting categorized information about Canadian Aboriginal, Native American Indian, and International Indigenous sites (from Lakehead University). Over 2,000 native sites are currently listed.
Aboriginal Documentary Heritage (Library and Archives Canada)
- This Web exhibition recounts first-hand information illustrating the complex and often contentious relationship between the Canadian government and Canada's Aboriginal people from the late 1700s to the mid-20th century.
- "A collection of resource pages for First Nation mappers who are looking for answers to common questions regarding mapping, information management and GIS."
- Hosted at the University of Connecticut, this site seeks to expand knowledge of the Circumpolar North. Headings include natural resources, history & culture, social equity & environmental justice, museum, virtual classroom, and an Arctice Forum.
- A showcase of Aboriginal artists — writers, musicians, dancers and choreographers, visual and new media artists, and others — to research, conceive, and produce Aboriginal work with cultural integrity and artistic merit.
- This web site is based on the CBC TV series. It includes a time-line, audio-visual downloads and a bibliography and reading list for each episode.
- Access to fourth world resources for indigenous Peoples including the Fourth World Journal, the Fourth World Institute, the Fourth World Documentation Project and the Center for Traditional Medicine.
- The coordinating body for 134 first nation communities, with information on political interests, fiscal relations, and community profiles.
- A "collection of more than 3000 books and pamphlets documenting Canadian history from the first European contact to the late 19th century."
- Provides statistical information about First Nation languages in Canada including languages that are now extinct.
- Information is Canadian focused under such headings as culture, organizations, native businesses, news stories etc. Very useful links to other First Nations sites.
- This library (pronounced "whei-wah") is a branch of the University of British Columbia libraries. "All Xwi7xwa library materials are catalogued on the UBC Library catalogue." A good place to start your research.
- From the Woodland Cultural Centre's First Nations Language Program site. Provides brief information about the First Nations Languages in Ontario, the status of Aboriginal Languages in Canada, and programs and projects of the Woodland Cultural Center.
- A consortium of institutions, artists, scholars, and activists dedicated to exploring the relationship between expressive behavior (broadly construed as performance) and social and political life in the Americas.
- Searchable database of 200 books and journal articles written by explorers, missionaries, ethnographers, and others who were among the first Euroamericans to travel among and write about Inuit/Eskimo peoples. It includes out-of-print and hard to find material, basic works descriptive of each Inuit/Eskimo and Aleut group, drawings, photographs, and maps.
- "Offers a wealth of information on the human and natural history of western and northern Canada and the western USA."
- Comprehensive subject index, under such headings as art, culture, electronic texts, history, museums, etc. (part of the WWW Virtual Library).
- Information on aboriginal peoples and their heritage in Canada, with links to other aboriginal and native sites.
- Developed by the University of Saskatchewan Library. Includes books, articles (both scholarly and general), theses, documents, photographs, archival resources, maps, review papers, etc.
- Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler from Oklahoma State University Library.
- This web site from the University of Saskatchewan provides a description of library collections across Canada. The contents are arranged by language.
- "Offers a selection of Library and Archives Canada resources on the topic of Aboriginal peoples" including Digital Collections, Research Aids and Virtual Exhibitions.
- Presents information extracted from archival documents relevant to the historical Métis Nation. Includes high-resolution digital photography and scans of many original archival documents. Users can construct Métis family trees.
- "A collection of portraits and illustrations in various media, of the Mi'kmaq of Atlantic Canada."
- Search the full text of specific statutes/acts, court decisions, treaties, etc.
- Information of health issues and health research for aboriginal peoples.
- Home pages of individual First Nations, Native Organizations, Native Journals and Newsletters, Native Education sites, and general Native resources.
- Information here is broken down by cultural groups, subjects, geographic areas, languages, literatures, historical material, etc.
- Includes biographies, autobiographies, oral histories, reference works, manuscripts, and photographs.
Red and Black Series Library and Archives Canada
- The original central registry system for Indian Affairs headquarters records was established in 1872. At that time, a straight numeric file list (Red Series), typical of 19th-century registry systems, was set up. In 1882 a separate series (Black Series) was set up for Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, British Columbia and the Maritime provinces. The records of the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs' Red and Black Series are an incredible historical resource. They contain information pertaining to all aspects of human history, culture and language, exploration and land settlement, and resource development. They also provide documentation of the vast changes that took place in the Canadian federal government between 1872 and 1923.
- For general information enter "Aboriginal Peoples". For language information, type in the phrase "Canada's Aboriginal Languages". An index of all related web pages will be listed.
- Library and Archives Canada (LAC) holds an extensive, but not a complete, collection of historic Canadian Indian treaties, land surrenders, and related agreements (ITS).
- Access to materials relating to the Northwest Resistance of 1885 held by the Special Collections Department of the University of Saskatchewan Libraries and the University of Saskatchewan Archives.
- This exhibit "attempts to give voice to the untold stories of so many Aboriginal boys and girls who attended residential schools in Canada from 1831 to the 1990's". From the Legacy of Hope Foundation, Aboriginal Healing Foundation, and Library and Archives Canada.
Last Updated: 11 March 2013