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Indigenous Studies

Books in the Library

The call number range E 50 - E 175 (books, reference and journals) applies to the Aboriginal Peoples of North America. Since the "E" section is mainly for History, you'll see that books will show up in other areas as well, such as Sociology, Education, etc.

The GN 380 call number area (part of the social and cultural anthropology area) contains texts about indigenous peoples.

Journals at the Library

Newspapers and Magazines

Indian Residential Schools / Truth & Reconciliation

Reference Sources (Online)

The Indigenous Studies Portal at the University of Saskatchewan *is an excellent index* that allows you to limit your search to scholarly articles. You can then search for the journal title at StFX to locate the article.

National Film Board:  The library's subscription offers more NFB films that the publicly available site, but both offer a rich collection of both short films, documentaries and feature films exploring Canada's Indigenous cultures.

Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples / Multicultural Canada 

Library and Archives Canada's Aboriginal Resources page

Project Naming: A Government of Nunavut project which allows Indigenous peoples to engage in the identification of Library and Archives photographs. 

Government Documents

• View and search the complete 1996 Royal Commission Report on Aboriginal Peoples (Canada) online

• Some data is available in Statistics Canada's Aboriginal Peoples Technical Report, 2006 Census

Legal Aspects

• For records of Canadian court cases, go to

Indian Specific Claims Commission (1991-2009)