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Welcome to the Indigenous Research Guide!


Welcome to the Indigenous Research Guide!

Use the menu at the top to locate useful resources for your Indigenous Studies Research.

For assistance using these resources or with anything at all, see the "Ask Us!" page to contact library staff. 

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Indigenous Students at King's 

Content Advisory

Throughout the guide, we have chosen to use the term Indigenous as a general term. However, the Government of Canada's ongoing legal use of the word "Indian" (i.e. The Indian Act) unfortunately means we need to include this word despite our awareness of any offence it may cause. 

Additionally, specific links, books and other resources may use different terms, and the language used in these cases is specific to those resources. 

This guide also contains links to databases that contain material representing the historical experience of indigenous peoples as authored by European settler communities, Christian religious organizations, government agencies, non-indigenous scholars and scientists, and indigenous individuals and organizations. 

Furthermore, these resources may express attitudes that reflect ideas and prejudices at their point of creation and some of these terms and perspectives are no longer acceptable. These materials are meant for academic research and teaching purposes.


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Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line


The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their Residential school experience.

For more information on the program, please refer to the FNHA website.

Indigenous Canada Free Online Course

Indigenous Canada is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies 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.

Indigenous Canada is for students from faculties outside the Faculty of Native Studies with an interest in acquiring a basic familiarity with Indigenous/non-Indigenous relationships.


Registration and more information can be found here 

Indigenous writing elements

The two books below offer an excellent example of changes that can be made when authors use standards of Indigenous writing elements and style.

Cover image for Indigenous Information Literacy    Indigenous Information Literacy

 This book outlines best principles for working with Indigenous print and oral sources in academic research. Topics include evaluating Indigenous print sources for credibility and authenticity, finding Indigenous  authors, and respectfully working with Elders.