First Nations Studies


The following titles are located in EBSCOhost eBook Academic Collection

Asch, M. (2014). On Being Here to Stay : Treaties and Aboriginal Rights in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division.

Belanger, Y. D. (2011). First Nations Gaming in Canada. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press.

Belanger, Y. D., & Lackenbauer, P. W. (2014). Blockades or Breakthroughs? : First Nations Confront the Canadian State. Montreal & Kingston: MQUP.

Conaty, G. T. (2014). We Are Coming Home! : Repatriation and the Restoration of Blackfoot Cultural Confidence. Edmonton, Alberta: AU Press.

Jojola, T. S., Walker, R. C., & Natcher, D. C. (2013). Reclaiming Indigenous Planning. Montreal: MQUP.

Robidoux, M. A. (2012). Stickhandling Through the Margins : First Nations Hockey in Canada. Toronto [Ont.]: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division.

Taylor, D. M., & La Sablonnière, R. d. (2014). Towards Constructive Change in Aboriginal Communities : A Social Psychology Perspective. Montreal: MQUP.




The following web resources provide information on a variety of topics related to First Nations Studies. 


BC Points to the Past: Indigenous Peoples North America  This archive is openly available to all residents of BC and includes monograph, manuscript, newspaper, periodical and photograph collections.

CBC Archives: Native Issues Browse video content on native issues in the CBC digital archives.

CBC News: Aboriginal CBC news headlines on Aboriginal issues.

First Peoples’ Cultural Council A First Nations-run Crown Corporation with a mandate to support the revitalization of Aboriginal language, arts and culture in British Columbia.

Indigenous Foundations, UBC An information resource on key topics relating to the histories, politics, and cultures of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada.

Native Women’s Association of Canada Founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations and Métis women within First Nation, Métis and Canadian societies.

Project of Heart Project of Heart is an inquiry based, hands-on, collaborative, inter-generational, artistic journey of seeking truth about the history of Aboriginal people in Canada.

University of Mannitoba, Indigenous Student Center: Pamphlets and Links A series of 26 brief pamphlets have been created to help answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Aboriginal culture and traditional practices. Includes a glossary of terms.

Xwi7xwa Library, UBC The Xwi7xwa Library is a centre for academic and community Indigenous scholarship. Our collections and services reflect Aboriginal approaches to teaching, learning, and research.


Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada A.N.A.C. is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that was established out of the recognition that Aboriginal people’s health needs can best be met and understood by health professionals of a similar cultural background. 

Health Canada: First Nations and Inuit Health Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) works with numerous partners to carry out many activities aimed at helping people stay healthy and promoting wellness.

Honouring Life Network Culturally relevant information and resources on suicide prevention to help Aboriginal people deal with a problem that has reached crisis proportions.

National Aboriginal Health Association An Aboriginal-designed and -controlled body committed to influencing and advancing the health and well-being of Aboriginal Peoples by carrying out knowledge-based strategies.

San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Information about the Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) Online Training Program delivered by the Provincial Health Services Authority of British Columbia.

Languages and Maps

American Indians of the Pacific Northwest An award-winning site on Pacific Northwest Native Americans from the University of Washington Libraries.

First Nations Peoples of British Columbia Map First Nations Peoples of British Columbia Map designed to illustrate the rich diversity of the First Nations Peoples of British Columbia.

Language Maps of Canada Maps of languages of Canada.

Online Cree Dictionary A web based interactive First Nations language portal with dictionary and curriculum based resources to further the development for Cree language in Canada. 

Murdered and Missing Women

CBC News: Missing and Murdered The unresolved cases of indigenous women and girls.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: Understanding the Numbers Factsheet and information from Amnesty International.

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Information on the Government of Canada’s independent inquiry.

NWAC: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Information and resources on the missing and murdered indigenous women and girls crisis from the Native Women’s Association of Canada.


National Indigenous Times Australian indigenous newspaper.

Reporting in Indigenous Communities An online educational guide to assist journalists who report in Indigenous communities.

Turtle Island News Canada’s only native weekly newspaper, published at the Grand River Territory of the Six Nations in southern Ontario.

Residential Schools

Residential Schools Settlement – Official Court Notice The official Court website for the settlement of the Residential Schools Class Action Litigation.

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation The permanent home for all statements, documents, and other materials gathered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools This site is a counterpart to Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools, a touring exhibition that explores the history and legacy of Canada’s Residential School System through Survivor stories, archival photographs, and documents, curated by Iroquois artist Jeff Thomas.

Indigenous People Around the World

Australian Museum – Indigenous Australians Overview Overview of indigenous Australian peoples and culture.

Center for World Indigenous Studies (CWIS) Organization dedicated to a wider understanding and appreciation of the ideas and knowledge of indigenous peoples and the social, economic and political realities of indigenous nations.

F&D Magazine (published by the IMF) – Latin America’s Indigenous People Article reporting on the Latin American portion of the 1995-2004 UN International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.

First Peoples Worldwide An organization focusing on funding local development projects in Indigenous communities all over the world while creating bridges between indigenous communities and corporations, governments, academics, NGOs and investors.

International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) An international, non-governmental human rights organization.

Survival A global movement for tribal peoples’ rights. Tribal peoples divided into the Americas, Africa and Asia & Australia.

UN Division for Social Policy and Development – Indigenous Peoples Links to UN initiatives pertaining to indigenous peoples around the world.

UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean: Indigenous Peoples in Latin America UN Infographic on Latin American and Caribbean Indigenous Peoples. 

Book lists

Strong Nations – books for adults Ten Books to Contextualize Idle no More

CBC News: Aboriginal: Top 10 indigenous books for your summer reading list

Goodreads: First Nations Booklists


The following titles are available in the Quest University Library print collection.

Ancient wisdom, modern science : the integration of Native knowledge in math and science at tribally controlled colleges and universities. Call number E97.55 A53 2010

Braiding sweetgrass. Call number E98 P5 K56 2013

Canada’s residential schools : the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Call number E96.5 T78 2015

Challenge of indigenous peoples : spectacle or politics. Call number: DU124 S63 D4413 2011

Contemplating sacred space : from the tangible to the conceptual. Call number: BL580 C66 2010

Crazy brave : a memoir. Call number PS3558 A62423 Z46 2013

Engaged resistance : American Indian art, literature, and film from Alcatraz to the NMAI. Call number E98 A73 R23 2011

First world, first nations : internal colonialism and indigenous self-determination in Northern Europe and Australia. Call number DL42 L36 F39 2011

Ghost dancing with colonialism : decolonization and Indigenous rights at the Supreme Court of Canada. Call number: KE7709 W64 2011

Home and native land : unsettling multiculturalism in Canada. Call number F1035 A1 H66 2011

The inconvenient Indian : a curious account of native people in North America. Call number E77 K566 2013

Intertribal Native American music in the United States : experiencing music, expressing culture. Call number ML3557 P47 2013

Members of the tribe : native America in the Jewish imagination. Call number: PS153 J4 R83 2010

Native Brazil : beyond the convert and the cannibal. Call number F2519 N37 2014

The power of place, the problem of time : aboriginal identity and historical consciousness in the cauldron of colonialism. Call number: E78 B9 C364 2010

Seeing red : a history of Natives in Canadian newspapers. Call number: PN4914 I56 A54 2011

Settler sovereignty : jurisdiction and indigenous people in America and Australia, 1788-1836. Call number K3247 F67 2010

Social work and Aboriginal peoples : perspectives from Canada’s rural and provincial norths. Call number E78 C2 S624 2010

Spaces between us : queer settler colonialism and indigenous decolonization. Call number E98 S48 M67 2011

The transit of empire : indigenous critiques of colonialism. Call number: E91 B97 2011

Tribal libraries, archives, and museums : preserving our language, memory, and lifeways. Call number: E97.8 T75 2011

Urbanizing frontiers : Indigenous peoples and settlers in 19th-century Pacific Rim cities. Call number: JV305 E36 2010


Ancient wisdom, modern science : the integration of Native knowledge in math and science at tribally controlled colleges and universities Call number E97.55 A53 2010
 Braiding sweetgrass  Call number E98 P5 K56 2013