This portal was created by the Toronto Metropolitan University Library and the community to help you start your research on indigenous topics. It includes key resources that focus on Nations, Métis, and Inuit in Canada and Indigenous peoples around the world.
We hope it will help you with your course work and your learning journey.
The guide will be updated occasionally.
Toronto Metropolitan University Library acknowledges that Toronto is in the 'Dish With One Spoon Territory’. The Dish With One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and peoples, Europeans and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect." Find out more about Egerton Ryerson and Indian Residential Schools
1. The best way to find books (including e-books) is to use our Book Catalogue via the search box below.
2. Type in your topic's "keywords" and hit Search
Need help with Keywords or reading Call Numbers? Check out Need Help (on the right)
Find books, journals, DVDs, CDs, ebooks, theses, maps, Government Documents…
You can search within these journals using your keywords to find articles on your topic.
(A new browser will open when you click on the link, remember to come back to this guide if you need more help).
What's peer Reviewed? See Need Help?
First peoples child & family review by First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada
International Journal of Indigenous Health (formerly Journal of Aboriginal Health)
Journal of Indigenous Social Development (Open Access journal hosted by the University of Calgary)
Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health r(elaunched with the Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing: Te Mauri)
Indigenous Social Work Journal Nishnaabe Kinoomaadwin Naadmaadwin (formerly the Native Social Work Journal)
for more reports search the Publication catalogue at Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
Statistics Canada Key Indicators includes Demographic characteristics, Education, learning and skills, Health and well-being, Indigenous children, Population profiles, Labour and employment, etc.
Statistics on Indigenous peoples at Statistics Canada.
Aboriginal Healing Foundation - Publications
Assembly of Seven Generations - Reports
Centre for First Nation Governance - Reports and Publications
First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada - Reports and Publications
Residential Schools: A Sad Chapter in Canadian History - From CBC.ca Curio, includes reports, witness statements and photos.
Indigenous issues at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a Canadian public policy think tank that is known to be left leaning and is especially known for publishing an alternative federal budget.
Aboriginal policy papers at the Fraser Institute, a Canadian public policy think tank and registered charity that is known to be conservative and libertarian.
Journey to healing: Aboriginal people with addictions and mental health issues by Peter Menzies., & Lynn F Lavallée. (2014)
Grannies, Elders, and Friends: Aging Aboriginal Women in Toronto by Cyndy Baskin and Caitlin J. Davey (2015)
Cyndy Baskin (Social Work)
Hayden King (Politics and Public Administration)
Lynn F Lavallée (Social Work )
Pamela Palmater (Politics and Public Administration)
Use Search Everything or our Specific Databases to find more books, articles and reports
For Keyword and Searching help - Check out Need Help....?
(For example you can use Native Peoples AND…….)