Indigenous Resource List

A pdf version of this list can be found here.

Archives and Museums

NEW Indigenous Archives Collective 

Yukon Council of Archives, Indigenous Archives & RIM Issues Resource:

International Council on Archives: Expert Group on Indigenous Matters – EGIM

Reconciliation Framework: Response to the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Taskforce

“Ten Books to Contextualize Reconciliation in Archives, Museums, and Public History” by Krista McCracken, Active History, October 17, 2016

NEW Archival Description

NEW TK (Traditional Knowledge) Labels

NEW “Library of Congress Subject Headings Related to Indigenous Peoples: a Project Changing

LCSH for use in a Canadian Archival Context” by Christine Bone and Brett Lougheed.

NEW Changes to Library of Congress Subject Headings Related to Indigenous Peoples: for use in the AMA MAIN Database

NEW Elements of Indigenous Style, by Gregory Younging (Brush Education Inc., 2018)

The Discovery of Absences

Critical Cataloguing and Reparative Descriptions

Being an Ally

“When Being An Ally Turns Into Being An Appropriator (Settler Conduct and Self Check)” Warrior Publications

“Indigenous Ally Toolkit” Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network

“How to Be an Ally of Indigenous-led Conservation” Land Needs Guardians 

Groundwork For Change. This website contains many links for further information.

What non-Indigenous Canadians need to know, TVO, Apr 2, 2019

City of Winnipeg Indigenous Accord

Indigenous Accord, Indigenous Relations Division

2018 Signing Ceremony

“Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord celebrates 200 partners” by Simon Stones, CTVNews, Sept 09, 2021

Indigenous digital collections

Manitoba Indigenous Tuberculosis History Project

Blackfoot Digital Library

The Indigenous Digital Archive’s Treaties Explorer

Indigenous organizations

NEW Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Assembly of First Nations

Métis Nation

Manitoba Metis Federation

Native Women’s Association of Canada

Idle No More

Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres

Indigenous rights (international)


Impunity: report of the Independent Expert to Update the Set of Principles to Combat Impunity, Diane Orentlicher

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)   

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

“Indigenous law expert explains how UNDRIP advances the law of consultation and consent” by Aidan Macnab, Canadian Lawyer, June 12, 2020

“UNDRIP will be implemented in Canada no matter political party in power says economic analyst” APTN News, April 1, 2021

Land acknowledgements

NEW “What's wrong with land acknowledgments, and how to make them better,” by Ka’nhehsí:io Deer,, October 21, 2021

NEW “Five Steps to Writing A Land Acknowledgment,” by Martha Benduski

NEW “Are Most Land Acknowledgments Performative?,” The Agenda: Interview with Cliff Cardinal about his play “The Land Acknowledgment, Or As You Like It”

NEW “Land acknowledgement,” Baroness von Sketch Show

NEW “Territorial acknowledgments seeds for growth, action,” by Niigaan Sinclair, Winnipeg Free Press, April 24, 2023

Whose Land website. Search the website by location for a land acknowledgement example.

“Why Acknowledge?”

and “Whose Land Frequently Asked Questions”

Native Land, “Territory Acknowledgement,” (2020). Note their advice for learning how to correctly pronounce a nation’s name.

“Reconciliation more than land acknowledgments, Indigenous groups say,by Maija Kappler,, January 14, 2017.

“'I regret it': Hayden King on writing Ryerson University's territorial acknowledgement,” Unreserved,, January 18, 2019.

“Canada’s Impossible Acknowledgment,” by Stephen Marche,, September 7, 2017.

“Acknowledging the Traditional Lands of the Indigenous Peoples of Manitoba,” Manitoba Association of Parent Councils (MAPC), 2017. This document lists land acknowledgements for every school division in Manitoba in English, French and several Indigenous languages.

“Guide to Acknowledging First Peoples & Traditional Territory,” Canadian Association of University Teachers/Association Canadienne des professeurs d’université, 2017.

“Starting from the Heart: Going Beyond Land Acknowledgement” Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), 2019. Although this publication comes from Ontario, it contains useful information and ideas for education.

“Traditional Land Acknowledgements: More than Just a Gesture” by Karen Sawatsky, Manitoba Law Library, Inc., Law Society of Manitoba, (2018). [Reprinted from the August 2018 edition of Communiqué, by Alissa Schacter, Equity Officer and Policy Counsel at the Law Society of Manitoba.]

Land Back movement

NEW What Is Land Back? David Suzuki Foundation

NDN Collective: Land Back Campaign

“Until Canada gives Indigenous people their land back, there can never be reconciliation” by Art Manuel,, January 18, 2017 [reprinted from First Nations Strategic Bulletin]

“Land Back Q and A: In conversation with four Indigenous leaders on the ‘Land Back’ movement” by Shantal Otchere, Feminist Shift, September 13, 2020.

“What is Land Back? A Settler FAQ” by David Gray-Donald, Briarpatch, September 10, 2020

“Land Back: A Yellowhead Institute Red Paper”

Land Reparations & Indigenous Solidarity Toolkit

Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls


Native Women’s Association of Canada: Action Plan

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls:

TRCM Brown Bag Lunch Series – Video recording: Karine Duhamel - Reclaiming Power and Place - Inquiry into MMIWG

“Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG)” The University of British Columbia Library

This page provides links to many resources for more information.

“Missing & Murdered: The Unsolved Cases of Indigenous Women and Girls”


NEW Storykeepers Podcast

NEW Thunder Bay

NEW Taapwaywin

2 Crees in a Pod

All My Relations

APTN Nation to Nation

Book Women Podcast


This Place: Based on the graphic novel anthology

Toasted Sister Podcast (Radio about Native American food)

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ (Inuit Unikkaangit)

Repatriation and reparation

Totem: The Return of the G'psgolox Pole. Directed by Gil Cardinal.

Royal BC Museum: Indigenous Collections and Repatriation Policy

Society of American Archivists: Archival Repatriation Committee

University of BC Wiki: Archives and Repatriation

Research principles and methodologies

CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance


TCPS 2 (2018) – Chapter 9: Research Involving the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada:

“Indigenous Research Methodologies” The University of British Columbia Library, This page provides links to many resources for more information.

Indigenous Research Ethics Institute, Carleton University. This page provides links to many resources for more information.

Theses by Archival Studies M.A. students (University of Manitoba/University of Winnipeg Joint Master’s program)

“Archival Harm Reduction: Utilizing Public Health Harm Reduction Concepts for Reconciliatory Power Shifts in Archives.” (by Krystal Payne) 2021

“The Role of Archives in Indigenous Language Maintenance and Resurgence.” (by Samantha Booth) 2020

"Archives of the North, by the North, for the North: The Meaning, Value, and Challenges of Creating, Keeping and Running Archives in the Canadian Territories." (by Jason Carrie) 2020

“Building Bridges: Dismantling Eurocentrism in Archives and Respecting Indigenous Ways of Doing It Right,” (by Carmen Miedema) 2019

“Giving Life to the Truth:  Indigenous Art as a Pathway to Archival Decolonization,” (by Petra Lundy) 2018

“Decolonizing Provenance:  An Examination of Types of Provenance and Their Role in Archiving Indigenous Records in Canada,” (by Leesha Cowan), 2018

“Offering our Gifts, Partnering for Change: Decolonizing Experimentation in Winnipeg-based Settler Archives,” (by Sarah Story), 2017

“The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and the Pursuit of Archival Decolonization,” (by Jesse Boiteau), 2017

“The Advocate’s Archive: Walter Rudnicki and the Fight for Indigenous Rights in Canada, 1955-2010,” (by Amanda Linden), 2016

"Archives, Willard Ireland, Regina v. White and Bob, and Calder v. the Attorney General of British Columbia, 1963-1973, and the Expansion of Aboriginal Rights in Canada," (by Anne Lindsay), 2011

"Participatory Archiving: Exploring a Collaborative Approach to Aboriginal Societal Provenance" (by Michelle Rydz), 2010

"Coming Full Circle?: Aboriginal Archives in B.C. in Canadian and International Perspective" (by Rita-Sophia Mogyorosi), 2008

"'An Administered People': A Contextual Approach to the Study of Bureaucracy, Records-Keeping, and Records in the Canadian Department of Indian Affairs, 1755-1950" (by Brian Hubner), 2000

Treaties in Manitoba

Treaties Relation Commission of Manitoba

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, “Treaties in Manitoba,”

“Treaty Areas” Travel Manitoba

Treaty Land Entitlement, Indigenous and Northern Relations, Government of Manitoba

“Treaties” Winnipeg Public Library. This resource page provides links to many websites, publications and videos.

Truth and reconciliation

NEW Paths to Reconciliation, Canadian Geographic

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation: 

Indian Residential School Survivors Society

Practicing Active Allyship in the TRC's Calls to Action, Webinar October 7, 2020

“Truth and Reconciliation” TEDx talk by Kevin Lamoureux, January 3, 2020

“What is reconciliation? Indigenous educators have their say” TVO Docs, April 5, 2019  

“Residential Schools in Canada: A Timeline” Historica Canada, Mar 2, 2020

TRC Calls to Action

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action

Government of Canada: Museums and Archives

Indigenous Watchdog

Reconciliation in Heritage: webinar by Miranda Jenny for the National Trust for Canada

Yellowhead Institute: Calls to Action Accountability: A 2021 Status Update on Reconciliation

CBC News: Beyond 94, Truth and Reconciliation in Canada


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