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This guide provides help for Sheridan students studying topics related to the Indigenous People's of Canada. Use the tabs across the top of the page to discover library and open sources for your research.
Before you start your search, keep in mind that over the years various names have been used to refer to the original inhabitants of Canada and other Indigenous groups around the world. As a result, any of the following terms could be useful in your search:
In addition to these, Indigenous peoples are often identified by anglicized names for specific nations or bands (ex. Iroquois, Huron), linguistic or cultural groups (ex. Prairie or Woodlands tribes), or by their traditional names (ex. Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee). For the full list of official First Nations bands, see Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada > First Nation Profiles. For a list and description of common nations and cultural groups in Canada, see Historica Canada > Aboriginal Peoples.
Sheridan College has created its own guidelines for conducting original research with Indigenous peoples. This comprehensive resource covers history and culture, principles of ethical research practice, the 4 R’s, ownership, control, access, and possession (OCAP), how to apply these guidelines to your research, and Sheridan’s process.
While most of our resources are online, you may find it helpful to use one of our print books, DVDs and reference works. Printed materials are organized by call number. The call number can be found on the spine of the book.
Browse these call number areas for relevant material:
Native Peoples of America (History)
Also see Education, Religion, Social Sciences, Health, and Criminology sections within the collection for subject-specific discussions affecting current-day Indigenous peoples of Canada.
Sheridan sits on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, Anishinaabe Nation, Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.