This page is meant to provide entry points for researchers interested in discovering more about Indigenous ways of knowing to influence their academic research. The focus of the resources provided here are on First Nations, Inuit and Métis groups in North America and primarily the area that is commonly known as Canada, though other Indigenous groups may be represented in some of the works listed.
It is important to remember that when engaging with Indigenous knowledge, people and culture, just as there are many different European cultures and people, so too are there many different Indigenous cultures and people. Indigenous people do not exist as a monolith. Indigenous ways of knowing differ between groups and cultures. It's important to be specific about the culture you are referring to and to avoid sweeping generalizations referring to Pan Indigenity.
All data collected belong to the community. Indigenous Peoples have the right to own, control, access, and steward data about their communities, lands, and culture. For more information on ethical conduct in Indigenous research, data sovereignty, and training resources, please visit the Indigenous Research Guide: Sovereignty, data and statistics.
The Indigenous peoples in Canada reading list has been compiled to expand and build on current understandings of the experiences of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada. The list includes scholarly research; guides to working with Indigenous peoples; biographies, memoirs and fictional accounts of lived experiences during and after the end of the residential school system; as well as links to web versions of the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and Reclaiming power and place the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.