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History Research Guide: Indigenous sources for historians


Indigenous resources for UWaterloo historians

This page points to resources relating to the history of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. The geographic and temporal coverage focus mainly but not exclusively on what is now Canada from the time of colonial settlement.

The sections cover:

A work in progress:

This page reflects the ongoing work of Jane Forgay, UWaterloo's history librarian. Jane (she/her) is a white settler Canadian, who acknowledges the Western-centric dominance in many areas of UWaterloo Library's history collection. She is committed to rectifying this imbalance by informing herself about Indigenous ways of knowing and by acquiring and making available Indigenous voices, scholarship, and research methodologies that are missing or difficult to find. Jane is grateful for the valuable consultations with Jaydum Hunt, Interim Director of the Waterloo Indigenous Students Centre and Sara Anderson, UWaterloo's Manager, Research Program Development and Partnerships, Indigenous Studies.

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Contact Jane Forgay, History Librarian with any thoughts or recommendations.

The Haldimand Treaty of 1784

2 photographs of maps showing the land promised to the Six Nations: Six miles on either side of the Grand River
Ken Whytock: "A pair of Haldimand Tract maps" CC license

Databases relating to Indigenous studies

This list of over 20 databases covers a mix of scholarly and primary sources across many disciplines and timeframes.

Selected Indigenous historians' perspectives

Primary sources: Indigenous peoples in Canada