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Sociology and Legal Studies: Indigenous Resources for SOC and LS

Indigenous Ways of Knowing

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.  

Legal Research

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This page is a work in progress. If you have comments or can recommend additional/alternative sources, please email Sarah Brown, Librarian for Sociology and Legal Studies.

Collaborative Indigenous Research


Indigenous Researchers/Academics

This list of Indigenous Scholars is meant to provide you with names to include in your search for Indigenous research. You may want to look further into the works and research of the academics listed below. This is by no means an exhaustive list but a good place to start looking for leaders in particular areas of study.

Databases relating to Indigenous studies

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