126 Indigenous Studies

Last update: July 24/23


Indigenous voices (Various CC licences) by various

This collection features Indigenous voices, stories, and perspectives. Here you’ll find examinations of historical and contemporary issues, reading guides for celebrated novels, a series about Indigenizing post-secondary institutions and professional practice, and more. You’re sure to find something challenging, inspiring, and thought-provoking as you explore these resources.


This is a Canadian created resourceUnderstanding Indigenous Perspectives (CC BY-NC-SA) by Jean-Paul Restoule

This set of learning modules has been created to support and inspire educators and future teachers to gain a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives and an appreciation of how Indigenous knowledge and worldviews can assist all learners in their educational journey. The goal of the modules is to provide an introductory grounding to key issues affecting Indigenous people in Canada as a foundation for further and deeper learning.

Supplementary Materials

Moon of the Crusted Snow: Reading Guide This is a Canadian created resource(CC BY-NC-SA) by Anna Rodrigues and Kaitlyn Watson

Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice is a fictional novel that looks at how an Anishinaabe First Nation, in northern Ontario, deals with an unknown event that leaves the community isolated, without power or phone service, and limited food sources as winter sets in. This guide, developed collaboratively with the author, discusses themes and connections, quotes, resources, discussion questions, activities, and additional readings.


This is a Canadian created resourceCree Dictionary of Mathematical Terms with Visual Examples (CC BY) by Arzu Sardarli and Ida Swan

This dictionary is the continuation of prior work by the authors on composing Cree equivalents of mathematics terms. The glossary of mathematics terms was developed considering the topics of school curriculums of Canadian provinces. The dictionary provides Cree equivalents of 176 mathematics terms and their definitions in English. The visual examples mainly contain Indigenous elements. The dictionary was reviewed by Elders, Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, and Cree-speaking educators.

This is a Canadian created resourceEconomic Aspects of the Indigenous Experience in Canada, 2nd ed. (CC-BY) by Anya Hageman

The textbook explores the economic history and economic potential of Indigenous peoples in Canada. what institutional arrangements hold them back economically and what institutions assist them going forward?  what norms do Indigenous communities hold that inform their priorities and economic behavior?

This is a Canadian created resourcePulling Together: Manitoba Foundations Guide (Brandon Edition) (CC BY-NC) by Manitoba Foundations Group

This is the first Manitoba adaptation of an open professional learning series developed for staff across post-secondary institutions. This guide is intended to be a living document. Just as human relationships are dynamic, so too is this document meant to grow and change.

Free materials (Not openly licensed)

Digital Atlas of Native American Intellectual Traditions (Not openly licensed)

The Digital Atlas of Native American Intellectual Traditions (DANAIT) is an IMLS-funded project to create a space for conversation and collaboration, with the goal of developing a framework for sharing, exploring, and visualizing Native-authored library and archival collections. The project will bring together Native Studies scholars; Native librarians; tribal historians; representatives from libraries with large Native-authored collections; metadata, digital humanities, and user interface specialists; and technologists to expand and improve culturally appropriate access to Native digital collections and to create collaborative digital humanities scholarship that accurately represents Native American intellectual networks.

Indigenous Resources This is a Canadian created resource by various

A list of publicly available (but not openly licenced) video, audio, and other digital files grouped in relation to specific First Nations or to Many Nations across North America. A General category includes links to curriculum resources, books and articles, and criteria for resource evaluation.

This is a Canadian created resourceInfusing Indigenous Perspectives in K-12 Teaching (Licences vary) by various.

The University of Toronto Library has compiled a list of 50 freely accessible resources regarding Truth and Reconciliation and Indigenous Education for educators across the province of Ontario. These materials are largely created by Indigenous authors and creators, and include films, mobile phone applications, websites, curricula and lesson plans. While these resources are all available online for free, many of them are not under open licences.

Media Attributions

This chapter is adapted from Indigenous Studies in OER by Discipline Directory by Edited by Lauri M. Aesoph and Josie Gray.


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