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Indigenous Knowledges and Perspectives

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Central owl with foliage surrounding it

Kenojuak Ashevak (artist) and Lukta Qiatsuk (printmaker), Birds and Foliage, 1970, stonecut on paper, 31/50. Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, Kingston. Gift of Mary Robertson, 1985 (28-138). Photo: Bernard Clark.

About this guide

Welcome to the Indigenous Knowledges and Perspectives (formerly Indigenous Studies) research guide.

  • Use this guide as a starting point for conducting research for courses in Indigenous Knowledges and Perspectives

  • This guide highlights key resources in Indigenous Knowledges and Perspectives and will help you find books, articles, videos, and other resources to to support your research process

Resources to get started

New and featured resources


Beyond Being Silenced: Gyaa Isdlaa 
Famed Haida artist Robert Davidson carves his latest monumental totem pole and gives a rare insight into the deeper meanings of North Coast Indigenous art works.

Inhabitants: Indigenous Perspectives On Restoring Our World  
Follows five Native American communities as they restore their traditional land management practices in the face of a changing climate. 

Can-Core Academic Video 
A Canadian streaming video platform with over 6,000 titles in a wide range of subject areas, including a large collection of documentary and feature films by Indigenous filmmakers. All of the titles in McIntyre Media’s Indigenous Videos university catalogue are available in CAN-Core.


Pawaatamihk: Journal of Métis Thinkers
Pawaatamihk is an open-access journal that showcases Métis thought inside the academy and in community, with sections dedicated to Community Stories, Poetry, and Visual Culture, as well as Book Reviews and Scholarly Papers.

Xàgots’eèhk’ǫ̀ Journal
Xàgots’eèhk’ǫ̀ Journal is a space for exchanging stories, research, philosophy, and art, and unify Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, knowledge holders, community members, and artists regardless of regional or disciplinary boundaries.

Indigenous Religious Traditions
This new journal strives for increasingly global perspectives, with representation of peoples and traditions from all continents, covering diverse geographical regions and including traditions of the past as well as of the present.


Featured Collections 

Indigenous Voices: Memoirs and Autobiographies
A virtual display focusing on selected, recently published memoirs and autobiographies by Indigenous Canadian writers.