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Finding Indigenous Studies Books at UofC
Even though it is out-of-date, the official subject heading for topics about Indigenous peoples on this continent is "Indians of North America". So try typing that into your search along with with other keywords to describe your topic.
For example, to find information on how Europeans affected the health of Indigenous peoples in Canada, I might type in:
"Indians of North America" AND "disease" AND "history" in the main search box
You can also type in the name of individual tribes or geographic areas to help focus your search.
Other subject headings or keywords to consider using in the catalogue or in databases include:
- Native Peoples
- First Nations
- Indians of North America
- Indians of South America
If you are searching for information on Indigenous peoples from countries other than Canada, combine the country with the term , e.g. aboriginal AND Australia.
- Books to Build On: Indigenous Literatures for LearningYou have arrived at an interactive web resource that is designed to assist educators with weaving Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing into their teaching and learning, starting with story. Responding to the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and to current provincial professional standards for education, this resource is intended to help teachers build foundational knowledge and competencies in Indigenous education. Below you will find a searchable database of Indigenous literary texts, as well as some secondary sources, that might be used within education. Our resource has two primary audiences: instructors in the Bachelor of Education program at the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, and the K-12 teachers in all stages of their professional journeys, from B.Ed. students up to experienced teachers. However, beyond these audiences, we hope that this interactive resource will be useful to anyone interested in exploring Indigenous texts and expanding their engagements with Indigenous communities.Our project was sparked by an Alberta Education Partnership Grant and by the primary aim of growing our work in Indigenous education. Werklund School of Education leadership identified Indigenous education as a priority area and supported this project, entitled Innovative Initiatives in First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education within Undergraduate Teacher Education. In keeping with the University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy, ii’ taa’poh’to’p, and the Werklund School of Education’s Indigenous Education Task Force Recommendations, we are working as a School to strengthen and enhance our teacher education programs by meaningfully weaving Indigenous content and pedagogy into all undergraduate courses. This website facilitates that growth by offering resources for instructors and teachers. (Please also visit our Indigenous Education Resources home page.) We know that stories are a powerful way into the relational learning of Indigenous education, as they invite educators into relationships with diverse peoples and perspectives, as well as into increased understandings of their responsibilities. We offer this work in the spirit of building a better future for coming generations.
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