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Indigenous Topics


Tânsi (Cree), Ôki (Siksika/Blackfoot), ãba watOéc (Nakoda), Edlónat'e (Dene), Bonjour (French), and Hello (English), welcome to the University of Calgary's Indigenous Topics Library Guide.

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuu T’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. I would also like to note that the University of Calgary is situated on land adjacent to where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and that the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis” which we now call the City of Calgary. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

This guide is designed to assist students with indigenous research pertaining most to the Southern Alberta and the Treaty 7 lands. Although there are diverse cultures in the Calgary area and Canada, this guide will focus on local groupings to the Calgary area while providing links to other parts of Canada. 

For more information or further assistance, please contact your librarians at the Taylor Family Digital Library.

The guide is formatted with the user's ease of access in mind.

Each topic contains (but not necessarily in this order)
  1. A homepage that provides overview
  2. Specific terminology used under the topic
  3. Notable webpages which provide resources
  4. Noteworthy books held by the U of C Library
  5. A selection of articles or journals
  6. Government documents including acts, bills, and annual reports
  7. Relevant databases subscribed to by the U of C Library
Links to other websites or databases used in this guide are formatted as follows

Last updated June 6, 2022, by Emilee Bews, the Indigenous Librarian Assistant in Libraries & Cultural Resources

Updates are ongoing as sources evolve