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Published collections of primary sources. These are licensed (subscribed) by the Library.
Newspapers and other collections of digitized primary sources. These are Open Access or free to access through libraries, archives, museums or other nonprofits.
Indigenous Heritage, Library and Archives Canada, https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/aboriginal-heritage/pages/introduction.aspx.
Indian Health Services/Medical Services Branch Annual Reports, 1945-1990, http://iportal.usask.ca/index.php?sid=934340211&id=33804&t=details&having=1800538
Vancouver Island Treaties and Translations, BC Archives, https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/bc-archives/what-we-have/indigenous-material/vancouver-island-treaty-translations.
Government of Canada, Treaty Texts, https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1370373165583/1370373202340. [Also here: https://archive-it.org/organizations/700?q=treaty+texts&page=1&show=Sites ]
Louis Bird, Omushkego Oral History Project, https://www.ourvoices.ca/index.
CBC Digital Archives, https://www.cbc.ca/archives/categories/society/native-issues/
NFB (National Film Board), Indigenous Peoples in Canada (First Nations and Métis), https://www.nfb.ca/subjects/indigenous-peoples-in-canada-first-nations-and-metis/
NFB (National Film Board), Indigenous Peoples in Canada (Inuit), https://www.nfb.ca/subjects/indigenous-peoples-in-canada-inuit/
Indian History Film Project, University of Regina, https://ourspace.uregina.ca/handle/10294/26
Online sources: Open vs. subscription
What if it isn't online?
"When You Destroy Part of the Land, You Destroy Me Also. I Am Part of the Land." Akwesasne Notes, Early Autumn, 1973, 30. Indigenous Peoples: North America (accessed July 15, 2019). http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/KXBWRR383549107/INDP?u=bcptstothepast&sid=INDP&xid=eb0fbd09.
"first nations" "hydroelectric projects"
("first nations" OR aboriginal OR indigenous OR "indians of north america" OR "native peoples") (dams OR hydroelectric OR "hydro-electric")
"Cowichan sweaters" "cultural appropriation"
(Cowichan OR Quw'utsun OR Khowutzun) AND (sweaters OR knit*) AND ("cultural appropriation" OR "cultural property" OR "intellectual property" OR ownership)
One useful article may help to locate others. For example:
Look at references (footnotes, endnotes, bibliography) to trace the sources the author used.
In this case, a potentially useful book is found in the Library collection.
More recent related sources can be found by tracing sources forward in time, with "cited by" in Google Scholar and sometimes in LibrarySearch.
Working in a culturally appropriate way involves showing respect for Indigenous cultural Protocols and values, both in the work process and on the page...
Finding your way through requires thought, care attention, and dialogue. It requires working with people. It requires the engagement and inclusion needed for a new conversation needed between Indigenous Peoples and settler society.
Younging, Gregory. 2018. Elements of Indigenous Style : A Guide for Writing By and About Indigenous Peoples. [Edmonton, Alberta]: Brush Education.