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This subject guide highlights some of the resources available through the library and online on the histories, cultures, and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Turtle Island. This guide only serves as a starting point for research and highlights a selection of library and other online resources. You may find more library resources by searching in Library Search.

For information on Seneca's commitment towards reconciliation, please see the Reconciliation and Inclusion plan


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Books & eBooks

Intimate Integration: A History of the Sixties Scoop and the Colonization of Indigenous Kinship
Decolonizing Journalism
Decolonizing Journalism
As We Have Always Done
Unreconciled : family, truth, and indigenous resistance
Decolonizing Data
Call Me Indian
Indigenous writes
Me tomorrow
Roots of Entanglement
All Our Relations
Violence Against Indigenous Women: Literature, Activism, Resistance
What the Eagle Sees
This Place: 150 Years Retold
A Two-Spirit Journey: The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder
Keetsahnak / Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters
From Where I Stand
The Inconvenient Indian
Structures of Indifference
In This Together
Urban Indigenous Youth Reframing Two-Spirit
Speaking Our Truth
They Called Me Number One
The Fourth World
We All Go Back to the Land
Distorted Descent

Streaming Videos

There are No Fakes
There's Something in the Water
Water Walker
This River
Freedom Road series
Get Over It: A Path to Healing
Trick or Treaty?
Club Native
Birth of a Family
nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up
The Grizzlies
Indian Horse

More Resources


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The Learning Portal Maamwi Hub

The Maamwi Hub is inspired by the TRC 94 Calls to Action to ensure that the 24 Colleges of Ontario lead in the education of both staff and students on Indigenous history, culture, knowledge, and current Indigenous worldviews. The word "Maamwi" means "Together" in Anishinaabemowin, one of the widely spoken Indigenous languages in the territory currently referred to as Ontario. The Maamwi hub comprises of 5 major sections (About, Discover, Inquire, Inspire, and Empower) with each section categorized thematically.  

First Peoples@Seneca

First Peoples@Seneca is dedicated to supporting Indigenous students (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) on our campuses. Services include advisement, tutoring, mentoring, workshops, cultural teachings, and social events. These services are offered in a culturally appropriate way to create understandings and learnings about Indigenous peoples.

Skoden for Faculty

Seneca’s SKODEN program: Teaching, Talking and Sharing about and for Reconciliation is a 12-week program that provides faculty an opportunity to consider how to decolonize and Indigenize their courses through the support of the Indigenous community at Seneca. 

Background Research

The following databases provide overviews or current social topics and issues. Browse the databases for general information and to get a better understanding of your research topic.

Library Databases: Journals, Magazines, Newspapers, & Reports

In addition to searching the library website, you may also search individual databases for articles. The following databases contain journals, magazines, newspapers, and reports/grey literature.


Contact your Librarian
Michelle Gonzales
Teaching & Collections Liaison Librarian

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