Learn More About National Indigenous History Month through Reading

Check out these reading suggestions in commemoration of National Indigenous History Month 2021 and National Indigenous Peoples Day.

How you can learn

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

This online atlas offers reference maps of Indigenous land and peoples in Canada, as well as a section devoted to Truth and Reconciliation, including detailed pages on many aspects of the topic with contemporary and historical photographs, maps and a glossary of common Indigenous terms.

The Canadian Encyclopedia – Indigenous Peoples

Explore topics from treaties, suffrage and residential schools to First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation involvement in the War of 1812.

Content warning: This material contains information regarding Residential Schools, which some may find distressing. If you require support, please note that there are resources available. Click here for more information.

#IndigenousReads

The #IndigenousReads campaign encourages reconciliation by increasing Canadians' understanding of First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures and history.

Indigenous connections

Almost all of Parks Canada's special, natural and cultural places have been traditionally used by Indigenous Peoples long before Canada became a country. Learn more about the place names and stories associated with them.

Indigenous ecological knowledge

Indigenous peoples have wide-ranging knowledge of the land and its ecology. Through collaboration with Indigenous partners, Parks Canada and Canadians are benefitting from traditional knowledge systems that have been handed down over thousands of years.

Discover the Library and Archives collection: Indigenous Heritage

Learn more about the Indigenous documentary heritage initiatives and additional resources available to increase access to First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation-related content in Library and Archives Canada's holdings and support Indigenous communities to digitize and preserve culture and language recordings.

More First Nations resources

First Nations

Learn more from the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada's section on First Nations.

More Inuit resources

About Canadian Inuit

Learn more from the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami about Inuit Nunangat, the Inuit homeland, their leadership, families and communities.

Inuktitut Magazine

Download the most recent, free edition of the magazine in English or Inuktitut.

Inuit

Information about Inuit from Library and Archives Canada's collection.

More Métis resources

About Métis Nation

Learn more from the Métis National Council about how the Métis emerged as a distinct Indigenous people and nation in the historic Northwest during the late 18th century.

Métis Nation

Find information about Métis Nation from Library and Archives Canada's collection.

Join the learning journey

Visit our other commemorative pages:

Be sure to check out all of the National Indigenous Peoples Day virtual activities happening across the country through Celebrate Canada!

For more information on First Nations, Inuit and Métis-led activities, please visit the official pages for National Indigenous Organizations:

Join the conversation

Don't forget to share your recognition on social media with our downloadable promotional resources.

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