The following page contains a list of online exhibits, thematic guides and links to archival descriptions and material that relate to Indigenous communities throughout Ontario and Canada. 

If your institution has any resources related to Indigenous communities and you would like to add them to the resource page, please contact the AAO Web Administrator.

Please consult the AAO Toward Truth and Reconciliation page for resources related to colonialism, ethics of collection use and digitization, barriers for Indigenous people to institutionally held archival holdings, and the diversification of collections.

A PDF of this page can be found here


Bruce County Archives
Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County
Deseronto Archives
Guelph Public Library Archives  Native Artists
 Guelph Public Library Archives, Guelph Mercury fonds, Native Artists, F45-0-10-0-0-1016.
National Defence Headquarters of History and Heritage
Nipissing University and Canadore College Archives and Special Collections
Trent University Archives
United Church of Canada Archives
University of Guelph Library

For more results, try searching Archeion using the following search tips to get you started:*

  • Indigenous
  • First Nations
  • Native
  • Indian
  • M├ętis
  • Inuit 
* Many of the suggested search terms listed are a product of the age in which the respective archival description was written. While the cultural sensitivity of some of the terms may vary, excluding them as search terms will reduce the number of results as many archival descriptions have not updated the language surrounding Indigenous material.


Algoma University - Engracias De Jesus Matias Archives and Special Collections
Archives of Ontario
CBC Digital Archives
    Lakehead University Archives
    Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Two boys playing in an igloo

       Library and Archives Canada, Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, 
    "Two boys playing in an igloo.." MIKAN no.3854797.
      Presbyterian Church of Canada Archives
      United Church of Canada Archives Mount Elgin Institute circa 1909
      United Church of Canada Archives, Mount Elgin Institute, circa 1909UCC 90.162P/1166.
        University of Toronto Archives & Records Management Services
        University of Waterloo Special Collections & Archives
        Victoria University Library Special Collections and Archives
        Early Canadiana Online
        Scroll to the bottom of the page to search each collection


        First Nations Map

        Government of Ontario, First Nations Map, 2011.

        Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC)
        Association of Canadian Archives (ACA)
        Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
        Canadian Conservation Institute
        Government of Ontario
          Legacy of Hope
          Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT)
          Ontario Native Education Counselling Association (ONECA) The resource was put together by ONECA Education Partnership Program. 
          Scow Institute


          Association of Manitoba Archives / MAIN
          The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, the Museum of Anthropology, Northern BC Archives (UNBC), and the School for Library, Archival, and Information Studies 
          University of British Columbia Library

          Address: 411 Richmond Street East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5A 3S5

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