Indigenous Resources

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

Selected Archeion Resources

Bruce County Archives

Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County
Deseronto Archives
Guelph Public Library Archives
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.

Resources across Ontario

Algoma University - Engracias De Jesus Matias Archives and Special Collections
Archives of Ontario
CBC Digital Archives
Lakehead University Archives
Library and Archives Canada (LAC)
Presbyterian Church of Canada Archives
United Church of Canada Archives
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)

Government, Professional Associations, and Organizations

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

Searching for Resources

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

Phone: 647-343-3334 | Email:


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software