First Peoples studies subject guide

Special Topic Guides

Indigenous educational resources for faculty and researchers - This guide is designed to assist faculty at Concordia University in decolonizing and indigenizing the curriculum, with recommended scholarly and community-based resources.

Guide to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry

Guide to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Reports

Guide to researching racisms: Anti-Black, Anti-Indigenous and Systemic Racisms

Concordia Indigenous Elder and Community Protocols - The purpose of this document is to assist Concordia University faculty, staff, and students through the process of respectfully and ethically inviting, interacting, and/or collaborating with Indigenous peoples and communities. 

Concordia Indigenous Directions Action Plan - a guide and tool to enable all Concordians to move the University towards a more equitable and inclusive future. It is created, in part, to respond to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

Indigenous Ally Toolkit  |  Trousse d'outils pour les alliées aux luttes autochtones

Terminology guidelines for searching & writing about Indigenous peoples -video, pronunciation guides, recommended online resources and books with terminology guidelines.

Clean Water, Broken Promises (APTN news, Collaborative investigation involvng Concordia’s Institute for Investigative Journalism)

Article Databases


Books and reports

Concordia Library's print collection includes a generous donation of nearly 1000 books from the Concordia Otsenhákta Student Centre and Gail Valaskakis Collection.

FILMS: databases and collections

Newspapers & Current Events

  • Canadian Newsstream - Canadian English daily newspapers, including the Globe & Mail, Montreal Gazette, Toronto Star, National Post and many regional and local papers.
  • - Canadian/Quebec newspapers and magazines in French and English, includes La Presse, Le Devoir, and L'Actualité.
  • CPI.Q: Canadian Periodical Index - English and French language journals and magazines, Canadian focus.
  • American Indian Newspapers - Indigenous print journalism from the US and Canada, 1828-2016. National, community and student publications.
  • US Newsstream - Major US daily newspapers, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall street journal, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Boston Globe, LA Times, USA Today and many more regional and local newspapers.
  • International Newsstream - news content from outside the U.S. and Canada, in multiple languages including English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Danish, See the Title List.
  • Historical Newspapers - Canada, US and international
  • The Hill Times - weekly newspaper that covers Canadian federal politics.

Primary source databases

Historical Newspapers

Citation Guides
APA Citation Style
Chicago Author-Date Citation Style

Chicago Style - Quick Guide - Click on Author-Date tab to see examples 

Full Chicago Manual of Style Online  - Refer to Chapter 15 – Documentation II: Author-Date References

Chicago Notes & Bibliography Citation Style

Chicago Style - Quick Guide - Click on Notes and Bibliography tab to see examples 

Full Chicago Manual of Style Online  - Refer to Chapter 14 – Documentation I: Notes and Bibliography

How-to Guides
Fall 2021 Workshops

FPST 210: Haudenosaunee Peoples - Course Guide

FPST 202 Library Workshop - Powerpoint slides



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