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Indigenous Research Guide


Welcome to Humber's Indigenous Research Guide! 

This research guide is a starting place for Humber students, faculty and staff  to help increase knowledge and understanding about Indigenous research, culture, perspectives, and issues. This guide highlights books, videos and other resources within the Library's collection, but is not an exhaustive list of resources. Resources featured in this guide will change over time. 

If you have recommendations for featured topics, please connnect with us. 

The Indigenous Research Guide began its development in collaboration with Humber's Indigenous Education and Engagement. 

Land Acknowledgement

Humber's Indigenous Education & Engagement team is pleased to share a newly created video resource with the Humber community. This video offers a range of insights from educators and community knowledge keepers on the responsibility and considerations that come with giving land acknowledgements. 

This video answers the following key questions:

  • Why do we give land acknowledgements?
  • What should we keep in mind when giving land acknowledgements?
  • What does it mean to give a land acknowledgement at Humber College?

Additional Resources on Giving Land Ackowledgements

Decolonizing Your Research

Research regarding Indigenous communities in Canada has often been completed without the informed consent or consultation of Indigenous peoples. When researching Indigenous communities and topics, always remember who did the research: have Indigenous voices, perspectives and knowledge been included?

Indigenous voices are an integral piece to any Indigenous research. Remember that it is important to carefully examine your sources for authority and accuracy.

The Maamwi Hub

Learn about Indigenous histories, cultures, and current Indigenous worldviews in the Maamwi Hub. 

The Maamwi Hub includes:

  • Learning resources on the history, culture and perspectives of Indigenous Peoples.
  • Learning resources on conducting research respectfully and responsibly.
  • Resources to support curriculum development that promotes Indigenous awareness.
  • Resources to connect, collaborate and support each other on the path to reconciliation.