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Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services:

The Aboriginal Education Council highly reccommends Indigenous self identified Métis, First Nations (status or non-status) and Inuit students to access Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services. RASS provides a culturally supportive environment to promote academic excellence and serves as a place to balance academic learning with traditional teachings and culture.

More information about RASS is available on their website:  

Other Resources:

A Narrow Vision: Duncan Campbell Scott and the Administration of Indian Affairs in Canada. E. Brian Titley

A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System. John S. Milloy

PDF fileAPTN "First Contact" TV Series Workbook

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. Robin Wall Kimmerer

Canadian Public Opinion of Aboriginal Peoples. Environics Institute for Survey Research -, external link

Children of the Broken Treaty. Charlie Angus

Decolonization Handbook: PDF file"Whose Land Is It Anyway?" Peter McFarlane & Nicole Shabus

Determinants of Indigenous peoples’ health in Canada: beyond the social. Margo Greenwood, Sarah de Leeuw, Nicole Lindsay & Charlotte Reading

“Enough To Keep Them Alive”: Indian Social Welfare in Canada, 1873-1965. Hugh Shewell

Guide to Acknowledging First Peoples & Traditional Territory -, external link, external link

Inconvenient Indian, A Curious Account of Native People in North America. Thomas King

Indigenous Men & Masculinities: Legacies, Identities, Regeneration. Kim Anderson & Robert Innes

PDF file"Indigenous youth exploring identities through food security in Canada and Brazil"

Ontario First Nations Maps:, external link

Peace Pipe Dreams: The Truth about Lies and Indians. Darrell Dennis

Peace, Power, Righteousness: An indigenous manifesto. Taiaiake Alfred

Primer: Canadian Law on Aboriginal and Treaty Rights. University of British Columbia Faculty of Law – Available online

Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal People. Available online at, external link

Strong Helpers' Teachings: The Value of Indigenous Knowledges in the Helping Professions. Cyndy Baskin

Cyndy Ann Baskin, Bonnie Guarisco, Ruth Koleszar-Green, Nadya Melanson, Cheryl Osawamick

PDF fileTeachings on Semah (Tobacco) - Protocol on seeking the advice of Traditional Resource people

PDF fileThe S-Word: Discourse, Stereotypes and the American Indian Woman

PDF fileThe Sociolinguistics of the "S- Word": Squaw in American Placenames

The Winter We Danced: Voices from the Past, the Future and Idle No More Movement. The Kino-nda-niimi Collective

They Came for the Children: Canada, Aboriginal Peoples, and Residential Schools. Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

PDF fileTRC reccomended readings and film list

Treaties –, external link

Treaty No. 9. John Long

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Available online at PDF file, external link

Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-up Call. Arthur Manuel

Unsettling the Settler Within: Indian Residential Schools, Truth Telling, and Reconciliation in Canada. Paulette Regan

Wicihitowin: Aboriginal social work in Canada. Raven Sinclair, Michael Hart & Gord Bruyere

Women of the First Nations: Power, wisdom, strength. Christine Miller & Patricia Chuchryk

"PDF fileWomen of the Shining Light: Developing Collaboration Between Pregnant/Parenting Aboriginal Women with Substance Misuse Challenges, Substance Misuse Treatment Counsellors, and Child Welfare Workers." is based on a recent research project with Dr. Cyndy Baskin as co-principal investigator.

Dodem Kanonhsa’ Culture and Education Lodge –, external link
International Indigenous Speakers Bureau -, external link
National Speakers Bureau -, external link
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto:, external link

2Spirited People of the 1st Nations -, external link

Aboriginal Housing Support Centre -, external link

Aboriginal Peacekeeping Unit -, external link

Aboriginal Voices Radio -, external link

Aboriginal Legal Services -, external link

Anduhyaun Shelter -, external link

Anishnawbe Health Toronto –, external link  

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Businesses –, external link

Centre for Indigenous Theatre (CIT) –, external link

Chiefs of Ontario -, external link  

Council Fire Native Cultural Centre -, external link

Dodem Kanonhsa’ Culture and Education Lodge –, external link

First Nations House at University of Toronto -, external link  

First Nation School of Toronto -, external link  

George Brown College Native Student Services -, external link  

ImagineNative Film and Media Festival -, external link  

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada -, external link

Indspire (formerly National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation) –, external link

Miziwe Biik Aboriginl Employment and Training -, external link

NaMeRes – Native Men’s Residence –, external link

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto –, external link

Native Child & Family Services –, external link

Native Earth Performing Arts Inc. –, external link

Native Women’s Resource Centre –, external link

Nekenaan Second Stage Housing -, external link

Nishnawbe Homes Inc. -, external link

Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS strategy -, external link

Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centers -, external link

Ontario Native Council on Justice -, external link 

Southern Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative (SOADI) –, external link

Toronto Aboriginal Care Team -

Wigwamen Inc. –, external link

Useful Websites

1000 Conversations on Reconciliation:, external link  

Aboriginal Canada Portal:, external link  

Aboriginal Documentary Heritage - Historical Collections of the Canadian Government:, external link  

Aboriginal Healing Foundation:, external link

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network:, external link

Article: What Do first-year University Students Know About  First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples and topics?, external link

Assembly of First Nations:, external link

CBC Indigenous -, external link

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples:, external link  

Dodem Kanonhsa’ Culture and Education Lodge –, external link  

First Nations Child & Family Caring Society:, external link  

GoodMinds (Teaching and Educational Resources):, external link  

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada:, external link  

Indigenous Health Research Development Program:, external link  

Indigenous Policy Journal:, external link  

Indigenous Studies Portal Research Tool, University of Saskatchewan:, external link

Indigenous Works (Formerly Aboriginal Human Resource Council):, external link  

Métis National Council:, external link  

Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation:, external link

National Aboriginal Health Organization:, external link

National Association of Friendship Centres:, external link  

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation:, external link  

Nation Talk -, external link  

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto:, external link   

Native Women’s Association of Canada:, external link

Native Youth Sexual Health Network:, external link  

Ontario First Nations Maps:, external link

Project of Heart:, external link

Reconciliation Canada:, external link  

Six Nations of the Grand River:, external link

Treaties –, external link

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada:, external link