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Indigenous Studies

Research Guide for Indigenous resources at Cambrian College


Aanii, Atelihai, Bonjour, Boozhoo, Hello, Tan'si, Wachay!

Welcome to our Indigenous Studies Research Guide!

Here you will find resources for Indigenous courses which are offered within many of our programs, including Social Services Worker – Indigenous Specialization, and General Arts and Science - Indigenous Specialization.

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We would like to acknowledge that the Cambrian College Library & Learning Commons is located on traditional lands of the Robinson Huron Treaty and acknowledge our host Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, as well as the ancestors of this land, and the Anishnaabe people.

Cambrian staff and students may contact Wabnode to learn more about residential schools and the process of truth and reconciliation. A National Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former students and those affected and emotional and crisis referral services can be accessed by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866 925-4419.

The IRSSS (Indian Residential School Survivors Society) can be contacted toll-free at 1-8000-721-0066 or on their website at


We Matter 

We Matter is a place to help Indigenous youth get through hard times, whether you need support yourself or want to support someone you know.


General Arts and Science Indigenous Specialization (GAIN) program video.  
Social Service Worker - Indigenous Specialization program video

Unlikely Innovators - Jenn Harper on the importance of representation or Indigenous girls and women

These orientation videos on our Library YouTube channel will walk you through the steps of using the Start your research box. These may also be helpful Library Quick Facts Orientation 2022 and Learning Centre - Tutoring

Content Warning: residential schools, settler-colonial violence, anti-Indigenous racism

Where to start your search

When to use Start your research

  • You're starting your research.
  • You need a general overview of a topic.
  • You're not sure which databases to use.

Search tip: narrow your results using the search filters on the left side of the results screen.

The Learning Portal

The Learning Portal provides a wide variety of open learning resources, tools, and learning supports, accessible to any student taking a course at any college, at any time province wide.