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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.


A National Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for survivors. This 24-Hour Crisis Line can be accessed at: 1-866-925-4419. The Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-721-0066 or on their website at

General Arts and Science Indigenous Specialization (GAIN) program video.  Get more information about this one-year program that supports Indigenous learners to explore their futures. The program offers a variety of courses that range from land-based learning and understanding of Indigenous cultures to courses that teach Ojibwe and Cree.

Social Service Worker - Indigenous Specialization program video


These orientation videos on our Library YouTube channel will walk you through the steps of using the Search ALL box seen below (Getting Started with the Library Website, Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles, as well as, Setting Up Zotero). 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 Search ALL:

  • 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.