Aboriginal Peoples

Online Databases – Resources Requiring Login (Library card and password)

None available

Subject Guides – Open Resources (no login required)


Aboriginal Canada – The Aboriginal Canada Portal (ACP) is your single window to First Nations, Inuit and Métis on-line resources, contacts, information, and government programs and services in Canada. The Aboriginal Canada Portal is a partnership between Government departments and the Aboriginal community.

First Nations in British Columbia – This portal was created by the First Nations Technology Council in partnership with the New Relationship Trust and with input from many organizations and communities in BC.

Business & Careers

Aboriginal Business Canada – Information for aboriginal entrepreneurs and organizations to achieve their business goals.

AboriginalCareers.ca – This highly specialized employment portal is fully-dedicated to assisting Aboriginal Job Seekers in researching and acquiring opportunities to develop their careers.

Aboriginal Human Resource Council – Creates and markets “a wide range of products, services and networks that help Indigenous people advance careers and organizations create inclusive workplaces that position them as employers-of-choice”.

Inclusion Network: Canada’s National Aboriginal Job Site – With increasing numbers of employers engaging in Aboriginal inclusion and the business case to advance First Nations, Métis and Inuit employees, the Inclusion Network is the “go to” online meeting place for employers to connect with Canada’s future workforce.


Statistics Canada: Aboriginal Peoples – Provides access to a wide variety of statistical information on Aboriginal populations in Canada including the Aboriginal People’s Survey, a national survey of Aboriginal peoples  living in urban, rural and northern locations throughout Canada.

First Nations Profiles – The profiles include general information on each First Nation community across Canada along with more detailed information about its reserve(s), governance, federal funding, geography, registered population statistics and various Census statistics.


BC Ministry of Education: Aboriginal Education – Aboriginal education resources and data are provided by the BC Ministry of Education.

Aboriginal Perspectives – A website for high school and upper elementary students and teachers that features National Film Board of Canada documentaries by and about Canada’s Aboriginal peoples.

FirstVoices – A group of web-based tools and services designed to support Aboriginal people engaged in language archiving, language teaching & culture revitalization.


First Nations, Inuit and Aboriginal Health – Canada – Information about maintaining health, about diseases and conditions, about programs available to aboriginal communities.

Aboriginal Canada Portal – Health and Social Services – Partnership between the Government of Canada and the aboriginal community to provide First Nations, Inuit and Métis on-line resources, contacts, information, and government programs and services.

Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide- First Nations, Inuit and Métis – A food guide which reflects the values and traditions of Canada’s aboriginal communities.

National Aboriginal Health Organization Advances and promotes the health and well-being of all First Nations, Inuit and Métis through collaborative research, Indigenous Traditional Knowledge, building capacity, and community led initiatives.

History and Genealogy

Aboriginal Genealogy – Library and Archives Canada provides explanations and guides on how to start searching for your aboriginal roots.

Aboriginal Resources and Services Portal – Library and Archives Canada provides a window to vast and rich collections of resources created by or about Aboriginal peoples in Canada from private and government sources, digital copies of these works, virtual exhibitions, finding aids and other tools to locate materials. The site also features a directory of Aboriginal authors, artists, illustrators, newspapers, library and archival communities, and more.

Language Map of Aboriginal Peoples – The Atlas of Canada provides maps of boundaries of Aboriginal Languages across Canada.

First Nations: British Columbia – BC Archives presents a First Nations gallery which includes both “aboriginal accounts as well as European ethnographic collections of stories” to provide a historical background for the First Nations people of British Columbia.

BC Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation – Information provided on First Nations in British Columbia including treaties and reconciliation.

News and Entertainment

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network – Find out about the latest news, catch up on your shows, and find out what is happening on the network.

CBC Aboriginal – Aims to provide better access to the volume of programming produced by the CBC which relates to Aboriginal life in Canada, creating a resource tool for schools, the larger community as whole and Aboriginal communities in particular.

Other Key Background Resources

Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (1996)