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Resources On Indigenous Peoples

Resources On Indigenous Peoples

Section 35 of the Constitution of Canada recognizes and affirms the rights of First Nation, Métis and Inuit Peoples. There are approximately 1.4 million Indigenous peoples in Canada and this represents the fastest growing youth population. These are highly heterogeneous Nations that have very distinct cultures, languages, traditions, contributions and worldviews. The resources below are a good place to start in getting to know these amazing original communities.

Atikameksheng Anishnawbek

Sudbury is in Robinson-Huron Treaty territory and the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.


Wahnapitae First Nation

WFN is a signatory to the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850. The First Nation is an Ojibway Band and is part of Anishinabek Nation. The First Nation is located 50km north of Sudbury.


Anishinabek Nation 

Serving Anishinabek across Ontario. The Anishinabek Nation incorporated the Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) as its secretariat in 1949. The UOI is a political advocate for 40 member First Nations across Ontario. The Union of Ontario Indians is the oldest political organization in Ontario and can trace its roots back to the Confederacy of Three Fires, which existed long before European contact.


Nishnawbe Aski Nation

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (known as Grand Council Treaty No. 9 until 1983) was established in 1973.  It represents the legitimate, socioeconomic, and political aspirations of its First Nation members of Northern Ontario to all levels of government in order to allow local self-determination while establishing spiritual, cultural, social, and economic independence. 


Assembly of First Nations

The assembly of First Nations is a national advocacy organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada, which includes more than 900,000 people living in 634 First Nation communities and in cities and towns across the country.


Métis Nation of Ontario

the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) represents the collective aspirations, rights and interests of Métis people and communities throughout Ontario.


Sudbury Métis Council

The Sudbury Metis Council will strive to raise the awareness of our people and the community by promoting our culture and heritage through relevant programs and services in the Sudbury Area.


Métis National Council

The Métis National Council central goal is to secure a healthy space for the Métis Nation’s on-going existence within the Canadian federation.


Stories about First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples.


CBC News-Indigenous

The latest news and current affairs from Indigenous communities across Canada. Features profiles and special reports on Indigenous peoples, communities and issues.

Gezhtoojig Employment and Training

Gezhtoojig Employment and Training will be the leading resource Centre for all Anishinabek people in employment, training and business services.


Wabnode Centre for Indigenous Services (Cambrian College)

The Wabnode Centre for Indigenous Services at Cambrian College supports Indigenous, Métis, and Inuit students in their transition to College life helping to keep a connection to their community and culture throughout their College journey.


Centre Louis-Riel (Collège Boréal)

The Centre offers support to Aboriginal students to help them establish and maintain solid relationships as well as manage conflicts. The Centre can help whether you are facing cultural, social, financial, location or any other challenges.


Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre (SKHC)

The Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre is an Aboriginal Health Access Centre that is dedicated to balanced and healthy lifestyles through quality, holistic, culturally relevant health services to the First Nations, Métis and Inuit individuals and their families in the Greater City of Sudbury and partnering First Nation Communities. They Engage in clinical, social, economic and cultural initiatives that will promote the health of all Aboriginal people and promotes community building through partnerships, education and advocacy.


N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre

The purpose of the Friendship Centre is to assist Aboriginal people migrating to or already living in the Greater City of Sudbury. The Centre has developed and implemented programs and activities that serve the social, cultural, and recreational needs of the Aboriginal community. The N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre is committed to preserving language and culture, enhancing quality of life, and empowering family and community by providing supports, services, and partnerships for the Aboriginal community in an urban setting.

Path of the Elders

Photo gallery, videos, history and testimony teachings from elders of the Mushkegowuk Cree and Anishinaabe Ojibwe nations in Northern Ontario.  A Culture and History Education Game.


Secondary Curriculum (PDF)

The Ontario Curriculum, Secondary, Grades 9 to 12. First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies (2019)


Secondary First Nation, Métis & Inuit Studies (2019)

Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum and Resources


Good Minds-First Nation, Métis, Inuit Books

An Aboriginal-owned family business, based on the Six Nations of the Grand River in Southwestern Ontario. Leading source for purchasing bias-free teaching and educational resources.


The National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC)

The NAFC is a network of 121 Friendship Centres and Provincial and Territorial Associations(PTAs) from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Friendship Centres are Canada’s most significant off-reserve Indigenous service delivery infrastructure and are the primary providers of culturally enhanced programs and services to urban Indigenous residents.


The Native Women’s Association of Canada

The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations, Métis and Inuit women


The National Collaborating Centre For Aboriginal Health

The NCCAH is making significant strides in support of a renewed public health system that is inclusive and respectful of diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Our collaborations in knowledge sharing extend beyond traditional boundaries – institutional, jurisdictional, geographical and professional – to address the multi-faceted and structural issues underpinning Indigenous health. We continue to strengthen the links between evidence, knowledge, practice and policy in support of the public health goals of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.


Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Their mission is to foster sustainable business relations between First Nations, Inuit, Métis people and Canadian Business.


Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

CIRNAC continues to renew the nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown, government-to-government relationship between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis; modernize Government of Canada structures to enable Indigenous peoples to build capacity and support their vision of self-determination; and lead the Government of Canada’s work in the North.


Aboriginal People’s Alliance Northern Ontario (Apano)

Striving to develop and implement services, programs and activities to assist in social, cultural, health, and economic matters concerning Off-Reserve Status, Inuit and Metis peoples of Ontario.


Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

Resources and links, Ministry Publications, and Quick Facts. Provides information, video and photos on Aboriginal organizations, education, artists, friendship centres, health, housing and land claims from a government perspective. The ministry works to ensure a better future for First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.


Métis Traditional Knowledge

The Métis Nations of Ontario released the findings from a first-of-its-kind traditional knowledge study on Métis plant and vegetation use in southern Ontario.