Indigenous Resources

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Journey of Knowledge
Journey of Knowledge

A helpful guide for viewing the Indigenous History and Culture online exhibit. Created to assist with researchers' learning journeys. Common questions are paired with recommended resources.  

Indigenous History & Culture: Online Exhibit
Indigenous History & Culture: Online Exhibit

On-line exhibit featuring the Craigleith Heritage Depot museum artefact collection along with a related archival and research collection about local Tionontati (Petun) and other Indigenous Peoples who are connected to this region. Films, books and more. See also: Journey of Knowledge - an exhibit companion guide.

Frontier Life - Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters
Frontier Life - Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters

Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters This digital collection of primary source documents helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas.

Indigenous History of The Blue Mountains | REEL History Video
Indigenous History of The Blue Mountains | REEL History Video

This short film introduces the thousands of years of human history in the Blue Mountains, including the Petun and Wyandot peoples. Presented by the Craigleith Heritage Depot ; produced by Craigleith Heritage Depot, Craigleith Heritage Depot Museum Advisory Committee, Mountain Goat Film Company Inc. Written, produced and directed by Tom Strnad & Tracey Strnad; featuring interviews with Chief Janith English, Dr. Ron Williamson, Charles Garrad; photos, research and archives courtesy of Blue Mountain Public Library, Craigleith Heritage Depot, Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Services, Mountain Goat Film Company.

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

Indigenous perspectives much older than the nation itself shared through maps, artwork, history and culture. Created by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society in conjunction with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Assembly of First Nations, the Métis National Council, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and Indspire. Keyword searchable. Hard copies also available at the library.

Indigenous Resources in Archives
Indigenous Resources in Archives

A list of online exhibits, thematic guides and links to archival descriptions and material that relate to Indigenous communities throughout Ontario and Canada.  Compiled by the Archives Association of Ontario.

Indigenous Territories
Indigenous Territories

An interactive map showing traditional territories, languages and treaties of Indigenous people on Turtle Island / North America and other areas of the world. Also see Whose Land.

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Search records online, view interactive map of hearings, events, and residential schools over time. Includes information for educators, researchers, public, and family members. Includes archives and reports. For a quick link to the residential schools timeline virtual exhibit, click here.

Petun Research Institute
Petun Research Institute

The Institute conducts and publish interdisciplinary scholarly research particularly relating to the Petun-Wyandot native people. Of particular local interest is: Craigleith and the Birth of the Wyandot Tribe.

Towards Truth and Reconciliation
Towards Truth and Reconciliation

A list of free and openly available resources for those seeking to critically examine colonialism, the legacy of the residential school system, and Indigenous issues in Canada; the diversification of collections as part of the truth and reconciliation process; access barriers for Indigenous peoples to institutionally held archival holdings; the ethics of collection use and digitization. Compiled by the Archives Association of Ontario.

Wyandot Nation of Kansas
Wyandot Nation of Kansas

The Wyandot Nation of Kansas is dedicated to the preservation of Wyandot history and culture and the preservation, protection, restoration and maintenance of the Huron Indian Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas.  The Wyandot Nation of Kansas is proud to be a member of the Wendat Confederacy. 

Indexes to Petun-Wyandot References in The Jesuit Relations
Indexes to Petun-Wyandot References in The Jesuit Relations

Compiled by Charles Garrad, this is a convenient listing of references in The Jesuit Relations volumes to the Wyandot/Wendat/Wyandotte peoples. Suggested online sources for The Jesuit Relations online: Research Laboratories of Archaeology - visit here, Internet Archive - visit here, or Creighton University - visit here

NCCIE: National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Education
NCCIE: National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Education

Over 80 lesson plans, over 70 videos and documentary films, and over 600 stories about Indigenous education initiatives and programs from across Canada, including Elders’ and Knowledge Holders’ teachings – all with the aim of increasing connections and collaborations to strengthen Indigenous education for all learners. An especially great resource for educators. Before your visit, please consult the Read First document - view here.

How the Huron-Wyandot Language Was Saved from Oblivion
How the Huron-Wyandot Language Was Saved from Oblivion

 A transcription of Marius Barbeau’s “How the Huron-Wyandot Language Was Saved from Oblivion” as it appears on the Wyandotte Nation’s website. 

The Canadian Encyclopedia: Anishinaabek (Ojibwe)
The Canadian Encyclopedia: Anishinaabek (Ojibwe)

Article about the Anishinaabek (Ojibwe) peoples.  Includes images, text and audio-visual resources. Helpful for students and educators.

The Canadian Encyclopedia: Haundenosaunee (Iroquois)
The Canadian Encyclopedia: Haundenosaunee (Iroquois)

Article about the Haundenosaunee (Iroquois) peoples. Includes images, text and audio-visual resources. Helpful for students and educators.

The Canadian Encyclopedia: Huron-Wendat
The Canadian Encyclopedia: Huron-Wendat

Article about the Huron-Wendat peoples. Includes images, text and audio-visual resources. Helpful for students and educators.

The Canadian Encyclopedia: Tionontati (Petun)
The Canadian Encyclopedia: Tionontati (Petun)

Article about the Tionontati (Petun) peoples. Includes images, text and audio-visual resources. Helpful for students and educators.

Treaty 18 Transcription
Treaty 18 Transcription

Transcription of Lake Simcoe-Nottawasaga Treaty No. 18. The municipality of The Town of The Blue Mountains is located within the boundary of Treaty 18 region of 1818 which is the traditional land of the Anishnaabek, Haudenosaunee and Wendat-Wyandot-Wyandotte peoples.