Indigenous research: Anthropology, art and culture

"The eagle flies the highest in the sky, and in a Coast Salish legend people would seek guidance from the eagle to gain knowledge of faraway places. This representational eagle wing relief was created to bring the knowledge to students as they seek guidance in their studies." By Marissa Nahanee - Maykw Cha7em Squamish & Nisga’a Nations, Eagle Clan.

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Resources in the SFU Library

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Journal articles

Use these indexes to locate journal articles on your topic.

Background information

For a complete list of encyclopedias, see the Indigenous Studies research guide -- Background information. Here are some places to get started:

Directories of web sites

Aboriginal Issues in Archaeology Bibliography (Dr. David Pokotylo, UBC)
List of books and articles concerned with First Nations and archaeological practice.

Arts Links (Xwi7xwa Library, UBC)
Particularly useful for annotated links to Northwest Coast art and artists on the Web, and a collection of links to teacher resources.

First Nations Art: An Introduction to Contemporary Native Artists in Canada
Biographical information on over one hundred Canadian artists, with descriptions of past exhibitions, links to digital images, and excellent bibliographies.

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (Canada)
Includes National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, as well as scholarship information.

Repatriation Links (Xwi7xwa Library, UBC)
Annotated links to government agencies and non-governmental organizations in BC, Canada, and the United States, as well as to museums and bibliographies concerned with repatriation of cultural items.

WWW Virtual Library -- American Indians -- Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
Comprehensive list of links to sites dealing with culture, history, indigenous knowledge, and archaeology (by region), plus extensive art coverage.