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Indigenous Collection Highlights

Indian in Transition, Daphne Odjig, 1978.
Canadian Museum of History, III-M-15, IMG2008-0624-0001-Dm

Indigenous Collections At Western Libraries

This guide highlights aspects of Western Libraries' and the affiliated King's, Huron, Brescia and St. Peter's Libraries' collections that represent both the creative output of Indigenous peoples and information about Indigenous peoples. Each page highlights items from our collection and provides information on how to find more.

A Note about Terminology

Please be aware that many of the subject headings you may encounter in the library catalogue (such as "Indians of North America") may reflect dated terminology, concepts, and perceptions of Indigenous peoples.  

Western University is currently working to update these terms and begin decolonizing the library catalogue, in consultation with other Canadian institutions, Western's Indigenous scholars, and local communities.

Terminology Resources

Land Acknowledgement


For collection suggestions or more information about Indigenous collections at Western or the Affiliates, contact:

Western Libraries: 

Elizabeth Mantz

Brescia Beryl Ivey Library
Huron Melanie Mills
King's King's Reference
St. Peter's Jordan Patterson

Indigenous Studies Studies

Looking to do research for an Indigenous Studies Studies course?  The Indigenous Studies Research Guide supports interdisciplinary courses in Indigenous Studies at Western.

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