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Indigenous Collection Highlights

Painting by Daphne Odjig in Woodlands Style with Indigenous themes and cheerful colours.

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

Contact

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

Western Libraries: 

Elizabeth Mantz
emantz@uwo.ca

Brescia Beryl Ivey Library
beryliveylibrary@uwo.ca
Huron Melanie Mills
melanie.mills@uwo.ca
King's King's Reference
kuclibref@uwo.ca
St. Peter's Jordan Patterson
jpatte46@uwo.ca

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