Research and Collections

Research and Collections

Indigenous peoples – Canada (page 2)

page 1: General ethnology | 
Relations with Government and non-Natives | 
Political organization | 
Economic activity | 
Social relations
page 2: Languages | 
Religion and ritual | 
Traditions, myths and legends | 
Science and knowledge | 
page 3: Technology and material culture
(Food and food production, Shelter and habitation, Light and heat, Clothing and adornment, Arts, crafts and industries, Transportation, Weapons and armour) | 
page 4: Particular groups and communities
(Eastern Canada, Central Canada, Western Canada, Northern Canada)



Woodland Cultural Centre: Aboriginal Languages

Living Languages of the Americas: Canada


Journal of Anthropological Linguistics – selected article abstracts:

Reconstructing Initial Change in Algonquian

Sapir’s Classifications: Haida and the Other Na-Dene Languages

George Hunt and the Kwak’wala Texts

Sioux, Assiniboine, and Stoney Dialects: A Classification

Noun Incorporation and Metaphor: Semantic Process in Akwesasne Mohawk

Noun Incorporation and Metaphor: Semantic Process in Akwesasne Mohawk


Iroquois Language and Songs

Iroquois Language + Songs

Inuit Language

Inuktitut, the language of the Inuit

Maliseet-Passamaquoddy Dictionary

Our Languages (Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre)

Cree Language

Cree Hand Signals

Ojibwe Language and Culture

Let’s Speak Ojibwe

Banking Our History: Building Bridges to the Future

Anishinaabemowin: Welcome to the Ojibwe Language and Culture Site

The Yinka Déné Language Institute

Dum Baal Dum: As the Language Goes – So Goes the Culture

A Glossary of the Chinook Jargon and other regional words and usages of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest


Religion and ritual

Native American Spirituality

Native Religions in Newfoundland and Labrador

Aboriginal Tourism — Cultural Experience

Places of Power, Objects of Veneration in the Canadian Arctic

The Iniskim Buffalo Rock of the Blackfoot and Hidatsa People: Information on the fossil held sacred by the Plains Indians

The U’mista Cultural Centre Potlatch Collection

Religious Traditions of the Micmac Indians of Newfoundland

Haida Secret Society Masks

Mortuary Beliefs and Practices of the Northern and Southwestern Athapaskans


Traditions, myths and legends

MicMac Literature

Geow-lud-mo-sis-eg: from the Maliseet Nation, New Brunswick, Canada

Glooscap and the Water Monster

How Glooskap Found the Summer: A Native American Tale

Atikamekw Nation: Legendes

How the Fly Saved the River: an Obijibway legend from Eastern Canada

Chippewa/Ojibway/Anishinabe Literature

Iroquois Creation Story

Cree Literature

The Legend of Wountie: from the Squamish nation on the western coast of Canada

Tlingit Literature

Totem Poles: An Exploration

Totem Poles, Glass House – Royal British Columbia Museum

World Mythology: Chief’s Rattle, Canada (Haida)

Legends of Vancouver

Eldrbarry’s Raven Tales

Yelth: The Raven. Mythology

Dene Suline/Soline Literature (Chipewyan)

Innu Nation Literature


Science and knowledge

Oral Narratives and Aboriginal Pasts: An Interdisciplinary Review of the Literatures on Oral Traditions and Oral Histories

Storytelling: The Art of Knowledge

Elders – Traditional Knowledge

Gwich’in Environmental Knowledge Project

Our Elders: Interviews with Saskatchewan Elders

Some Oral Histories of the Mi’kmaq People

Mi’kmaq (Micmac) Medicines, Foods and Teas

Traditional Native Medicine

Pictograph Robes of the Plains First Nations

Dene/Cree ElderSpeak: Tales from the Heart and Spirit

Canada’s Polar Life: Traditional Knowledge and Mythology



Living Traditions: Museums Honour the North American Indigenous Games

Games of the Plains Cree

Haida Gambling Sticks

Bilboquet: Cup and Ball or Ring and Pin Games

Nehiyaw Ma Tow We Na: Games of the Plains Cree

Inuit (Eskimo) Games

The Dogrib Tea Dance Sound Room

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