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Indigenous Education K-12

Find Books on Indigenous Education (Print & Ebooks)

Searching for Books about Indigenous Education

When searching for books related to Indigenous education it is important to use more than one keyword or subject heading.  Remember that vocabulary in the title of a book may not be in current use, however, it was relevant at the time the book was written and may still be a useful book or story.  Keywords such as Indian or Native may be in the title or in the cataloguing of those items and can still be useful search terms.    Below are some search terms related to Indigenous education.  To find books, either in print or online,  search Omni the Library's Catalogue.

These specific subject headings can be used to find books on Indigenous education topics:

  • Indians of North America Education Canada
  • Indigenous peoples Education Canada
  • Native Peoples Education Canada
  • Native Peoples Canada Residential Schools
  • Native Peoples Education Canada History
Searching with Keywords:

To find books on a topic using keywords, determine the words that best represent your topic.  For example if your topic is, "teaching aboriginal students to read"  possible keywords are  ABORIGINAL LITERACY .   If your search words are not successful enter synonyms for your topic.

When you have found an item that is useful, click on the title to see the complete record.  Check the subject headings that are listed for that item and click on the subject heading to find more materials on that topic.

Guide to Call Number Areas in the Education Library (Thunder Bay)

As a general guide you will find books related to these Indigenous topics  (including lesson plans)  in the Education Library book collection, at the call number areas listed below.  If you cannot find a book or books on a topic,  please ask the Education Library staff for assistance.

Indigenous Education in Canada (including residential schools) 371.82997071

Indigenous Resources for teaching Social Studies (K-12)  372.8308997

Indigenous Resources for teaching Language Arts / Literacy (K-12) 372.608997

Indigenous Resources for teaching Science (K-12) 372.3508997

Indigenous Resources for teaching Health and Physical Education (K-12) 372.860997 

Information on Indigenous Groups in Canada, History 970-979