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Indigenous Literature

This guide is a great tool to discover Indigenous Literature at the NIC Library & Learning Commons. Get started below - or explore the tabs above.


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"Academic libraries in Canada use the Library of Congress subject headings and classification system. Libraries acknowledge that this system is a product of colonialism and are working towards rectifying the structural biases that exist in knowledge organization and information retrieval."

Before you can effectively search by subject, you need to know the appropriate subject heading for the topic you are searching. Here are some suggestions for subject headings to use when searching for material related to Indigenous literature:

  • Indigenous literature
  • Indigenous writers
  • Indigenous art
  • First Nations AND literature
  • First Nations AND fiction
  • Canadian literature
  • Indians in literature
  • Indian authors
  • Indian women activists
  • Indians of North America

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