Indigenous Resources

The Richmond Public Library is located on the ancestral territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples.

Library Events

Indigenous Author Series: Aug 16 – Nov 2

At the Library

Learning Kits – Residential Schools

Learning Kits – Métis

Learning Kits – Coast Salish

Indigenous Perspectives Collection – Kids

Indigenous Perspectives Collection – Adults


The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Permanent home for all statements, documents, and other materials gathered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.


xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people

University of British Columbia – X̱wi7x̱wa Library

Provides links to First Nations resources in many subject areas.

An interactive map of North and South America that shows the ancestral homelands of various Indigenous groups. Search for a geographic region by name or postal/zip code to learn more about the history of those lands and the people who traditionally lived on them.

Connections Community Services

Working to educate and collaborate with the broader community to share Indigenous Knowledge and Culture.


Know BC is home to the Encyclopedia of British Columbia, an authoritative resource on BC past and present that features more than 4,000 articles and 1,500 accompanying photographs, maps, charts and tables, as well as sound and video clips.

Encyclopedia of Canada’s Peoples

The Encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference work and research tool on 119 different peoples/ethnic groups.


Canadian Indigenous television network.

Métis Nation BC

Representative body for the Métis Nation in British Columbia.

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

The national representational organization protecting and advancing the rights and interests of Inuit in Canada.

First Nations Education Steering Committee

FNESC has a mandate to support First Nations students and advance First Nations education in BC.

British Columbia Assembly of First Nations

Regional arm of the National Assembly of First Nations.

Native Education College

Offers various programs in academic upgrading, business, health sciences, social sciences and humanities, or fine arts. Most certificate and diploma programs are transferable to other post-secondary schools in British Columbia.

Indigenous Education Department

The purpose of the IED is to prioritize improved educational outcomes for Indigenous learners by promoting practices informed by Indigenous perspectives and ways of knowing

CBC Indigenous News

The latest news and current affairs from Indigenous communities across Canada.

First Peoples Map of BC

Explore and contribute to the interactive map of the Indigenous Languages, Arts and Heritage in B.C.

Residential School Conversations (Children)

Shin-chi's Canoe

Campbell, Nicola I.

When We Were Alone

Robertson, David


Campbell, Nicola I.

When I Was Eight

Jordan-Fenton, Christy

The Train

Callaghan, Jodie

Stolen Words

Florence, Melanie

Residential School Conversations (Adults)

Call Me Indian

Sasakamoose, Fred

Five Little Indians

Good, Michelle

Genocidal Love

Fox, Bevann


Abel, Jordan

Inconvenient Skin

Koyczan, Shane

From Bear Rock Mountain

Mountain, Antoine

National Indigenous Peoples' Day

What Was Said to Me

Peter, Ruby Sti'tum'atul'wut

Call Me Indian

Sasakamoose, Fred

From the Ashes

Thistle, Jesse

The Science of the Sacred

Redvers, Nicole


Methot, Suzanne

From Where I Stand

Wilson-Raybould, Jody

Indigenous Books (Staff Picks)


McLeod, Darrel J.

Indigenous Filmmakers and Actors

Robinson, Gary

First Nations Self-government

Wolf Collar, Leroy Paul

Inconvenient Skin

Koyczan, Shane

Paying the Land

Sacco, Joe


Abel, Jordan

We would like to recognize Rachel Chong, Indigenous & Anthropology Subject Liaison Librarian, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Jessie Lampreau, Indigenous Engagement Coordinator, Thompson-Nicola Regional Library, for their guidance in the creation of this webpage.