Aboriginal & Anishinaabek Community Page

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Walk a Mile Film Project & Community Conversation Series

Mary J.L. Black Library Community Program Room

Tuesday, May 24: 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Session 1)

              Film 1: Coming to Terms

              Film 2: We are all Treaty People

Thursday, May 26: 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Session 2)

              Film 3: Legacy of Struggle

              Film 4: Targets & Heroes

              Film 5: The Way Forward

These film screenings address subjects such as treaties, racism, violence against women, and the way forward. They are a way to encourage dialogue and understanding among all members of our community. These films will help us to explore and understand historical Aboriginal and community issues in their current context so that we can have conversations that are informed as well as respectful. Each session will include discussions, handouts and exercises.



Native American Authors - This website provides information on Native North American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal websites.

North American Native Authors Catalog Online - K'wlipaio! Welcome to The North American Native Authors Catalog Online, your link to hundreds of Native authored books, cassettes and compact discs. We hope that our site will not only help you to find the literature, or music you are looking for, but also help you to learn more about Native Americans and our continuing history.


Industry Canada - Businesses - This section contains information on companies, statistics, financing, innovation, research, science and technology, intellectual property, radio, spectrum and telecommunications, regional and rural development, regulations and standards, sustainability and environment, as well as trade and investment.

Northern Ontario Business - For over 30 years, Northern Ontario Business (NOB) has been the only integrated media outlet dedicated to the business community across the North. It provides vital news and relevant business information and events for the region’s most influential business leaders and decision makers. With its exclusive focus on Northern business, NOB is the go-to source for pertinent stories, regional industry trends and forecasts, valuable statistics and vital interactive online services.


First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Educational Resources - Educational Resources for Native American Studies, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Aboriginal Studies. View our on-line catalogue of Aboriginal and Native American Educational Resources for schools, libraries, and the general public, for grades K to Post Secondary.

Negahneewin College of Academic & Community Development - Negahneewin College of Academic & Community Development is a college "within and throughout" Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario.


Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada - AANDC is one of the federal government departments responsible for meeting the Government of Canada's obligations and commitments to First Nations, Inuit and Métis, and for fulfilling the federal government's constitutional responsibilities in the North.  

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples - This site offers resources and links representing the rights and interests of off-reserve Aboriginal people in Canada.

Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs

Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project - Coordinated by the University of Oklahoma Law Library & the National Indian Law Library of the Native American Rights Fund


Anishnawbe Mushkiki - Thunder Bay Aboriginal Community Health Centre. Established as a  primary health care facility within the District of Thunder Bay.

National Aboriginal Health Organization - Advancing and sharing of knowledge in Aboriginal health is key to empowering Aboriginal peoples - Spiritual, Emotional, Physical and Social.

Native Health Database - The database contains bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations. The database provides information for the benefit, use, and education of organizations and individuals with an interest in health-related issues, programs, and initiatives regarding North American indigenous peoples.

Public Health Agency of Canada - Here, there are a few specific Aboriginal Peoples health information, you  can find topics on:      

  • Diabetes    
  • Healthy Living    
  • Substance Use & Treatment    
  • Suicide Prevention    
  • Resources for Health Professionals and Educators


Aboriginal Ancestry - Researching your Aboriginal Ancestry at Library and Archives Canada.

Ojibwe History


Aboriginal Canada Information Project Links

Ahki - Anishnaabek and Aboriginal Information and News

Assembly of First Nations - The Assembly of First Nations website offers current information about economic development, education, residential school issues, veterans, etc.

Canada's Digital Collections - This Government of Canada website for Canada's digital collections provides a hyperlink to First Peoples Digital Collection.

Canadian Broadcasting Corportation - Aboriginal Headlines, In-Depth Interviews and Features

Canadian Heritage - Use the A-Z index at this Heritage Canada site to find links to Aboriginal programs and initiatives.

Directory of Ontario First Nations Public Libraries - A directory and map with locations

First Nation Information Project: First Nation Directories - A listing of First Nation communities across Canada.

First Perspective - Aboriginal magazine - Aboriginal  information, news and analysis

Fort William First Nation

Indian Affairs Annual Reports (1864-1990) - Through a cooperative effort between the National Library of Canada and the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, the full text of these annual reports is now available on the Web. This site can be browsed either by year or keyword.

K-Net - The Kuhkenah Network (K-Net) provides information and communication technologies (ICTs), telecommunication infrastructure and application support in First Nation communities across a vast, remote region of north-western Ontario as well as in other remote regions in Canada.

The Metis National Council - The website of the Metis National Council connects you to business, news, arts and culture and more

Metis Nation of Ontario - The Metis Nation of Ontario (MNO) brings Metis people to celebrate and share their rich culture and heritage and to forward the aspirations of the Metis people in Ontario as a collective.

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Home Page - The Nishnawbe Aski Nation' website, providing news, upcoming events, email and many other services.

Norval Morrisseau: Canadian Ojibwe - This website showcases well known Ojibwe artist Norval Morrisseau.  The site features many of his paintings, as well as biographical information.

Service Canada - Aboriginal Peoples - Services for Aboriginal Peoples.

Thunder Bay Community Information Database - Aboriginal Community Information.

Wawatay Online - Wawatay Radio Network provides radio programming to more than 300,000 Aboriginal people in Nishnawbe Aski Nation and Treaty 3 area. WRN provides regional, national, and international news of interest to its audience broadcast in the Aboriginal languages of Northern Ontario - Ojibway, Oji-Cree, and Cree.



Anishnaabemodaa.com - Ojibwe Language Page

Language Portal of Canada - Aboriginal Languages

Native Languages of the Americas - Ojibwe (Ojibway, Anishinaabemowin, Chippewa, Ojibwa)

NativeTech: Native American Technology & Art - An Ojibwe Language Word List

The Ojibwe People's Dictionary - A searchable, talking Ojibwe-English dictionary that features the voices of Ojibwe speakers

Ojibwe.org - Basic Words and Phrases Ojibwe Dictionary


Aboriginal Sport Circle - The Aboriginal Sports Circle is Canada's national voice for Aboriginal sport, committed to the development of Aboriginal athletes and coaches.


National Film Board's Aboriginal Peoples Channel - An in-depth look at important issues in Aboriginal Communities

Third World Canada - Set in the backdrop of the aftermath of the suicide of three parents, the documentary explores the impact of 3rd world conditions on the children left behind and a community’s courage in looking after them.


NWAC - Native Women's Association of Canada - Home of the Native Women's Association of Canada.

Ontario Native Women's Association




Browse the catalog for Aboriginal musicians and albums


The Indigenous Music Awards will be taking place on May 19th, 2016. Click on the icon below for more information.

APC Music Awards





Also check out the Manito Ahbee Festival for All Nations 







 Centering Anishinaabeg Studies          image        Crazy Dave        image          For King and Kanata          The Four Hills of Life


 From Wooden Ploughs to Welfare         Hidden in Plain Sight          Invisible Women         The Ojibwa Dance Drum         Medicine Walk            Indian Horse


                      image             image             Te Bwe Win: Truth             Treaty No. 9             image





Click on these search terms for specific areas of interest within the Thunder Bay Public Library catalogue:

Ojibway Indians
Ojibway Indians -- Social Conditions
Ojibway Indians -- History 
Indian Dance -- North America
Indians of North America -- Religion
Aboriginal Business 



*For more information on the assigned subject headings, please refer to Library and Archives Canada's Canadian Subject Headings.


Aboriginal Writing Challenges:


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Updates concerning the Common Experience Payment for people who attended Residential Schools:


Information regarding the "Blackduck Culture" (800 A.D. to 1400 A.D.):

Examples of "Blackduck" ceramics/pottery


imageBlackduck Pottery






Information regarding the "Terminal Woodland Culture" (800 A.D. to 1750 A.D.):