Resource List: Terminology

This list of resources was put together by Ontario Presents and SPARC, with consultation from Cynthia Lickers-Sage (IPAA) and Clayton Windatt (Aboriginal Curatorial Collective).

The resources below focus on Terminology. Additional lists are also available on the topics of:

Resource List: Terminology

Terminology Guide (UBC)
A guide to terminology referring to Indigenous peoples. Created by the First Nations and Indigenous Studies program at UBC.

Indigenous Terminology, by the Dancers of Damelahamid
Some basic terminology to know if you are working with Indigenous folks.

Guide for K-12 education 
A guide to help educators find materials that centre or focus on First Nations, Métis, and Inuit worldviews, experiences and knowledges for teaching in the K-12 classroom. Developd by OISE, University of Toronto.

Book: Elements of Indigenous Style: A Guide for Writing By and About Indigenous Peoples by Gregory Younging

While it is impossible to have a comprehensive list of Reconciliation resources, we hope that this will be a starting place for those looking to learn more about the history of Indigenous people in their area, and about building reciprocal relationships with Indigenous communities, people, and artists. It is a living list, and will be updated as we come across new resources. If you would like to suggest a resource, we welcome you to email