IMPORTANT: the dominant structure for organizing information is from a western perspective, for this reason you may need to use outdated (sometimes offensive) terminology to find resources related to Indigenous peoples; please contact us if you'd like assistance navigating this.
Combine keywords related to the concept of Indigenous identity with keywords related to your area of interest.
|Inuit||Métis||"Indians of North America"|
|Indian||Native||Name of Nation or Community (e.g. Secwépemc)|
|Health, "Health care"||"Traditional medicine"||"Culturally competent care"|
|"Medical racism"||"Traditional healing"||Specific health issue (e.g. cancer, diabetes)|
Subject headings are a tool designed to help researchers find similar materials. These are only some examples of the many subject headings that Okanagan College Library uses. Spend a few minutes exploring them when you find a book in the catalogue that supports your research.
Search by Subject Terms
Below is an example of where to find subject areas that are part of an item's record. You can click on them to find other materials with the same subject heading.
The National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health has an Indigenous Health Researchers Database. This includes Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers who are "affiliated with a Canadian university and have a wide range of expertise related to the health of Indigenous peoples." Profiles include the Indigenous Health Themes the researchers work within, contact information, and selected publications. Search can be refined by Indigenous population (Indigenous - general, First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Urban Indigenous) that research has been conducted on/with.
First Nations Health Authority CEO, Joe Gallagher, on cultural humility.
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