Indigenous Resources

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

Library Events

The Syeyutsus Speaker Series

Previous Sessions

The Syeyutsus Speaker Series

Beyond Rights: Reconciliation & Treaty Relationships
with Carole Blackburn
Learning with Syeyutsus Speaker Series
Wednesday February 21, 2024

The Syeyutsus Speaker Series

The Fire Still Burns:  Life In and After Residential School
with Sam George & Jill Goldberg
Learning with Syeyutsus Speaker Series
Wednesday February 7, 2024

The Syeyutsus Speaker Series

Meeting My Treaty Kin: A Journey Toward Reconciliation
with Heather Menzies
Learning with Syeyutsus Speaker Series
Wednesday January 24, 2024

The Syeyutsus Speaker Series

Umeek, Dr. Richard Atleo – Tsawalk: A Nuu-chah-nulth Worldview
Learning with Syeyutsus Speaker Series
Wednesday, January 10, 2024

At the Library

Learning Kits – Residential Schools

This learning kit contains RPL resources to learn about the history and legacy of Residential Schools.

Learning Kits – Métis

These learning kits contain RPL resources to explore the history of Métis communities and culture.

Learning Kits – Coast Salish

These kits contain RPL resources to learn more about the diverse groups of Indigenous peoples and First Nations living along the Northwest Pacific Coast in BC.

Indigenous Perspectives Collection – Kids

RPL resources for children on and about Indigenous perspectives.

Indigenous Perspectives Collection – Adults

RPL resources for adults on and about Indigenous perspectives.


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

Learning with Syeyutsus Speaker Series Booklist

Beyond Rights

Blackburn, Carole

Mischief Making

Levell, Nicola

Meeting My Treaty Kin

Menzies, Heather


Atleo, Eugene Richard

Oral History on Trial

Miller, Bruce Granville

Living Indigenous Leadership

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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.