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The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Ojibwe-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the National Homeland of the Red River M├ętis. More

Archival Collections: Indigenous Peoples Collections


The University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections has acquired a number of manuscript collections and rare books related to Indigenous peoples. The collections and books represented on these pages were chosen for the value of their information about Aboriginal, Métis and Inuit history, culture and language. Some collections have direct and immediately apparent relevance while others are connected peripherally to Indigenous peoples. Also included are links to virtual exhibits of photograph collections and textual records in this area of study.

Individual collections

Preserving the History of Aboriginal Institutional Development in Winnipeg
(Urban Aboriginal Archiving Project)

Indigenous Peoples Digital Collections

Indigenous Peoples Rare Book Collection

Social History of the Eastern Arctic Database: search abstracts of documents pertaining to colonialism and its effects on the Inuit population primarily in Nunavut, as well as documents pertaining to the Inuvialuit Nunangit Sannaiqtuaq (or Inuvialuit Settlement Region), the Northwest Territories and Nunavik (Arctic Quebec). Note: this database was formerly accessed through the University of British Columbia's "Social History of Nunavut" website. This database is part of the Frank Tester fonds