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IST: Indigenous Studies

This guide presents selected print and electronic resources in Indigenous studies available through the Camosun College Library and open access web sites.

About this guide

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, & Two-Spirit (MMIWG2S) guide can help you locate resources about MMIWG2S in Canada. The guide provides keyword searching advice and features scholarly documents, reports, online resources, and personal accounts, the majority of which are Authentic Indigenous Voices resources. 

If you have suggestions for resources to add to the Camosun collection, please contact us with your ideas.

Caution: Many of the resources in this guide contain discussions or scenes of violence or representations of trauma which may be painful for readers/viewers – please exercise care.

If you need help: The KUU-US Crisis Line Society provides 24-hour phone support for Indigenous people in BC. The KUU-US Crisis Line can be reached toll-free at 1-800-588-8717. Individuals can also call the Youth Line at 250-723-2040 or the Adult Line at 250-723-4050.

The Indian Residential School Crisis Line 1-866-925-4419 is available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their or a loved one's residential school experience.

Camosun students can access help from the Counselling Centre. For resources related to emergency and after hours support, on-campus support, and other information, visit the Counselling Centre Resources webpage.


Online resources

Memoirs & biographies

Truth Telling: Seven Conversations about Indigenous Life in Canada

Michelle Good, 2023
Call number: E 78 C2 G66 2023
*Authentic Indigenous Voices

Unbroken: My Fight for Survival, Hope, and Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls

Angela Sterritt, 2023
Call number: PN 4913 S76 A3 2023
*Authentic Indigenous Voices

Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land

Toni Jensen, 2021
Call number: E 98 W8 J46 2020
*Authentic Indigenous Voices

Our Voice of Fire: A Memoir of a Warrior Rising

Brandi Morin, 2022 
Call number: E 99 C88 M67 2022
*Authentic Indigenous Voices

Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story

David A. Robertson, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, 2015
Call number: E 98 W8 R63 2015
*Authentic Indigenous Voices

In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Resilience

Helen Knott, 2019
E-book and in print: E 78 B9 K56 2019
*Authentic Indigenous Voices