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Social accountability is one of the NOSM University’s core values. This means that NOSM University is dedicated to addressing the priority health concerns of the people and communities of Northern Ontario, including over 100 Indigenous communities of Northern Ontario.  Indigenous Affairs has provided links to key resources, organizations and services for your information. We invite you to take a closer look at the learning opportunities in the suggested resources books, podcasts, websites, and more.  We would like to offer a continue welcome to all who wish to connect or learn more about Indigenous culture, traditions and teachings.  

NOSM University Resources:

Community Resources:

More Resources:


  • The Inconvenient Indian, A Curious Account of Native People in North America, Thomas King
  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plant, Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Decolonizing Trauma Work: Indigenous Stories and Strategies, Renee Linklater
  • A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System, 1879-1986, John S. Milloy
  • From the Ashes: My Story of Being Metis, Homeless, and Finding My Way, Jesse Thistle
  • The Creators Game: Lacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood, Allan Downey
  • Decolonizing Education: Nourishing the Learning Spirit, Marie Battiste
  • Drawing Out Law: A Spirits Guide, John Borrows
  • A Promise is a Promise, Michale Kusugak & Robert Munsch
  • Indigenous Storywork: Educating the Heart, Mind, Body and Spirit, Jo-Ann Archibald
  • Indian Horse, Richard Wagamese
  • As Long as the Rivers Flow, James Bartleman
  • The Drum Calls Softly, David Bouchard
  • Seven Fallen Feathers, Tanya Talaga
  • Medicine to Help Us: Traditional Plant Use, Christi Belcourt
  • Reclaiming Tom Longboat: Indigenous Self-Determinization in Canadian Sport, Janice Forsyth
  • I am woman, Lee Maracle
  • Edible and Medicinal Artic Plants: An Inuit Elders Perspective, Aalasi Joamie, Rebecca Hainnu and Anna Ziegler
  • Whose Land is it Anyway: A Manual for Decolonization, Pamela Palmater
  • My Silent Drum, Ovide Mercredi
  • Treaty 9, Making the Agreement to Share the Land in Far Northern Ontario 1905, John S. Long
  • Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call, Arthur Manuel
  • Braiding Legal Orders, Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, John Borrows, Larry Chartrand, Oonagh E. Fitzgerald and Risa Schwartz
  • Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Metis & Inuit Issues in Canada
  • Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference, and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
  • Colonized Classrooms: Racism, Trauma and Resistance in Post-Secondary Education, Sheila Cote-Meek
  • Research is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods, Shawn Wilson
  • Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead
  • The Right to be Cold: One Woman’s Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Artic and the Whole Planet, Sheila Watt-Clouthier
  • Half-Breed, Maria Campbell
  • Up Ghost River, Edmund Metatawabin
  • Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age by Darrel J. McLeo
  • 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality by Bob Joseph
  • They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at Indian Residential School by Bev Sellars
  • Northern Wildflower: A Memoir by Catherine Lafferty
  • The Courage of a Nation: Healing from Intergenerational Trauma, Addiction and Multiple Loss by Teresa Naseba Marsh
  • Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot
  • Calling Down the Sky by Rosanna Deerchild
  • The Red Files by Lisa Bird-Wilson
  • Secret Path by Gord Downie
  • Finding My Talk: How Fourteen Native Women Reclaimed Their Lives after Residential School by Agnes Grant
  • I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer
  • Shingwauk’s Vision: A History of Native Residential Schools by J.R. Mill


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