Researching Aboriginal and Indigenous Law

New! Native Law by Jack Woodward, QC (Thomson Reuters Proview).

See also the very comprehensive Indigenous Studies Resource Guide from the Leddy Library.

Treaty Sources

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

Primary Sources

Union of BC Indian Chiefs.

Library and Archives Canada Aboriginal Heritage Collections.

National Aboriginal Document Database.

Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples data archive from Library and Archives Canada.

University of Saskatchewan.  Native Law Centre. Legal Pleadings.

Journal Articles

First Nations Periodical Index.

Journals specific to aboriginal studies. Examples include:

  • Native Peoples
  • Aboriginal Law (LSUC)
  • Canadian Journal of Native Studies
  • First Nations Gazette
  • Native American Report
  • Indigenous Law Bulletin
  • Native American Law Report
  • Indigenous Law Journal (UofT)
  • Native Studies Review
  • International Indigenous Policy Journal
  • Canadian Native Law Reporter
  • Australian Indigenous Law Review
  • Canadian Native Law Bulletin
  • Aboriginal Policy Studies

Canadian Law Journals:  

  • Quicklaw “All Canadian Legal Journals”
  • Westlaw

Social Sciences Journals:  Try the collections under Social Work, Political Science, or Sociology.


UBC Aboriginal Law Theses

USask Indigenous Studies Theses.

Dissertations Sources available from U Windsor Libraries.

Research Guides

Leddy Library Indigenous Studies research guide.

Bibliographies provide lists of useful books and articles.  Look for the books themselves using the library catalogue, or Worldcat.

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.  Bibliographies.

University of Alberta Library.  Aboriginal Law.

Data Sources Statistical sources may be found using the Leddy library's Data website.



Last updated Aug 24 2017. ADemers.