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First Nations and Indigenous Art

Getting Started

This guide provides resources, including print books and ebooks, article databases, images, streaming media, and digital resources, on topics related to First Nations and Indigenous visual and material culture.

Focus is centred on art and artists from across Turtle Island -- a name for the continent of North America that comes from numerous Indigenous oral histories -- and beyond, with particular attention to art and artists of the Pacific Northwest / Northwest Coast.

Key Art Resources

A few key resources are listed below. For a more expansive list of art-specific and related multidisciplinary databases, see the:

  • Databases and Images sections of the First Nations & Indigenous Art Research Guide
  • Databases section of the Canadian Art Research Guide
  • Databases section of the Art History & Visual Art Research Guide.


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Library Research Help

Need additional help? Please do not hesitate to contact me.

Art Librarian Sara Ellis

Caitlin Lindsay
Art Librarian
Music, Art & Architecture Library
Room 414, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
1961 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Phone: 604-827-3549