Aboriginal Links

The Links Pages

Bill's Aboriginal Links/The Big List - This is a comprehensive list of Aboriginal links for both Canada and the U.S. It has finally been updated!

Canadian Aboriginal Portal - There's been a great deal of talk regarding the startup of this project. It looks comprehensive - but it's not the most comprehensive - and some of the links are already outdated. It remains to be seen if there will be a commitment to maintain and update the site in the future.

Native Web - Current information and links for education, culture and a great deal more. Great place to access listings of Aboriginal / Indigenous resources on the internet.

Lisa Mitten's Link Page - An additional resource for links to Native American resources on the internet.

Arctic Circle - A site whose objective is to stimulate a greater interest in the peoples and environment of the Arctic and Subarctic region.

Johnco Native Links - Very nice arrangement of links and fairly comprehensive.




Art & Artists

Joane Cardinal-Shubert - multi-media visual and installation artist, writer, lecturer, free-lance curator and director of film and video.

Wayne Lavallee - Official website of Cree/Metis singer/songwriter Wayne Lavallee:

James A. Simon Mishinbinijima - world-renowned native artist from Wikwemikong, Ontario. Through his art he demonstrates the connection and harmony with Mother Earth.

Natalie Rostad Desjarlais - Saskatchewan based Aboriginal artist.

Blue Raven Native Art - Online gallery features the works of several prominent West Coast Native artists

Bearclaw Gallery - A gallery featuring the works of contemporary Aboriginal artists including paintings, sculptures, prints, jewellery and crafts and artifacts.

Canadian Art Treasures - Online gallery features only First Nation, Inuit and Métis artists and is Aboriginal owned and operated. Layout and design makes it a joy to browse through all the art works.

Land InSights - Founded in 1990 Land InSights is the driving force behind the First Peoples' Festival, making Montreal a meeting place for the indigenous creativity of the three Americas for ten days in June.

Employment Resources On the Internet

Aboriginal Careers Page - Sure we're biased, but here is the best up-to-date listing of careers specifically targeted to Aboriginal people - updated every few days.

Government / Political Links

Anishinabek Nation - The Anishinabek Nation, founded in 1949 as the Union of Ontario Indians, is a political advocate and secretariat to 43 member First Nations across Ontario.

American Indian Movement -

Assembly of First Nations - Check out what the AFN is up to.

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples - An organization representing the rights and interests of off-reserve Aboriginal people in Canada.

Indian and Northern Affairs - Everything you wanted to know about INAC, programs services, history documentation etc.




Health & Wellness Links

Health Canada On-line - A comprehensive site with information, resources to improve the health of all Canadians.

Health Canada - HIV-AIDS - A collection of resources, information, links and interested groups.

Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society - is a non-profit, charitable
organization established in November 1994 to provide direction and support for a variety of services targeting Aboriginal children, youth and their families.

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse - a non-profit organization working to minimize the harm associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Four Quarters Institute - an educational institution that serves to empower the growth and development of its students, faculty and staff. Respect, honour, dignity and integrity are the guiding principles to instil a harmonious outlook on life.

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence (NCFV) - The National Clearinghouse on Family Violence of Health Canada is a national resource centre for all Canadians seeking information and solutions to violence within the family.

Red Road Healing Society - Red Road HIV/AIDS Network Society. Support and advocacy for Aboriginal people with HIV/AIDS and their families.

Round Lake Treatment Centre - a 36-bed residential program for alcohol and drug dependent persons of First Nation's descent. Operations are governed by the Interior Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Society.

Visions & Nechi Centre - Brings together diverse communities, health promotion programs and funding sources to build healthy Aboriginal communities. Look here for technical and organizational support for Aboriginal health promotion initiatives.

Youth Links

Aboriginal Sports Circle - Canada's national voice for Aboriginal sport, which brings together the interests of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.

Aboriginal Youth Network - AYN has changed over the last few years - it's still worth a look. Check back periodically!

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation - information on training, scholarships and of course the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards.

nextsteps - services youth between 15-24 years and have an excellent site and also a monthly magazine. Includes an Aboriginal link site (for Calgary and surrounding areas) in areas like employment, education/training, self-employment, funding and job search.

Turtle Tracks - a bi-weekly newsletter for kids from a Native American view.

Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth -

Economic Development

Aboriginal Business Canada - Plenty of information on starting, developing or fine-tuning your business.

Aboriginal Resource Centre - ARCNet is a not-for-profit venture whose sole purpose is to promote, specifically, Canadian Aboriginal businesses and organizations.

Aboriginal Youth Business Council - AYBC is a non-profit organization for the sole purpose of providing support to young entrepreneurs. If you have your own business, want to start one, take advantage of the resources at this site!

CANDO - The Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers provides valuable information on economic development initiatives and training.

CCAB - Canada Council for Aboriginal Business - Alberta Chapter. Find out about developing full partnerships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal business.

Métis Settlements General Council of Alberta - has legislated law making authority over membership, hunting, fishing, trapping, timber, and other matters relating to land.

Spirit of Aboriginal Enterprise - This web site provides information and contacts for both existing and aspiring Aboriginal entrepreneurs.

Cultural Sites

Alberta Friendship Centres Career Information - Represents 20 friendship centres throughout Alberta and works to improve the quality of life and increase opportunities for urban Aboriginal people.

British Columbia Association of Friendship Centres - find out what's happening at Friendship Centres throughout BC and, via links, throughout Canada.

Canadian Aboriginal Festival - a veriety of cultural and entertainment events to be held at Toronto's Skydome from November 23 - 26, 2000. Check the site for details and updates.

CopperEagle - The copper eagle canoe is an attempt to carve a 50' authentic Northwest Coast dug-out canoe at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard site.

Cree Culture - web site of the Cree Cultural Institute - the regional cultural organisation
of the nine Cree communities of Iiyiyuuschii, also known as the James Bay region of Quebec.

First People's Cultural Foundation - (FPCF) is a crown corporation that was created in 1990. The focus of the Council is to preserve and enhance the language, culture and heritage of Aboriginal people in B.C.

Land InSights - Founded in 1990 Land InSights is the driving force behind the First Peoples' Festival, making Montreal a meeting place for the indigenous creativity of the three Americas for ten days in June.

Manitoba Friendship Centres - Home of the Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres.

Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Centre - a tribally owned complex, brings to life the Native American and natural history of New England and of the Eastern Woodlands region through extensive permanent exhibits, cultural demonstrations and performances.

National Association of Frienship Centres - Committed to improving the quality of life for Aboriginal peoples in an urban environment by supporting self-determined activities.

NWT Friendship Centres - The site of the NWT Council of Friendship Centres.

Odawa Friendship Centre - positively effecting the quality of life for Aboriginal people in the Capital region.

Ontario Friendship Centres - The site of the Ontario Federation Of Indian Friendship Centres.

Quebec Friendship Centres - Regroupement des centres d'amitié autochtones du Québec -The RCAAQ represents the interests of its affiliated Centres with the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC).

Saskatchewan Friendship Centres - Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Saskatchewan's (AFCS) represent member Centres at the provincial and national levels by sharing expertise, resources, exchanging ideas to assist our Centres.

Dene Cultural Institute - Mandate is to work with the people of the Dene Nation, and with other organizations, to preserve, protect, and promote the Dene culture, languages, spirituality, heritage, traditions and customs.

Edmonton Metis Dance Cultural Society - formed in the fall of 1987, with young people taking dance classes at the Canadian Native Friendship Centre (CNFC). Site includes upcoming schedule and booking information.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump - Located near Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada at a place where the foothills of the Rocky Mountains meet the great plains, is the world's oldest, largest and best preserved buffalo jump known to exist.

Creenet - The official web site of the James Bay Cree.

Maskwachees Cultural College- It is our vision that the College be a well-spring from which the revival, retention and advocacy of the Native Culture shall flow. Located in Hobbema, Alberta.

Mashantucket Pequots Schemitzun Powwow 96 - Is this the biggest/most well-known powwow? Well it's in the top 5!

Métis Site - New Métis site featuring information on Métis from across North America, but focusing on Métis outside the prairies.

The Métis - A collection of sites and information dedicated to Métis interests.

Métis Gathering Point - A fine online resource of Métis related material.

Métis Geneology Site - genealogy resource site that adheres to the specific needs of the Aboriginal ancestry.

Louis Riel Home Page - A great deal of what you wanted to know about Métis leader Louis Riel. Plus a chronology of events and related links.

BC Métis Communication Centre - Lots of online links and resources of Métis related material.

Michif Cultural Preservation Society & The Louis Riel Métis Council -

Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (Treaty 9) Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre -

Paul Gowder's Native American Powwow Dancing -

Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre - seeks to help maintain the cultural identity of the five cultures of the province. Includes cultural products, library and other information.

Saskatchewan Elders - A great section on Aboriginal Elders of Saskatchewan plus excellent links to some obscure Aboriginal sites.

Wachiay Aboriginal Friendship Centre - Friendship Centre in Courteney, BC.

Whetung Ojibwa Crafsts and Art Gallery- Experience the traditions of the past reflected in the present. Located in the heart of Curve Lake Indian Reserve only two hours north east of Toronto, Ontario.


AMMSA bursary page - Of course you want to go to school, but you could also use some financial assistance. There has to be a scholarship or bursary available, right?

Anishinabek Educational Institute - Offers full-time diploma and professional development certificate programs.

Banff Centre for the Arts - Information for Aboriginal students wishing to enroll at the Banff Centre's Aboriginal Arts programs.

Banff Centre for Aboriginal Leadership and Self-Government - Information on Aboriginal Leadership programs, courses and workshops.

Canadian Education on the Web - brings together everything relating to Canada and education that has a presence on the World Wide Web.

Classroom Edition - Windspeaker - Special educational supplement designed for students to explore Aboriginal issues more in-depth.

Cradleboard Teaching Project - turns on the lights in public education about Native American culture - past, present, and most important for the children - the future.

Canada's First Nations - Native and Inuit Internet Resources - Education links and information specific to the Aboriginal people of Canada.

Great Minds - Educational Resources for Aboriginal Studies, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Native American Studies. View on-line catalogue of Aboriginal and Native American Educational Resources for schools and the general public.

First Nation's School Net - A great site for students of all ages.Rich source of resources of all types for Aboriginal students and teachers (educational, curriculum, school websites, organizations, etc.).

First Nations Technical Institute - an Aboriginal owned and operated education and training facility located in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in Ontario.

Indian Teacher Education Program - a four-year teacher education program designed for First Nations students interested in obtaining a Bachelor of Education degree. The goal of ITEP is to prepare First Nations teachers who will respond to the challenges associated with the educational needs of Aboriginal students.

Macrolink - A Registered Private Post Secondary Institution - a Prince George based company offering professional training services in all communities throughout northern and central British Columbia.

National Aboriginal Document Database - Offers comprehensive list of Aboriginal Treaties and landclaims in downloadable formats. Great resource for research and study!

Native Access Program for Engineering - Information for Aboriginal students on the Faculty of Engineering at Lakehead University - Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Native American Index - Education links, maps, arts, stories, and information to Aboriginal (Native American) people on both sides of the border.

Native Studies University of Alberta - Course outlines, schedules, student profiles, graduates and more.

Purich Publishing - small publishing house in Saskatchewan that specializes in academic books
on Aboriginal issues, Aboriginal history, politics and legal issues such as treaty rights, self government and native land claims.

Saskatchewan Indian Federated College - Canada's only accredited First Nations controlled university is on-line.

Turtle Island - A very thorough site on Canadian and North American Native Peoples. A place to exchange news, information, perspectives facing Native Peoples.

University of Alberta - School of Business Aboriginal Careers Initiative Web-site provides prospective and current Aboriginal business students, as well as employers and the general public, with information to increase the enrollment, retention, and success of Aboriginal people within the School's Undergraduate program.

UVic Indigenous Governance - University of Victoria's Indigenous Governance program was
founded in 1998, building on UVic's highly successful Administration of Aboriginal Governments program. The IGOV program provides its students with a framework of critical understanding and advocates a strategic approach to decolonization.

Visions Centre for Innovations - (Neechi Centre) Committed to developing and communicating an understanding of Aboriginal health issues.

First Nations on the Net

Anishinabek Nation - throughout Ontario.

Canim Lake First Nation - the people of Tsqescen (Broken Rock), part of the Shuswap Nation of the Interior Salish people of British Columbia.

Carrier Sekani Tribal Council - situated in BC's northern interior. Eight member nations stake out a larger role in today's political and economic climate.

Membertou Mi'kmaq - This is the web site for the Mi'kmaq community of Membertou. It provides insight into Membertou, provides information on the current issues confronting the Mi'kmaq Nation including other First Nations.

Nisga'a People of British Columbia -

Old Crow: Land of the Vuntut Gwitch'in -

Salt River First Nation - The home page of the Salt River First Nation located in Fort Smith, Norwest Territoties.

Special Interest

Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples - Everything you wanted to know about the final report. Plus you can download information free of charge.


Canada's Aboriginal Communications Societies - links page to put you in contact with Canada's Aboriginal communications societies/groups.

Canadian Native Publication Links are here...

Canadian Native Radio Station Links are here...

American Native Publication Links are here...

APTN - The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network - Check it for for program info and schedules.

Native Recording Artists are here...





Tribute to Canada's Aboriginal Veterans - details the history of Canadian Aboriginal's overseas military service - Native soldiers in WWI,WWII and Korea. Links to "Profiles of Aboriginal veterans"- their service biographies and awards.

First Nations Veterans Assoc of Southern Alberta -

Affiliated Associations

Canadian Magazine Publishers Association (CMPA) - Dozens of Canadian Magazines of every interest are available for browsing on-line or subscription. Windspeaker is proud to be a member of the CMPA.

Native American Journalists Association - NAJA is composed of Native print, broadcast and new media journalists from the United States, Canada and Latin America. Members represent both Native and mainstream media.

Commercial Sites

Abenaki Associates - provides professional training and computer-based services to communities and organizations to facilitate self-reliance, management efficiency and resource development.

Aboriginal Mall - Buy or sell Aboriginal made products through this secured site. Also a convenient online source of Aboriginal news, events, programs/services and business listings.

Aboriginal Mapping Network - A collection of resource pages to help share information throughout the Aboriginal mapping community.

CIBC Aboriginal Banking - A new web site dedicated to assisting Aboriginal people attain financial self-sufficiency.

First Nations Networking - 100% Native owned and operated Information Technology (I.T.) Company based in Thunder Bay, Ontario - offers premier computer networking services for First Nation communities, businesses, organizations, and dwellings.

First Nations Bank - Full service bank owned by Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) and TD Bank.

Makivik Corporation - Corporation owned and controlled by the people of Northern Quebec.

Native Reflections - Aboriginal owned company specializing in calendars, posters and greeting cards. Themes range from traditional to contemporary.

Native Design Services - a wholly aboriginal-owned company, dedicated to providing computer graphics, desktop publishing, web design and web hosting services for entrepreneurs, the SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) market, small to medium size businesses and non-profit organizations.

Peace Hills Trust - Canada's Native-owned financial institution. Check it out for branch locations, interest rates and more.

Pemmican Publishing - A not-for-profit Métis publishing house located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Quaaout Resort & Conference Centre - Along the shoreline of Little Shuswap Lake lies a place so rich in tradition and hospitality, it is unlike any other resort on earth. The Quaaout Resort & Conference Centre is the pride of the Little Shuswap Indian Band. Unique sights, aromatic delights and people as warm as the sun await you.

Tachini Drums - Makers of Native American drums - complete or in frames in a variety of sizes and finishes.

International Indigenous Issues

Aborigine News - check out this great resource for news and information for indigenous peoples worldwide - not just Aborigines.

Cultural Survival - a non-profit organization founded to defend the human rights and cultural autonomy of indigenous peoples and oppressed ethnic minorities.

Samefolket - The journal of Sami affairs, the oldest native and indigenous controlled publication in the world.

The Sami - A site created to share information on Sami culture, language, arts, current issues and history.

Saami Web - new site on world indigenous issues, rights and news.

New Zealand - University of Waikato Library collection of Native Maori related material.

Australia and More - Collection of information and links pertaining to indigenous peoples throughout the world.

South Pacific Peoples Foundation - SPPF has developed into Canada's principal organization working with Pacific Island peoples.