Module 4 weblog 5 (Chantal Drolet)

iPortal: Indigenous studies portal research tool

The Indigenous Studies Portal (iPortal) connects faculty, students, researchers and members of the community with electronic resources: books, articles, theses, documents, photographs, archival resources, maps, etc.

ItĀ is an initiative of the University of Saskatchewan Library.

Resources available:

  • TheĀ iPortal has more than 17,000 records.
  • This includes:
    • photos,
    • anthropological field notes,
    • diaries,
    • correspondence and
    • other textual documents

Links to other sites:

A great number of links to:

  • arts
  • business
  • community
  • first nations; tribes; reserves
  • government
  • health
  • history
  • indigenous knowledge
  • land claims
  • and more…

Usefulness for research on Indigenous knowledge, media, and community reality:

The indigenous Studies Portal provides one place to look to find resources for Indigenous studies.

In the section “Media and communication” alone (, you can find film critiques (films about aboriginals or made by natives themselves). You will also find excellent articles on images and stereotypes; as well as radio, audio and television information. There are references to websites; book reviews; theses, etc.

This site seems to be very reliable.



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