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Aboriginal Resources

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Looking for Aboriginal services or resources?

Discover Aboriginal, Métis and Inuit resources selected by Surrey Libraries' staff.

General Resources

Aboriginal Canada Portal  “Your single window to First Nations, Métis and Inuit online resources and government programs and services.”

Aboriginal Head Start:  Surrey Preschool, Aboriginal Supported Child Development Program, inclusive. learning environment


Aboriginal Healing Foundation  "Our mission is to encourage and support Aboriginal people ..."


Aboriginal University Prep: SFU Academic and personal success skills, preparation for transition to university.


Library and Archives Canada Aboriginal Genealogy Guides Aboriginal family history research and documentation guides.


Metro Vancouver Urban Aboriginal Strategy Resources and assistance for aboriginal people living in urban areas.


Native Women's Association of Canada  National organization representing Aboriginal women since 1974.


National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation  "Enriching Canada by Advancing Aboriginal Achievement."


National Association of Friendship Centres Central unifying body for the Friendship Centre Movement: to promote and advocate the concerns of Aboriginal Peoples.
Nation Talk  "Canada's Premier National Aboriginal Newswire and Employment Service."
National Aboriginal Health Organization  (NAHO) "Advancing the Well Being of First Nations, Inuit and Métis."
National Aboriginal Housing Association  "Advocates on behalf of non-reserve Aboriginal housing providers in cities, towns and the north."
Surrey Schools (sd36) Aboriginal Services Support for aboriginal learners in the Surrey School District.


Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society Non-profit society, service to urban Aboriginal children and families in the Greater Vancouver area.
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society Charitable organization, programs in health and welfare, social services, human rights, culture, education, recreation and equality.

First Nations

Assembly of First Nations National organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada.


British Columbia Archives First Nations Research Guide Helps researchers locate archival material on British Columbia First Nations.


Face  Aboriginal Life and Culture.


First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada List of First Nations and aboriginal child and family services in Canada.


First Nations Voice A First Nation newspaper which aims to educate each other and the general public from a first nation/aboriginal perspective.


First People’s Cultural Association Support, awareness and funding for aboriginal arts.


Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Alphabetical band lists for Canada.


Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation BC government.


National Centre for First Nations Governance  "Innovative service and research organization offering an important set of nation re-building services to First Nations."


BC Treaty Commission Neutral body responsible for facilitating treaty negotiations.


UBC First Nations House of Learning Programs and services for prospective and current Aboriginal students at UBC


Xwi7xwa Library UBC First Nations Library.


Fraser Valley Métis Association Non-profit, cultural centre supporting Métis self-determination and community.


Fraser Valley Métis Nation Self-identified as a historic, rights bearing, Métis community in the Fraser Valley.


Métis Family Services Surrey based agency promoting the well-being of Métis children and families.


Métis Nation BC  Represents thirty-seven Métis Chartered Communities in British Columbia, provides culturally relevant social and economic programs and services.


Métis National Council Métis-specific, national representative body.


Métis National Council of Women  Organization mandated to improve the lives of Métis women.


Nova Métis Newslink News and Views of the Métis Nation (Based in Surrey, B.C.)


Nunavit Tunngavik Inc Organization representing Inuit people under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA), includes web links to Inuit resources and organizations.

National Inuit Youth Council  Represents the interests of Inuit youth in Canada.

Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada  Advocates for equity and social improvements and encourages participation in the community, regional and national life of Canada.