FNUniv Library Collections

The First Nations University of Canada has libraries on its Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert campuses which provide specialized print and e-resource collections and services to support the academic programs offered by the University. Materials may be borrowed by any FNUniv, University of Regina, Campion or Luther College student, staff or faculty member, as well as patrons with UREAD and public access privileges.

E-Resource Collections

The FNUniv libraries, in partnership with the University of Regina Library, offer students, faculty, and staff on- and off-campus access to numerous electronic databases, e-books, and e-journals.

E-books related to Indigenous topics.

E-journals related to Indigenous topics.

Streaming videos related to Indigenous topics.

Many e-resources are exclusive to FNUniv and University of Regina registered students, faculty, and staff. Login with an active student card (14-digit barcode) or UR Courses username and password. More information on accessing off-campus library services.

Regina Campus Library Collection

The Regina campus library maintains a collection of more than 41,000 items that include monographs, periodicals, newspapers, AV materials and microfiche/film materials. The library provides a Scanpro 2000 microfilm machine and a TV/DVD/VCR combo for in-library viewing of materials.

The general collection supports the courses offered at the FNUniv Regina campus as well as ongoing academic research by faculty, graduate students, and others. The primary focus of the collection is the Indigenous peoples of North, South, and Central America. Areas of strength include Indigenous studies, languages and linguistics, communications, business administration, fine arts, education, math and science.

The following collections are unique to the Regina library:

Special Collections - Rare, unique, out-of-print, and historical materials related to Indigenous education, languages, cultures, and governance (books, journals, audio recordings, ephemera, and posters). Patron Advisory: Our Special Collections contain some books that reflect colonial attitudes towards Indigenous peoples, and which were written with the intent of converting or assimilating Indigenous peoples to Christian or Western cultural perspectives and values. By today’s standards, this material would be considered racist. Such materials may cause or trigger trauma invoked by memories of residential school abuse. Please call the National Indian Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419 if you our someone you know is triggered while reading the content of our Special Collections. NOTE: Materials are not available for borrowing. In-library use only.

School Collection - The School Collection includes printed books, mostly on First Nations-related topics, that are suitable for young children, early readers, and young adults. Disclaimer: materials in this collection reflect a range of perspectives on First Nations topics. Some materials may include out-dated stereotypes of Indigenous peoples, therefore adult supervision is recommended. For assistance with evaluating the depiction of Indigenous peoples in children’s literature, we recommend consulting the American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL) blog. NOTE: Materials are available for borrowing with a valid library card.

Curriculum Lab - Materials in the Curriculum Lab are aimed at primary or secondary teachers, or teachers-in-training. This collection includes a range of lesson plans and pedagogical titles. NOTE: Materials are available for borrowing with a valid library card.

Eleanor Brass collection - Eleanor Brass was a prolific writer and full time supporter of First Nations people. Eleanor helped establish friendship centres in Regina and was the first woman executive to serve as the secretary-treasurer of the Association of Indians of Saskatchewan. Donated to the SIFC in 1997, this collection contains conference agendas, personal letters, magazine/newspaper articles, cultural stories, photos and pamphlets. NOTE: In-library use only.

Stewart Raby collection - Mr. Raby was hired as a Senior Researcher for the 1969 Barber Commission inquiry into Indian land claims, leading to a staff position with the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations in the early 1980’s as Head Researcher on specific claims. Over the years, his work with the FSIN was instrumental in the resolution of many important claims throughout Saskatchewan. The collection contains original research documentation and other material related to Stewart’s work. The box list has an index at the end of the document. NOTE: In-library use only.

Indian History Film Project - The IHFP was an initiative of Direction Films and was conceived and developed by Tony Snowsill. The project evolved over time and eventually it was decided to access libraries and archives across Canada to incorporate existing interviews with First Nations elders. All interviews, whether original or archival, were cross indexed by word and theme. Electronic copies are available online via oURspace.

Microfilm/fiche collections - The library has various collections of micro material, including: The Leader Post 1886-1892, Papers of the St. Louis fur trade, American Indian oral history collection, Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry documents, various theses and serials, Native America: a primary record series one and four. The library also has a substantial Indian Affairs RG10 collection. NOTE: In-library use only.

Indian Affairs RG10 Files - RG10 refers to the historical records created by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and its predecessors, held at Library and Archives Canada (LAC). Record Group 10 includes files, correspondence and transcripts on all aspects of Indian administration in Canada for both headquarters and field offices. The records are primary sources of original, unpublished material. The Regina campus library has a collection of some (but not all) of the Indian Affairs Record Group 10 files on microfilm. The library offers patrons a Scanpro 2000* microfilm machine for use with these files. Please see a library staff member for access to these materials. NOTE: In-library use only.

How to search for RG10 material.

*The Scanpro 2000 enables users to save files in .pdf format. Please bring your own portable media as you cannot print directly from the machine

Please see a library staff member for access to these materials.

Saskatoon Campus Library Collection

The Saskatoon campus library maintains a collection of roughly 4,000 items that include monographs, periodicals, newspapers and AV materials.

The general collection supports the courses offered at the FNUniv Saskatoon campus as well as ongoing academic research by faculty, graduate students and others. The focus of the collection is the Indigenous people of North, South and Central America. Areas of strength include Indigenous studies and social work.

FNUniv Saskatoon students have access to material from the FNUniv-Regina and FNUniv-Northern campus libraries as well as the University of Regina and its federated colleges. Please see library staff for ordering information.

UREAD services are also available to Saskatoon campus students.

Northern Campus Library Collection

The Prince Albert campus library maintains a collection of over 11,000 items that include monographs, periodicals, newspapers and AV materials. The general collection supports the courses offered at the FNUniv Prince Albert campus as well as the Nursing Education Program. The focus of the collection is the Indigenous people of North, South and Central America. Areas of strength include Indigenous studies and nursing material.

FNUniv Prince Albert students have access to material from the Regina and Saskatoon campus libraries, as well as the University of Regina and its federated colleges. Please see a library staff member for ordering information.

UREAD services are also available to Northern Campus students.

Library cards and how to get them

Current students - Registered at the University of Regina or its federated colleges

General public - Over 18 and not attending a post-secondary school

Alumni - Alumnus of the University of Regina or its federated colleges

Note: After you enrol in courses, visit the Registrar’s Office.