Indigenous Resources & Services
Explore Indigenous resources located through the KFPL website, and find links a variety of local and national Indigenous organizations.
Indigenous Voices, a Part Digital Kingston’s StoryMe Project
Explore Indigenous experiences in Kingston Frontenac through recorded interviews.
Indigenous Peoples, a Digital Kingston Research resource
Find a collection of articles and books helpful in researching Indigenous Peoples in Kingston and Frontenac County.
Indigenous Language Resources
Links to community resources as well as helpful tips on how to find Indigenous resources in the KFPL collection.
Indigenous Organizations and Services
Métis Nation of Ontario
The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is the only federally recognized organization that represents Métis people in Ontario. It consists of representatives at the provincial and local levels which represent local Métis populations' interests and share their concerns in discussions with governments at all levels.
Kingston Indigenous Language Nest
KILN is a local organization that promotes Indigenous cultural and language learning. Cultural instructions is done through songs, games, activities and community partnerships.
Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre, Queen’s University
Four Directions is a gathering space for Queen’s students that provides study space, social opportunities, programming, cultural resources and hosts special events.
Kewaywin Circle - Family and Children’s Services – Lennox and Addington
The Kewaywin Circle initiates and fosters support, guidance, and connections to community and cultural knowledge for families, children, and youth working with the agency who self-identify as Indigenous and caregivers who have self-identifying Indigenous children/youth living in their homes.
Kahwá:tsire: Indigenous-Led Child & Family Programs
Kahwá:tsire provides inclusive programs for children and families with a focus on Indigenous language and cultural teachings. Programs schedules are found on the organization Facebook page and may require registration.
Tipi Moza provides subsidized housing for regional Indigenous populations. The organization’s website allows First Nations, Métis and Inuit populations to apply for affordable housing, and provides access to public information resources.
Assembly of First Nations
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is a national advocacy organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada, which includes more than 900,000 people living in 634 First Nation communities and in cities and towns across the country.
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
Represents the nation's Inuit with the mission to "serve as a national voice protecting and advancing the rights and interests of Inuit in Canada."
Ministry of Indigenous Affairs (Ontario)
Focus: To promote collaboration and coordination across ministries on Indigenous policy and programs in partnership with First Nations, Métis and Inuit”.
Indigenous Services Canada
Mission: Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) works collaboratively with partners to improve access to high quality services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Our vision is to support and empower Indigenous peoples to independently deliver services and address the socio-economic conditions in their communities.