Indigenous Peoples search terms

The following are provided to help researchers "filter" topical searches to find articles specifically about Canadian Indigenous people.

The idea is that you would add one of these in a single search box, then in another search box or otherwise joined with AND add your own topical search terms.


Taken from advice published on the HLWiki, developed for health libraries, for multiple database platforms:

aboriginal* OR "first nation*" OR (indigenous AND Canad*) OR inuit* OR metis OR "native people*"  OR on-reserve OR off-reserve OR "Indians, North American" OR "Arctic Region*" OR "American Native*" OR Algonquin OR Aleut* OR Anishinabek OR Anishnabek OR Chipewyan OR Cree OR Dene OR eskimo* OR Gitskan OR Huron OR Innu OR Inuktitut OR Inuk OR Inupiat* OR Iqaluit OR Iroquois OR Kalaallit* OR "Kawawachikamach Québec" OR Kahnawa:ke OR Kitikmeot OR Kitimat OR Kivalliq OR Kwakiutl OR Manitoulin OR Metis OR Miawpukek OR Micmac OR Mi’kmaq OR Mohawk OR Mushkegowuk OR Naskapi OR Nisga'a OR Nakoda OR Nakota OR Oji-Cree OR Ojibway OR Oki OR Opaskwayak OR Pauktuutit OR Qikiqtani OR Qayuqtuvik OR "Rankin Inlet" OR Sekon OR Sioux OR Tungasugit OR Tuttarvingat OR "Vuntut Gwitchin" OR Akwesasne OR Athabasca OR "Canadian Arctic" OR "Chesterfield Inlet" OR "Deline, Northwest Territories" OR "Eeyou Istchee" OR Inukjuak OR Igluligaarjuk OR Inuvialuit OR Ivujivik OR "James Bay" OR Kuujjuaq OR "Mackenzie River Basin" OR Mistissini OR Nain OR Nemaska  OR Nunatsiavut OR Nunavut OR Nunavik OR Nutaqqavut OR "Oujé-Bougoumou" OR Shubenacadie OR "Slave Lake" OR Subarctic OR Wikwemikong



From the U of Alberta's Health Sciences Filters, which also have specific filter strings for individual provinces although theirs are formatted for OVID so ask a librarian for help converting those to EBSCO syntax:

For CINAHL in EBSCOhost (click here to run this search in CINAHL):

( ( (MH "Eskimos") OR (MH "Native Americans") OR (MH "Indigenous Peoples+") or (MH "Health Services, Indigenous") or (MH "Indigenous Health") or (MH “Ethnopharmacology”) or Athapaskan or Saulteaux or Wakashan or Cree or Dene or Inuit or Inuk or Inuvialuit* or Haida or Ktunaxa or Tsimshian or Gitsxan or “Nisga'a” or Haisla or Heiltsuk or Oweenkeno or “Kwakwaka'wakw” or “Nuu chah nulth” or “Tsilhqot'in” or Dakelh or “Wet'suwet'en” or Sekani or “Dunne-za” or Dene or Tahltan or Kaska or Tagish or Tutchone or Nuxalk or Salish or “Stl'atlimc” or “Nlaka'pamux” or Okanagan or “Sec wepmc” or Tlingit or Anishinaabe or Blackfoot or Nakoda or Tasttine or “Tsuu T'inia” or “Gwich'in” or Han or Tagish or Tutchone or Algonquin or Nipissing or Ojibwa or Potawatomi or Innu or Maliseet or “Mi'kmaq” or Micmac or “Mic mac” Passamaquoddy or Haudenosaunee or Cayuga or Mohawk or Oneida or Onodaga or Seneca or Tuscarora or Wyandot or Aboriginal* or Indigenous* or Metis or “red road” or "on reserve" or “off reserve” or “First Nation” or “First Nations” or Amerindian or (urban N3 (Indian* or Native* or Aboriginal*)) or ethnomedicine or “country food*” or “residential school*” or ((MH “Medicine, Traditional”) or traditional medicine* ) not Chinese ) or ( MH“Shamanism”) or shaman* or “traditional heal*” or “traditional food*” or “medicine man” or “medicine woman” or autochtone* or (Native* N1 (American* or man or men or women or woman or boy* or girl* or adolescent* or youth or youths or person* or adult or people* or Indian* or Nation or tribe* or tribal or band or bands)) ) ) AND ( ( (MH “Canada+”) or (Canad* or “British Columbia” or “Columbie Britannique” or Alberta or Saskatchewan or Manitoba or Ontario or Quebec or “Nova Scotia” or “New Brunswick” or Newfoundland or Labrador or “Prince Edward Island” or “Yukon Territory” or NWT or “Northwest Territories” or Nunavut or Nunavik or Nunatsiavut or NunatuKavut)) )