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Indigenous Studies

Pjila'si! Welcome!

 Saint Mary's University is in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq.

This guide is a resource for research and study in the interdisciplinary aspects of Indigenous studies.It particularly focuses on Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada.


These images of petroglyphs in Kejmkujik National Park are part of the Mi’kmaq Portraits Collection at the Nova Scotia Museum (MP0002, MP0007, MP0005)

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Library Information

The Library building is open during the following hours:

Monday July 4 - Sunday August 14, 2022

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 1 - 9 PM
  • August 1 (Natal Day): 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Monday August 15 - Sunday August 21, 2022

  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
  • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sunday 1-9 p.m.

Please visit the Saint Mary’s Alert Information website for information about campus-wide closures, and monitor the Library’s Twitter page for Library closure alerts

The Research Help team is available to help with assignments during the following hours:

Spring/Summer Term, Monday May 9 - Tuesday September 6, 2022

In person

  • Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Online (chat, text, email)

  • Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Closed on holidays


Spring/Summer Term Intersessions, June 23-July 3 and August 18-September 6, 2022

In person: Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Online (chat, text, email): Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed on holidays


Connect with Research Help via the website:

Email, text, phone (902-420-5544), or make an appointment through our booking form


Click here to book a study room

Outside of scheduled hours, try Novanet Live Help, an online chat-based reference service provided by Novanet libraries. This service is designed to respond to brief questions that can be answered quickly and effectively using online resources.