H3. First Nations Controlled Vocabulary

BC First Nations Subject Headings, 2009 ( Xwi7xwa Library, First Nations House of Learning) Last access: February 13, 2012.

A working document from the Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia that combines Xwi7xwa, Library of Congress, and other subject headings.


National Indian Law Library Thesaurus Project, 2004 (National Indian Law Library) Last access: February 13, 2012.

Historically, the National Indian Law Library (NILL) has used its own subject heading list in addition to the Library of Congress Subject Headings to catalogue federal Indian law and tribal law materials. Beginning in December 2002, the library staff began revising that list and modifying it into a thesaurus. The 4th edition of the Thesaurus is now available.


Ngā Ūpoko Tukutuku | Maori Subject Headings, 2011 (LIANZA, Te Rōpū Whakahau and the National Library of New Zealand) Last access: February 13, 2012.

Ngā Ūpoko Tukutuku has been developed as part of the Māori Subject Headings Project jointly sponsored by LIANZA, Te Rōpū Whakahau and the National Library of New Zealand. The list of over 1,000 headings and their associated references is appropriate for use at a public library level. As more terms are developed they will be added to the list.


Pathways: AIATIS Thesauri, 2010 (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies) Last access: February 13, 2012.

Pathways contains headings for place names, language groups and people, and subjects relating to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies. These headings are used to describe all items held in the AIATSIS Catalog.


Words First: An Evolving Terminology Relating to Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, 2002 (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada) Last access: February 13, 2012.

The purpose of Words First: An Evolving Terminology Relating to Aboriginal Peoples in Canada is to provide writers with background information and guidance on appropriate word usage and style issues.