During the span of my research, I looked at government pamphlets, studies, articles, interviews, and books. In the end, the most useful sources ended up being studies. Taking a look at my Bibliography for the paper, most of my sources were, in fact, studies. I found the government pamphlets useful for providing statistics on the general population. I wanted to try and find books on the subject but it proved to be difficult. With so many of my sources having been published in the last seven years, I tried to make it more focused on the history aspect through looking at dietary changes and also studies conducted on non-Indigenous populations. I came across only a few books specifically on Diabetes in Indigenous people and therefore had to pull my information mostly from other sources.
The sources I used vary in time when looking at publication dates. Most of the sources on First Nations and diabetes were published in 2010 or later. The studies on Inuit populations were actually published in 1965 and 1968. While a few sources were published in the 1980’s and 1990’s, most of the sources were actually published after 2000. I found studies that looked at obesity and diabetes prevalence in Caucasian women, and multiple studies that looked at diabetes in Inuit or First Nations populations. I was surprised to find any studies on the disease in Inuit populations because I understood that data for Inuit and Métis is limited.