This Resource list is updated regularly…we welcome your suggestions.

They Came for the Children: Canada, Aboriginal Peoples, and Residential Schools, Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2012).

Truth and Reconciliation Commission – Calls to Action (2015). New link (TRC site is now archived):

National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Calls to Justice (2019).


May 12, 2022 (Annual) Moose Hide Campaign An Indigenous-led grassroots movement of men, boys and all Canadians – standing up to end violence against women and children:

Oct 15 – 17, 2021 Remix 2 Resilience (R2R) A three-day online gathering of Indigenous community representatives with a diverse group of Indigenous musicians, academics and cultural organizers to build networks, deliver resources and facilitate knowledge sharing. The themes of Stories, Language and Land will inform the daily keynotes, workshops, panels and artist showcases. Presented by the 2 Rivers Remix Society (2RRS) and Register at:

Please support their crucial work with your time and effort and/or a donation

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR):

Cindy Blackstock (First Nations Child and Family Caring Society)

The Indian Residential School Survivors Society

Legacy of Hope Foundation

Downie-Wenjack Foundation

Carey Newman (Ha-yalth-kingeme) Artist – The Witness Blanket

Orange Shirt Society #OrangeShirtDay


The Honourable Murray Sinclair – Statement June 1, 2021
Video link also included on this website – The Current, CBC Radio Jun 2, 2021:

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR)
Dialogue Series:

Video featuring the late Sarah Robinson. The Walrus Talks National Tour: We Desire a Better Country. Recorded March 1, 2017, at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, in Whitehorse.


Filmmaker Tasha Hubbard narrates a history of Indigenous peoples in the prairies and their relationship with the government, focusing on the late 1800s. This video is part of a longer film: nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (from CBC Docs).

Tasha Hubbard nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (Full Documentary; follows the family of Colten Boushie in their pursuit of justice):

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (2021) Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy

Award-winning Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obamsawim has an extensive catalogue of documentary films available for viewing on the National Film Board website:

including the highly recommended 1993 documentary:

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance:

Documentary (and Book):

Clayton Thomas-Muller – Life in the City of Dirty Water:


Prolific The Rapper x A Tribe Called Red – Black Snakes [Updated]; Filmed At Standing Rock

Song that you are invited to learn and sing:
Patrick Aleck (Composer) – Equality Song



Connie Walker – Stolen: Surviving St. Michael’s (Season 2)

Duncan McCue – Kuper Island


Cindy Blackstock interviewed on The Current, CBC Radio May 31, 2021:
Calls for accountability after remains of 215 children found at former Kamloops residential school

The Honourable Murray Sinclair and Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond (Aki-Kwe), director of the Residential School History and Dialogue Centre interviewed on The Current, CBC Radio Jun 2, 2021:

Tanya Talaga – 2018 CBC Massey Lectures 

Thomas King – 2003 CBC Massey Lectures:

Connie Walker podcast: Finding Cleo –

When AA Bronson approached the Siksika people, Blackfoot artist Adrian Stimson decided to listen (Sep 23, 2020):



Suzanne Keeptwo (2021). We All Go Back To The Land: The Who, Why, and How of Land Acknowledgments. (Brush Education)

Bob Joseph (2018). 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act. See also:

John S. Milloy (2017). A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System. (U of Manitoba Press).

Tanya Talaga (2017). Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City. (House of Anansi)

Edmund Metatawabin, with Alexandra Shimo (2014). Up Ghost River. (Vintage Canada).

Thomas King (2013). The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America. (Penguin Random House)

Paulette Regan (2011). Unsettling the Settler Within: Indian Residential Schools, Truth Telling, and Reconciliation in Canada. (UBC Press)

Heritage BC:


Phyllis Webstad (2021) Beyond the Orange Shirt Story. (Medicine Wheel Education):

Claytone Thomas-Muller


Michelle Good (2020). Five Little Indians. (Harper Perennial).

Richard Wagamese (2012). Indian Horse. [Residential School]
Richard Wagamese (1994). Keeper ‘N Me. [Sixties Scoop]

Indigenous Canada – Free online course through University of Alberta:

Canadian History Through the Lens of Indigenous Women:



Land Acknowledgement

Suzanne Keeptwo (2021). We All Go Back To The Land: The Who, Why, and How of Land Acknowledgments. (Brush Education)

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