This Resource list is just a start…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): https://ehprnh2mwo3.exactdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf

National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Calls to Justice (2019).
https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/final-report/

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct 15 – 17, 2021 Remix 2 Resilience (R2R) is a three-day online gathering bringing together 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 VirtualFeast.ca. Register at:
https://virtualfeast.ca/events/remix-2-resilience-the-confluence

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

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR): https://nctr.ca

Cindy Blackstock (First Nations Child and Family Caring Society) https://fncaringsociety.com

The Indian Residential School Survivors Society https://www.irsss.ca/

Legacy of Hope Foundation https://legacyofhope.ca/wherearethechildren/stories/

Downie-Wenjack Foundation https://downiewenjack.ca/ https://www.215pledge.ca/recommended-resources/

Carey Newman (Ha-yalth-kingeme) Artist – The Witness Blanket http://witnessblanket.ca

VIDEO

The Honourable Murray Sinclair – Statement June 1, 2021
https://fb.watch/5TvTBV66Ih/
Video link also included on this website – The Current, CBC Radio Jun 2, 2021:
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-june-2-2021-1.6049839/murray-sinclair-calls-for-inquiry-into-residential-school-burial-sites-more-support-for-survivors-1.6050375

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR)
Dialogue Series:
https://nctr.ca/news-and-events/nctr-events/nctr-dialogues/

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.
https://youtu.be/nDlIMMZ2gRM

FILM

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). https://youtu.be/IUHnKUaDYjs

Tasha Hubbard nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (Full Documentary; follows the family of Colten Boushie in their pursuit of justice): https://www.nfb.ca/film/nipawistamasowin-we-will-stand-up/

https://www.nfb.ca/film/nipawistamasowin-we-will-stand-up/

MUSIC VIDEO

Prolific The Rapper x A Tribe Called Red – Black Snakes [Updated]; Filmed At Standing Rock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdeHUrL1FEM

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

https://youtu.be/LC3HEiFb2x4

LISTENING

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 https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-63/clip/15846185

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:
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-june-2-2021-1.6049839/murray-sinclair-calls-for-inquiry-into-residential-school-burial-sites-more-support-for-survivors-1.6050375

Tanya Talaga – 2018 CBC Massey Lectures https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-2018-cbc-massey-lectures-all-our-relations-finding-the-path-forward-1.4763007 

Thomas King – 2003 CBC Massey Lectures: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-2003-cbc-massey-lectures-the-truth-about-stories-a-native-narrative-1.2946870

Connie Walker podcast: Finding Cleo – https://www.cbc.ca/radio/findingcleo

When AA Bronson approached the Siksika people, Blackfoot artist Adrian Stimson decided to listen (Sep 23, 2020):
https://www.cbc.ca/radiointeractives/artconnectsonq/art-connects-on-q-aa-bronson-adrian-stimson

BOOKS

Non-fiction

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: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/21-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-indian-act-1.3533613

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: https://heritagebc.ca/

Setting the Bar: A GUIDE TO ACHIEVE NEW STANDARDS FOR RECONCILIATION WITHIN THE HERITAGE SECTOR (pdf)

Fiction

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

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

COURSES
Indigenous Canada – Free online course through University of Alberta: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/indigenous-canada/

Canadian History Through the Lens of Indigenous Women: https://deyen.ca/courses/canadian-history-through-the-lens-of-indigenous-women

OTHER WEB RESOURCES

Language/Culture

http://www.firstvoices.com

Land Acknowledgement

https://native-land.ca/

https://www.whose.land/en/

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