Reconciliation and Decolonization Resources to Consider

Reconciliation and decolonization are an ongoing journey, and over the past decade, we have witnessed growing commitment to learning and doing better. We’ve added new resources to our website to support you as we work together to truly advance reconciliation and decolonization of your organization. The resources listed here are meant to support you as we work together to truly advance reconciliation and to build a path forward. Conversations need to happen at the Board level, leadership level and staff level.

This list is by no means exhaustive. We will also continue to add to it as we become aware of more resources.  If you have any suggestions of additional resources, please let us know at communications@bcnpha.ca

Books

The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King

21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph

Our Story: Aboriginal voices on Canada’s past by various authors

My conversations with Canadians by Lee Maracle

I Am Woman: A Native Perspective on Sociology and Feminism by Lee Maracle

From the Ashes: My story of being Metis, homeless and finding my way by Jesse Thistle

A Knock on the Door published in collaboration with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Articles/Essays

Canada 150: Truth and Reconciliation in the Non Profit Sector

Online Resources and Toolkits

Reconciliation Canada

BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres

Yellowhead Institute

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Indian Residential School Survivors Society

Decolonization Toolkit

Assembly of First Nations

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Métis National Council

Friendship Centre

Native Land

Hope for Wellness Help Line: Online chat or phone line available at 1-855-242-3310

Kids Help Phone: Online chat or phone line available at 1-800-668-6868 

Family Survivors Circle

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ Toll-free Support Phone Line: 1-844-413-6649

Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419

Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program

Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society: 1-800-721-0066

Online Courses

Indigenous Canada

Cultural Safety Planning

Yellowhead Institute

Reconciliation through Indigenous Education

Videos

Lecture by Tamara Starblanket, Dean of Academics at the Native Education College and author of Suffer the Little Children: Genocide, Indigenous Nations and the Canadian State

We Will Stand UpCanadians have been breaking their promises to Indigenous people

Events

June 15

Don’t miss the opportunity to join us on June 15 to watch the powerful film, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, by Cree film director, Tasha Hubbard. We will also have a follow-up discussion with Clint Kuzio. Clint is Cree from Manitoba, the son of Cliff Kuzio and Vangie Johnston, and husband of Dr. Ilka Thiessen. He is a teacher, lawyer and former public servant with the BC Ministry of Health. Currently Clint works at the University of Victoria as Community Engagement Manager and also teaches in the Indigenous Studies Department.

It’s free, but please register here so we can send you a link.

June 16

Providing Homes Rooted in Culture – A National Indigenous Peoples’ Month Celebration – BC Non-Profit Housing Association

June 17

Writer and scholar Billy Ray Belcourt: A Conversation with Billy-Ray Belcourt – Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies – Simon Fraser University (sfu.ca)

June 20

Watch a free screening of: Our People Will be Healed — online at 4 p.m. PDT

June 21 (National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021)

June 22