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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Online Resources and Toolkits
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
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 Survivors Society: 1-800-721-0066
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 Up: Canadians have been breaking their promises to Indigenous people
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.
Writer and scholar Billy Ray Belcourt: A Conversation with Billy-Ray Belcourt – Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies – Simon Fraser University (sfu.ca)
Watch a free screening of: Our People Will be Healed — online at 4 p.m. PDT
June 21 (National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021)
- City of Vancouver National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration
- Summer Sojourn events being offered by Full Circle First Nations Performance including two on June 21
- Indigenous Innovations YVR, Aboriginal Day celebration
- Carnegie Community Centre Let’s Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day – online event
- Other National Indigenous Peoples Day virtual activities happening across the country at Celebrate Canada
- Want to know more about Territorial Acknowledgements? Register for this educational session from Nahanee Creative from 11 am to 12 noon PST
- Indigenous Practitioner Perspectives on City Building