One Thunderous Voice is a project that brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth to engage in e-journalism projects at community events focused on Truth and Reconciliation. Teachers and students from two schools have joined forces: the Constable Robin Cameron Education Complex at Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation, and Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute in Saskatoon, SK.
Jordin Tootoo is the first person of Inuk descent to suit up in the NHL. Read his story and find out about the Team Tootoo Fund which he established in 2011 to give back to his community.
Think Indigenous was a conference in March 2018 that sought to “[inspire] change through Indigenous knowledge, story, and education.” The conference offered educators from all backgrounds the opportunity to work together in the enhancement of Indigenous Knowledges & Change. Watch the speakers online and see what they learned.
Promote Reconciliation through your social media posts. Link to Reconciliation events, articles, and websites. Invite your online community to get involved. Looking for content to post about? Visit these links for great sources of news, events and more.
You are beginning a path of Reconciliation by visiting ConnectR and choosing to answer some of the calls to action listed here. Share your learning journey on social media and challenge your friends and family to get involved! Use the hashtag #beaconnectr and find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Many misconceptions about Indigenous peoples in Canada are based on stereotyping and lack of information. Help to eliminate racism and discrimination by becoming informed—substituting myths with real facts and having open conversations with those who perpetuate myths.
If autobiographies are your thing, here are a few titles that will get you started—including The Education of Augie Merasty, Richard Wagamese’s One Native Life, and The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew. These titles will educate and transform you.
“Six thousand years ago, Wanuskewin echoed with the thundering hooves of bison and the voices of Indigenous peoples from across the Northern Plains.” Wanuskewin provides tours and programs that share these stories, which still echo through the land.
Reviews of six great cookbooks from Indigenous cooks across Canada and the U.S.
Do you have questions about residential schools and reconciliation, but don’t know who or where to ask? Do you want to do your part, however big or small, to help the country heal but don’t know how?
Learn How to Properly Acknowledge Indigenous Peoples & Their Traditional Territories at Gatherings & Meetings
Begin all meetings and events by acknowledging the traditional territory on which you gather. It is a sign of respect, recognizing “you’re on the land of a Nation that has had a relationship since time immemorial with that land.”