The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network has many Indigenous children’s TV shows to choose from, including for example Louis Says, a show about an Aboriginal elder who speaks mostly Cree and a 10-year old boy who speaks only English. Some episodes can also be watched online.
Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights is a documentary recording the experience of Settler and Indigenous walkers as they advocate for Bill-262 and the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. Check out this 30min YouTube video to learn about UNDRIP.
Start understanding the impact of Canada’s residential school system by looking at the location of schools across the country. Some of the maps above include timelines and stories of survivors.
The SICC Learning Outlet provides language and cultural education resources. In stock are English and bilingual materials, as well as Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, Woodland Cree, Dene, Nakawē, Dakota, and Lakota materials. Art prints, maps, cassette tapes, CDs and DVDs are also available.
First Peoples, Second Class Treatment explores the role of racism in the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples in Canada. This extensive study was published by The Wellesley Institute and the entire study can be downloaded here.
Reconciliation starts with education and there are many great titles that can help you dive deep into a learning process around Indigenous history, culture and residential schools. Whether fiction or non-fiction is your preference, you’ll find a range of titles on these must-read lists.
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.
“The map of Canada is a rich tapestry of place names which reflect the diverse history and heritage of our nation. Many of the country’s earliest place names draw on Aboriginal sources.” This document from the University of Manitoba offers a starting point for your research!
Search out Indigenous economic development networks in your community and find ways to stay informed through their communication platforms. The newsletter from the Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network is an excellent source.