Send your kids to Indigenous summer camps, where kids learn about the people who lived on this land for thousands of years through traditional games, crafts, music, dancing, food, and outdoor activities.
Art & Music
Read the works of Richard Van Camp, a proud member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from Fort Smith, NWT, Canada from Fort Smith, NWT. He is a graduate of the En’owkin International School of Writing, the University of Victoria’s Creative Writing BFA Program, and the Master’s Degree in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.
Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre is an ambitious theatre company based in Saskatoon that presents unique Indigenous theatre and youth programs. Attend their plays or donate. If Indigenous theatre is not in your community, read plays by longtime GTNT contributor, playwright/actor Curtis Peeteetuce or Canadian icon Thomson Highway.
Find art galleries in your community that showcase the work of Indigenous artists. Visual and performance artists that focus on Indigenous historical, traditional and contemporary art can inspire and educate. Here are some around Saskatchewan: Wanuskewin, First Nations University Art Gallery, Sâkêwêwak Artists’ Collective Regina
Or visit The Allen Sapp Gallery: The Gonor Collection virtually or in person in North Battleford!
Reading is an excellent way to begin a journey of Reconciliation, and there is a range of books available that reveal Canada’s true history, tell stories of residential school survivors or teach us about Indigenous culture through fictional novels. Whether for yourself or someone else, buy books about Reconciliation and begin a transformative experience.
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.
Gabriel Dumont Institute “promote[s] the renewal and development of Métis culture through research; materials development, collection, and distribution; and the design, development, and delivery of Métis-specific educational programs and services.” Shop GDI sells items and materials of all kinds that promote Métis culture.
An Open Letter to Non-Natives in Headdresses
âpihtawikosisân is a blog about law, language and culture written by Chelsea Vowel from a Métis perspective. This article offers insight into what are restricted and non-restricted items and symbols when it comes to fashion and design.
“But Why Can’t I Wear a Hipster Headdress?”
Native Appropriations is a website that offers a forum for discussing representations of Indigenous peoples. This article explores the practice of non-Indigenous people wearing headdresses. It’s also a great site for discussions around stereotypes, cultural appropriation, news and more.