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The Toasted Sister Podcast is all about food. Host Andi Murphy says “after contact, Indigenous foodways and knowledge were devastated, nearly destroyed and replaced with foods that are far from the people.”
So, she went on a journey and talked with dozens of Indigenous People about food. She shares stories about what Indigenous cuisine is, where it comes from, where it is headed and how it is connecting people to communities and their traditions.Read More
Duncan McCue’s Decolonizing Journalism: A Guide to Reporting in Indigenous Communities is designed to teach teaches aspiring journalists how to build respectful, reciprocal relationships with Indigenous communities when researching and sharing their stories.Read More
Our Native Land, a weekly society and culture podcast, hosted by Tchadas Leo explores all things Indigenous and First Nations. It features interviews and compelling discussions about Indigenous cuisine, culture, heritage, and more from Vancouver Island and around the world. Visit them on Facebook, and TwitterRead More
Through a series of 5 video blogs, Rose Roberts and Stryker Calvez invite you to explore a few different elements that are important to understand before building your own Land Acknowledgement: worldviews, positionality, treaties and the Metis homeland. The goal is to help you to build your own awareness about the Indigenous philosophy of wahkotowin (all our relations) and how you can honour it when you engage these elements and create your own land acknowledgement. Hosted by the University of Saskatchewan, you can watch the video blogs here.Read More
Winnipeg environmental activist Clayton Thomas-Muller details what life was like growing up as an Indigenous youth in Winnipeg’s inner city: Life in the City of Dirty Water
“This is my story. It is the story of many Indigenous Peoples who find themselves in one of Canada’s inner cities with questions. It is the story of how we became dispossessed and how we rise.”Read More
Watch this video by the team at Wanuskewin Heritage Park: Bannock and Learning with Chef Jenni Lessard and Cultural Interpreter Honey ConstantRead More
Future Ancestors Services Inc. offers capacity building and skills training that can contribute to holistic and sustainable change. These trainings can advance knowledge on the individual’s role in addressing systemic issues to become a part of building a sustainable future that our next generations will inherit.Read More
Canadian Indigenous History and Cultural Sensitivity is a comprehensive course on Canadian Indigenous relations, cultural practices, and the historical impact of colonization, starting with what Canada and First Peoples looked like pre-contact. This course also gives basic introduction to the proper protocol when working with the Indigenous peoples.Read More
Future Pathways Fireside Chat series of videos from Indigenous role models in activism, the arts, community development, education, business, health, skilled trades, sports and more. They share messages of hope, resilience, and perseverance, while highlighting the lessons learned from their support systems, careers, and personal choices.Read More
Seven Truths by Tanya Talaga is an Audible Canada audio story series exploring stories of contemporary life for Canada’s Indigenous peoples through the lens of the Seven Grandfather Teachings. The episodes interweave conversations with Elders and reflect on Canadian history, civil rights moments and the ongoing challenges First Nations communities face.Read More
Survivors and children of survivors of the Saskatoon Survivors Circle shared their stories of residential school and what Orange Shirt Day means to them in this 2020 initiative. Watch their stories
Thank you to Nutrien for their support and being our Community Investor on this project and to the Saskatoon Survivors Circle for their willingness to share difficult truths.Read More
The Saskatoon Public Library is continually seeking ways to engage and honour Indigenous perspectives to ensure that the library is reflective of the community. They have created a page for reconciliation with information and resourcesRead More
Read Seven Fallen Feathers, by Anishinaabe journalist and author Tanya Talaga, which looks into the history of Thunder Bay, a place that has come to manifest Canada’s long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities.
Or read her book that came from her CBC Massey Lectures, All Our Relations, a powerful call for action, justice, and a better, more equitable world for all Indigenous Peoples.Read More
For over 60 years, the Canadian government denied many Indigenous peoples the basic freedom to leave their reserves without a pass. Nehiyaw, Saulteaux, Dene, Ojibwe and Niitsitapi elders tell their stories of living under and resisting the system, and link their experiences to today.
Proceeds from the rental of The Pass System go to organizations supporting Indigenous filmmaking.Read More
Learn more about Reconciliation through the 6-week massive open online course Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education hosted by the University of British Columbia.
Through the course engage with Indigenous knowledge keepers, education leaders, and resources to enhance your understanding and knowledge of practices that advance reconciliation in the places where you live, learn, and work.Read More
Watch the NFB’s Stories Are in Our Bones
Filmmaker Janine Windolph takes her young sons fishing with their kokum, a residential school survivor who retains a deep knowledge and memory of the land. The act of reconnecting with their homeland is a cultural and familial healing journey for the boys, who are growing up in the city.Read More
The US Department of Arts and Culture created a guide – Honor Native Land: A Guide and Call to Acknowledgement.
It calls on individuals and organizations to open events and gatherings with land acknowledgements and provides suggestions on how, and why, to do it.
Plains Cree Yorkton Tribal Council, developed by Yorkton Tribal Council, it teaches the Plains Cree Language, including categories such as greetings, weather, animals, anatomy and family. For Apple devices
FirstVoices, developed by First Peoples’ Heritage Language and Culture Council, it contains keyboard software for over 100 Indigenous languages, including every First Nations language in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. For Apple and Android devicesRead More
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action #92 outlines ways in which the business sector can and should develop reconciliation strategies. Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. has created three elements for developing Reconciliation strategies for businessRead More
Use the following links to learn about opportunities to attend Indigenous events and powwows. If you’re unsure about who can attend, feel free to contact event organizers.
Office of the Treaty Commissioner’s Events Calendar
Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre for SK events & programming
IndigenousTourism.ca for national events
We all need education in Indigenous histories and cultures–and newcomers must be included in the initiative to foster relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. While we hope some resources in the ConnectR project will be accessible to newcomers, there are also local organizations like Saskatoon’s Open Door Society which hosts special training and events.Read More
“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!Read More
Everyone, at some point in their journey of Reconciliation, needs to read the 94 Calls to Action recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to “redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation.” Or connect here to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Final Report to read other sections and excerpts.
We have included this action in every category and every path on this website as a reminder of how important it is for us to understand the history and path of Reconciliation in our country.Read More
This guidebook created at Simon Fraser University unpacks these important questions about cultural appropriation. It provides advice to designers and marketers on why and how to avoid misappropriation, and underlines the mutual benefits of responsible collaborations with Indigenous artists and communities.Read More
Begin all meetings and events with a land acknowledgement of 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.” In addition to the links above, Amnesty International offers a guide for creating land acknowledgements and the Native Land website can also help you identify which territory you reside on.Read More
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.Read More