8th Fire is a 45 minute docu-series hosted by Wab Kinew and reflects on the lived experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
Interested in going to a powwow, but not sure what to expect? These links offer guidelines about taking your family to a powwow for the first time. Most powwows are open to everyone and can be a powerful way to experience Indigenous culture and art.
When are powwows happening in your community? Check out these event calendars:
Office of the Treaty Commissioner Events Calendar
Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre
University of Saskatchewan Annual Graduation Powwow
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 devices
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 business
Reconciliation Australia promotes and facilitates respect, trust and positive relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
“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!
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.
“ayisīnowak: A Communications Guide is intended to provide individuals with a basic outline of Aboriginal protocol and governance systems in order to facilitate improved relationship building either as co-workers, through business opportunities or through inclusion in specific projects.”
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.
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.