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Canadian Geographic and its publisher the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, created an interactive website, re: Location, as part of a larger initiative dedicated to highlighting community relocations n Canada. Learn about communities (historic and modern) that have been forced to relocate.Read More
The REDress Project focuses on the issue of missing or murdered Aboriginal women across Canada. It is an installation art project based on an aesthetic response to this critical national issue. The project has been installed in public spaces throughout Canada and the United States as a visual reminder of the staggering number of women who are no longer with us.
Sheila Watt-Cloutier, born in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, Québec, is a Canadian Inuit activist. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 for her advocacy work on the impacts of global climate change on human rights – especially in the Arctic. Her book The Right to Be Cold, about the effects of climate change on Inuit communities, was published in 2015.Read More
The rights of First Nations children take centre stage in We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice. The documentary follows the historic court case filed by the Assembly of First Nations and the Child and Family Caring Society of Canada against the federal government, and filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin exposes generations of injustices endured by First Nations children living on reserves and their families.Read More
Honouring Her Spark by Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan is a framework that focuses on Indigenous women, to increase awareness and understanding of the barriers they face, exploring their passions and providing support to succeed. Follow Honouring Her Spark Facebook to stay updated about their latest podcast episodes, workshops, and informational sessions.Read More
Support projects in remembrance of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Children and Two Spirit Peoples
The Canadian Library is an art installation project that will work its way across Canada with the help of community members that would like to participate in this powerful compilation. It will serve as a vivid memory of all First Nations, Metis and Inuit women and children that have suffered abuse or lost their lives due to brutality and had been forgotten.Read More
Everything is Connected is a documentary project led jointly by the Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Saskatchewan (SISS) and Iskwewuk-E-wichiwitochik. The project highlights how intergenerational trauma and the separation of Indigenous children from their families are connected to the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.Read More
Did you know that modern treaties cover more than 40 percent of Canada’s land mass? Or that more than 70 Indigenous groups are currently negotiating modern treaties?Read More
Read Red Dresses on Bare Trees: Stories and Reflections on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The book includes essays and reflections by both men and women, because it seeks to help bring balance to our collective, equally important and unique, roles and responsibilities. It hopes to incorporate Indigenous knowledge principles about relationships and love in the hope that we can begin to emulate and live our lives in balance.Read More
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is the most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of indigenous peoples. It establishes a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world and it elaborates on existing human rights standards and fundamental freedoms as they apply to the specific situation of indigenous peoples.Read More
What can three Elders, a producer and a filmmaker do during COVID times? They decided to meet every week for 12 weeks on the Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples YouTube Channel. Meet the Kohkoms, Donna Lynn Lerat, Gloria Myo and Donna Merasty, as they learn about each other, share their stories, navigate a COVID-19 world, and take their first steps in to professional theatre.Read More
Reading Indigenous news sources means hearing Indigenous perspectives on issues, people, and current events. Stay informed by searching out online news or subscribing to local newspapers like Eagle Feather News (Saskatchewan), Grassroots News (Manitoba), or Turtle Island News (national weekly newspaper). APTN is a national news source and production company with outstanding content.Read 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
The International Indigenous Speakers’ Bureau has an incredible range of speakers that can address topics from health/wellness, arts, history to business and sports: “IISB is about creating opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities to connect, and build bridges, by providing access to a wealth of Indigenous Speakers around the world.”Read More
Learn about the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) by visiting this website that is specific to the process of the inquiry. Or dive into this important new title addressing issues around Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: Keetsahnak: Our Murdered and Missing Indigenous Sisters reveals “the tension between personal, political, and public action. . .as the contributors look at the roots of violence and how it diminishes life for all. Together, they create a model for anti-violence work from an Indigenous perspective.”Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Friendship Centres provide services to urban Indigenous communities. Friendship Centres were first established in the 1950s, and there are now more than 100 Centres across Canada. Find your local Friendship Centre through the National Association of Friendship Centres or visit:
Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Indian & Métis Friendship Centres
Find out about speaker events or workshops that expand your knowledge of Indigenous histories and cultures. Attend a workshop for Indigenous Awareness Training. These events calendars will keep you in the know about what is coming up!Read More
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is the source for Indigenous content–from movies to programs to news.
Inspired by the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in 2014, this list of Indigenous films is a great starting point for a journey into Indigenous cinema history: Indigenous Film Trailers.
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.Read More
The Assembly of First Nations honoured Ethan Bear for his accomplishments and already outstanding career. The 2017 WHL defenceman of the year had a breakout campaign and led the Seattle Thunderbirds to a WHL Championship. Bear, 20, was also one of the league’s highest-scoring blueliners, registering 28 goals and 70 points through 67 games.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
Volunteering is an opportunity to not only learn, but interact with others and build relationships—the heart of reconciliation. Find an event, call the organizer, and get out there!
Office of the Treaty Commissioner’s Events Calendar
Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre for SK events & programming
IndigenousTourism.ca for national events
The Saskatoon Community Foundation released its second Vital Signs report on 20 November 2017. Vital Signs looks at facts and figures around the quality of life in Saskatoon and reveals inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations.Read More
Halifax regional council voted 12-4 in favour of putting a statue of Edward Cornwallis, Halifax’s controversial city founder, into storage. Read the full story and learn how this event relates to moving ahead for Reconciliation. Photo by Craig Paisley/CBC.Read More
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