Read: Indigenous Writes

In Indigenous Writes, author Chelsea Vowel, starts an important dialogue about social beliefs associated with the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada. In 31 essays, Chelsea explores the Indigenous experience from the time of contact to the present through five categories: Terminology of Relationships; Culture and Identity; Myth-Busting; State Violence and Land, Learning, Law and Treaties.

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Learn About First Nation Communities Near You

Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada

The Canadian Government’s Department of Indigenous & Northern Affairs offers First Nation Profiles—a collection of information that describes individual First Nation communities across Canada. The profiles include general information on a First Nation along with more detailed information about its reserve(s), governance, federal funding, geography, registered population statistics and various Census statistics. Their interactive map will help you locate Indigenous communities near you.

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Read the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Report

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.

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Visit Statistics Canada for Information on Indigenous Populations in Canada

Statistics Canada, “Aboriginal Peoples: Fact Sheet for Saskatchewan”
Statistics Canada, “Aboriginal Peoples” in other provinces and territories

Learn from a series of geographic profiles that include provinces and territories as well as the four Inuit regions of Inuit Nunangat. Statistics Canada presents a summary of characteristics about Indigenous populations living in these areas, including demographic data, information on living arrangements of children, education, employment, income, housing, health and language.

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