Learn about the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women 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.”
Health & Wellness
“Upstream is a movement to create a healthy society through evidence-based, people-centred ideas. Upstream seeks to reframe public discourse around addressing the social determinants of health in order to build a healthier society.” Their blog is an excellent source of stories and facts pertaining to Indigenous health and wellness.
Create safe space in your communication by acknowledging traditional territories in the signature of your emails or correspondence. Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. provides excellent background and information around acknowledging traditional territories.
Women Warriors helps women and children live healthy, active lifestyles. Subscribe to receive their newsletters, which engage with current issues around health and wellness.
The Nicola Valley Institute of Technology created this video, which highlights the impacts of gaps in Aboriginal Education and the opportunities to improve the quality of life for all Canadians.
Douglas Bird clothing represents strength in overcoming trauma. A powerful placement of images and words placed on garments that can be worn with pride and giving the people who wear these garments an uplifting sense of freedom.
Created by Niall Schofield empowers people whose lives have been affected by FASD. His story is one of triumph over life’s struggles through faith and determination. He knows first-hand what it takes to change your life.
This CBC News article includes a short video and looks at a program at Wanuskewin Heritage Park —a walking tour of medicinal plants used by Indigenous peoples. Or read Braiding Sweet: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. “As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers.” A delicious read.
Cancer Care Ontario invites health care professionals to earn certified credits and enhance knowledge and cultural competency of First Nations Inuit and Métis people by completing online courses.