Author Archives: transformingsettlerconsciousness

Two Row on the Grand

Two Row on the Grand was an event hosted by Six Nations on July 24, 2019 to August 1, 2019. It was a symbolic representation of the Two Row Treaty that was put into action over 500 years ago. The … Continue reading

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Towards a New Relationship Toolkit: Indigenous Working Group of the British Columbia Association of Social Workers

This toolkit was created as a response to the 2015 TRC. The goal is to assist social workers in decolonizing their practices through a self-reflective process and by offering supportive ideas for decolonizing at the individual, workplace and community levels.

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Primary Colours

Primary Colours is an art-related Initiative focusing on decentering the western art lens and bringing Indigenous and people of colour to the centre of art and knowledge in Canada.  This shift is accomplished through gatherings, public presentations, incubation projects, residence, … Continue reading

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Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund

The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund is a charity inspired by the stories of Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack. The main goal of this charity to build and better understanding of the truths of residential schools, Indigenous culture and … Continue reading

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Water First

Water First is a Canadian based program that attempts to address water issues that affect many Indigenous communities through education, training and meaningful collaboration. They strive to create collaborative programs with Indigenous communities using Indigenous knowledge, traditions, customs and values … Continue reading

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Community Voices for Manoomin

Community Voices for Manoomin is a community-based advocacy group  in the Kawartha Lakes region in central Ontario. The group is made up of Indigenous and non-Indigenous members who advocate and support the rejuvenated and continued traditional harvesting of Manoomin (wild … Continue reading

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Parks Canada – Indigenous Relations

The creation of National Parks in Canada meant the sequestering of lands and removal of Indigenous peoples from their traditional territories as well as ways of life in order to create nature reserves and tourist areas managed by the colonial … Continue reading

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Nogojiwanong Project

The Nogijiwanong Project was developed between local Indigenous communities and the city of Peterborough, Ontario, in recognition of the 200th anniversary of Rice Lake Treaty No. 20, one of the treaties that governs this area. Nogijiwanong, is the Anishinaabeg word … Continue reading

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Treaty Recognition Week (Ontario)

The Ontario government is working towards reconciliation by recognising the colonial practices of treaty making which worked to “exploit, assimilate and eradicate” (Ontario.ca) Indigenous peoples. In a step towards reconciliation, the Ontario government has recognised the first week of November … Continue reading

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Canadian Federation of Students -Indigenous Languages Initiative

The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) have taken action in response to recommendation number 16 of the Truth and Reconciliation commission, which “call[s] upon post-secondary institutions to create university and college degree and diploma programs in [Indigenous] languages.” The CFS … Continue reading

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