Category Archives: Aboriginal Awareness

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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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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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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McGill University-Indigenous Student Alliance

The Indigenous Student Alliance was created to provide support for the Indigenous students attending McGill University. The alliance was designed to connect Indigenous ways of knowing with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people within the community and surrounding area. The goal … Continue reading

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Ionkwa’nikonri:ro Thompson Island Cultural Camp

The Thompson Island Cultural Camp is located on the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation. The Eco-Tourism camp is open to all community members and non-Indigenous people who are interested in learning local cultural knowledge. The camp includes Eco-Cultural Educational activities such as … Continue reading

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First Nations Child and Family Caring Society

FNCFCS has spearheaded the fight to support Indigenous children and families, particularly at the interface of government systems.  They have a number of campaigns, including “I am A Witness” and “Jordan’s Principle”. They invite Canadians of consciousness to stand up … Continue reading

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Walking Together

Walking Together is a website with activities and material for educators to help teach students about Indigenous culture. There are longer workshops and shorter activities designed to open conversations and minds. It aims to show the holistic ways of knowing … Continue reading

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Returning to Spirit Workshops

Returning to Spirit is a non-profit organization which began as a partnership between Indigenous and religious peoples as well as design teams. They aim to foster transformation and healing among settlers and Indigenous peoples.

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