Category Archives: Government

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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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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Canada Border Services Agency and Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Collaboration

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) have co-developed a strategy to improve the border crossing experience of those who daily utilize or travel through the Akwesasne-Cornwall border crossing port of entry. The initiative has … Continue reading

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City of Lethbridge: Pathway to Canada – Target 1 and Lethbridge Reconciliation Plan

Pathway to Canada Target 1 is an initiative that was created in response to the 2020 Biodiversity Goals and Targets for Canada. The Target 1 goal, as stated on both websites, is to conserve “[b]y 2020, at least 17 percent … Continue reading

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Calls to Action

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada was established in 2008 to examine the legacy of Canada’s residential school system. This report, released in December, 2015, includes ninety-four recommendations and/or calls to action towards

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University of British Columbia Indigenous Foundations – Community and Politics

The First Nations Studies Program at University of British Columbia (UBC) has created this section on their website to “provide a starting point for those interested in understanding the myriad ways in which Aboriginal peoples have organized for increased political … Continue reading

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Lands Claims Coalition

The Land Claims Agreements Coalition works to ensure that comprehensive land claims and associated self-government agreements are respected, honoured and fully implemented in order to achieve their objectives. Formed in 2003, LCAC membership includes all post-effective date modern treaty holders … Continue reading

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University of British Columbia Indigenous Foundations – Government Policy

The First Nations Studies Program at University of British Columbia provides valuable information and historical overviews of Government Policy regarding Indigenous peoples in Canada. Historical accounts of topics including: The Indian Act, Reserves, the Royal Proclamation of 1763, The Residential … Continue reading

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