Category Archives: Government

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 Advertisements

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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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Case Study: Transforming Curriculum, Transforming Consciousness? Initiatives Within the Formal Education System

A Case Study of Treaty Education in Saskatchewan and Manitoba by Kristen Lloyd The education system is an institution that has played a critical role in Canada’s colonial history, and one that continues to shape relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous … Continue reading

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Indian Residential School Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)

The  TRC began its work in 2009, with a five year mandate from the Federal Government to gather testimony from Indian residential school survivors, to host national and community events, to establish a national research centre, and to undertake public education … Continue reading

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Common Ground: Grand Council of Treaty #3 and City of Kenora

Common Ground is a community-based initiative undertaken by the Grand Council of Treaty #3, the Kenora City Council, and three neighbouring First Nations (Wauzhusk Onigum, Ochiichagwe ‘Babigo’Ining and Obashkaandagaang Bay).  Initiated in 2006, it is a land management partnership for … Continue reading

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