Category Archives: Reconciliation

Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples

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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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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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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Google Earth- Canada’s Original Place Names

Google Earth is a website in which users can explore different areas of the world. Within this website there is a section in which people are able to see the original names of regions within Canada. For example, there is … Continue reading

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“Bringing the Ancestors Home”

The Canadian Human Rights Museum showcases many stories of historical moments on their website .  One such story is written on the Kwakwaka’wakw community in British Columbia. This community had to deal with their ceremonial items being stolen after holding … Continue reading

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#Next150

#Next150 is project that encourages people from all over Canada to participate in a number of challenges. These challenges are used as a tool to educate people on the topic of reconciliation. It is something that promotes the idea of … Continue reading

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