This is an annual campaign, most recently run in December 2020, that “encourages reconciliation by increasing Canadians’ understanding of Indigenous issues, cultures, and history” (2020) through reading. The campaign invites Canadians to read Indigenous authored literature and join in the conversation to share what they have read using on social media using #IndigeousReads. It was… Continue reading #IndigenousReads
The definition of Indigenous homelessness was published in 2017 on the Homeless Hub, an online library for research and resources on homelessness in Canada, authored by Jesse Thistle and the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness. This document is appropriate for use by advocates, academics, and those seeking a deeper understanding of the systemic issue of homelessness.… Continue reading Homeless Hub: Definition of Indigenous Homelessness
As a cultural competency and Indigenous awareness learning module, The Path is a paid educational tool created by NVision Insight Group Incorporated. Based out of Canada, the course is available for Canadian companies, government departments, not for profit organizations and individuals who want to learn more about Indigenous issues, history and reconciliation in Canada.
Settlers Taking Action and Responsibility at Trent (START) is a student group on the Trent University campus. The group is intended for settler students to meet and learn how to build better relations with Indigenous peoples, and themselves as settlers. Developed by the office of Spiritual Affairs and the First People’s House of Learning at… Continue reading Settlers Taking Action and Responsibility at Trent (START)
Fostering Open eXpression Among Youth (FOXY) is an organization with the mission to bring non-Indigenous and Indigenous young women together in Northern Canada to have open conversations about sexual health, relationships and sexuality. They are located in the Territories of Canada and focus their programming towards all young women in the North to provide them… Continue reading Fostering Open eXpression among Youth [FOXY]
Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee is a decolonial facilitator whose work focuses on transforming colonial narratives through workshops, educational workbooks, and her company Nahanee Creative. The company itself consists of a small team of Squamish creative professionals who create decolonial and anti-racist workshops available for organizations.
November is Indigenous Peoples Awareness Month in the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board; November has many dates relevant to Indigenous history including Louis Riel day, Inuit day, National Aboriginal Veterans day, and Treaty Recognition Week.
Project of Heart is an award-winning educational project designed for school, community, multi-cultural or faith-based groups to understand the history of Indian residential schools and to build respectful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The six-step process takes learners through an educational experience of learning the history, the impacts, and the contemporary manifestations of the… Continue reading Project of Heart
The Queen’s Indigenous Teacher Education Program (ITEP) recruits both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students with a university degree who are interested in Indigenous education. The program focuses on Indigenous-specific and student centered learning, application of Indigenous perspectives and world view (theory and practice), problem solving with peers, and supervised teaching in a First Nations or provincial… Continue reading Indigenous Teacher Education Program: Queen’s University
The Mamidosewin Centre is an Ottawa-based service administered through Algonquin College. The aim of the center is to “create a welcoming space for Aboriginal students on campus, as well as offer an opportunity for students, staff and faculty to learn more about Aboriginal culture.”
Level is a “Canadian charitable organization that levels barriers to justice by disrupting prejudice, building empathy and advancing human rights.” The Indigenous Youth Outreach Program responds to the TRC’s Calls to Action to eliminate the over-representation of Indigenous youth in the justice system.
Robson Hal Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba has developed numerous Indigenous initiatives and is working to respond to the TRC’s Calls to Action. A previous project titled “The Gladue Project” was a collaborative effort between faculty members, students, law professionals and Indigenous communities to improve Manitoba’s implementation of the Gladue decision on Aboriginal… Continue reading Robson Hall Faculty of Law: University of Manitoba
The Anishinabek Nation of Ontario initiated an Indian Residential Schools Commemoration Project called “Honoring Our Children, Families, and Communities Affected by Indian Residential Schools”. The Anishinabek Nation developed commemoration and education resources designed to achieve a number of objectives including to “honour and validate the healing and reconciliation of former students, their families, and their communities” and… Continue reading Indian Residential Schools Commemoration Project: Anishinabek Nation of Ontario
The University of Toronto Faculty of Law has a concurrent option consisting of a Juris Doctorate Degree and a certificate in Aboriginal Legal Studies. The certificate in Aboriginal Legal Studies is for students who “have a vocational or intellectual interest in the intersection between law and the history, politics, thought or practices of Aboriginal Law.”
This website has been created by the Living Sky School Division as an initiative to educate its students and teachers about Treaty 6. It includes an interactive game to test and expand upon facts relevant to the treaty 6 territory. URL: http://treaty6.mrwebsites.ca/
McGill’s Human Rights Centre has a specialized focus on Aboriginal rights and issues in Canada. The Centre cites the mandate of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and works collectively to contribute to the topic noting, “that residential schools are part of our shared history and it is essential to ensure awareness and understanding of this… Continue reading McGill University: Aboriginal Human Rights Initiatives
The Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres offers its Aboriginal Cultural Competency Training (ACCT) to non-Indigenous agencies and government departments to strengthen professional relationships with urban Aboriginal organizations and clients, based on principles of Trust, Friendship and Mutual Respect. Workshops are customized, and are offered in 3 hour, day long, or 2 or 3 day intensive… Continue reading Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres: Aboriginal Cultural Competency Training (ACCT)
Four Winds is owned by registered family therapist Jann Derrick who is of Mohawk ancestry. The Centre offers workshops, including “Returning the Children to the Centre of the Circle”, which would benefit professionals working with Aboriginal families. The workshop includes an experiential activity called “Box-Circle”, which imparts Indigenous understandings of family and community relations and the… Continue reading Four Winds Wellness Centre
This firm, initiated in 1994 by Robert (Bob) Joseph Jr. aims “to help individuals and organizations work effectively with Aboriginal peoples”. A workshop and book have been developed called “Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples”. The firm does public workshops and on-site training for a wide variety of clients.
“Aboriginal Cultural Awareness” is a public education initiative, developed by the Indigenous Leadership Development Institute (Winnipeg) and Millbrook Technologies. It is endorsed by the Assembly of First Nations. There are both youth and adult specific versions of the training available.
First Story Toronto is a project of the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. It documents the Indigenous history of Toronto and shares it through various initiatives including First Story Tours, walking tours of places in the city, and archival materials.
This project is a partnership between the Tatamagouche Centre and the Mennonite Central Committee, in association with the Aboriginal Rights Coalition. Their work is based on bringing together the parties to the Peace and Friendship treaties, signed in the 1700s between the British Crown and local First Nations (Mi’kmaq, Maliseet and Passamaquoddy).
The Indigenous Women’s Symposium occurs each February at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. The symposium is an annual event that brings together Indigenous women, their families and allied scholars to celebrate the voices, experiences, and lives of Indigenous women.
Created by The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), the Community Resource Guide (CRG) is a “plain-language publication that has been designed to assist educators, health and service providers and other allies with the necessary information and tools to work in a culturally appropriate and sensitive manner with families who have lost a loved one.”
Ottawa University’s Law School has an option in Aboriginal Law and Indigenous Legal Traditions. The program is “intended for JD students wishing to gain in-depth and practical experience in Aboriginal law including some exposure to Indigenous peoples’ legal traditions. The strong research interests of many of the professors support a particularly rich array of courses in… Continue reading University of Ottawa Law School: Option in Aboriginal Law and Indigenous Legal Traditions