Resources for National Truth and Reconciliation Day/Orange Shirt Day, September 30th*


National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Creating a Climate for Change (First Nations Health Alliance booklet)

Lee Maracle on the Impact of Austerity on Indigenous Populations (video)

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society

Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN)

Moving to Action: Activating UNDRIP in Canadian Museums (Canadian Museums Assoc. Response to TRC’s Call to Action #67)

Telling Our Twisted Stories (podcast explores the meanings and connotations of reconciliation)

Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society (provides services to survivors)


Truth and Reconciliation Week 2022: A Free Educational Program, Grades 1-12

Final Report of Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education (McGill)

Ontario Teachers’ Federation Links for Indigenous Education

New Wave of University Programs Put Indigenous Knowledge at Their Core (CBC News article)

Gabriel Dumont Institute/Métis Cultural Library

Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research

Indigenous Canada. Free Online Course, University of Alberta

Educators and the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Indigenization Efforts Vary Widely on Canadian Campuses, Study Finds (University Affairs article)

Support for Indigenous Student Learning Program (SISLP; financial aid)

Indspire (site includes information about bursaries and scholarships)


Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Ray Aldred

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Raymond Aldred

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Anne Waters

Indigeneity & Disability: Kinship, Place & Knowledge-Making (special issue of Disability Studies Quarterly)

British Columbia Aboriginal Network and Disability Society (BCANDS)

Indigenous Disability and Wellness Gathering, Nov. 15-17, 2022


Native Women’s Association of Canada

Philosophy and Mohawk Girls

Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Highway of Tears by Jessica Mcdiarmid


48 Books by Indigenous Writers That Improve Understanding of Residential Schools

Orange Shirt Day: Uncovering the Dark History of Residential Schools in Canada (at Cultural Survival)

Bobbi Lee: Indian Rebel by Lee Maracle

All the Quiet Places by Brian Thomas Isaac

Beautiful Scars: Steeltown Secrets, Mohawk Skywalkers and the Road Home by Tom Wilson

Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Issues in Canada by Chelsea Vowel

Indigenous Toronto: Stories that Carry This Place edited by Denise Bolduc, Mnatwaate Gordon-Corbiere, and Rebeka Tabobondung

Climate Change: An Unprecedentedly Old Catastrophe by Kyle Whyte

Routledge Handbook of Critical Indigenous Studies edited by Brendan Hokowhitu, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Linda Tuhiwai-Smith, Chris Andersen, Steve Larkin


Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It by Bruce McIvor

First People’s Law Report

UNDRIP 15 Years On: Genuine Truth and Reconciliation Requires Legislative Reform by Sheryl Lightfoot


National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Indigenous Cinema

National Canadian Film Day: Celebrating Indigenous Voices (interview with Tracey Deer and Danis Goulet)

Beans (fictional story set against the backdrop of the Oka Crisis, Tracey Deer dir.)

THE BEACON PROJECT: Indigenous Knowledge & the Water Grandmother (documentary)

(Dis)Placed: Indigenous Youth and the Child Welfare System (documentrary)

Beautiful Scars (documentary derived from the book by Tom Wilson)

Qaumajuq: The Inuit Art Centre (documentary about world’s largest Inuit art collection)


Anti-Racism, Cultural Safety & Humility Framework (First Nations Health Alliance document)

Cultural Safety: How to Be An Ally (First Nations Health Alliance video)

Key Drivers and Ideas for Change (First Nations Health Alliance booklet)


*I will make additions to this list over the coming week (and forward); so please feel free to offer recommendations in the comments on this post.

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