Indigenous Peoples and Communities
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30th) had people asking what they could do to make a difference. If you're not sure where to start, take a look at our recommendations (downloadable pdf) and stay tuned. We look forward to sharing more in the future.
- The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
- United Nations declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- The 94 calls to action identified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
- Beyond 94 is a disheartening view of how limited our progress has been to date
- 150 Acts of Reconciliation for Canada's 150th birthday
- Register for the free “Indigenous Canada” course offered through the University of Alberta to learn about the impacts of colonialism and the issues still facing Indigenous Peoples today.
- Learn about land acknowledgment in your area by visiting www.native-land.ca
- Check out:
- Documentaries on YouTube and the National Film Board site,
- Indigo's Indigenous stories reading list,
- CBC's top 15 memoir titles, and
- Parents Canada's 10 Amazing Indigenous Children’s Books To Add To Your Child’s Library.
- Oakville Public Library's reading lists to learn more about the Indigenous Peoples and Community:
- Town of Oakville's list of recommended activities to reflect National Truth and Reconciliation Day
- To show your support, volunteer, research or donate to Indigenous non-profits doing amazing work to help that community.