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Indigenous Resources, Voices, and Organizations
We created this page with the intention of amplifying and sharing Indigenous voices and organizations with our community. Let us share and listen to their stories.
TRUTH + RECONCILIATION DAY EVENTS 2023
Organizations To Donate To
Native Women’s Association of Canada - NWAC was founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Indigenous women within their respective communities and Canada societies.
Native Arts Society - Many Indigenous artists wind up being exploited for their beautiful work, which they often sell on street corners to non-Indigenous people happy to pay way below value for original Native art. Native Arts Society will provide people with a safe space to keep art, sell art, and help people come to work on their art in a place rooted in harm reduction and free from judgement.
Indigenous Residential School Survivors Society - IRSSS provides essential services to Residential School Survivors, their families, and those dealing with Intergenerational traumas.
Legacy of Hope Foundation - A national Indigenous charitable organization with the mandate to educate and create awareness and understanding about the Residential School System, including the intergenerational impacts such as the removal of generations of Indigenous children from their families, including the Sixties Scoop, the post-traumatic stress disorders that many First Nations, Inuit, and Metis continue to experience, all while trying to address racism, foster empathy and understanding and inspire action to improve the situation of Indigenous Peoples today. The LHF supports the ongoing healing process of Residential School Survivors, and their families and seeks their input on projects that honour them.
Indspire - Indspire is an Indigenous national charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada.
Toronto Indigenous Harm Reduction - TIHR aims to reduce the negative impacts of substance use and other stigmatized behaviours and experiences through culture and unconditional support. TIHR is an entirely queer and Two-Spirit Indigenous collective founded by Nanook Gordon.
Atlohsa Family Healing Services - based in London, ON and recommended by one of the Indigenous makers we work with, Atlohsa Family Healing Services is a non-profit, charitable organization, dedicated to providing women, men and children and youth the tools, teachings and resources supporting the journey to wellness.
Truth and Reconciliation Calls To Action - A link to the Calls to Action
Native-land - Native Land Digital strives to create and foster conversations about the history of colonialism, Indigenous ways of knowing, and settler-Indigenous relations, through educational resources such as our map and Territory Acknowledgement Guide.
U of A course - Free Indigenous Canada course offered through University of Alberta Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada.
Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres - The OFIFC designs and delivers culture-based education and training opportunities to support the learning needs of Friendship Centre staff, Indigenous communities and non-Indigenous communities.
Telling Our Twisted Stories - CBC Podcast. Indigenous histories have been twisted by centuries of colonization. Host Kaniehti:io Horn brings us together to decolonize our minds– one word, one concept, one story at a time
Connie Walker’s Investigative Podcasts focusing on MMIWG:
- Missing + Murdered: Finding Cleo
- Stolen: The Search For Jermain
- Who Killed Alberta Williams
- Stolen: Surviving St Michaels
Truth + Reconciliation - Shawna Cunningham - the director of the Indigenous Strategy for the Office of the Vice-Provost - talks about truth and reconciliation in Canada and why it’s so important to build a cultural bridge between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
Kuper Island - a series that tells the story of four students who attended one of Canada’s most notorious residential ‘schools’
Unreserved - Making the Most of the Day for Truth + Reconciliation
21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act - Bob Joseph
Indian Horse - Richard Wagamese
A Mind Spread out on the Ground - Alicia Elliott
From the Ashes - Jesse Thistle
Jonny Appleseed - Joshua Whitehead
Five Little Indians - Michelle Good
The Strangers - Katherena Vermette
The Break - Katherena Vermette
Unreconciled - Jesse Wente
Indigenous Artists, Makers + Voices to Follow
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