September 30, 2021 marks the first annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. With its roots in Orange Shirt Day, this is meant to be a day of action, learning and reflection for settlers in Canada.
As settlers on this land, we have a responsibility to continually engage along our journey to meaningfully enact allyship, to reassess and reconsider our positionality and power in the spaces we occupy.
The Equal Futures Network, with support from the Firelight Group, has compiled this list of resources to further our understanding of the ongoing impacts of colonialism including the legacy of residential schools and intergenerational trauma while also growing our appreciation for Indigenous cultures by supporting the works of Indigenous leaders, changemakers, artists, writers and creators.
Reports and Publications
150 Acts of Reconciliation of the Last 150 Days of Canada’s 150 by Crystal Fraser and Sara Komarnisky published on ActiveHistory.ca
5 Things You Need to Know About Solidarity in Reconciliation: Calling in White Settler Canadians by Rebecca Tan published on 4Rs Youth Movement
Whose Land Is It Anyway? A Manual for Decolonization by the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC (FPSE)
Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools, Chapter 8: White Paper, Red Paper by Facing History and Ourselves
Indigenous Peoples: A Guide to Terminology by Indigenous Corporate Training Inc.
Certificate of Reconciliation Studies, First Nations University of Canada
Indigenous Cultural Safety Collaborative Learning Series, Provincial Health Services Authority
San’yas Cultural Safety Training, Provincial Health Services Authority
Principled Engagement with Indigenous People, Indigenous Anti-Racism
Community & Government Organizations Courses, Reconciliation Education
Decolonial and Inclusivity Workshops (Decolonize Together), Nikki Sanchez
Reconciliation through Indigenous Education, University of British Columbia
Indigenous Canada, University of Alberta
Decolonization Toolkit, VIDEA
21 Things You May Not Know About The Indian Act by Bob Joseph
The Right to Be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Indigenous Cinema Catalogue, the National Film Board
This is a living resource that we will continue to update over time. Know of more resources? Help us to gather and share more learning resources by contacting us at email@example.com.