Resources

Indigenous Resources Links – compiled by a group of OCAPG members

 Content warning: A National Indian Residential School  24-hour Crisis Line is available to provide support for anyone who needs it: 1-866-925-4419.

General Resources

How to be an ally: https://www.ellecanada.com/culture/society/heres-how-you-can-be-a-genuine-ally-to-indigenous-communities-in-canada

Terminology: https://www.ictinc.ca/blog/indigenous-peoples-terminology-guidelines-for-usage

How status works in Canada: https://www.nwac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Indian-Status-in-Canada-FINAL.pdf

Podcast episode on history of the Métis Nation https://champlainsociety.utpjournals.press/podcast/wty/a-history-of-the-m%C3%A9tis-nation

Book lists

https://www.ictinc.ca/blog/reading-for-reconciliation-6-books-on-residential-schools

https://www.cbc.ca/books/48-books-by-indigenous-writers-to-read-to-understand-residential-schools-1.6056204

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/10-books-about-residential-schools-to-read-with-your-kids-1.3208021

https://www.savvymom.ca/article/books-about-residential-schools-for-kids-of-all-ages/

Written Resources

https://ecampusontario.pressbooks.pub/srsc/

https://www.embassyculturalhouse.ca/name-the-children.html

http://www.trc.ca/about-us/trc-findings.html

https://nctr.ca/memorial/

Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFgNI1lfe0A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdR9HcmiXLA

https://projectofheart.ca/filmsvideos/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBrk-h4UF5w

Documentaries about Dr. Peter Bryce’s work to expose conditions at residential schools:

Finding Heart (for young people, free):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1NQ_tgR_oA

Finding Peter Bryce (for adults, on-demand with a fee): https://vimeo.com/ondemand/peterbryce

Radio

https://radiowestern.ca/program/smoke-signals

Organizations

https://algomau.ca/research/shingwauk-residential-schools-centre/

https://woodlandculturalcentre.ca/

https://nctr.ca/

https://legacyofhope.ca/

https://irshdc.ubc.ca/

https://www.irsss.ca/home

Indian Act

https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/i-5/

https://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/the_indian_act/

https://www.ictinc.ca/blog/21-things-you-may-not-have-known-about-the-indian-act-

The Canadian Encyclopedia. Timeline of the Indian Act. The Canadian Encyclopedia. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/timeline/the-indian-act

Bryce Report

Summary by First Nations Education Steering Committee http://www.fnesc.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/IRSR11-12-DE-1906-1910.pdf

Bryce, P. H., M. A., M.D. The Story of a National Crime: Being an Appeal for Justice to the Indians of Canada. 1923. James Hope & Sons, Ottawa, Canada

https://ehprnh2mwo3.exactdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/National-Crime.pdf

Training

Reconciliation Education

https://www.reconciliationeducation.ca/

Indigenous Corporate Training Inc.

https://www.ictinc.ca/

Facing History Facing Ourselves https://www.facinghistory.org/books-borrowing/stolen-lives-indigenous-peoples-canada-and-indian-residential-schools