Allyship & General Knowledge Building

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Resources on Allyship

Ally Bill of Responsibilities View the Ally Bill of Responsibilities (PDF) by Dr. Lynn Gehl that outlines what actions to take, and what actions not to take, to be a responsible ally.  
Indigenous Ally Toolkit The Indigenous Ally Toolkit (PDF) was produced by the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network to help people learn how to be an effective ally. 
Indigenous Allyship: An Overview Indigenous Allyship: An Overview (PDF) was created for non-Indigenous folx who are seeking to become allies. It provides guidance for allies to understand the struggle for decolonization and nationhood and what effective allyship for Indigenous peoples look like. 

 

Indigenous Histories, Cultures & Languages

“Voices from Here” Oral History Series 

Watch the "Voices from Here" video series which features stories told by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis participants, shedding light on histories of resilience and resurgence. 

Canadian Geographic – Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada 

Read these free access books from the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada titled “Truth and Reconciliation,” “First Nations,” “Inuit,” and “Métis.” 

Land-Based Learning & Ojibwe Bitmoji Classrooms 

View this set of Bitmoji virtual classrooms created by Anishinaabemowin – Learning Together. This resource was designed to help families, learners, teachers, and students engage in land-based and Anishinaabemowin language learning opportunities. 

Results from the 2016 Census: Aboriginal Languages and the Role of Second-Language Acquisition 

Read results from the 2016 Census: Aboriginal Languages and the Role of Second-Language Acquisition by Thomas Anderson. This study uses data from the 2016 Census to examine the extent to which Indigenous languages are spoken in Canada. 

 

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Safe Passage 

Safe Passage is a project developed by the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). Explore this site to learn more about missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people in Canada. 

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls  

The National Inquiry’s Final Report reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ peoples. The Final Report is comprised of the truths of more than 2,380 family members, survivors of violence, experts, and Knowledge Keepers shared over two years of cross-country public hearings and evidence gathering. It also delivers 231 individual Calls for Justice directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries, and all Canadians. 

REDress Project

Created by Jaime Black, a Métis visual artist, the REDress Project is an aesthetic response focused on the issues of missing or murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA peoples across Canada. The project has been installed in public spaces throughout Canada and the United States as a visual reminder of the staggering number of Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA peoples who are no longer with us.