How to Participate on September 30

 

Remember Me: A National Day of Remembrance on Parliament Hill

Time: 8am-12pm

https://remember-me-september-30.org/

Schedule: http://remember-me-september-30.org/schedule-september-30/

To Learn on the Web:

Government of Canada

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/national-day-truth-reconciliation.html

Canadian Geographic-Truth and Reconciliation-Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

The history of residential schools, steps towards healing, litigation and the courts and the road to reconciliation

https://indigenouspeoplesatlasofcanada.ca

The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund – aims to build cultural understanding and create a path toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Their goal is to improve the lives of Indigenous people by building awareness, education, and connections between all peoples in Canada. 

https://downiewenjack.ca/national-day-for-truth-and-reconciliation/

 

Books for Children, Teens, Adults and Educators

https://goodminds.com

A First Nations family-owned business offering book titles of interest to First Nations, Métis, Inuit and Native Americans. Browse to purchase or for suggestions to look for at your local library.

https://www.strongnations.com

An Indigenous owned and operated online book and gift store and publishing house. They provide authentic books and gifts in their online store. As a publisher, all their resources they create are made in Canada.

 

Online Courses

Coursera – Indigenous Canada/ University of Alberta

Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson online course from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores different histories and contemporary perspectives of Indigenous peoples living in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, the course explores complex experiences Indigenous people face today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Flexible deadlines, approximately 21 hours to complete, available in various languages. Enroll for free. Pay for certificate of completion.

https://www.coursera.org/learn/indigenous-canada

Coursera – Aboriginal Worldviews and Education/ University of Toronto

Intended for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students to learn more about Indigenous life.

Duration: 6 weeks, approx. 6-8 hours per week. Free to enroll, pay a small fee for a certificate of completion

 

Listen

Podcasts: Sitting by the Fire

Topics that will expand your knowledge of First Nations, the Inuit and Métis heard from Indigenous people from all over Canada.

https://www.csps-efpc.gc.ca/podcasts/sitting-fire-eng.aspx

 

To Learn More on FaceBook

Canadian Heritage-Government of Canada

https://www.facebook.com/CdnHeritage

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

https://www.facebook.com/nctr.ca

Moose Hide Campaign

https://moosehidecampaign.ca

For Children and Youth

First Nations Child & Family Caring Society

https://fncaringsociety.com/welcome

Spirit Bear

https://fncaringsociety.com/spirit-bear

Booklet written by Spirit Bear as a youth friendly guide to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) 94 Calls to Action

https://fncaringsociety.com/sites/default/files/spirit_bear_and_children_make_history_2020.pdf

Truth and Reconciliation Week 2022- A national program open to all schools across Canada for grades 1-12.  The theme this year is “Remembering the Children”.

https://nctr.ca/education/trw/

Every Child Matters-Reconciliation Through Education

Free magazine, which is based on the Seven Sacred Teachings, is aimed for students in grades 5-12.

https://www.canadashistory.ca/education/classroom-resources/every-child-matters-en/every-child-matters-educational-package

https://www.canadashistory.ca/getmedia/577a962b-efe4-407d-8592-6240945d6658/EveryChildMattersENDigital.pdf.aspx

Videos for Kids

Spirit Bear & Friends “A Love We Know”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jwEfp2FuYA

What is Reconciliation? – CBC Kids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEj5vjc2EDk

Indigenous land acknowledgments, their purpose and how to make them meaningful – CBC Kids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7juFo9nKmM

Messages for kids on Orange Shirt Day  – CBC Kids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_05bhHVOH4

How to be an Ally to Indigenous People – CBC Kids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGge7mGKChE

Videos for Adults

We Know the Truth: Stories to Inspire Reconciliation

Stories from Indigenous people-history and inspiring stories of healing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEC_BoSS68E

How Canada marked 1st National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6YQhdPvaeQ

TRC Mini Documentary-Senator Murray Sinclair

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjx2zDvyzsU

A Message from the Survivors Circle and Governing Circle

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

Support Resources

Resources available to First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Canada who may require relevant mental health and other support.

Hope for Wellness Help Line (Inuktitut, Cree, Ojibway, English, French)

Offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada

It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer counselling and crisis intervention

Toll Free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat at www.hopeforwellness.ca

Talk 4 Healing for Indigenous Women in Ontario – 24/7 Help Line 1-855-554-4325

Providing culturally sensitive crisis counselling, advice and support

Indian Residential School Survivors and Family Crisis Line (24-hour)

1-866-925-4419

Indian Residential School Survivors Society

Phone 604-985-4464 or 1-800-721-0066

KUU-US Crisis Line Society (24-hour Crisis Line)

Adult/Elder Crisis Line: 250-723-4050
Child/Youth Crisis Line: 250723-2040
British-Columbia-Wide Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-588-8717
Métis Crisis Line, British Columbia Toll-Free Phone: 1-833-638-4722

Tsow Tun Le Lum Society
Confidential outreach services such as counselling and cultural support by phone, video, or other means possible

Phone: 1-250-390-3123
Toll-Free Phone: 1-888-403-3123

Kids Help Phone
Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-668-6868

Texters may request to speak with an Indigenous crisis responder by texting FIRST NATIONS, INUIT OR METIS:
For youth: 686868
For adults: 741741

Native Youth Crisis Hotline 24-hour
Toll-Free Phone: 1-877-209-1266 National Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line
Toll-Free Phone: 1-866-925-4419

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