In light of the awful news coming out of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, and in advance of National Indigenous History Month, we wanted to provide you with resources that have been recommended by our Indigenous advisors, members and partners as a way for you to deepen your understanding and move forward the Calls to Action set out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
21 actions you can take in the 21 days leading up to National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21:
- Watch this short video of a song which was written, recorded and filmed with students from Sk’elep School of Excellence in Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, Kamloops, British Columbia.
- Review the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
- Reflect on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- Watch videos of Residential School Survivor Stories
- Explore Native Land Maps which highlight First Nations in your area
- Attend this Indigenous Speaker Series featuring one of our Indigenous Advisors, Michele Sam
- Join the conversation on Braiding Ktunaxa knowledge into learning
- Listen to the Ktunaxa Story of Lightning, Thunder, Fox, and Coyote
- Use First Voices to enhance your learning of local Indigenous languages
- Order Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
- Attend the Embracing the Shift webinar on June 17
- Be part of the Bringing the Salmon Home efforts
- Watch Exploring Sustainability Through an Indigenous Lens: Getting Started with Elementary Students
- Watch Exploring Sustainability Through an Indigenous Lens: Getting Started with Secondary Students
- Read The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry
- Tune in to our virtual workshop recording with Natural Curiosity
- Use Strong Stories – a Bundle of 48 Indigenous Books for Elementary Students
- Explore the learning resources that our partners at Strong Nations offer
- Practice using the Climate Change Policy and Indigenous Relations activity in your teaching
- Register for Natural Curiosity’s Summer Institute – Four Branches of Natural Curiosity and the Indigenous Lenses
- Participate in National Indigenous Peoples Day events happening in your community
We know this is far from an exhaustive list, and we invite you to share other great Indigenous learning resources with us as we continue on this shared journey towards a better future together.