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:

  1. 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.
  2. Review the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
  3. Reflect on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  4. Watch videos of Residential School Survivor Stories
  5. Explore Native Land Maps which highlight First Nations in your area
  6. Attend this Indigenous Speaker Series featuring one of our Indigenous Advisors, Michele Sam
  7. Join the conversation on Braiding Ktunaxa knowledge into learning 
  8. Listen to the Ktunaxa Story of Lightning, Thunder, Fox, and Coyote 
  9. Use First Voices to enhance your learning of local Indigenous languages
  10. Order Braiding SweetgrassIndigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
  11. Attend the Embracing the Shift webinar on June 17
  12. Be part of the Bringing the Salmon Home efforts
  13. Watch Exploring Sustainability Through an Indigenous Lens: Getting Started with Elementary Students
  14. Watch Exploring Sustainability Through an Indigenous Lens: Getting Started with Secondary Students
  15. Read The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry
  16. Tune in to our virtual workshop recording with Natural Curiosity
  17. Use Strong Stories – a Bundle of 48 Indigenous Books for Elementary Students
  18. Explore the learning resources that our partners at Strong Nations offer
  19. Practice using the Climate Change Policy and Indigenous Relations activity in your teaching
  20. Register for Natural Curiosity’s Summer Institute – Four Branches of Natural Curiosity and the Indigenous Lenses
  21. 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.