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Truth and Reconciliation Commission Documents
Full TRC report also available online in the following sections:
TRC Report, v. 1, pt. 1. Canada's Residential Schools: The History, Part I: Origins to 1939
Discusses the historical context for Canada's residential schools, and the development and operation of the residential school system from 1867 to 1939.
TRC Report, v. 1, pt. 2. Canada's Residential Schools: The History, Part 2, 1939-2000
Provides a detailed history of the Canadian residential school system from 1939 through its dismantling in 2000.
TRC Report, v. 2, Canada's Residential Schools: The Inuit and Northern Experience
Discusses the establishment and operation of Mission schools in the North from 1867 to 1960, and the replacement of missionaries with bureaucrats after 1950.
TRC Report, v. 3. Canada's Residential Schools: The Métis Experience
Discusses the Métis in residential school system from 1883 to 1910, the haphazard policy from 1899 to 1937, Île-à-la-Crosse, Métis residential school education in the North, Provincial school responsibility from 1940 to 1960, student experiences, and calls to action.
TRC Report, v. 4. Canada's Residential Schools: Missing Children and Unmarked Burials
Includes statistical analysis, discussion of operational policies and custodial care, and cemeteries and unmarked burials. Appendices provide lists of residential schools and reports on school fires from 1867 to 1997.
TRC Report, v. 5. Canada's Residential Schools: The Legacy
Discusses the legacy of the residential school system, as reflected in the "significant educational, income, and health disparities between Aboriginal people and other Canadians." (p. 3)
TRC Report, v. 6. Canada's Residential Schools: Reconciliation
Chapters include: The challenge of reconciliation; Indigenous law: Truth, reconciliation, and access to justice; From apology to action: Canada and the churches; Education for reconciliation; Public memory: Dialogue, the arts, and commemoration; We are all treaty people: Canadian society and reconciliation. The volume concludes with Calls to action.
100 Ways: Indigenizing and Decolonizing Academic Programs
Article by Dr. Shauneen Pete, University of Regina, in journal Aboriginal Policy Studies, v. 6, no. 1 (2016)
CFLA (Canadian Federation of Library Associations) Truth and Reconciliation Report
April 2017 press release with link to 77-page report of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations. The report "makes ten recommendations to enhance experiences and opportunities for Indigenous peoples and researchers in Canada by decolonizing libraries and archives and their practices." (CFLA website)
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The Declaration, adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2007, "is the most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of indigenous peoples. It establishes a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world and it elaborates on existing human rights standards and fundamental freedoms as they apply to the specific situation of indigenous peoples." (website)
Universities Canada: Indigenous Student Education
Presents position statement and Universities Canada Principles on Indigenous Education, presented June 29, 2015.
Indigenous Canada (MOOC; University of Alberta)
Indigenous Canada is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the University of Alberta that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada.
From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. (Source: website)
It's Our Time: Assembly of First Nations Tool Kit
The Assembly of First Nations has developed the It's Our Time First Nations Tool Kit as the basis of a comprehensive strategy to reach out to First Nations students, teachers, schools, communities and the Canadian public at large. The resource is designed to bring together First Nations and non-First Nations people and foster a spirit of cooperation, understanding, and action. (Description from website)
Mi'kmaq and Indigenous Studies guide (Cape Breton University Library)
Includes useful information and recommended readings on reconciliation, Mi'kmaq Language and Peoples, land, and other topics.
Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education (MOOC, University of British Columbia)
This course will help you envision how Indigenous histories, perspectives, worldviews, and approaches to learning can be made part of the work we do in classrooms, organizations, communities, and our everyday experiences in ways that are thoughtful and respectful. In this course, reconciliation emphasizes changing institutional structures, practices, and policies, as well as personal and professional ideologies to create environments that are committed to strengthening our relationships with Indigenous peoples. (Source: website course description)
Teaching for Indigenous Education (University of British Columbia))
This website, from the UBC Faculty of Education, responds to the changing educational landscape that recognizes the importance of educational frameworks based on Indigenous perspectives. Topics include: eight topics: relationships, knowledge, history, pedagogy, curriculum, community, languages and transformation. Classroom materials are designed for K-12 programs rather than University-level courses.
Indigenous Law Journal
Student-run open access legal journal from the University of Toronto; "the first and only Canadian legal journal to exclusively publish articles regarding Indigenous legal issues."