We Treaty People is now playing, with ten episodes available. Each episode comes with a suggested way to learn more and engage the audio play or artists’ interview with your friends. Here’s a list showing all those suggestions in one place, including Indigenous cultural experiences or heritage sites.
Suggestions with Remnance
Read the Reconciliation Toolkit for Business Leaders from the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, and share it with your workplace colleagues: http://www.abo-peoples.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WP-Revised-Reconciliation-Toolkit_Digital_May12-compressed.pdf
Attend a National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration on June 21 in your area.
Make plans to attend an Indigenous cultural experience, powwow or heritage site this summer. Here are some options in Saskatchewan (scroll down for ideas outside SK):
- Wanuskewin Heritage Park: https://wanuskewin.com/
- Batoche National Historic Site: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/sk/batoche
- The National Métis Veterans’ Memorial Monument at Batoche: https://www.metismuseum.ca/metisveteransmonument
- Fort Carlton Provincial Park (where Treaty 6 was signed): https://www.tourismsaskatchewan.com/provincialpark/1809/fort-carlton-provincial-park
- Fort Battleford National Historic Site: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/sk/battleford
- Fort Walsh & Cypress Hills Massacre National Historic Sites: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/sk/walsh
- Round Prairie Métis Museum & Cemetery (south of Saskatoon on Chief Whitecap Trail/Hwy 219)
Lists of Indigenous cultural experiences beyond SK:
- Indigenous Tourism British Columbia: https://www.indigenousbc.com
- Indigenous Tourism Alberta: https://indigenoustourismalberta.ca/listing-category/attraction
- Travel Manitoba: https://www.travelmanitoba.com/things-to-do/arts-culture/indigenous-experiences
- Indigenous Tourism Ontario: https://www.indigenousexperienceontario.ca/type/cultural-experiences
- Indigenous Tourism Quebec: https://indigenousquebec.com/things-to-do
- Tourism New Brunswick: https://tourismnewbrunswick.ca/indigenous
- Tourism Nova Scotia: https://www.novascotia.com/travel-info/about-us/mikmaq-culture
- Indigenous Tourism PEI: https://www.indigenoustourismpei.com/destinations
- Newfoundland & Labrador Indigenous Tourism Association: https://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/trip-ideas/travel-stories/indigenous-experiences-newfoundland-labrador
- Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism: https://yfnct.ca/cultural-centres
- Northwest Territories Tourism: https://spectacularnwt.com/what-to-do/indigenous-experiences
- Parks Canada: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/voyage-travel/experiences/autochtones-indigenous
Suggestions with Do You Remember?
Watch Reservation Dogs, an Indigenous American teen comedy drama TV series about life on and off reserve, created by Taika Wiatiti & Sterlin Harjo: https://www.disneyplus.com/series/reservation-dogs/17MVZHUGJFZw
Attend ‘Indigenous in the City,’ a virtual and in person symposium from NAIITS at Acadia University, NS, June 2-4, 2022: https://www.naiits.com/symposium2022
Take the Indigenous Canada online course from University of Alberta’s Faculty of Native Studies (free, 12 weeks): https://www.coursera.org/learn/indigenous-canada
Suggestions with You Said We’d Be Together Forever
Read the texts of treaties in your part of Canada: https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1370373165583/1581292088522
Here’s a helpful interactive map of treaty lands across Canada, including agreements in recent years: https://www.whose.land/en/
Watch the documentary Reserve 107, about steps toward reconciliation involving the community of Laird, SK and the Young Chippewayan band: https://www.reserve107thefilm.com/
Suggestions with Flag
Ask a friend to join you in reading the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls To Action, then meet up to talk about what stood out to each of you and what action you will take in response: https://ehprnh2mwo3.exactdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf
Or if the Calls To Action are very familiar to you, consider doing the same with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (of which Canada is a signatory): https://nctr.ca/education/teaching-resources/united-nations-declaration-on-the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples/
Explore an interactive map of former residential school sites in Canada and the search for unmarked graves: https://globalnews.ca/news/8074453/indigenous-residential-schools-canada-graves-map/
Suggestions with The Yard With the Old Plow
Read the book 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph.
Go for a walk in a neighbourhood that is not yours and say hello to someone you don’t know.
Watch the documentary nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up by Tasha Hubbard, stream at: www.nfb.ca/film/nipawistamasowin-we-will-stand-up