We Treaty People ways to learn more

June 9, 2022

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.

Remnance by Curtis Peeteetuce imageSuggestions 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):  

Do You Remember? by Joelle Peters imageSuggestions 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/ 

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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/

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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

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