Additional resources about Indigenous Peoples

National Indigenous History Month is a time for acknowledging, learning about and appreciating the immeasurable contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis have made and continue to make today.

Resources

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History

The Canadian Encyclopedia: Indigenous Peoples
Explore topics from treaties, suffrage and residential schools to First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation involvement in the War of 1812.

Heritage Minutes
Historica Canada's collection of "Indigenous History" 60-second short films, each depicting a significant person, event or story.

Indigenous veterans
Video catalogue from Veterans Affairs Canada showcasing First Nations, Inuit and Métis involvement in major Canadian conflicts.

Indigenous relations at Parks Canada
First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples working with Parks Canada to conserve traditional land, history, culture and traditions. Learn more about the place names and stories associated with the land.

Residential Schools: Photographic collections
Library and Archives Canada presents photographs from its collection on residential schools, taken between 1885 and 1996.

Residential Schools Podcast Series
Residential Schools is a three-part podcast series created by Historica Canada that aims to commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools.

Arts, cultures, stories and languages

Indigenous Voices for Nature Conservation
A video documentary series on First Nations, Inuit and Métis leadership in nature conservation, and its importance to cultural conservation and reconciliation.

Telling Our Twisted Histories – the podcast
Listen to First Nations, Inuit and Métis people tell their histories.

#IndigenousReads
The #IndigenousReads initiative showcases Indigenous authors, stories, illustrations and artists by promoting books by, for, and about, Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

Traditional Stories and Creation Stories
Listen to stories told by First Nations, Inuit and Métis storytellers from communities across Canada collected by the Canadian Museum of History.

Seven Sacred Laws
A Turtle Lodge web series where Indigenous Peoples get to tell their own stories, for Indigenous and non-Indigenous People.

Indigenous cinema at the National Film Board of Canada
The National Film Board of Canada has a vast collection of First Nations, Inuit and Métis-created films from different periods of history and on a variety of subjects for Canadians to watch online.

Indigenous languages
The Government of Canada's Translation Bureau's catalogue of resources on First Nations, Inuit and Métis languages from all across Canada.

Indigenous Connections
This YouTube playlist of Indigenous Peoples sharing their homelands and traditions in collaboration with Parks Canada.

Reconciliation and current initiatives

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Learn more about the commission and read the final report.

Delivering on Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action
How the Government of Canada is responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action.

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
The Government of Canada launched an independent National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
This 2 volume report calls for legal and social changes to resolve the crisis that has devastated Indigenous communities across the country.

Creating the MMIWG and 2SLGBTQQIA+ national action plan
Working with provinces, territories, Indigenous organizations and communities across the country to create a national action plan.

Resources for youth

Historica Canada Education Portal: Indigenous History
Resources for educators of elementary and middle school learners.

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
Reference maps of Indigenous land and peoples in Canada. The atlas includes a section on Truth and Reconciliation as well as pages of photographs, maps and a glossary of Indigenous terms.

National Indigenous Peoples Day activity guide
Printable trivia, games and crafts for kids and adults.

Map room
Maps and geospatial dataset about First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and the North. Available by web-based interactive maps or static maps that can be downloaded and printed.

Continue learning

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation:

For more information on First Nations, Inuit and Métis-led virtual activities, please visit the official pages for National Indigenous Organizations:

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