Resources

Stolen Sisters

  1. Finding Dawn
  2. Helen Betty Osborne

Legacy of Residential Schools

  1. Where Are the Children?
  2. A video of inter-generational impacts of Indian Residential Schools:
    http://www.cbc.ca/video/player.html?category=News&zone=manitoba&site=cbc.news.ca&clipid=1525476903
  3. Canadian Ecumenical Anti-Racism Network of the Canadian Council of Churches - Mamow Be Mo Tay Tah - Let Us Walk Together. This resource is intended to help Canadians engage with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and better understand the legacies of colonization that Aboriginal Peoples live with today. Order at the following website:  http://councilofchurches.ca/documents/whats_new/2009/LetUsWalkTogether.pdf

First Voice: Elizabeth Penashue

  1. It's Like the Legend - Innu Women's Voices, edited by Nympha Byrne and Camille Fouillard, Women's Press, Toronto 2000

Christian Resources

  1. Reaching Up to God Our Creator (6 session resource for Sunday School and Bible Study groups)
  2. Intotemak (My Friends) - A quarterly newsletter featuring news items of interest to friends of Native Ministry, published by Mennonite Church Canada Witness.  Cost of publication: $15/year, though payments over that amount will be receipted.   Contact Intotemak:  600 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R3P 0M4 or www.mennonitechurch.ca.
  3. In Peace and Friendship
    A New Relationship with Aboriginal Peoples: Guide containing a series of workshops that you can coduct in your own church or community. 58p, $14
  4. Order online by sending an e-mail to orders@kairoscanada.org or by calling Caroline Foster toll free at 1-877-403-8933 extension 221.

Resources for Children, Parents and Teachers

  1. www.oyate.org : Oyate is an Indigenous run organization working to see that the lives and histories of Indigenous Peoples are portrayed honestly, and so that all people will know the stories belong to Indigenous Peoples.  The emphasis is on books written and illustrated by Indigenous Peoples.   It is a well organized resource for books, videos, resource materials.  Many of the books Oyate promotes are available in your local library system.
  2. www.cradleboard.org : The Cradleboard Teaching Project turns on the lights in public education about Indigenous North American culture - past, present, and most important for the children - the Future. This website has free resources and supplements that educate through Indigenous North American eyes.
  3. http://www.pathoftheelders.com/web/index.php : Path of the Elders is a website on Mushkegowuk and Anishinaabe peoples of Northeastern and Northwestern Canada. It has information on the signing of Treaty 9, videos of elders, an interactive game to name a few of the features of this rich resource.
  4. http://www3.nfb.ca/enclasse/doclens/visau/index.php?mode=home&language=english : National Film Board of Canada - Aboriginal Perspectives. Aboriginal Perspectives contains 33 documentaries in their entirety, a short fiction film and five film clips.  They are available in French and English, 18 include described video to allow blind and visually impaired people to enjoy their content, and 27 films include closed captioning.  Themes include the arts, film and representation, colonialism and racism, indigenous knowledge, history and origins, sovereignty and resistance and youth.

Resources for Building Respectful Relationships

  1. Authenticity in a Community Setting
  2. Important Qualities of Authentic Relationships
  3. "As I Am" is a short documentary that challenges the stereotypes of Aboriginal people in the workplace. By Nadia Myre, 2010.
  4. Living in Diversity - In this exhibit, diversity is considered from the point of differing worldviews.  That is, the way we look at the world, the way we interact with others, and the way we interact with our environment as based on a set of communally held beliefs.  Specifically, two worldviews dominate, and lie at the foundation of, communities in the Upper Skeena:  a Gitxsan First Nation worldview and a Settler culture worldview.
    http://www.upperskeena.ca/diversity/index.html#

Education

  1. Information fact sheet on funding inequalities between provincial and First Nations schools
    http://www.fncfcs.com/sites/default/files/shannensdream/FN-Education-Info-Sheet.pdf

Art as Healing

  1. Ron Noganosh : http://films.nfb.ca/icanmakeart/en/res_ron.html

Water

  1. Mother Earth Water Walk - Two Anishinawbe Grandmothers, and a group of Anishinawbe women and men have taken action regarding the water issue by walking the perimeter of the Great Lakes: http://motherearthwaterwalk.com
  2. The Scars of Mercury - a paper mill in Dryden, Ontario started discharging inorganic mercury into the English-Wabigoon river system in 1962.  Methylmercury accumulated in the fish through the food web, becoming the more toxic organic mercury.  Fish is the staple and sacred diet of the Anishinaabek people in that region.   Mercury can cause serious damage to the central nervous system.   This documentary makes connections between the mercury in the source water and the health effects experienced by the Anishinaabek people of Grassy Narrows First Nation and Whitedog Independent Nations. http://scarsofmercury.com/trailer/
  3. Energy Justice - Interfaith Task Force on Northern Hydro Development - On an average day, over $3.5 million worth of electricity flows from the dams in northern Manitoba to consumers in the south. Each time we flick a light switch we benefit from this inexpensive and reliable power. But what is happening at the other end of the power line? This website aims to answer that question by providing thoughtful, non-polarized consideration of issues related to Manitoba's hydro-electric system. http://energyjustice.mcc.org

 

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