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CBM would like to thank Danny Zacharias of Acadia University for compiling the following resources. This list has been drafted by the Indigenous Working group that is part of the CBAC.

Deepening the Dialogue: Indigenous Relations Resources for Further Learning

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

8 th Fire: Aboriginal Peoples, Canada, and the Way Forward

http://www.cbc.ca/8thfire/

In this CBC documentary, Wab Kinew discusses land, Indigenous youth, Indigenous Peoples in urban centres, and pathways to reconciliation. Wab’s soapbox on stereotypes is also here:

Apihtawikosisan: Law, Language, Life

http://apihtawikosisan.com/

This is the personal blog of a Plains Cree-speaking Metis woman. She explains laws and cultures in a way that’s easy to understand for those of us who are unfamiliar with them. Her “Indigenous Issues 101” is particularly helpful.

Indigenous Foundations (UBC)

http://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/

Indigenous Foundations is “an information resource on key topics relating to the histories, politics, and cultures of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada”. It is designed to help people who are exploring these topics for the first time. Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki

Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki (Cape Breton University)

http://www.cbu.ca/indigenous-affairs/unamaki-college/mikm-2701/course-outline/

Cape Breton University offers a free, online course to anyone wanting to learn more about Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki culture.

HISTORY AND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS

Royal Proclamation of 1763

https://primarydocuments.ca/api/pdf/RoyalProc11763Oct7.pdf

Treaty Texts

https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1370373165583/1370373202340

This website contains texts of all the major treaties dealing with the land now known as Canada, including the Peace and Friendship Treaty, which covers Atlantic Canada.

Doctrine of Discovery Fact Sheet (Society of Friends)

The Indian Act (1876)

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/i-5/

History of St. Mary’s First Nation

http://www.stmarysfirstnation.com/treaties.html

This document was written by Dr. Andrea Bear-Nicholas, Professor Emeritus of Native Studies at St. Thomas University. She tells the history of the Maliseet (Wolastoqey) people in this area, up to 1950.

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS/TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION

Truth and Reconciliation Commission/National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

http://nctr.ca/map.php

This site contains archives from the TRC’s report on residential schools, including national events and interviews with survivors. The TRC’s 94 Calls to Action are available at:

http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/File/2015/Findings/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf

TRC Videos

Marie Wilson, one of the commissioners heading the TRC, has four short videos discussing the TRC and people’s response to it.

What Happened?

What has been the purpose and role of the TRC?

How Should People Feel?

Where Do We Go From Here?

Death at Residential Schools

In this CBC video, survivors of the residential school system talk about the long-term impacts of the schools on their families.

Kairos Blanket Exercise

This website gives information on the blanket exercise, an interactive history lesson.

http://kairosblanketexercise.org/

UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Full text of the document is available at:

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf 

A fact sheet on the UNDRIP, put together by Kairos, is available at:

http://www.kairoscanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/TA-LL-res-10-11-UNDRIP-Factsheet.pdf

THEOLOGY AND IDEAS

Native American Theology

In this lecture at Wheaton College, Terry Leblanc discusses evangelical Native theology.

Mosaic Magazine (Canadian Baptist Ministries)

https://issuu.com/cbmin.org/docs/cbm_mosaic_2016_spring?e=13304493/35962578
This is an online version of Mosaic magazine, which is published quarterly by Canadian Baptist Ministries. This issue (Spring 2016) is dedicated to indigenous relations.

“The Truth About Stories” (Thomas King)

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-2003-cbc-massey-lectures-the-truth-about-stories-a-native-narrative- 1.2946870
In the 2003 Massey Lectures, Thomas King talks about the importance of stories in Native culture.

“Seeking Nutukulimk”

This video explains the Mi’kmaq/Wabanaki concept of Nutukulimk, which describes the relationship the Wabanaki have with land.

CHURCH APPROACHES TO RECONCILIATION

Perth-Andover Baptist Church/Tobique First Nation

In this short video, Pastor Michael Fredericks discusses the ways their congregation is engaging with the Tobique First Nation.

This short documentary highlights the partnership between Mennonite and Lutheran settlers and the Young Chippewan Nation in Laird, SK, as they work together to resolve a land claim by the Young Chippewans.
http://www.reserve107thefilm.com/

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