Orange Shirt Day/Truth & Reconciliation Resources

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This history documents the experiences of Indignenous people in residential schools through history, accompanied by photographs, interviews and documents. A great and comprehensive book suitable for junior, intermediate and senior grades.
Little Butterfly Girl: one of a series of resources published by the Anishiabek nation about the enduring legacy of residential schools. Comes with additional resource packs.

Orange Shirt Day Books

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This list includes resources in many forms. "Listen" - A list of films, videos, books, podcasts to learn more about the legacy of residential schools; "Learn" - Resources and activities that promote learning about residential schools and the TRC; "Act" - Meaningful actions you can do to support Indigenous peoples and the TRC Calls to Action.
This story map was originally produced in association with the 2021 University of Windsor Orange Shirt Day Event, and was updated in September, 2022 with the most recent data.
Written by Daniel Heath Justice, a Cherokee Nation citizen and professor of Critical Indigenous Studies and English at University of British Columbia and Sean Carleton, assistant professor in the departments of History and Indigenous Studies at the University of Manitoba, this article suggests 8 practical ways to tackle residential school denialism.

Residential School Lessons and Resources

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This podcast looks at education through an Indigenous lens and tries to answer some of the nagging questions that both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous educators have around the delivery of uncolonial, sovereign Indigenous Education.
An Indigenous-focused podcast that connects students, teachers and community leaders. It is hosted by Erin Buchmann, the Indigenous instructional coach at District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1).
Take a look at Beyond 94, a user-friendly and invaluable teaching tool for tracking our progress towards Truth and Reconciliation. Created with CBC journalists across the country, this website organizes all 94 Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, and provides up-to-date status reports and accompanying extensive summaries that detail the reports.

Professional Development and Ongoing History

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To the Gitxsan people of Northwestern British Columbia, the sockeye salmon is more than just a source of food. Over its life cycle, it nourishes the very land and forests that the Skeena River runs through and where the Gitxsan make their home. The Sockeye Mother explores how the animals, water, soil, and seasons are all intertwined.
In this heartwarming story, an adoring Navajo granddaughter learns the process of making a traditional Navajo rug from her patient grandmother. Step by meticulous step, the young girl learns the time-consuming process, from shearing and cleaning the wool of the sheep, to spinning the wool into yarn, and finally to weaving at the loom.  However, the granddaughter learns not only how to physically make the rug, but also the type of patience and positive mental strength which is required to produce
"We love you as the sun rises high / as the stars shine brilliant and bright. / From the moment we first heard your cry, / we knew in our hearts, "You're just right!" And so begins the telling of the birth and transformation of an indigenous baby from childhood to teen years to womanhood, supported throughout her journey by loving and supportive parents

Some books that highlight historical events, Indigenous ways of teaching, family connections and ways of understanding the world through an Indigenous lens

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This list includes resources in many forms. "Listen" - A list of films, videos, books, podcasts to learn more about the legacy of residential schools; "Learn" - Resources and activities that promote learning about residential schools and the TRC; "Act" - Meaningful actions you can do to support Indigenous peoples and the TRC Calls to Action. Lesson Plans, Action, Education, Videos, Schools, School Lessons, Call To Action, Learning Resources, Day Book
Orange Shirt Day Resources | Office of Indigenous Initiatives
This list includes resources in many forms. "Listen" - A list of films, videos, books, podcasts to learn more about the legacy of residential schools; "Learn" - Resources and activities that promote learning about residential schools and the TRC; "Act" - Meaningful actions you can do to support Indigenous peoples and the TRC Calls to Action.
This story map was originally produced in association with the 2021 University of Windsor Orange Shirt Day Event, and was updated in September, 2022 with the most recent data. Residential Schools, School Site, Saskatchewan, Lesson, Indian Residential Schools, Professional Development, The Past
Story Map - Missing Children of Indian Residential Schools
This story map was originally produced in association with the 2021 University of Windsor Orange Shirt Day Event, and was updated in September, 2022 with the most recent data.
Find more Truth & Reconciliation books from GoodMinds.com, with over 370 titles for all ages (English, Dual Language, French, Cree, Ojibwe and more!) English, Bulletin Boards, Ideas, Truth, Language
Good Minds Indigenous books
Find more Truth & Reconciliation books from GoodMinds.com, with over 370 titles for all ages (English, Dual Language, French, Cree, Ojibwe and more!)
ARTICLE 14 - PDSB's Indigenous Education Podcast Indigenous Education, Development, Popular Podcasts
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This podcast looks at education through an Indigenous lens and tries to answer some of the nagging questions that both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous educators have around the delivery of uncolonial, sovereign Indigenous Education.
An Indigenous-focused podcast that connects students, teachers and community leaders. It is hosted by Erin Buchmann, the Indigenous instructional coach at District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1). Teachers, Community, Word Up, Instructional Coaching, Words, Students, Student
Word Up Podcast
An Indigenous-focused podcast that connects students, teachers and community leaders. It is hosted by Erin Buchmann, the Indigenous instructional coach at District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1).
Take a look at Beyond 94, a user-friendly and invaluable teaching tool for tracking our progress towards Truth and Reconciliation. Created with CBC journalists across the country, this website organizes all 94 Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, and provides up-to-date status reports and accompanying extensive summaries that detail the reports. Canada, Country
Beyond 94
Take a look at Beyond 94, a user-friendly and invaluable teaching tool for tracking our progress towards Truth and Reconciliation. Created with CBC journalists across the country, this website organizes all 94 Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, and provides up-to-date status reports and accompanying extensive summaries that detail the reports.
Written by Daniel Heath Justice, a Cherokee Nation citizen and professor of Critical Indigenous Studies and English at University of British Columbia and Sean Carleton, assistant professor in the departments of History and Indigenous Studies at the University of Manitoba, this article suggests 8 practical ways to tackle residential school denialism. Art, Survivor, School, First Humans, Confront, Aboriginal Day, Ethnic Cleansing, First Nations, Historical Association
Truth before reconciliation: 8 ways to identify and confront Residential School denialism
Written by Daniel Heath Justice, a Cherokee Nation citizen and professor of Critical Indigenous Studies and English at University of British Columbia and Sean Carleton, assistant professor in the departments of History and Indigenous Studies at the University of Manitoba, this article suggests 8 practical ways to tackle residential school denialism.
Where are the Children? Healing the impacts of the Residential Schools Where Are The Children, Volunteer Projects, School System, Indigenous Culture
Residential School Survivor Stories
The Legacy of Hope Foundation has put together a selection of Survivor stories drawn from the Our Stories…Our Strength video collection. We are grateful to the men and women who have shared their personal and often painful accounts of their experiences of residential school and its legacy. It is by sharing these truths that we can all continue to work toward understanding and healing.
Our friends at Take Me Outside have compiled an extensive list of resources to support Indigenous education this month, and all year round. From academic articles, books, and teaching tools, to resources for educators, this list contains important resources for supporting Indigenous land-based learning. List Of Resources, How To Plan, Resources
Indigenous Resource Directory from Take Me Outside
Our friends at Take Me Outside have compiled an extensive list of resources to support Indigenous education this month, and all year round. From academic articles, books, and teaching tools, to resources for educators, this list contains important resources for supporting Indigenous land-based learning.
Sharing the Message of Truth and Reconciliation - A Guide for Parents, Kids, and Educators Parents, Parenting, Discussion Prompts, Discussion Guide, Supportive
Truth and Reconciliation Discussion Guide by Scholastics Canada
This guide supports parents, kids, and educators in discussion about Truth and Reconciliation. Containing kid-friendly articles and stories from Indigenous voices, sample lessons, and discussion prompts, this comprehensive resource is a great starting place for critical exploration of this important topic.
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation has put together a condensed teaching resource about residential schools. This webpage includes an interactive timeline of the residential schooling system. Centre, Interactive Timeline, Home Education, University Of Manitoba
NCTR's Residential School History Teaching Resource
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation has put together a condensed teaching resource about residential schools. This webpage includes an interactive timeline of the residential schooling system.
Check out Orange Shirt Day's K-12 resources for supporting learning about residential schools, including explanatory videos from Phyllis Webstad herself. For lesson plans, curriculum, printable stickers, activities, and resource guides, check out their Teacher Resources page. (https://www.orangeshirtday.org/teacher-resources.html) Shirts, Teacher Resources, Teacher, Society
K-12 Teacher Resources for Orange Shirt Day
Check out Orange Shirt Day's K-12 resources for supporting learning about residential schools, including explanatory videos from Phyllis Webstad herself. For lesson plans, curriculum, printable stickers, activities, and resource guides, check out their Teacher Resources page. (https://www.orangeshirtday.org/teacher-resources.html)
This report, published by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, deals with the history, purpose, operation, and supervision of the residential school system, the effect and consequences of the system, and its ongoing legacy. Museums, National History, Educational Resources, Human Rights, Supervision
They Came for the Children: Canada, aboriginal peoples, and the residential schools
This report, published by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, deals with the history, purpose, operation, and supervision of the residential school system, the effect and consequences of the system, and its ongoing legacy.
Ryan McMahon provides history on colonization throughout Canada and its impacts on Indigenous peoples Ontario, 13 Colonies, Canada 150, Cbc, Documentary Filmmaking
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Ryan McMahon provides history on colonization throughout Canada and its impacts on Indigenous peoples
Background information on the Indian Act and its impact on Indigenous peoples throughout Turtle Island People, Government Of Canada, Canadian Law, Indigenous Studies, Secondary Education, Master Of Laws
OPINION | 21 things you may not know about the Indian Act | CBC News
Background information on the Indian Act and its impact on Indigenous peoples throughout Turtle Island