Indigenous Learning & Support Resources
Given the impacts of residential schools and the genocide of indigenous culture in Canada, it is imperative for all Canadians to learn the truths of the ongoing inequity facing indigenous people, so we can support and uplift our indigenous communities from a lens of understanding. Learning is an ongoing, lifelong process for all of us. We hope these resources help along your journey.
Educational / Learning Resources
Free Course - University of Alberta
Indigenous Canada is a Massive Open Online Course from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada.
- Click here to access the course
Residential Schools Learning Resources:
- Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation resources for Grade 5 and 10-12
- The Residential School System
- Documentary on Amazon Prime: We Were Children
- In Her Circle Report:
discusses the challenges indigenous women have faced in navigating the healthcare system due to racism and sexism.
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Follow @decolonizefirst on Instagram to learn about practicing decolonization in your daily life
Mental Health Support for Indigenous Peoples
- Mental Health Supports for Métis People in BC
- Hope for Wellness Help Line (online chat or phone call)
- KUU-US Aboriginal Crisis Line (24-hour, 7-days/week)
- Indian Residential School Survivors Society provides essential services to Residential School Survivors, their families, & to those dealing with intergenerational trauma. Call toll free: 1-800-721-0066
- First Nations Health Authority: Comprehensive supports varying from traditional healing, mental wellness, tip guides, & counselling.