National Indigenous Peoples Day Resources

NIPDNational Indigenous Peoples Day was first announced in 1996 to celebrate the diverse cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. This is a day to celebrate and recognize the deep-rooted history and culture of these peoples in each province and territory.

The Women’s Economic Council would like to respectfully acknowledge the land on which they conduct the majority of its projects. In St. John’s, Newfoundland, the ancestral unceded homelands of the Beothuk and of the Mi’kmaq. In Ottawa, Ontario, the traditional unceded territory of the St. Lawrence Iroquoians, the Anishinabewaki, the Mohawk, the Huron-Wendat, and the Omàmiwininiwak (Algonquin). In Vancouver, British Columbia, the unceded territory of the səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), the Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish), the S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), the Stz’uminus, and the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam).

In honour of the National Indigenous Peoples Day, please find the resources below to help you learn more and celebrate indigenous culture.

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day: A collection of stories

 

Books:

Non-Fiction Fiction
From the Ashes – Jesse Thistle

Inconvenient Indian – Thomas King

Strange Visitors – Keith D. Smith

The Creator’s Game – Alan Downey

Reconciliation without Recollection – Joshua Nichols

Braiding Sweetgrass – Robin Wall Kimmerer

21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act – Bob Joseph

Indian Horse – Richard Wagamese

Birdie – Tracey Lindberg

Son of a Trickster – Eden Robinson

Empire of Wild – Cherie Dimaline

The Marrow Thieves – Cherie Dimaline

 

Films:

Title Where to find it
Our Sisters in Spirit YouTube
Indian Horse Crave
Grizzlies Crave
Broken Promises National Film Board of Canada
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance National Film Board of Canada

 

Music:

The Sound of Canadian Indigenous

Reclaimed

 

Podcasts:

Think Indigenous

 

More Resources:

Tool Kit: How to be an Ally

National Inquiry into MMIWG

Our Sisters In Spirit (MMWG Documentary)

Protect Our Daughters

CBC Looks Into “No Foul Play” Cases

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