Indigenous Learning Resources
Ontario Land Trust Alliance acknowledges and is grateful to Indigenous Peoples as the original stewards of the land.
We encourage everyone in the land trust community to learn more about how you can actively take steps towards reconciliation. Here are some resources to help you on your journey:
- Familiarize yourself with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action and the stories of residential school survivors in their own words.
- Help yourself and your family learn about residential schools and how we can address current injustices facing First Nation, Inuit and Métis. – First Nations Child and Family Caring Society.
- Learn about First Nation, Inuit and Métis cultural contributions by reading books from Indigenous authors, watching films featuring First Nation, Inuit and Métis culture, like those in the National Film Board’s selection of Indigenous Peoples in Canada films.
- Connect with the Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership and learn and support their efforts to advance Indigenous-led conservation in the spirit of reconciliation and decolonization.
- Follow the steps outlined by the On Canada Project in their Settlers Take Action project, which provides concrete actions non-Indigenous people can take as allies.
- Check out the book “Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples” by Bob Joseph and Cynthia F. Bob is a member of the Gwawaenuk Nation in B.C. and is also the founder of Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. an organization that offers training courses on Indigenous relations.
- Indigenous-led Conservation Reading List by Megan Youdelis, Kim Tran, and Elizabeth Lunstrum