Indigenous History of Canada 101
In order to understand the roots of the systemic injustice we see in Canada today, we must take time to examine Canada’s historical treatment of Indigenous Peoples. Only in recent years has Canada’s education systems begun to incorporate the truth about Indigenous history into our curriculum. While the resources provided here will only scratch the surface of all that has occurred, we hope that hearing from some of these Indigenous voices will launch us into a life-long desire to uncover more of the truth of our nation’s past.
What is one thing you learned that you feel is very important to carry with you?
- The Indian Act (History and explanation)
- Video: Canadians have been breaking their promises to Indigneous Peoples
- Indigenous Canada: Massive Online Open Course offered through U of A
- Walk With Me – Experiences of Being Indigenous in Edmonton
- Games and resources for kids: Turtle Island Game, Cruncher: a fun fast-facts game about Indigenous peoples in Canada, National Indigenous Peoples Day Booklet
- Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit issues in Canada by Chelsea Vowel
- Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life by James Daschuk
- Inconvenient Indian: A Curious of Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King