Indigenous Corporate Training Inc.:
National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022
Occurring on June 21, 2022, for the 26th anniversary since its inception Canadians will be celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day that celebrates and recognizes First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures. It is observed on the 21 of June to recognize the summer solstice, the day of maximum daylight, and its importance to Indigenous Peoples. We have been unable to attend celebrations for the past 2 years, but now that they are happening again we want to share with you some ways in which you and your organization can celebrate Indigenous culture together and in person across Canada!
View list of National Indigenous Peoples Day events
Dispelling Common Myths about Indigenous Peoples e-Book
Dispelling Common Myths About Indigenous Peoples takes a look at 9 myths and explores the realities of those myths. It’s a great resource for anyone who wants to look beyond common myths and misconceptions to the realities about Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
Dispelling these common myths for participants of our on-site and public workshops is important work in gaining cultural competency. Further, this eBook will definitely give some insights to help readers inform themselves before that next community meeting.
12 Days of Reconciliation With Indigenous Peoples
To support the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action and in the spirit of Christmas, Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. have put together 12 suggestions for what individuals can do to contribute to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples during this holiday season.
Introduction to Indigenous Relations in BC - Peter Walters
I've used pandemic time to condense my "Introduction to Indigenous Relations in BC" workshop into eight short sessions.
You can listen to them as a podcast, or download the MP3s here. The links to the YouTube videos are here.
They're meant for people who are new to Indigenous relations in British Columbia, and need an overview of some of the key points.
Are they as good as one of my workshops? Heck, no. You don't get the questions and answers, and the general discussion that adds real value. You also don't get my anecdotes, which is arguably a good thing. But they're free, and the Creative Commons license I've applied allows them to be shared and adapted, subject to giving me credit. Enjoy.
Video: Introduction to Indigenous Relations in BC
Indigenous Canada - University of Alberta
Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics for the 12 lessons include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions.
Indigenous Awareness - British Columbia Institute of Technology
This course promotes an increased understanding of Indigenous people and their place and space in Canada, past and present. Words like Reconciliation and Indigenization are becoming common place and are often followed by questions such as, "What do these words mean? Why do we have to do this? How come I didn't know about Residential Schools?". The course will provide you with foundational knowledge of Indigenous people in the hopes that as the true history and contemporary reality of Indigenous people is more broadly known, Reconciliation can begin.
Self-Guided Training - Indigenous Relations Academy
Are you passionate about Indigenous relations? Do you want to take off the backpack and become an active ally? Have you ever asked yourself, “where do I start?!” This course is for YOU.
First Steps as an Ally is designed to be your starting point for linear growth. Our goal with this course is to provide you with an “essentials toolkit” that you will continue to build with as you nurture your relationships with Indigenous Peoples.
British Columbia: An Untold History - Knowledge Network
This free four-part series uncovers Indigenous resistance through decades of brutality, the exploitation of migrant workers, and chronicles their continued resilience despite systemic racism. It features Indigenous, Chinese, Japanese, Punjabi, Black, and European stories, which are woven together to present an astute look at the complicated histories that shaped BC as we know it today.
Indigenous History - Becoming an Ally Webinar Materials
On Thursday, February 24, 2022 we held a webinar called Indigenous History - Becoming an Ally. Below, you will find the materials shared by the webinar's host Teresa Edwards and her organization the Legacy of Hope Foundation.
- Ravens: Messengers of Change Activity Booklet
- Let the Truth be Told: Indigenous Oral Testimonies Activity Guide
- Legacy of Hope Foundation Information
- What Can You Do
- How to Donate
Governance Toolkit - British Columbia Assembly of First Nations
The BCAFN Governance Toolkit: A Guide to Nation-Building was developed in accordance with the former Regional Chief, Jody Wilson-Raybould’s Building on OUR Success action plan. The Governance Toolkit is a comprehensive guide intended to assist your Nation in building or rebuilding governance and navigating its way out from under the Indian Act at its own pace and based on its own priorities. Please see the below links to access the three volumes of the Governance Toolkit.
- Governance Toolkit: Part 1, The Governance Report
- Governance Toolkit: Part 2, The Governance Self Assessment
- Governance Toolkit: Part 3, A Guide to Community Engagement