Here is a non-exhaustive list of resources for self-education in Indigenous solidarity and decolonization work.
Anti-colonialism and Indigenous solidarity 101 – contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to organize a workshop given by ISO
Timeline of Canadian Colonialism and Indigenous Resistance
Honouring Indigenous Women Zine
Give your support
1492 Land Back Lane – Legal Fund
Wet’suwet’en clans: Unist’ot’en and Likhts’amisyu
Tiny House Warriors
Labrador Land Defenders
Treaty 8 Tribal Association
Idle No More
First Nations Child & Family Caring Society
RAVEN – Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs
Bonita Lawrence. Fractured Homeland: Federal Recognition and Algonquin Identity in Ontario (2013, UBC).
Fazeela Jiwa, “The River, The People and The Industry: The damming history of the Ottawa River Watershed” The Leveller, Nov 2015.
Kirby Whiteduck. Algonquin Traditional Culture (2002, The Council of the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn).
Lynn Gehl, “Reconciliation Really? A Timeline of the Desecration of Akikodjiwan and Akikpautik, An Anishinaabeg Sacred Place,” The Leveller, March 2018.
Rick Revelle. I Am Algonquin: An Algonquin Quest Novel (2013, Dundurn).
Shiri Pasternak. Grounded Authority: The Algonquins of Barriere Lake Against the State (2017, University of Minnesota).
Stephen McGregor. Since Time Immemorial: “Our Story,” the Story of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinàbeg [Algonquin] (2004, Maniwaki).
Tim Kitz, “Making Sense of the Ontario Algonquin Land Claim,” The Leveller, February 2016.
Indigenous Canada online course – University of Alberta
Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report. We recommend starting with the “Calls to Action”
Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
The Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec
Yellow Head Institute: Policy analysis in support of First Nations jurisdiction.
Pam Palmater: Mi’kmaq lawyer, professor, activist and politician
Dr. Kim TallBear: Associate Professor, University of Alberta, CRC on Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment; writes about genetics and decolonizing sexualities.
Russell Diabo: Mohawk policy analyst & consultant, involved with Defenders of the Land and the Yellow Head Institute
Residential Schools Land Memory Atlas
In our own Words: Mapping the Sixties Scoop Diaspora
Native-land.ca: to find out on which territory you reside, the treaties that apply and languages spoken there
The Indigenous Peoples’ Atlas of Canada
Andy Crosby, “‘ENOUGH KILLING OUR PEOPLE’: Systemic injustices in Colten Boushie murder case,” The Leveller, February 2018.
Lynn Gehl, “Seven key learnings from the MMIWG legal analysis on genocide,” Briarpatch, 19 March 2020.
Bob Joseph, “21 Things You May Not Have Known About The Indian Act,” (also a book), ICT, 2 June 2015.
Darryl Leroux. “Self-made Métis,” Maisonneuve (November 1, 2018).
Arthur Manuel. “In Canada, white supremacy is the law of the land,” Now Toronto, 26 October 2017.
Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang, “Decolonization is not a metaphor,” ResearchGate (originally published in Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, Vol 1 No 1, 2012)
Harsha Walia. “’Land is a Relationship’: In conversation with Glen Coulthard on Indigenous nationhood,” rabble, 21 January 2015.
Legal documents, news and cases
Aboriginal Law Report: Weekly email of Indigenous law related news and cases.
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia + Summary
Taiaiake Alfred. Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous Manifesto (2009, Oxford).
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance (2017, University of Minnesota).
Dr. Peter H. Bryce. The Story of a National Crime (1922).
Glen Sean Coulthard. Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition (2014, University of Minnesota).
Thomas King. The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America (2013, Penguin Random).
Darryl Leroux. Distorted Descent: White Claims to Indigenous Identity (2019, University of Manitoba)
Arthur Manuel. Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call (2015, Between the Lines). Free excerpt online.
Surviving Canada: Indigenous Peoples Celebrate 150 Years of Betrayal, Edited by Kiera L. Ladner & Myra J. Tait (2015, ARP).
Unsettling Ourselves: Reflections and Resources for Deconstructing Colonial Mentality (a sourcebook compiled by Unsettling Minnesota, 2009).
Whose Land Is It Anyway? A Manual for Decolonization, Edited by Peter McFarlane & Nicole Schabus. Free online. Now also available as a podcast!
Whose Land Is It Anyway? A Manual for Decolonization
All My Relations
Coffee With My Ma
The Secret Life of Canada
Missing and Murdered: Finding Cleo
Warrior Life with Pam Palmater
Warrior Kids with Pam Palmater
Lots more podcasts
Darryl Leroux’ lecture on the self-made Métis (recording on soundcloud)
Conférence de Darryl Leroux sur Le révisionnisme historique et l’autochtonisation : La création des Métis de l’est (enregistrement sur soundcloud)
NEW Savage Anxieties: Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights and the Not-So-Special Case of Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group v. Canada before the Inter-American Human Rights Commission (a must-watch especially for Canadian lawyers)
Mamandagokwe (short film by Gabrielle Fayant & Howard Adler on life on unceded Algonquin land, free online)
(Re)claiming Indian Status: On the fight against sex discrimination in the Indian Act
Colonization Road (free online)
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (free online)
Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny (free online)
The Pass System (free online)
There is something in the water (on Netflix)
APTN Lumi (APTN streaming platform)
Les Brutes: L’histoire des premières nations enseignée aux enfants avec Mélissa Mollen Dupuis de Idle No More (gratuit)
Les Brutes: L’appropriation culturelle (gratuit)
Christi Belcourt is a Michif (Métis) visual artist, community based artist, environmentalist and advocate for the lands, waters and Indigenous peoples.
A Tribe Called Red: unique electronic music
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