National Indigenous History Month

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June is National Indigenous History Month and an important opportunity to learn truth, recognize history, and honour Indigenous voices. 

For those looking for resources to learn more about Indigenous histories, perspectives, and contemporary issues in Canada, we have started a list below. We have deep gratitude to the many people who share information and resources. Please contact to share more ideas, resources, or feedback.

For anyone in need of support, a 24-hour national Indian Residential School Crisis Line can be reached at 1-866-925-4419. The Hope for Wellness Helpline at 1-855-242-3310 offers immediate mental health counseling and crisis intervention 24/7 to all Indigenous Peoples across Canada. Phone and chat counselling is available in English and French. On request, phone counseling is also available in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut. Find more support resources at


Indigenous Canada | Free Online Course via University of Alberta


Achimotak Series Episode 1 | Desiree Dorion & Alan Greyeyes
Achimotak Series Episode 2 | Desiree Dorion & Crystal Shawanda
Achimotak Series Episode 3 | Desiree Dorion & Troy Kokol
Achimotak Series Episode 4 | Desiree Dorion & Jade Turner
Achimotak Series Episode 5 | Desiree Dorion & Don Amero
Indigenous Is Not a Genre: Indigenous Perspectives on the Music Industry
International Indigenous Music Summit Presents: Giiwewizh [Trailer]
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World 


It's Our Time | Residential Schools Toolkit via Assembly of First Nations
Legacy of Hope Foundation
Manidoo-Abi: A true story about the land we share
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Native Land (Interactive Site)
Orange Shirt Day
Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Residential School Resources via Aboriginal Healing Foundation
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action (PDF)
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Principles of Truth and Reconciliation (PDF)


CARE: Residential Schools Discussion with Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux and Ry Moran
Every Child Matters: Truth - Act One 
Every Child Matters: Reconciliation - Act Two
Practicing Active Allyship in the TRC's Calls to Action
Reconciliation Conversation With Don Amero, Alan Greyeyes, Sarah Burke, and Meg Patrick


21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph 
Accounting for Genocide: Canada’s Bureaucratic Assault on Aboriginal People by Dean Neu and Richard Therrien
Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese 
Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga 
The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King 
When We Were Alone by David A. Roberston (Children's Book)


Residential Schools Podcast Series
Finding Cleo by Connie Walker

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