Indigenous Resources

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The Government of Canada recently passed legislation to make September 30 a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day is an important step in the reconciliation process. It provides an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools, and to honour their survivors, their families and communities.



In 2015 the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presented their final report and 94 Calls to Action. The Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a response to Call to Action 80:

"We call upon the federal government, in collaboration
with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory
holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to
honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and
ensure that public commemoration of the history and
legacy of residential schools remains a vital component
of the reconciliation process."


Although just one special, honoured day, reconciliation must continue while we learn and grow as a community. We hope these resources help you on this journey.


TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION WEEK is a 5-day national event that will continue the conversations from Every Child Matters. Important conversations including the truths of the Indigenous treaties, First Nation, Métis and Inuit land claims, and the residential schools system. This online event will provide historical workshops, exclusive video content, and activities for students — all supported by artistic and cultural performances by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists. Click here for link.

Indigenous Resources


TRC Calls to Action

Summary of the TRC Final Report

Prairie Indigenous Ebook Collection


Speaking My Truth

#NEXT150 Reading Challenge



Indigenous Canada - Free MOOC Course

Beyond 94 - How far have we come since 2015?

CBC Indigenous - Indigenous news from all across Canada

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society - Open Access Journal


Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre - Timeline

Orange Shirt day

Do you live near a former Residential School? - CBC map

National Center for Truth and Reconciliation

Guide book to Indigenous protocols

Indigenous Peoples: A Guide to Terminology, Usage Tips & Definitions

23 Tips of What Not to Say or Do When Engaging Indigenous People

Guide to Indigenous Organizations and Services in Alberta

Map of Indigenous Lands - Where do you live?

Indigenous Languages: Maps, Apps & Websites

Indigenous People of Canada - The Canadian Encyclopedia

It's Our Time Education Kit - Assembly of First Nations



Phyllis Webstad - Orange Shirt Day

Every Child Matters: Truth - Act One

Every Child Matters: Reconciliation - Act Two

Namwayut: we are all one. Truth and reconciliation in Canada

8th Fire: Wab's Walk through history

Treaty Talk - Sharing the River of Life

Treaty Walk - A Journey for Common Ground

Indigenous Cinema - NFB

“The Stranger” Official Video - Gord Downie - Secret Path



2 Crees in a Pod

Twisted Histories

This Place

Unreserved with Rosanna Deerchild

All My Relations

Nation To Nation

Coffee With My Ma



Indigenous Tourism Alberta

Metis Crossing

Travel Alberta - Indigenous Culture, Heritage & Arts



National Center for Truth and Reconciliation - Survivors

Indian Residential School Survivors and Family Hotline 1-866-925-4419