Skip to the main content.

Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples®

Blog

  • There are no suggestions because the search field is empty.
Private Patrick Joseph Augustine (Tjopatlig), Mi'kmaq traditional chief of the Big Cove Reserve, N.B., serving with the Black Watch of Canada

3 min read

14 Facts You May Not Know About Contributions of Indigenous Veterans

Did you know November 8 is National Indigenous Veterans Day? If you are new to the knowledge of the significant contributions of Indigenous veterans during the First and Second World Wars, and the Korean War, here are some facts to pique your...

Read More
Elders and Indian soldiers in the uniform of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Photo: Library and Archives Canada / PA-041366

2 min read

Indigenous Veterans: Equals on the Battlefields, but Not at Home

Indigenous Peoples in Canada have fought on the front line of every major battle Canada has been involved in, and have done so with valour and...

Read More
The First Thanksgiving 1621, oil on canvas by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph.3g04961.

3 min read

The First Thanksgiving in North America Was Not Held by Europeans

The descendants of European settlers are brought up believing that it was their ancestors who celebrated the first Thanksgiving after surviving the...

Read More
Truth & Reconciliation event

2 min read

Reflections on the National Day of Truth & Reconciliation

It is vital that the commitment to Truth and Reconciliation does not fade just a few weeks after the first National Day.

Read More
orange shirt hanging in a tree

2 min read

National Day of Truth & Reconciliation, September 30

Orange is the New Symbol of Truth & Reconciliation The recent discoveries of 215 unmarked graves at a former Residential School near Kamloops,...

Read More

2 min read

215 - A poem by Bradley Crawford

Written in response to the 215 unmarked graves discovered in BC in May 2021.

Read More
Kamloops Residential School

3 min read

10 Things You Can Do: Kamloops Indian Residential School

Trigger Warning: This article includes information about Residential School experiences In May 2021, the remains of 215 young Indigenous children...

Read More
Sign from Wet'suwet'en protests. Photo: Flickr, Jason Hargove

2 min read

Hereditary Chiefs vs. Elected Chiefs: What’s the difference?

The Wetʼsuwetʼen protests in 2019 and 2020 were widely reported on and sparked public interest around one of many misconceptions of Hereditary Chiefs...

Read More
thumbs up and thumbs down

1 min read

First Nation Name Dropping - Good Idea or Bad Idea?

To name drop or not to name drop... that is the question. Many people assume that it is okay to name-drop as they move from community to community in...

Read More
Storyteller by Dale Stonechild

2 min read

11 Things You Should Know About Indigenous Oral Traditions

Oral traditions retain the history of Indigenous Peoples by passing cultural information from one generation to the next. For Indigenous communities...

Read More