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Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies is an interdisciplinary field grounded in the languages, histories, geographies, and contemporary experiences of Indigenous peoples

Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2008 - 2015) documents the history and intergenerational impact of Canada's Residential School System. In December 2016 Justin Trudeau renewed his commitment to improving the relationship between Canada and its Indigenous peoples. Committing to annual meetings with Indigenous associations, Trudeau made it clear that reconciliation will continue to be a priority for the federal government.

The release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report sparked increased efforts by colleges and institutes all across the country  to Indigenize curriculum and to make  Indigenous cultures more visible on campuses. The year 2016  saw the launch of many new programs as well as the opening of new Indigenous cultural facilities and gathering spaces, solidifying the commitment of college and institute in this area. Colleges and institutes outlined their commitments in CICan’s Indigenous Education Protocol, signed by 47 colleges and institutes across the country.  Kwantlen Polytechnic University is one of the signatories.

Truth and Reconciliation: Web Resources
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Reconciliation Canada
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation: Interactive Map
Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Calls to Action
Indigenous Statistics

Truth and Reconciliation: DVDs
Treaties, Reconciliation and Indigenous History in Canada (streaming)
Beyond 94: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada (streaming series - please search title in Curio database)
Reconciliation and Resurgence a Personal Reflection with Paulette Regan (streaming)




a knock at the door
in this together
Final report of the truth and reconciliation commision
Truth and indignation
unsettling the settler within
TRC History
trc inuit
trc legacy
Indigenous Relations