First Nations resources for Alberta library staff will be posted here:
4 Seasons of Reconciliation
(This resource offers multi-media reconciliation courses which are available as a subscription through TAL. Options include secondary unit, post-secondary-unit, and a professional development online course for staff and faculty use. Interested libraries may contact the TAL Licensing Librarian for information.)
The Alberta Library - More Than Personal Communication Citation templates for Elders and Knowledge Keepers
(While working at NorQuest College Libraries, Lorisia MacLeod (James Smith Cree Nation) worked with the Indigenous Student Centre to develop new citation templates to be used in APA and MLA for citing Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers. These citation formats are meant to promote the culturally respectful use of Indigenous knowledge and people in research and challenge the status quo of who we cite.)
Alberta Treaties Road Trip
(Seven students prepare to go on a road trip to learn about treaties in Alberta)
Appreciating culture: Treaty payments, problematic colouring books and getting back to the land
(A short video covering treaties across Canada)
(This is an interactive monitoring of the progress of each Calls to Action that is regularly updated)
First Peoples Law Reading List
(A curated list of resources on the topic of indigenous law and aboriginal rights in Canada, updated on March 30th, 2020)
(A MOOC produced by the University of Alberta that includes modules on treaties and treaty relations)
Indigenous & Northern Communities
The Conference Board of Canada helps leaders build a prosperous, healthy future for Indigenous and Northern communities, governments, and businesses. As a leader in research and stakeholder engagement, our work addresses critical knowledge gaps around northern and remote development, reconciliation, and future skills that challenge decision- and policy-making.
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Indigenous Subject Headings Modifications
Ms. Cameron from Red River College presented at the MCC's Microlearing session on May 4, 2020. Manitoba Archives Project - Formed a working group (Camille Callison - U of M Indigenous Services Librarian, Christine Bone - U of M Metadata Librarian, Brett Lougheed - U of W Archivist; Terry Reilly - Manitoba Archives, Janet La France – St. Boniface Historical Genealogist). Mandate: ‘to find problematic Library of Congress Subject Headings and to replace the term “Indian” wherever possible.’ Consulted with Indigenous experts, both local and from around the world over many months. Questioned Manitoba Bands about what names they call their own people. Results: 1093 changed or deleted headings and 120 new headings added. Lists were sent to Indigenous leaders and communities around the province.
View Webinar Here
Indigenous Voices and Recconcilliation
(A collection of shorts and films that highlight Indigenous voices and matters on the National Film Board site)
The National Narrative on Recconciliation Report
The National Narrative on Reconciliation Report surveyed Indigenous Peoples and non-Indigenous Canadians on attitudes towards reconciliation and revealed a strong alignment about the contributions that Indigenous Peoples make to Canadian society. The survey, the first of its kind, also points to significant barriers to overcome to truly achieve reconciliation.
Ohkotoki’aahkoiyiiniimaan (Stone Pipe)
Session Summary: We will discuss a variety of initiatives and services that Lethbridge College has for its indigenous students and to support indigenous culture. There are three major areas that we will discuss: the Writing on Stone project in collaboration with Alberta Park, the library's redesign and collaboration with Indigenous Services, and the services available to indigenous students through the Indigenous Services Department.
Relationships and Learning with Indigenous Peoples in Alberta
Though the "Relationships and Learning with Indigenous Peoples in Alberta" was created with Alberta Teacher's and Superintendents as the primary audience, it is an excellent learning resource for all with common topics such as acknowledgements and identity and a variety of Indigenous voices highlighted thereby avoid the pan-Indigenous pitfall that many Indigenous PD resources can fall into.
(Booklets producded by the Alberta Teachers Association available in French and English)
Treaties and the Treaty Relationship
(Contributing writers, from throughout Canada, have shared their insights and knowledge on a wide variety of aspects of Treaty history and the Treaty Relationship.
PDF of issue: http://ow.ly/tQHE30jMeoX
PDF of Kayak(issue aimed at young learners: http://ow.ly/hLmp30lvVKm
Educator's Guide: https://www.canadashistory.ca/education/kayak-in-the-classroom/treaties/...
Treaties, Surrenders and Agreements
(Library and Archives Database of Treaties and Agreements)
(Typed transcripts for the original treaties)
Presentation about new online Cree dictionary (https://itwewina.dev/)
(April 14, 2020: 10:00-10:30 am)
Arppe will be presenting on recent developments in creating on-line resources for Cree which make use of language technology to best deal with the complex word structure of the language. These resources include a new version of an on-line Cree dictionary as well as on on-line collection of Cree texts. The final form of these applications will evolve based on feedback from language instructors,learners and other users in the linguistic community, such as in Maskwacîs.
Register here: https://forms.gle/4ZWmrxQLntMN5eDZ8
Can thinking in Cree lead you to be more creative?
(April 16, 2020: 10:00-10:30 am)
Register here: https://forms.gle/VXXCkEEpGkWdktsA9
Decolonizing library instruction: A community of practice approach Virtual presentation hosted by Maskwacis Cultural College Library
(April 20, 2020: 2pm MST)
Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdcRsotot30CjaojgNFfSxYql-Va0FP...
Indigenous Critical Consciousness theoretical and practical perspectives
(Friday, April 24, 10-10:30 am MST)
Perspective and experiences of an Indigenous administrator and scholar in the context of higher education colonialism. Indigenous critical consciousness involves holistic and collective perspective involving a critical understanding of balancing Indigenous Knowledge and experiences with that of the western education structures. Kevin Brown will then speak to key points on what it might mean to heal from these oppressive systems, what a systemic redress might look like and how the role of critical consciousness can lead to creative and innovative solutions.
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Title: Decolonizing subject headings at Red River College in Winnipeg
(Monday, May 4, 2020, 2-2:30 pm MST)
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Indigenize Your Reading List: Learning about Indigenous Librarianship
(Thursday, May 28, 10 to 10:30 am MT)
While pursuing her MLIS, Ashley noticed a lack of Indigenous authors in the curriculum. With an interest in Indigenous librarianship, she began to bring Indigenous topics into class discussions and assignments. In this session Ashley will share some of the works that have influenced her as she started learning about Indigenous librarianship. She'll also talk about her favourite fiction books written by Indigenous authors.
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National Indigenous Peoples Day virtual celebration
(June 21, 2020)
FREE events and workshops include:
EMERGENCE: Exploring Indigenous, Decolonizing and Anti-Oppressive Pedagogies in Virtual Spaces
(July 8, 2020)
From the planners: The workshop is planned to embody values of holistic learning, care, and exchange. The day will feature a keynote on exemplary practices, small group breakouts for sharing and brainstorming, in-depth discussions, and nourishing whole-body breaks. Throughout the day we will be adding to a resource-sharing folder to bring to your course planning!
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Inuit Connections with Goota Desmarais
(Friday, July 24, 2020, noon - 1:30 pm Zoom link will be sent to all registrants)
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Circle of Indigenous Languages website: Build it and they will come
In this session, I will share the background and planning required to digitize, catalogue, and categorize Indigenous language audio and video recordings. Some of the materials that were categorized have been uploaded in audio clips to the Circle of Indigenous Languages website. The audio recordings are shared with public access for learners or students of the Cree language to have access to to support their learning. We have purposefully not translated nor transcribed the audio recordings to have learners seek out a mentor/fluent speaker to work with them in learning the language. The website has the capacity to include more languages across SK and Canada; we currently have materials n the Cree, Saulteaux, Michif and English languages with a variety of topics covered.
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