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Historica Canada

Historica Canada is the largest independent organization devoted to enhancing awareness of Canadian history and citizenship. Our programs, all of which are offered bilingually, reach more than eight million Canadians annually. Our staff regularly travel coast to coast to coast to meet participants and promote engagement in our activities. Our programs are aimed at appealing to Canadians of all ages and backgrounds, although several specifically focus on youth.

As a partner for Every Child Matters they have provided the following educational resources:

Truth and Reconciliation Week

Day 1 – Treaties and Land

Resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Indigenous Treaties in Canada Collection

Indigenous Treaties in Canada | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Treaties in Canada

http://education.historicacanada.ca/en/tools/260

Timelines from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Acts and Treaties

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/timeline/acts-and-treaties

Voices From Here: Richard Hill

Voices From Here: Richard Hill – Transcript

Voices From Here Education Guide: Section 3

Voices From Here: Russel Myers Ross

Voices From Here: Russel Myers Ross – Transcript

Voices From Here Education Guide: Section 6

Video – Heritage Minutes: Naskumituwin (Treaty)
Indigenous Perspectives Education Guide
Indigenous Perspectives Education Guide (historicacanada.ca)
Resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Oka Crisis (Kanesatake Resistance)

Oka Crisis (Kanesatake Resistance) – Article

Oka Crisis (Kanesatake Resistance) – Timeline

Resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia – 1492 Land Back Lane

1492 Land Back Lane | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Day 2 – Language and Culture

Voices From Here: Jacey Firth-Hagen

Voices From Here: Jacey Firth-Hagen – Transcript

Voices From Here Education Guide: Section 4

Voices From Here: Janet Evic and Jessie Kangok

Voices From Here: Janet Evic and Jessie Kangok – Transcript

Voices From Here Education Guide: Section 4

Lillian Elias: A Residential School Survivor’s Story

Article – Lillian Elias

Indigenous Language Revitalization in Canada

Indigenous Language Revitalization in Canada | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Indigenous Sign Languages in Canada

Indigenous Sign Languages in Canada | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Day 3 & 4 – Truth and Reconciliation

Voix d’ici: Andre Carrier

Voix d’ici: Andre Carrier – Transcript

Voices From Here Education Guide: Section 1

Voix d’ici: Madeleine Basile

Voix d’ici: Madeleine Basile – Transcript

Voices From Here Education Guide: Section 1

Indigenous Perspectives Education Guide
Resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Residential Schools Podcast Series

Residential Schools Podcast Series | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Residential Schools: First Nations Experiences

Residential Schools: First Nations Experiences – Transcript

Residential Schools: Métis Experiences

Residential Schools: Métis Experiences – Transcript

Residential Schools: Inuit Experiences

Residential Schools: Inuit Experiences – Transcript

Residential Schools in Canada: History and Legacy Education Guide

Residential Schools in Canada: History and Legacy Education Guide | Historica Canada Education Portal

Resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Residential Schools in Canada

Residential Schools in Canada | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Residential Schools in Canada (Plain-Language Summary) | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Residential Schools in Canada Interactive Map

https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/residential-schools-in-canada-interactive-map

Resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia – I Couldn’t Forget: Reflections on Truth and Reconciliation

I Couldn’t Forget: Reflections on Truth and Reconciliation | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Truth and Reconciliation Commission | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Plain-Language Summary) | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Experiences at Residential School

Inuit Experiences at Residential School | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Métis Experiences at Residential School | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Resistance and Residential Schools

Resistance and Residential Schools | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Intergenerational Trauma and Residential Schools

Intergenerational Trauma and Residential Schools | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Intergenerational Trauma: Residential Schools
Resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Reconciliation in Canada

Reconciliation in Canada | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Residential Schools in Canada: A Timeline
Heritage Minutes: Chanie Wenjack

Heritage Minutes: Chanie Wenjack (Anishinaabemowin) – YouTube

Resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Residential Schools
Timelines from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Residential Schools

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/timeline/residential-schools

Day 5 – Knowledge Sharing – Elder and Youth Dialogues

Voices From here: Wes FineDay

Voices From Here: Wes FineDay – Transcript

Voices From Here Education Guide: Introduction

Voices From Here Education Guide: Section 5

Resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Indigenous Oral Histories and Primary Sources

Indigenous Oral Histories and Primary Sources | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Exploring the Arctic through Oral History

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/arctic-exploration-an-oral-history

Louis Ameralik’s Story of a Shipwreck
Resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Indigenous Elders in Canada

Indigenous Elders in Canada | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Other Resources

Voices From Here Education Guide

Voices From Here (historicacanada.ca)

Voices From Here: Lori Campbell

Voices From Here: Lori Campbell – Transcript

Voices From Here Education Guide: Section 2

Voices From Here: Adam North Peigan

Voices From Here: Adam North Peigan – Transcript

Voices From Here Education Guide: Section 2

Records of Service Podcast: Episode 3 – The Tomkins Brothers

Record of Service Podcast Episode 3: The Tomkins Brothers | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Indigenous Peoples Playlist

Indigenous Peoples – YouTube

Videos – Heritage Minutes

Heritage Minutes: Kenojuak Ashevak – YouTube

Heritage Minutes: Kenojuak Ashevak (Inuktitut) – YouTube

Heritage Minutes: Tommy Prince – YouTube

Heritage Minutes: Queenston Heights – YouTube

Videos – Canada History Week

Canada History Week 2018: Joey Angnatok – YouTube

Canada History Week 2017: A New Way Forward – YouTube

Canada’s first and only mixed World Heritage Site – YouTube

The Anishinaabe woman who walked for water rights – YouTube

Videos

Women in Canadian History: Mary Two-Axe Earley – YouTube

Olivia Poole: The Ojibwe woman who invented the baby jumper – YouTube

Indigenous Art & Stories

http://www.our-story.ca

Quizzes

Easy: https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/quiz/cc-quiz-indigenous-peoples-easy

Medium: https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/quiz/cc-quiz-indigenous-peoples-medium

Hard: https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/quiz/cc-quiz-indigenous-peoples-hard

Resources for Adults and Teachers

Indigenous Peoples and Twentieth-Century Canadian Military History

http://education.historicacanada.ca/en/tools/488

Indigenous Perspectives Education Guide

https://fb.historicacanada.ca/education/english/indigenous-perspectives/

Residential Schools in Canada: History and Legacy Education Guide

http://education.historicacanada.ca/en/tools/647

High School Level – Grade 9 – 12

Podcast – Record of Service Podcast: The Tomkins Brothers

Residential Schools Podcast Series

Podcast – Residential Schools Awareness Campaign: First Nation Experiences

Podcast – Residential Schools Awareness Campaign: Métis Experiences

Podcast – Residential Schools Awareness Campaign: Inuit Experiences

High School Level – Grade 10 – 12

Resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Archaeological Sites

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/collection/archaeological-sites

Resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia – First Nations

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/index.php/en/collection/collection-of-fn

Resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Indigenous Peoples

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/collection/aboriginal-peoples

Resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Inuit

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/collection/inuit-peoples

Resources from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Metis 

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/collection/metis

Timelines from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Colonialization

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/timeline/colonization-and-immigration

Timelines from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Indigenous Peoples

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/timeline/first-nations

Timelines from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Indigenous Suffrage

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/timeline/indigenous-suffrage

Timelines from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Key Moments in Indigenous History Timeline

http://education.historicacanada.ca/en/tools/495

Timelines from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Louis Riel

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/timeline/louis-riel

Timelines from The Canadian Encyclopedia – Nunavut

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/timeline/nunavut

Timelines from The Canadian Encyclopedia – The Fur Trade

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/timeline/the-fur-trade

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