The following resources have been shared by members of the OLA Indigenous Advisory Council.
Indigenous Matters – Information Brief 2019 – prepared by members of the Ontario Library Association Indigenous Task Group
- First Nations Communities Read – coordinated by Ontario Library Service
- Good Minds – Shop Indigenous Educational Resources and Books
- Native and Local Collections Development Policy – Six Nations Public Library Native and Local Collections Policy
- insideOLBA Article – First Nations Collection (2013) by Sabrina Saunders
- UBCIC Resource Centre Classification Plan
- Evaluating Childrens Books fro Anti-Aboriginal Bias
- ACCI Brian Deer Classification Plan
- A Guide for Selecting or Weeding First Nation Materials
- Reciprocal Borrowing – Template Policy for Reciprocal Borrowing – Municipal and First Nations Public Library
- Ontario Library Service – North First Nation Language Portal
- Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport: First Nations Libraries and Language Resources
- Six Nations Public Library has extensive resources on Haudenosaunee Languages and exciting and complementary language programming. Furthermore their website has links to a variety of resources for each of the Six Nations languages: ukwehuwenéha’ owʌna’shuh̲a̲ (Oneida language); Onoñda’gegá’ Nigaweñno’déñh (Onondaga language); Gayogohó:no’ (Cayuga language); Kanyen’keha (Mohawk language); Skaruręˀkyéha·ˀ (Tuscarora language); Onödowá’ga:’ Gawë:nö’ (Seneca language)
- Anishinaabemodaa, which means waking up Objiway is a wonderful multimedia resource for language learning activities. This website offers online language lessons and resources. Offers a breakdown and explanation of how the language is constructed, as well as word lists, numbers, months, word games, vowel sounds, grammar, and an alphabet.
- CKRZ’s Language Lessons. This audio/video program featuring speakers of Ojibwe, Mohawk, Cayuga and Onondaga Languages. The course content includes vocabulary units on: numbers, conversational phrases, clans, colours and so much more.
- Assembly of First Nation’s Guide to Respecting Indigenous Languages
This is a guide for First Nations Rights holders, language experts and organizations looking to start, or already involved in, Indigenous-led language revitalization activities.
Truth and Reconciliation and Libraries
Truth and reconciliation Commission Calls to Action
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: 94 Calls to Action
- Indigenous Watchdog
- Yellowhead Institute
Recognize September 30, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
When sharing resources and information pertaining to residential “schools”, promote and advertise the Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) number: 1-800-721-0066
- Read Phyllis’ Story: the original orange shirt
- National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation education resources
- Orange Shirt Society Teacher Resources for Orange Shirt Day
- Volume 4 of the Truth and Reconciliation Report “Canada’s Residential Schools: Missing Children and Unmarked Burials.
- See the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Memorial Map: This map provides a basic overview of the locations of some of the most important sites in the residential school children’s histories.
Treaties Recognition Week (Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Affairs) – Resources to support learning about treaties, treaty relationships, and treaty rights that shape Ontario.
- Map of Ontario Treaties and Reserves – Helps students identify the treaty land where they live and go to school.
- Printable resources including: a word-search, crossword puzzle and a treaties in Ontario map colouring page will be available to use and learn about treaties in a fun and interactive way
- Treaty Education Resources – (Anishinabek Nation) Page with lesson plans and videos that complement a treaties-focused teaching guide.
- Robinson Huron Waawiindaamaagewin – Robinson Huron Treaty 1850 and YouTube
- Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Official launch of the Moccasin Identifier
- Historica Canada’s Treaties in Canada Portal – (Historica) – Education guide to support classroom learning on treaties.
- James Bay Treaty Virtual Exhibit (Archives of Ontario)
- Thesis – Anishinaabe Treaty-Making in the 18th-and-19th-Century Northern Great Lakes: From Shared Meanings to Epistemological Chasms – by Dr.Alan Theodore Ojiig Corbiere
- Event – Treaties Recognition Week: Dr. Alan Ojiig Corbiere “Anishinaabe Treaty-Making in the 18th- and 19th-Century Northern Great Lakes: From Shared Meanings to Epistemological Chasms” –
Since 2000, First Nation Public Libraries have used one week of the year to raise awareness of their resources, services, programs and activities. First Nations Public Library Week is celebrated the first week of October to coincide with Canadian Library Month.
Organized by the Ontario Library Service, First Nations Public Library Week is not only an opportunity to promote public library services but also to celebrate cultural uniqueness through creative library programming.
- Take the Indigenous Canada MOOC
- Read the Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study
- Learn about the land you live, work and study on: NativeLand.ca – https://native-land.ca/