Over this last year , we have heard a lot of people confess that on issues of racism, reconciliation, land back, MMIWG , fishery rights, logging, pipelines, residential schools, they just don’t know where to start, that it’s overwhelming, that it’s too sad. And these excuses don't cut it because it’s the easy route, the comfortable route, the privileged route. Claiming ignorance, staying ignorant at a time when access to information is beyond anything the world has seen before is wholly unacceptable. 

Here's a list of resources that are a basic start for anyone who is just starting out on this journey. But, first, three things:

"It's not just a part of who we are as survivors -- it's a part of who we are as a nation" Murray Sinclair



Start with the calls to action and go from there. It is required reading if we are to understand our role and our responsibilities in reconciliation. This isn't something for other people to do, for government to do. This is up to each and every one of us. 

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Report



Canada's genocide goes beyond the Child Labour Death Camps known as "residential schools". Read the Report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and the 231 Calls for Justice to learn how this genocide is happening today.



If you are not Indigenous, your family came here at some point from somewhere. Look at the stories you think you know about your family's history. Where did they come from? Look at your present, most importantly, where you live now - whose land is it?


LEgal Fund Call Out:

POSTED FROM THE @KanahusFreedom twitter account MAY 30th:

Kanahus Manuel: "My sisters Mayuk Manuel & Snutetkwe Manuel are #Secwepemc Mothers, Freedom Fighters, Land Defenders and Pipeline Fighters and they have been forced into the courts."

please help with mounting court costs tinyhousewarriorsfund@gmail.com

Photo @KanahusFreedom twitter May 2021

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COURT CASE AND THE RESISTANCE TO #TMX at http://www.tinyhousewarriors.com/

#1492LandBackLane Solidarity Action

#1492LandBackLane: Solidarity Actions

POSTED FROM THE @1492LBL twitter account:
"Nya:węh everyone for your continued support. Your care means so much to all of us. For directions on how to drop off supplies, please message the page. You can also make donations to us via e-transfer at landback6nations@gmail.com or donate to our legal defense fund"


Supply list as of May 25th: Eavestroughs; Downspouts;  Extension cords' 6V deep cycle batteries; 5W 30 motor oil; Solar panels and controllers; Isobutane fuel; Tshirts/tanks/shorts; Clothes pins; Sunscreen; Towels, face cloths;  Razors; Thermal water bags/showers; Watering cans; Canning supplies; 250ml mason jars; Table cloths;  Armour all car wipes; Car air fresheners; Toilet paper; Fabreeze; Bug spray; Fold up chair


Photo @1492LBL twitter May 2021

January 19th, 2021

Bill C-15: A Critical View

Featuring Russ Diabo

Our goal? To educate Canadians of the process leading to BillC15, it’s content and the broader context BillC15 will be interpreted and implemented in.



In 2015 the TRC published a comprehensive report that was over 20 years in the making, and offers several important sections every Canadian and in particular governments and the institutions including the Churches engaged in operating what have been called "residential schools". After the May 2021 confirmation of the remains of 215 Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc children buried at the Catholic-run institution -- as various Indigenous voices across nations had attested prior to and during the TRC -- these institutions ought rightly be as Breen Ouellette has suggested Child Labour Death Camps. Please read one of the following reports from the TRC and a critique of progress from Yellowhead Institute:

Truth and Reconciliation Executive Summary

Aboriginal children ripped from their families to minimize and weaken family ties and cultural linkages, and to assimilate children into the culture of the dominant Euro-Christian Canadian society.

Summary of the Report

Missing Children and Unmarked Burials

In light of confirmation by Euro-Christian Canadian Society's metrics of unmarked graves with the bodies of 215 children in the Kamloops Child Labour Death Camp, a report on specifically on this history:

Missing Children and Unmarked Burials

Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action

In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission makes the following calls to action:

TRC Calls to Action

Calls to Action: Accountability

As the TRC Commissioners made clear in the Executive Summary, the actual process of reconciliation would only be possible through meaningful action on the part of non-Indigenous people in Canada:

Yellowhead Institute 2019 Report


To fully engage this process, Canadians are invited to read the following 260 page report hearing directly from survivors themselves. We are posting this report in an effort to minimize the labour Indigenous peoples in social media and other education platforms by updating our understanding.
Campaigns and Solidarity Actions



Settler Canadians have a responsibility to unlearn myths of our past and assumptions about Canada-Indigenous relations. LandBack Solidarity actions include self-education. We've prepared this self-guided teach-in as a starting point for Settler-Canadians to learn directly from Indigenous knowledge keepers. Please visit the Patreon and funding websites linked with each lecture or podcast, and express gratitude for the learning with a donation to content creators.

November 27th 2020 Teach-In GUide: 

Peace & Friendship Treaties, Marshall Decision & Self-Regulated Fisheries


In this video linked to Pam Palmater's youtube channel, St. Thomas University's (STU) Senate Committee on Reconciliation presents a panel discussion on the issues underlying the fishing situation in Nova Scotia. Members of the Sipekne'katik First Nation are exercising their treaty rights as well as their rights under a 1999 Supreme Court of Canada decision in Marshall decisions that provides for a moderate livelihood fishery.

Honourable Graydon Nicholas, Chair in Native Studies, STU;
Mii'gam'agan, Elder-in-Residence, STU;
Dr. Pamela Palmater, Professor, Chair in Indigenous Governance, Ryerson University (STU alum);

Chaired by:
Trenton Augustine, Indigenous Student Services Coordinator (STU)
 St. Thomas University Native Studies

If you would like to help Pam Palmater keep her content independent, please consider supporting her work at Patreon.

View VIdeo: Peace & Friendship Treaties, Marshall Decision & Self-Regulated Fisheries

November 27th 2020 Teach-In GUide: 


One Dish One Mic - a podcast, now a broadcast! on Newstalk 610 November 22, 2020 with hosts Karl Dockstader and Sean Vanderklis

Full episode, including interview with Skylar Williams

Karl speaks to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the commitments that Canada has yet to fulfill. The St. Anne's Residential School settlement that the Canadian government refuses to pay. "When you think of Indigenous peoples, I don't want you to have to think of Residential Schools ... when I say the word Indigenous, what comes to mind. Do you see something wonderful like I do?" Karl Dockstader

Support independent Indigenous media by making a contribution to One Dish One Mic podcast.

One Dish One Mic November 22 2020 Full Episode

November 27th 2020 Teach-In GUide: 


"The Tiny House Warriors: Our Land is Home is a part of a mission to stop the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline from crossing unceded Secwepemc Territory. Ten tiny houses will be built and placed strategically along the 518 km TransMountain pipeline route to assert Secwepemc Law and jurisdiction and block access to this pipeline. This is one of the most serious threats to our Territories. We have never provided and will never provide our collective free, prior and informed consent - the minimal international standard - to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Project. Investors take note, the Kinder Morgan project and any other corporate colonial project that seeks to go through and destroy our 800,000 square km of unceded territory will be refused passage through our territory. We stand resolutely together against any and all threats to our lands, the wildlife and the waterways. We, the Secwepemc, have never ceded, surrendered, or given up our sovereign title and rights over the land, waters and resources within Secwepemcul’ecw. We have lived on our land since time immemorial and have never been conquered by war. We collectively hold title and governance regarding Secwepemcul’ecw and the collective consent of the Secwepemc is required for any access to our lands, waters and resources. We are going big, by going small, and our first tiny house build date is set for the September 5-8th at Neskonlith (near Kamloops). By building these Tiny Houses, we are asserting our collective Secwepemc responsibility and jurisdiction to our lands and waters. Each tiny house will provide housing to Secwepemc families facing a housing crisis due to deliberate colonial impoverishment. Each home will eventually be installed with off-the-grid solar power. The Tiny House Warrior movement will be the start of re-establishing village sites and asserting our authority over our unceded Territories. We are committed to upholding our collective and spiritual responsibility and jurisdiction to look after the land, the language and the culture of our people. The Tiny House Warriors are building something beautiful that models hope, possibility and solutions to the world. We invite anyone and everyone to join us" from the Tiny House Warriors website.

Read the Joint Statement  Secwepemc & GIdimt'en Land Defenders from October 22, 2020.

Support Tiny House Warriors with a monthly or one-time donation

"Land Back" is more than a slogan. Read Tiny House Warrior Kanahus Manuel and journalist Naomi Klein's piece in the Globe and Mail. 

CAmpaigns and Solidarity Actions

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