Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day!

June 20, 2023 in Responsibility by Ben Borne

If you’re looking for something to read this National Indigenous Peoples Day – then look no further than this list that we have curated for you. We’re constantly curating our list of resources over the year to make sure it’s super relevant just for you.


  • First Contact is a reality-TV documentary made by APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network), that follows a group of (strongly opinionated!) folks who have had minimal exposure/interaction with Indigenous people, as they go on a month-long tour to different Indigenous communities across Canada. Two seasons, three episodes (45 min) each. (Note: you might need to sign up for a free subscription to “Lumi,” the APTN online streaming site, to watch this. But it’s worth it!).
    nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up. An important perspective on the 2018 trial of Gerald Stanley for the 2016 shooting death of Colten Boushie. (98 min)
    A general overview of Canada’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission, presented through some interviews with Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the TRC. (28 min)


  • Bob and Cynthia Joseph: 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act (2018)
  • Carol Ann Hiltion: Indigenomics (2022)
  • Alison Tedford Seaweed: The Canadian Business Owner’s Guide to Reconciliation (2023)
  • Native-Land.ca (Resource dedicated to learning about where you live)
  • Read brief biographies of key personalities involved in signing the Treaty
  • Chelsea Vowel: Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Issues in Canada (2016)
  • Ibram X. Kendi: How to be an Antiracist (2019)
  • Check out goodminds.com for more great resources from this Indigenous-owned bookstore!


  • ABCDEI, hosted by Susan Diaz and Rohini Mukherji
  • Twisted Histories – CBC Podcasts, hosted by Kaniehtiio Horn
  • Residential Schools, Historica Canada, hosted by Shaeneen Robinson-Desjarlais
  • Indigenous 150+ Podcast Series
  • Auntie Up!

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