National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Helpful Resources to Guide You – Part 3

In Photo: CCIS staff with Elder Herman Man Guns of the Piikani First Nation at the annual Tipi Raising Ceremony of CCIS’ Land of Dreams in Calgary, Alberta.

It’s been a month of learning, unlearning and relearning for us at CCIS in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as our Culture of Belonging Committee has been sharing a series of resources and learning opportunities to help us all better understand and appreciate the essence of Truth and Reconciliation.

If you missed the previous blogposts, you can find the first and the second in the series here on our blog.

We’re excited to bring you the final few resources today as we invite you to explore the following:

1.) The Dead Dog Café Comedy Hour

This was a CBC Radio One program where the humor was wry and sarcastic, often dark and subtle. The show was a mix of scathing political critique, social commentary, mock cultural stereotyping—mostly white, or white perceptions of native peoples, and irreverent comedy.

2.) Famous Canadians

We also would like to encourage you to learn about the following notable Canadians

  • Tom Jackson – Entertainer, Speaker, Order of Canada recipient

  • Clarence Louie – Chief of Osoyoos Band

  • Tantoo Cardinal – Actress

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie – Singer

  • Elijah Harper – MLA

  • Douglas Cardinal – Architect

And modern influencers, with these Instagram accounts worth following:

  • Brenda Mercer – a community leader in Medicine Hat: @redcliffperson

  • James Jones – Dancer\ Advocate \ Entreprenuer: @notoriouscree

  • Shina Novalinga & Christina King – Inuk influencers: @shinanova; @taalrumiq

As always, we welcome an open discussion about any and all of these resources via the comments section on this post.

We are grateful for the opportunity to keep our good work in welcoming, and supporting newcomers through the lens of “ReconciliAction”, a meaningful action that moves reconciliation forward.

We are all guests on this land.

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