Welcome, volunteers!

The resources in this portal are intended to provide an overview of various topics related to Indigenous communities, histories, literature, and reconciliation. The portal is by no means an exhaustive or definitive set of resources or guidelines. 

We ask that volunteers to read through BCFI's Reading for Reconciliation report and engage with as many of the supplementary resources as possible. If you have suggestions for further reading material, videos, music, or other related multimedia that you feel may be at home on this portal, please let us know and we will do our best to get everything up on the portal. Our goal is to continue to expand and refine the portal and list of resources, so don't hesitate to make suggestions or provide feedback. 

Overview

Terminology

Timelines

maps

Residential school system

VIDEO

Interviews

(Note that the "Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools" video was made before the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement in 2006 and the creation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2008.)

reading lists (indigenous literature)

Tips