How To Be An Ally

The coming week is normally one of celebration across the country. This year that might look a little different as Canadians come to terms with the devastating news out of Saskatchewan this week, and out of Kamloops earlier in the month.

A New York Times story published yesterday by Canadian correspondent Dan Bilefsky is titled “My Long Overdue Indigenous Education”. The title sums up the feelings of many Canadians as we grapple with the horrifying news.

There are petitions you can sign, donations you can make, information you can share and resources you can read. There is even a free online course at the University of Alberta being offered on Indigenous history.

Here are some more resources for education, allyship and donations.

a slide from ON Canada Project


@oncanadaproject – run by Millennial and Gen Z volunteers, this is a great resource for critical, credible and compassionate info.

@westsuweten_checkpoint – Upholding Wet’suwet’en law protecting land/water/people.

@pam_palmater – Dr Pam Palmater is a Mi’kmaw lawyer as well as a Professor and the Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University.

@wearenorth99 – a progressive news source with links to petitions and donations.

ICAN – Indigenous Culinary of Associated Nations’ purpose is to share with the world the many facets of Indigenous food, culinary and cultural experiences across each region of the country.

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto – A charitable organization located in the heart of downtown Toronto that offers a wide range of programs and services based on Indigenous cultural traditions and teachings.

A listing of support lines for survivors of residential schools and those affected by their legacy.






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