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Beyond Territorial Acknowledgements
An article on fully recognizing Indigenous home lands from the blog âpihtawikosisân.com, Law, language, life: A Plains Cree speaking Metis woman in Montreal.
FREE, PRIOR & INFORMED CONSENT
A Fact Sheet on FPIC
Indigenous peoples have the right to participate in decisions that could affect their rights, property, cultures and environment. They have the right to determine their own priorities.
Download: Freepriorconsent.pdf (PDF)
THE NEO-LIBERAL IDEOLOGY:
A Historical Context
Adapted from Private-Public Partnership: Training Manual by Jojo Geronimo
Neo-liberal ideology: underpinnings and assumptions.
Download: Neoliberal_context.doc (MS word)
THIS ISSUE with Sherri Mitchell
Sherri Mitchell, a Penobscot Attorney speaks on the show This Issue about the legal and social pressures on Indigenous people as stewards of their ancestral land and water.
Decolonization in Theory & Practice
Unsettling America is a blog for a network of autonomous groups and individuals dedicated to mental and territorial decolonization.
Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
“I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group.” Peggy McIntosh
Video: Canadian Timeline: A brief history of Canada and the Residential School System
A 22-minute video about colonization begins in 1491 and gives a succinct timeline of wars, treaties, reports, acts, apologies, etc. until 2010.
3 Videos: Canadian Journey in Restorative Justice
Archbishop Prendergast sent an invitation to the Archdiocese of Ottawa to join the Canadian Journey in Restorative Justice. This link takes you to three videos:
MOMENT OF RECKONING
Video: Moment of Reckoning: Turning the Page on a Dark Chapter in our Shared History
This video is produced by the AFN and is an excellent resource, featuring former AFN National Chiefs Phil Fontaine and Shawn Atleo.
HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE CITY
A reflection on the building of Edmonton as the first Human Rights City in North America by Renee Vaugeois
Poetry by Rebecca Tabobodung
Rebecca Tabobodung, a member of the Wasauksing First Nation (Parry Island, Ontario), is a poet, activist, and filmmaker. She lives in Toronto. This poem appears in A Healing Journey for Us All, United Church of Canada, page 11.
Download: reconciliation.pdf (PDF)
LIFE AFFIRMING PRACTICES
ENGLISH FOR ORGANIZING:
An Esol Workbook For Immigrant Workers
CASA of Maryland
ECONOMICS FOR EVERYONE:
The Economics of Capitalism
by Jim Stanford, Economist for the CAW
PEDAGOGY OF THE OPPRESSED
by Paulo Freire, Educator & philosopher and leading advocate of critical pedagogy.
THEATRE FOR LIVING
by David Diamond
THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED
by Augusto Boal
UPROOTING RACISM: How White People Can Work For Racial Justice by Paul Kivel
WE MAKE THE ROAD BY WALKING
by Myles Horton & Paulo Freire
NAMING THE MOMENT
by Deborah Barndt,
Carlos Freire, Illustrator
Download: Naming the Moment (PDF)
FEMINIST POPULAR EDUCATION:
Transforming The World From Where Women Stand by Suzanne Doerge
An Integrated Paper submitted to the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University
Download: FeministPopularEd.pdf (PDF)
UNDER THE RADAR:
Popular Education in North America
A White Paper by Drick Boyd,
Associate Professor, Urban and Interdisciplinary Studies, Eastern University
Download: UndertheRadar.pdf (PDF)
KEY PRINCIPLES OF FREIRE:
Training for Transformation
From Training for Transformation - A Handbook for Community Workers,
by Anne Hope & Sally Timmel
This excerpt provides a good background and framework for the philosophy of popular education in community organizing.
Download: Principles _of_Freire.doc (MS Word)
MI'KMAQ CREATION STORY
Video: Woman of the Water
Jane Meader, Elder, BACS & MEd, discusses the Mi'kmaq creation story and how this relates to the venerated place of women in their culture.
by Cathy Grant Gerrior
Some reflections based on my observations and experiences as a native woman living and working in the dominant society of what is called “Canada”.
Download:Native_Protocol.docx (MS Word)
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