Internal Funding for Guest Speakers, Workshops, and Special Projects:
The Vanier Indigenous Circle supports teachers’ efforts to indigenize their course content through sponsorship of Indigenous related speakers and events that bring in personal voices and/or traditional knowledge to the college community through a special funding envelope. The Vanier Indigenous Circle’s allocations of funds are dependent on yearly allotments provided by the Quebec Ministry of Education (MEES); the number of requests; prioritization of new programs/teachers accessing funds; and relevance to the indigenization of the academy.
The funding, along with a protocol gift, will be provided by the Vanier Indigenous Circle, to invited speakers, up to the specified allotments provided for the year in question.
- Full Circle: First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Ways of Knowing is an education resource produced for and by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation
- Kontinónhstats: Mohawk (Kanien’kéha) language lessons
- Indigenous Perspectives on Education: Collection of Educational Resources
- Indigenous Corporate Training: 23 Tips on What Not to Say or Do When Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples
- Groundwork for Change: Access to information to help non-Indigenous (settler) peoples grow relationships with Indigenous peoples that are rooted in justice and solidarity
- U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People: International declaration on the rights of all Indigenous Peoples
- Idle No More: Grassroot organization, led by Aboriginal Peoples, to create a peaceful revolution that honours Indigenous sovereignty, and protects the land and water
- Pow Wows: Information about Pow Wows across North America
- First Voices: Language archive celebrating Indigenous cultures
- Aboriginal Perspectives: National Film Board of Canada’s database of documentaries by and about Aboriginal Peoples
- Discover the Collection: Aboriginal Peoples: Library and Resources Canada’s database of publications on Indigenous issues/themes
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Website and link to the TRC’s Summary Report/Findings
- Native Women’s Association of Canada: Organization that works to advance the well-being of Aboriginal women and girls, as well as their families and communities through activism, policy analysis and advocacy
Local Resources & Information:
- Quebec Native Women’s Association: bilingual organization that defends the interests of Aboriginal women from Quebec and Aboriginal women living in urban areas.
- The Red Urban Project: Provides education for both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous peoples about First Nations culture in Canada and offers a variety of day programs and small workshops for government agencies, schools, high risk youth, private sectors, community programs and personal interest groups
- The Wampum Chronicles: personal website that shares research into the history and culture of the Rotinonhsión:ni—the People of the Longhouse
- The Six Nations: Historical information about members of the Iroquois nation
- Native Friendship Centre of Montreal: Provides services to the urban Aboriginal population of Montreal and their families in relation to health, social services, legal, orientation/information, education, training, and employment referral
- Projets Autochtones du Quebec: Provides housing and assistance to Aboriginal Peoples as well as works to promote intercultural communication between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples
- Traditional Territory Acknowledgement: McGill’s template for a traditional territory acknowledgement of Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) land