Church Life Resources


Nichole Forbes has suggested many books, movies, and people with which we can educate ourselves as settlers in this country. There is much wisdom here and we are grateful for Nichole's work in putting this together for us.

We continue to update this page as we come across books, podcasts, etc, if you have a suggestion for this page please contact the office.

Where do you live?

While not exclusively, many of The Bridge Church live, work and play on Sema:th territory, part of the unceded lands of the Sto:lo Nation. We encourage you to find out where you live if you are not local to us here.

Indigenous North American Creation Myths

Creation Myths

Books (Non-Fiction)

21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph

Indigenous relations by Bob Joseph

Rescuing the Gospel from the Cowboys by Richard Twiss

Native by Kaitlin Curtis

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga

Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King

Unsettling Canada by Arthur Manuel

Becoming Rooted by Randy Woodley

Truth Telling by Michelle Good

Books (Biography and others)

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese

From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle

The Break by Katherena Vermette
In My Own Mocassins by Helen Knott


We Were Children

Indian Horse



Lee Maracle

Gregory Scofield

Louise Erdrich

Joy Harjo

Stolen, the search for Jermain

Websites (especially the blog on this site) (the opinion pieces are very interesting) (specifically regarding two-spirit)

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reports

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action