Church Life Resources

Indigenous

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.


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.

https://native-land.ca

https://maps.fpcc.ca/languages

 

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
 

Books (Non-Fiction)

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese

From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle

The Break by Katherena Vermette
 

Movies

We Were Children

Indian Horse

 

Poets

Lee Maracle

Gregory Scofield

Louise Erdrich

Joy Harjo
 

Websites

https://www.ictinc.ca/ (especially the blog on this site)

https://indiancountrytoday.com/ (the opinion pieces are very interesting)

https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/8-misconceptions-things-know-two-spirit-people (specifically regarding two-spirit)

https://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/home/

https://www.aptnnews.ca/
 

Documents

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reports

https://nctr.ca/records/reports/

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action