We know that 68% of caregivers who utilize Kids Kottage services are Indigenous. We are an inclusive organization, and we will continuously work to provide up to date resources for the Indigenous community to ensure you feel seen, known, and supported. We have outlined a number of resources below from organizations within our community that we partner with, as well as organizations across Canada that offer support for Indigenous communities, as well as educational resources for non-Indigenous peoples.
National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society is hosting a live stream on September 30th. You can watch the video after the event to commemorate this important day. The video includes:
- Smudge and Prayer
- Residential School Survivors Stories
- Circle Talk
Indigenous Peoples Day Resources
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples.
We Matter - A toolkit for Indigenous Youth
We Matter is an Indigenous youth-led and nationally registered organization dedicated to Indigenous youth support, hope and life promotion. The Indigenous Youth Toolkit is here to help YOU feel better, and to overcome tough times – especially if things are hard. Use the Toolkit on your own, or together with a friend or family member.
It’s super easy! All you need to do is download a copy of the Toolkit, and watch the videos at the link.
Think Indigenous Online Indigenous Education
Grade K – 8 this group has educational instructors from both Alberta and Saskatchewan. Elders share stories and teachings as well.
Native Counselling Services of Alberta
NCSA's mission is to promote the resilience of the Indigenous individual and family, through programs and services that are grounded in reclaiming our interconnectedness, reconciliation of relationships and self-determination
For those working to educate yourself on the culture and history, as well as understand the many different cultures and traditions that are represented among First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities. In order to create a safe and empowering community for all, we all need to be educated and understand different cultures.
Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society
The Society is committed to building upon the strengths of Aboriginal children, youth and families to enable them to grow spiritually, emotionally, physically and mentally so that they can walk proudly in both the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities.
Canadian Native Friendship Centre
Canadian Native Friendship Centre has been working to better the lives of the Aboriginal community and educating the non-Aboriginal community in cultural awareness since 1962. They have a variety of events and programs.
Indigenous Canada is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada.
From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.