To mark Truth and Reconciliation Day on September 30th, NTS mandated the Centre for Arts and Social Innovation team to create a calendar that proposes different ways of listening to and acknowledging the truthand experiences of Indigenous individuals and communities, which were shared throughout the days leading up to September 30th and are compiled here by theme.

Together, let us honour the children who never returned home, the survivors of residential schools, their families and their communities. 


Remembering Residential Schools - Testimonies 

Phyllis Webstad  
Lilian Elias 
Reportage AFN  

To Grieve 

Living My Culture  
Mon deuil  

Indigenous Languages 

EPL Staff picks  
Cours gratuits en ligne  
Nos langues Our languages 
Wendat Kwawennontahkwih
Atikamekw Sipi  
Say it first 

Music as a Space of Resistance 

Fawn Wood Playlist  
Nikamowin Playlist  
Jeremy Dutcher 

Radical Book List 

Cole Pauls  
Assiniyiskew (Jenna Rose)  
Collectif Ishpitenimatau Tshikauinu Assi

Indigenous Poetry, Creative Spirits 

I Lost My Talk by Rita Joe  
Uiesh = Quelque part  
Dehors est un poème  
Poetry In Voice 

94 Calls to Action 

Read all calls 

Indigenous Stories on Screen 

Films d'Alanis Obomsawin  
Chaînes Voix autochtones  
Collection Wapikoni mobile 

Teaching Youth 

When We Were Alone  
Little Cree Books  
Livres pour jeunes  
Empowering the Spirit 

Indigenous Activism on Social Media 

Catherine Boivin  
Shina Nova  
Tia Wood  
Brett Mooswa  
Xavier Watso  
Sherry McKay 


Voices of Amiskwaciy
Turtle Island Reads  
Podcasts list  
Laissez-nous raconter  
Nuit Rouge 

Indigenous Presence and Influence at NTS 

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