Resources on UNDRIP, the TRC and the Need to Decolonize Heritage

1. Indigenous Heritage and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous Heritage Circle, May 2022.

This publication of the Indigenous Heritage Circle is required reading for heritage advocates. Available in English, French, ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ nēhiyawēwin (Plains Cree), ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ (Inuktut), and Mi’kmawi’simk (Mi’kmaq language).  

2. Resources from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

      1. Reports 
      2. Education 

3. Moved to Action: Activating UNDRIP in Canadian Museums. Canadian Museums

4. Setting the Bar: A Guide to Achieve New Standards for Reconciliation within the Heritage Sector

Heritage BC “Setting the Bar” provides a list of 10 standards and calls to action to incite heritage organizations to take measurable steps forward towards reconciliation. 

Resources to Help You Get Started in Your Reflections

Consult the following guide by Indigenous Tourism BC on how to be a more responsible and mindful visitor: HOW TO TRAVEL RESPONSIBLY 

Explore the following resources on acknowledging Indigenous Land.  

      1. Native Land 
      2. Whose Land 
      3. Land Acknowledgement | Whose land am I on? 
      4. Territorial/Land Acknowledgement Resource by the RAIC 
      5. Whose Land is it Anyway: A Manual for Decolonization by Peter McFarlane & Nicole Schabus

Resources on Friendship Centres:  

      1. The National Association of Friendship Centres
      2. Learn more about Friendship Centres with the following article by the Canadian Encylopedia: Friendship Centres 

Resources on the importance of wording and terminology when talking about Indigenous History 

      1. 12 Ways To Better Choose Our Words When We Write About Indigenous Peoples 
      2. Terminology Guide by 

Learn about how Heritage is protected under the Canadian Government: Bill C-23: Historic Places of Canada Act

Consult Crystal Fraser and Sarah Komarnisky’s list of 150 actions that you can start doing today: 150 Acts of Reconciliation for the Last 150 Days of Canada’s 150.