Information About Six Nations of the Grand River
Six Nations of the Grand River
Located along the banks of the Grand River, Six Nations is the only reserve in North America where all six Haudenosaunee nations live together. The Six Nations of the Grand River includes the Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca, Onondaga and Tuscarora Nations.
Films

Indian Horse
Follows the life of Canadian First Nations boy, Saul Indian Horse, as he survives residential school and life amongst the racism of the 1970s. A talented hockey player, Saul must find his own path as he battles sterotypes and alcoholism.

Beyond the Shadows
Beyond the Shadows is a 28 minute documentary about the far-reaching and emotionally devasting effects of residential/boarding schools on the Indigenous communities in Canada.

Smoke from His Fire - 
The Kwakwaka’wakw of the Pacific Northwest Coast
Seventy-five years ago the nobility of the Kwakwaka'wakw of the Pacific Northwest Coast, chose a young man, secluded him from the authorities when his peers were sent to Residential School. The elders trained him in every aspect of the culture and traditions of his people. Today, caught between two worlds, he is needed more than ever by his people to reclaim their teachings.

Beyond 94: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada
Created by the CBC Indigenous Unit, cbc.ca/beyond94 allows students to track outcomes on the Calls to Action, learn more about the residential school(s) that operated near their communities (explore the interactive map) and discover concrete examples of how Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians can work together. The project is a living resource as new documentaries, residential school survivor stories, ideas and community-based action around reconciliation are added.

The Walk a Mile Film Project
A series of 5 short documentary films that are designed to educate and encourage frank conversations about the reality of the life and history of Aboriginal peoples in Thunder Bay and across Canada.

Truth & Reconciliation - The Legacy of Residential Schools in Canada 
This program examines the history, legacy and current impacts of the residential school experience in Canada.

 

Local Groups
The Healing of the Seven Generations
The Healing of the Seven Generations assists First Peoples residing in the Region of Waterloo and surrounding areas. This includes working with individuals and families who are suffering the inter-generational impacts of the residential school system.

University of Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre
WISC facilitates the sharing of Indigenous knowledge and provides culturally relevant information and support services for all members of the University of Waterloo community, including Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, staff, and faculty.

Wilfrid Laurier University Indigenous Student Services
Laurier offers two Indigenous Student Centres (ISC). Whether you are looking for a space to study, hang out with friends, or continue on your journey of identity through cultural programming – the ISC has got you covered.

Grand River Métis Council
The GRMC represents Métis citizens in the Grand River area as a chartered council of Region 9 and are a council of volunteers who support Métis citizens, host council meetings, and plan community events for our area. 

Anishnabeg Outreach
Anishnabeg Outreach provides Indigenous people with access to culturally appropriate services and strive to support individuals with direction and assistance to overcome barriers. They encourage individual exploration of avenues that will lead to self-sufficiency and success.

Organizations
Orange Shirt Day Website
September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children’s sense of self-esteem and well being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters. Hear Phyllis (Jack) Webstad's story and learn about the history behind the orange shirt.

Indian Residential School Survivors Society

The Indian Residential School Survivor Society (IRSSS) is an organization based in British Columbia with a twenty-year history of providing services to Indian Residential School Survivors.

On Canada Project: Settlers Take Action
Non-Indigenous folk who live in Canada benefit from the colonialism that happened here. That means we are all responsible for our personal role in reconciliation. Learn more about how you can help create change. 

The National Association of Friendship Centres
Friendship Centres are Canada’s most significant urban Indigenous service delivery infrastructure and are the primary providers of culturally enhanced programs and services to urban Indigenous residents. For over half a century Friendship Centres have been facilitating the transition of Indigenous people from rural, remote, and reserve life to an urban environment.
Ways to Learn More

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
The National Inquiry must look into and report on the systemic causes of all forms of violence against Indigenous women and girls, including sexual violence. They examine the underlying social, economic, cultural, institutional, and historical causes that contribute to the ongoing violence and particular vulnerabilities of Indigenous women and girls in Canada. Their mandate also directs them to look into and report on existing institutional policies and practices to address violence, including those that are effective in reducing violence and increasing safety.

Coursera: Indigenous Canada
Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson 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.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
Read the full document and learn more about the calls to action developed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.