All My Relations (podcast)All My Relations is a podcast hosted by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) to explore our relationships— relationships to land, to our creatural relatives, and to one another. Each episode invites guests to delve into a different topic facing Native peoples today as we keep it real, play games, laugh a lot, and even cry sometimes.
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)Offering a truly unique perspective for all Canadians, APTN shares Indigenous stories, cultures and communities through award-winning programming that is genuine, inspiring, engaging and above all, entertaining.
The network broadcasts more than 80% Canadian content through three regional channels — aptn w, aptn e and aptn n — and its national channel aptn hd. Fifty-six per cent of APTN’s programming is broadcast in English, 16% in French and 28% in Indigenous languages. We partner with independent and member producers to create and broadcast original content reflecting the diversity and growth capacity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. Our investigative reporting and daily news broadcast increasingly place Indigenous perspectives and concerns on the broader public agenda.
APTN began over 25 years ago as Television Northern Canada and expanded to a national television network giving Indigenous perspectives a home on the Canadian airwaves. When APTN launched in 1999, it became the first national Indigenous television broadcaster in the world and is still Canada’s leading independent national Indigenous broadcaster. Today we are poised again for growth and change. We are looking for the leaders who will travel with us in this next chapter of our journey.
Legacy of Hope FoundationThe Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) is a national, Indigenous-led, charitable organization that has been working to promote healing and Reconciliation in Canada for more than 19 years. The LHF’s goal is to educate and raise awareness about the history and existing intergenerational impacts of the Residential School System (RSS) and subsequent Sixties Scoop (SS) on Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) Survivors, their descendants, and their communities to promote healing and Reconciliation.
Orange Shirt SocietyOrange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion events that took place in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in May 2013. This project was the vision of Esketemc (Alkali Lake) Chief Fred Robbins, who is a former student himself. It brought together former students and their families from the Secwepemc, Tsilhqot’in, Southern Dakelh and St’at’imc Nations along with the Cariboo Regional District, the Mayors and municipalities, School Districts and civic organizations in the Cariboo Region.
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR)The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) is a place of learning and dialogue where the truths of Residential School Survivors, families and communities are honoured and kept safe for future generations.
The NCTR educates Canadians on the profound injustices inflicted on First Nations, Inuit and the Métis Nation by the forced removal of children to attend residential schools and the widespread abuse suffered in those schools.
We preserve the record of these human rights abuses, and promote continued research and learning on the legacy of residential schools. Our goal is to honour Survivors and to foster reconciliation and healing on the foundation of truth telling.
The NCTR was gifted the spirit name bezhig miigwan which, in Anishinaabemowin, the language of the Anishinaabe people, means “one feather.” The name’s a reminder that every Survivor needs to be shown the same respect and attention that an eagle feather deserves. The name also teaches us that we are vital to the work of reconciliation.
The NCTR is located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
Where are the Children: Healing the impacts of Residential SchoolsBetween 1831 and 1996, residential schools operated in Canada through arrangements between the Government of Canada and the church. One common objective defined this period — the assimilation of Aboriginal children.
This site is a counterpart to Where are the Children? Healing the impacts of the Residential Schools, a touring exhibition that explores the history and impacts of Canada’s Residential School System through Survivor stories, archival photographs, and documents, curated by Iroquois artist Jeff Thomas.