It's been a month of learning, unlearning and relearning for us at CCIS in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as our Culture of Belonging Committee has been sharing a series of resources and learning opportunities to help us all better understand and appreciate the essence of Truth and Reconciliation.
If you missed the previous blogposts, you can find the first and the second in the series here on our blog.
We're excited to bring you the final few resources today as we invite you to explore the following:
1.) The Dead Dog Café Comedy Hour
This was a CBC Radio One program where the humor was wry and sarcastic, often dark and subtle. The show was a mix of scathing political critique, social commentary, mock cultural stereotyping—mostly white, or white perceptions of native peoples, and irreverent comedy.
2.) Famous Canadians
We also would like to encourage you to learn about the following notable Canadians
Tom Jackson – Entertainer, Speaker, Order of Canada recipient
Clarence Louie – Chief of Osoyoos Band
Tantoo Cardinal - Actress
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Singer
Elijah Harper – MLA
Douglas Cardinal - Architect
And modern influencers, with these Instagram accounts worth following:
Brenda Mercer – a community leader in Medicine Hat: @redcliffperson
James Jones – Dancer\ Advocate \ Entreprenuer: @notoriouscree
Shina Novalinga & Christina King – Inuk influencers: @shinanova; @taalrumiq
As always, we welcome an open discussion about any and all of these resources via the comments section on this post.
We are grateful for the opportunity to keep our good work in welcoming, and supporting newcomers through the lens of "ReconciliAction", a meaningful action that moves reconciliation forward.
We are all guests on this land.