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Learn about Truth & Reconciliation

Northern Lakes College joins the nation in recognizing September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. In an effort to increase awareness around truth and reconciliation and the legacy of residential schools, Northern Lakes College is sharing resources that include videos, podcasts, articles, and stories. In the spirit of reconciliation, we invite our students, staff, faculty, and community members to view, listen, and share.”

  – Dr. Glenn Mitchell, President & CEO

Virtual Indigenous Student Centre, mamawapowin

On September 29, Northern Lakes College is proud to launch the Virtual Indigenous Student Centre, mamawapowin, a virtual space with resources to support Indigenous students and those who want to learn about Indigenous culture.


Please Note: Newly-added resources are indicated by the New symbol.

Historica Canada
New Video – Adam North Peigan | Voices from Here (Sixties Scoop)
New Video – Lillian Elias: A Residential School Survivor’s Story
New Video – Intergenerational Trauma: Residential Schools
New Video – Madeleine Basile | Voices from Here (FRENCH)
New Video – Andre Carrier | Voices from Here (FRENCH)
New Video – Lori Campbell | Voices from Here
New Podcast – Residential Schools: Métis Experiences
New Podcast – Residential Schools: First Nations Experiences
New Podcast – Residential Schools: Inuit Experiences (FRENCH)
New Video – Tom Longboat | Heritage Minutes
New Video – Chanie Wenhack | Heritage Minutes
New Video – Tommy Prince | Heritage Minutes

Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Video – Picking up the Pieces: The Making of the Witness Blanket
Story – Nursing and Indigenous Peoples’ Health: Reconciliation in Practice
Story – Dick Patrick: An Indigenous Veteran’s Fight for Inclusion

      Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
                Videos – Elders and Knowledge Keepers
                Modules – Indigenous Learning Series 
                Videos - Indigenous Speaker Series

The Anglican Church of Canada
Video – Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts

University of Alberta
New Indigenous Canada – Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - A 12-lesson course from the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta that explores the different histories and contemporary perspectives of Indigenous Peoples living in Canada.

National Film Board
Videos – Residential Schools
Films by Indigenous director, Alanis Obomsawin

Kendal Netmaker
Video – 4 Ways To Become An Indigenous Ally

New Video – Speaking Reel

New Blog – Keep Moving Forward

The Canadian Encyclopedia
Collection – Indigenous Peoples

Northern Lakes College
New Virtual Indigenous Student Centre - Visit mamawapowin, a virtual space with resources to support Indigenous students and those who want to learn about Indigenous culture. 
NLC Library Check out the collection of Indigenous resources on the Northern Lakes College Library website.
Elders-in-Residence Program - Students are encouraged to contact Elders when seeking personal or professional cultural advice or guidance, with questions about Indigenous protocol or languages, or just to have a casual conversation or to say ‘hello’. 
Video – Celebrating Métis Week: Northern Lakes College and Rupertsland Institute

Orange Shirt Society
Orange Shirt Day – Wear an orange shirt every September 30 to recognize the experiences of children who were taken from their families and placed in residential schools.

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