reconciliation, vol 21, no 3
In the Fall 2019, Reconciliation issue of Landscapes I Paysages, read how David Thomas, other Indigenous designers and landscape architects, as well as many firms across the country are discussing the applying the concepts of reconciliation in their projects and practices.
Click on the covers to download the digital editions
Events Calendar: Online and In-person events
Jennifer David The Path Indian Residential Schools Presentation & Discussion
Watch NVision's Jennifer David for a difficult discussion about Canada's colonial history, particularly the cultural genocide that took place during the Indian residential school era and the intergenerational trauma that continues to impact Indigenous peoples today. This is a live, free ‘kitchen table’ discussion on Indigenous cultural awareness with a focus on residential schools. It is a condensed segment from NVision's well-regarded Indigenous cultural awareness course The Path: Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada, in which the CSLA Board and Component Associations' Boards across Canada have participated.
Provincial, Regional, and Territorial Component Associations Publications
New Content on Indigenous Issues in OALA's Ground Magazine
Sitelines Magazine - BCSLA
Groundwork: Building Relations with First Nations
About Truth and Reconciliation
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
- Reconciliation Canada Website
- Pathways to Reconciliation: Cities Respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action
- First Nation - Municipal Land Use Planning Tool
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Mini Series
TRC Mini Documentary - Senator Murray Sinclair on Reconciliation
A National Journey for Healing
Honorary Witnesses on Moving Forward
Other National Organization's Publications
Engineers Canada's Guide to Acknowledging First Peoples and Traditional Land
Do you host meetings, or are working with volunteers and committees who host meetings? This resource is for you! The purpose of this document is to provide guidance and to answer questions for Engineers Canada staff for conducting land acknowledgements at the beginning of meetings, public events, and conferences.
This guideline will be your hub for understanding the value of conducting land acknowledgements, as well as tips, templates, and protocols for how to do a land acknowledgement at your meetings. It will be regularly updated by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager.
Canadian Institute of Planners' Policy on Planning Practice and Reconciliation
CIP's policy on Planning Practice and Reconciliation is a call to action for planners to engage in meaningful and sustained relationship building with Indigenous Peoples of Canada. Read CIP's full Planning Practice and Reconciliation policy:
Infrastructure Planning Guide and Toolkit:
A Practical Approach to Infrastructure Planning for First Nations
Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) recently published a new resource: Infrastructure Planning Guide and Toolkit: A Practical Approach to Infrastructure Planning for First Nations. This guide outlines a step-by-step approach to infrastructure planning and includes practical tools for each step
Recruitment and Education Resources
First Nations Technology Council
Hire Indigenous STEM students
First Nations Career Council
Indigenous and allied STEM practitioners supporting entry into STEM fields
Contribute to Scholarship Programs, Resources for educators
Ryerson University Online Course: Canada's Story: An Aboriginal Perspective
Sept 14, 2020 to Dec 18, 2020
This course will explore the background of Aboriginal peoples from the time of creation, through the processes of colonization, its present impacts and resistance to such impacts. It will address the arms of colonization such as the Indian Act, residential school system, child welfare and education. Aboriginal peoples' survival, resistance and healing will also be a major component to this course.
University of Alberta's Online Course: Indigenous Canada
Start date: October 28, 2020
The profession of landscape architecture can contribute to the national effort towards reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians. Start by exploring Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada in this highly recommended course
Architect Douglas Cardinal on building in harmony with nature
Cardinal's designs incorporate nature in unique ways. The organic form of the Canadian History Museum takes inspiration from the Rocky Mountains, "the backbone of Turtle Island," explained Cardinal.