The Reconciliation Advisory Committee suggests the resources listed below to help guide you. For more information on events about this issue, visit our events calendar.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Resources

CSLA Publications

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.

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Events Calendar: Online and In-person events

Look for the purple Reconciliation logo to find related events. 

For more information on events about this issue, visit our events calendar

What are Indigenous knowledge systems — and how can they help fight climate change?

Indigenous communities have their own experts and ways of knowing. Here’s how people are working to bring them together with Western science to tackle the climate emergency

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climate colonizationWhen it comes to climate change, the heavy hand of colonizers is as important as our carbon footprint

Why are we spending our focus, energy, and resources on decarbonizing oppression and exploitation, rather than on this very oppression and exploitation that created the climate crisis?

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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.

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Provincial, Regional, and Territorial Component Associations Publications

New Content on Indigenous Issues in OALA's Ground Magazine

Responding to Reconciliation





Sitelines Magazine - BCSLA

Groundwork: Building Relations with First Nations

Read the October 2017 Edition











About Truth and Reconciliation

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.

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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:

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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

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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

Other Resources

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.

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