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Racism and Reconciliation Resources

Resource List on Racism and Reconciliation

The Social Action Committee (“SAC”) has prepared a collection of resources intended to support the Narayever community in learning about Racism and Reconciliation.  As we challenge ourselves and strive to make our synagogue and larger communities more inclusive and just, we hope you find the selection helpful. The list below is just a small sampling of the abundance of resources widely available.  To assist you, every resource has been reviewed by at least one SAC member, and we intend to update the selection from time to time. Wherever possible, we have provided a link to the material.  

As times change and appreciation of the issues around racism and reconciliation evolve, so do the context, form, uses and meanings of the words used that tell the narrative.  While we intend the resources we have selected to be learning tools, we are aware that based on when they were created they may not always reflect currently appropriate and sensitive words and terminology. We encourage you to visit the YouTube video “The Word Indigenous'' to learn more.  

If you have any questions or feedback, or would like access to our longer list of resources, please reach out to us at SocialAction@Narayever.ca.

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Read:

  • Indigenous Writes / Chelsea Vowel
  • The Inconvenient Indian / Thomas King
  • Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City / Tanya Talaga

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  • Me and white supremacy: Combat racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor / Layla F. Saad
  • hereweeread - an Instagram account run by Charnaie Gordon that recommends books and educational products with diverse characters for all ages

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  • Finding Dawn / Christine Welsh (documentary about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and their loved ones)  

Interact:

  • Coursera Course: Indigenous Canada (free online course offered by the University of Alberta)
 

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Read:

 

  • I am Enough / Grace Byers 
  • The Water Walker / Joanne Robertson
    This Place: 150 Years Retold / Graphic novel anthology (*recommended for ages 10 and older)
    My Family Plays Music / Judy Cox

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Thu, December 9 2021 5 Tevet 5782