CFUW recognizes past and ongoing forms of colonialism experienced by First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. We aim, through research, learning projects, calls to action, events and partnerships, to support Indigenous Peoples’ rights. CFUW’s has a designated scholarship that aims to support Indigenous women undertaking graduate studies. CFUW is committed to learning more about the issues facing Indigenous Peoples and how we can offer support.
What does Reconciliation mean for CFUW?
For CFUW, reconciliation means learning about the historical discrimination and dispossession faced by Indigenous Peoples. Our organization is committed to building relationships with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. CFUW is listening to the recommendations of Indigenous community members and activists on how we can show support and solidarity in fostering relationships and respect between non-Indigenous and Indigenous peoples. Review CFUW’s workshop presentation on the National Initiative on Indigenous Peoples.
Indigenous Peoples Sub-Committee
CFUW’s Indigenous Peoples Committee held an AGM workshop in June 2020. Please see the curated list of resources below:
- Workshop Powerpoint Toolkit
- Land Acknowledgement info sheet
- Workshop Presenters Notes: History Section / Education Section
- Speakers List
- Media list (films, podcasts, etc.)
- Book Recommendation List:
- MAWA—Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art
- Indspire—National Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people
- “Delivering on Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action”
- “In Plain Sight Report: Systemic Racism in BC Healthcare (summary and full report)
- “Human remains found on Vancouver Island have opened a door into a lost world”—Macleans.ca
- University of Alberta Coursera—IP course
- Vancouver Island University Elder College—“First Nations Land in BC”
- Article in “Narwhal” re installation of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors in small northern communities—link: https://thenarwhal.ca/canada-smr-nuclear-reactors-explained
- “Return of Trickster”6-part Canadian drama television series” by Tony Elliott, Michelle Latimer (available on CBC Gem)