Truth and Reconciliation

Resources Available in Vermilion

Library Print & Electronic Books The Library has access to a number of books in print and electronic format available for use.

Using the Library Catalogue: Look through the library catalogue to see what books are available to you. You can order books from our library, or from another library in our library system. Link to catalogue. Learn to use.

Search Tip - When searching for items in the library catalogue, try using words like "Truth and Reconciliation" or "Indigenous peoples -- Canada", and then narrow your results by publication date, type of material, or subject.

Electronic Book Resources - Accessible Online 24/7

  • Prairie Indigenous Collection: Browse the catalog for ebooks or audiobooks to find Indigenous authors' stories and writings about Indigenous culture from publishers in the Prairies. Learn to use.
    • Try using the following search terms to find related material: "Truth and Reconciliation" or "Indigenous". 
  • Overdrive/Libby: Includes current and popular ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. Learn to use.
    • Try using the following search terms to find related material: "Truth and Reconciliation" or "Indigenous". You can narrow your results by selecting the nonfiction subject.
  • Hoopla: Includes a variety of ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and music. Learn to use.
    • Try using the following search terms to find related material: "Truth and Reconciliation" or "First Nations". You can narrow your results by ebook or audiobook format, and by release date.

Some of the print books available at the library:

21 things you may not know about the Indian Act : helping Canadians make reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a reality by Robert Joseph. Request it.

Based on a viral article, 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act is the essential guide to understanding the legal document and its repercussion on generations of Indigenous Peoples, written by a leading cultural sensitivity trainer.

Black water : family, legacy and blood memory by David Robertson. Request it.

In this bestselling memoir, a son who grew up away from his Indigenous culture takes his Cree father on a trip to the family trapline and finds that revisiting the past not only heals old wounds but creates a new future.

Children of the broken treaty : Canada’s lost promise and one girl’s dream by Charlie Angus. Request it.

Children of the Broken Treaty exposes a system of apartheid in Canada that led to the largest youth-driven human rights movement in the country's history. The movement was inspired by Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree woman whom George Stroumboulopoulos named as one of "five teenage girls who kicked ass in history."

First peoples in Canada by Alan McMillan. Request it.

Incorporating the latest research in anthropology, archaeology, ethnography and history, this new edition describes traditional ways of life, traces cultural changes that resulted from contacts with the Europeans, and examines the controversial issues of land claims and self-government that now affect Aboriginal societies.

From Bear Rock Mountain : the life and times of a Dene residential school survivor by Antoine Mountain. Request it.

In this poetic, poignant memoir, Dene artist and social activist Antoine Mountain paints an unforgettable picture of his journey from residential school to art school--and his path to healing.

Ohpikiihaakan-ohpihmeh (Raised somewhere else) : A 60s Scoop adoptee’s story of coming home by Colleen Cardinal. Request it.

Ohpikiihaakan-ohpihmeh delves into the personal and provocative narrative of Colleen Cardinal's journey growing up in a non- Indigenous household as a 60s Scoop adoptee.

Those who know : profiles of Alberta’s Aboriginal elders by Dianne Meili. Request it.

In this 20th anniversary edition Meili supplements her original text with new profiles and interviews that further the collective story of these elders as they guide us to a necessary future, one that values Mother Earth and the importance of community above all else.

Truth & reconciliation : calls to action. Request it.

The status update on how the Government of Canada is responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action.

Electronic Resources

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation - Includes archives, memorials, education resources, and yearly programming for Truth and Reconciliation Week (week of September 30th).

Government of Canada - Includes information about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and resources about Indigenous peoples and culture.

Orange Shirt Society - Includes resources for buying official Orange Shirt Day t-shirts, information for Orange Shirt Day programming, and information for upcoming events