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This guide is a starting point for students in Indigenous Studies, or for other interdisciplinary studies related to Indigenous peoples.
- Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future
- What We Have Learned
- The Survivors Speak
1.1) The History, Part 1 - Origins to 1939
1.2) The History, Part 2 - The History, Part 2 1939 to 2000
2). The Inuit and Northern Experience
3). The Métis Experience
4). Missing Children and Unmarked Burials
5). The Legacy
National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
The National Inquiry’s Final Report reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. The two volume report calls for transformative legal and social changes to resolve the crisis that has devastated Indigenous communities across the country.
"This report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples concerns government policy with respect to the original historical nations of this country. Those nations are important to Canada, and how Canada relates to them defines in large measure its sense of justice and its image in its own eyes and before the world."
'The Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study is an extensive new research study that has gone beyond the numbers to capture the values, experiences and aspirations of Aboriginal peoples living in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and Ottawa."
"The Commission, through its consultation with Aboriginal people, government officials, and outside experts, and through its own research, has concluded that the resolution to the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in the justice system will come, over the long term, from within and outside the justice system. Indeed, many of the people and organizations the Commission consulted stressed the need to ensure that reform is not limited to the justice system. People repeatedly pointed to the effects on the family of poverty, ill health, and marginalization."