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Indigenizing Archives and Recordkeeping: MNIDOONS GIIZIS

24 Dec 2019 10:28 AM | Anonymous

Season's greetings in the month of Mnidoons Giizis. Please find below another collection of links to news articles, blog posts, videos, and podcasts pertaining to Indigenous people and colonization issues of relevance to archives and cultural heritage. As you can see, there is a lot going on! These links have been collected and are graciously provided by ACA member Richard McKibbon. If you have resources to add, please let us know!

In the Ojibwe calendar, this is the month of Mnidoons Giizis -- Big Spirit Moon. The thirteenth moon of Creation is a time of healing. Its purpose is to purify us, and to heal all of Creation, a process which may take a three month long spiritual journey. During this time, we receive instructions on the healing powers of the universe and transform into our own vision of the truth.

If you’d like to learn more about Indigenous languages and the moon cycle, you can check out this resource from the Ontario Native Literacy Coalition:

The list is provided for reference only and the ACA does not guarantee the accuracy or comprehensiveness of each resource, nor endorse a particular perspective. Our aim is only to provide opportunities for our members to learn more about Indigenous peoples and colonial issues. 

Is reconciliation a peaceful process?

Listening to Anishinaabemowin: the Voice of Mnidoo Mnising

Ontario Will Honour Privacy of Name Changes

Thousands of historical seeds preserved by the Onondaga Nation Farm

'So darn cute:' Indigenous artists and memers embrace Star Wars series' Baby Yoda

Ottawa accused of 'stalling tactics' over mercury treatment facility

Ottawa must resolve First Nations child welfare case: Jody Wilson-Raybould

Federal Court denies Ottawa's attempt to pause First Nations child welfare compensation order

'Things are shifting': Tanya Talaga sees change in Thunder Bay

'A chance to see who we really are': Six Nations builds own stock image library

New York Times article on Inuit draws backlash for reliance on stereotypes

Colonialism as Genocide in Slow Motion – Canadian Partnership for International Justice 2019

Resolution Reached In Gravehouse Dispute

First Nations water forum sends clear message to new Liberal government

Jane Philpott takes on a new role with Nishnawbe Aski Nation

Hollywood gets Indigenous consultation right in Frozen 2, Sami experts say

Red Man Laughing podcast (Ryan McMahon) – 10 Lost Moments in Indigenous Cinema History

Lynn Beyak is back on the Senate payroll after suspension over letters condemned as 'racist'

Archaeology unearths proof of huge 1285 meeting

Toronto is getting a new Indigenous health centre

Moose Cree First Nation gets $100,000 for food co-op feasibility study

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