Great websites to learn more
Most of the sites on this page are created, maintained or contributed to by Indigenous peoples.
From Treaty 1 and Red River Métis territory
"In 2010, Rick was eager to chart his own course, launching the online magazine MEDIA INDIGENA, whose roster of original Indigenous voices offered an intelligent alternative to mainstream perspectives. Although the site’s output has ebbed and flowed over the years, its recent re-invigoration as a weekly podcast heralds a return to form as a lively, active source of ‘Interactive Indigenous Insight.’ "
Michael Redhead Champagne
Blog by Winnipeg-based community organizer. Promotes local event and initiatives and writes about current issues, especially ones specific to Winnipeg.
Senator and Justice Murray Sinclair's blog.
Aboriginal Youth Opportunities
Site for a youth-led community-building movement in Winnipeg's North End. They organize around current issues and also have a focus on increasing engagement with electoral politics and providing feedback to mainstream organizations. They host the weekly "Meet Me at the Bell Tower" (Selkirk Avenue at Power Street) to which all are welcome.
Red Rising Magazine
Magazine started by Indigenous youth in Winnipeg. Launched October, 2015.
People's Library at Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre, Inc.
"MICEC is the largest cultural education centre in Manitoba. We provide programs and services for all ages through the Community Connection Program, the People’s Library and the Heritage Collection."
Unreserved with Rosanna Deerchild
Archived episodes of this national radio program, based out of Winnipeg - Indigenous arts, literatures, politics and current events.
Two-Spirit Elder and leader in Winnipeg with knowledge of "Aboriginal culture, traditional ceremonies and healing, HIV/AIDS awareness, indigenous LGBT (Two-Spirit) people, and Aboriginal textile art."
Across Turtle Island and beyond
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
Idle No More (national)
Official website of the grassroots movement which began in 2012: event listings, news stories, analysis.
Indigenous Nationhood Movement
"The Indigenous Nationhood Movement (INM) is a peoples’ movement for Indigenous nationhood, resurgence, and decolonization." Site contains calls for solidarity/support, news about campaigns, analysis and more.
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Official website of award-winning writer, including content of interviews and talks on Indigenous sovereignty, resurgence, land and more.
âpihtawikosisân (Chelsea Vowel)
Analysis and commentary about many current and historical topics. "Indigenous Issues 101" section has information about topics such as treaty, common myths, major historical injustices and more.
Indigenous Nationhood - Pam Palmater blog
Blog of scholar and activist sharing analysis about a range of current topics.
Native Youth Sexual Health Network
Organization dedicated to advocacy, outreach and community mobilization around "sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice." Site has information about campaigns and resources about sexual health, harm reduction, Two-Spirited Peoples and more.
This site, created by a settler living in British Columbia, allows you to type in your address and find out the traditional Indigenous territories, languages and treaties associated with the land you live on. You can read a short interview with the site's creator here.
Unsettling America - Decolonization in Theory and Practice
"Unsettling America is an emerging decentralized network of autonomous groups and individuals dedicated to mental and territorial decolonization throughout Turtle Island and the “Americas.” "
Contains many articles and videos and also listings of solidarity projects and events. There is a large section on allyship and solidarity.
Makoons Media Group
"The Makoons Media Group is an emerging, independent, Indigenous new media company committed to Indigenous Storytelling and it’s intersection with digital media and the internet."
Includes Red Man Laughing, indian and Cowboy and Stories from the Land podcasts.
Site that pulls together CBC's First Nations,
Métis and Inuit stories from across Canada.
8th Fire - CBC
Website of CBC documentary series that aired in 2012. Features an "Aboriginal 101" section, many videos with prominent community members, book recommendations and more.
"From the rez to the urban jungles, Ikosapi Magazine is an online magazine created as a voice for all First Nations, Inuit and Métis Women in North America.
Reporting in Indigenous Communities
"Duncan McCue is the creator and curator of Reporting in Indigenous Communities.He pitched the idea — an online educational guide to assist journalists who report in Indigenous communities — to the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University, who offered a supportive environment for a year to make it happen. RIIC launched in Fall 2011." Site contains a huge number of resources for learning about a range of Indigenous-related topics.
Niigaan - In conversation
"Niigaan: In conversation is an opportunity for settler Canadians to hear and respond to what Indigenous Peoples have been saying: Canada has not committed itself to addressing the colonial relationship it still has with indigenous peoples. Canada is in denial about that relationship. It is fair to say that most Canadians believe that kind of relationship no longer exists. We are trying to tell you that that is wrong." Site features a lot of video and audio content. Last updates 2014.
Blog site of Dr. Adrienne Keene providing discussion and analysis of current acts of cultural appropriation.
Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society
"an undisciplinary, peer-reviewed, online Open Access journal committed to supporting and advancing decolonization scholarship, practice, and activism within and, more importantly, beyond and against, the academy." The site also has a blog with non-academic writing about a range of topics.
IC Magazine (Intercontinental Cry)
Site produced by the Centre for World Indigenous Studies. Features news and analysis related to Indigenous communities around the world. IC Magazine is produced out of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
"Lynn is an Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe from the Ottawa River Valley, Ontario, Canada. She describes herself as a learner-researcher, thinker, writer, Black Face blogger, and she has been an Indigenous human rights advocate for 25 years." See full bio here. Site lists her publications, links to interviews, a blog and a section of "Settler Ally Resources."
Healthy Aboriginal Project
"The Healthy Aboriginal Network is a registered non-profit Society, incorporated in the Province of British Columbia since 2005. Our mandate is the non-profit promotion of health, literacy & wellness through the production of visual resources for youth."
Executive Director Sean Muir oversees production of a series of graphic novels for youth, along with many posters.
Deepening Knowledge Project - Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
A site with links to many resources for learning about Indigenous histories, cultures and contemporary issues.
The Anti-Oppression Network
Contains a lot of education/awareness resources - definitions, concepts, etc.
Calgary Anti-Racism Education, University of Calgary
This site has clear definitions of terms related to anti-racism, for example: racism, White privilege, reverse racism and more.
First Peoples Law
"First Peoples Law is dedicated to defending and advancing Indigenous peoples' Aboriginal title, rights and Treaty rights."
Olthuis Kleer Townsend law firm blog
This is a link, specifically, to this firm's blog that explains many legal cases and issues in clear language.
This site is based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba on Treaty 1 Territory and the traditional lands of the Red River Métis. Groundwork for Change is a website only. It is not an organization. You can read a copy of the original intention and vision for the site here. Visit ABOUT THIS SITE to find out more about the site and its goals. All work on the site is done with volunteer labour.