The Conversation Starts Here
The Canada School of Public Service has established an Indigenous Learning business line and team in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call to Action #57 and the Government of Canada’s priority to renew relationships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. Learning about Indigenous Peoples at the School is informed by the recommendations from the report Many Voices One Mind: A Pathway to Reconciliation, as well as by the Ministers’ mandate letters and the need to provide Indigenous perspectives in learning products and services to government departments. Indigenous Learning provides opportunities for individuals to increase their cultural competence and awareness of First Nations, Métis and Inuit in Canada. It also offers public service–wide access to learning that will help develop a deeper understanding of Indigenous cultures, history and modern-day issues.
Sitting by the Fire Podcast
Podcast 20-45 mins
Through this podcast series, we will offer topics that will expand your knowledge of First Nations, the Inuit and Métis. We will hear from Indigenous people from all over Canada.
Interactive Historical Timeline
Learning Resource1 hr
Due to previous historical narratives, Canada’s true history of relations with Indigenous peoples has been left out of history books until recently. To contribute to closing this gap and to build awareness for public service employees, Indigenous Learning team has developed an online, interactive Historical Timeline that provides over 100 significant dates and events.
Working with Indigenous Communities: A Guide to Cultural Protocols
Job aid1 hr 30 mins
This foundational job aid is a learning tool to understand the importance of respecting cultural protocoles while visiting or collaborating with Indigenous communities.
The Seven Grandfather Teachings: Back to Basics for Public Servants
Video 10 mins
To learn more about First Nations culture and traditions, watch the video about the Seven Grandfather teachings.
The Memoirs of Russell Moses: Residential School survivors
Video 4 mins
The memoirs of Russell Moses: Residential School survivor with excerpts from his father Russ' memoirs, John Moses tells the story of a residential school survivor.