Westwood Truth and Reconciliation Resources

Engaging in relationship with our Indigenous neighbours. 

What can we do?

  • Learn: explore these resources and opportunities  for places to start
  • Listen: with an open heart and an open mind
  • Show Up when invited: check out the Indigenous Events button, and  the posts below for upcoming events. 5 Tips for Photographing Cultural Events with respect and sensitivity,.
  • Engage in some or all of these 150 Acts of Reconciliation
  • Support indigenous enterprises: our consumer choices matter. We are happy to hear your recommendations and suggestions for our Indigenous Enterprises Guide. Contact: web@westwoodunitarian.ca
Territorial Land Acknowledgements: Going Beyond the Script

What is the purpose? How do I make my own?

This video and further resources from the University of Alberta are a place to start.

First Nation Protocol: Thanking the Host first Nation Why You Should -Bob Joseph

Tobacco Offering Protocol

Indigenous Knowledge and Wisdom Centre

“Igniting the fire of our ancestors’ ways of knowing.”

We will:

  • Honour the diversity among indigenous cultures
  • Honour the inherent and treaty rights of our peoples
  • Celebrate and sustain our environments, languages, cultures and identities
  • Develop a legacy of knowledge and teachings for life long learning

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society:

Stands with First Nations children, youth and families so they have equitable opportunities to grow up safely at home, be healthy, get a good education and be proud of who they are.” 

Wondering what you as an individual can actually do? Start here for positive ways to participate.

We are RAVEN

Join us in our mission to provide access to justice for Indigenous Nations.

Books & More

Edmonton Public Library 

Has a wealth of information by, for, and about Indigenous Peoples, as well as opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of reconciliation and how it impacts all Canadians. 

Mâmawôayâwin is the program for Indigenous Services at EPL.

The name means “all being together” in Nehiyawewin (Plains Cree). It is a reflection of EPL’s intention to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples together to learn, discuss and celebrate under various topics. 

Reconcili-ACTION YEG is a student-run blog from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law.

Their four-student team engages with issues related to advancing justice for Indigenous People, including the Reconcili-ACTION Podcast.


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