Featured Online Collection: Truth & Reconciliation Day: Remembering the Children

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With guidance from Indigenous Initiatives at the University of Guelph, the library has curated a new subcollection of books and eBooks “Truth & Reconciliation Day 2022: Remembering the Children” to acknowledge and honour Truth and Reconciliation Week leading up to the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day on Friday, September 30. 

The titles in this collection build on the existing Exploring Indigenous Narratives and Worldviews Collection and share the stories of residential school survivors in Canada while also celebrating the Indigenous activism working towards a better future. 

The memoirs, biographies, films, research, and poetry in this collection aim to support the continued learning of the U of G community by exploring the truth of the past and demonstrating paths toward reconciliation in the areas of education, the child welfare system, land-back protest, healing, and storytelling. 

Some featured titles include: 

You can also explore titles from our streaming media collection, which provide access to films and documentaries depicting a wide range of Indigenous stories and perspectives. Check out the Indigenous Studies collection from Kanopy or Indigenous Studies content on CBC’s Curio to learn more about Indigenous histories, the impacts of settler-colonialism on First Peoples, and the resurgence in Indigenous activism for land rights, language reclamation, political representation, and much more.  

Please note that these materials deal with sensitive and challenging topics that can be distressful for many of us. Should you require mental health support, information on available resources is included below: 

  • Indigenous Student Advising: Ally Stoett - Click here to book an appointment.
  • Student Counselling Services: Ext. 53244 
  • Good2Talk: Call 1-866-925-5454 or Text "UofG" to 686868 
  • keep.meSAFE for international and English Language Program students 
  • Employee Assistance Program: 1-800-265-8310 
  • Hope for Wellness Helpline: Call 1-855-242-3310 or chat online. Immediate emotional support is available 24/7 to all Indigenous people across Canada. 

To learn more about Indigenous Initiatives at U of G and supports for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students: