Next Steps

Further your Learning and Unlearning!

Below are our suggestions for films, documentaries, music, articles, books, and other works by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. This is a very short list to get you started- there are many, many, many more. Click on the pictures for links.

We can learn if we listen, reflect, and take action to live together as human beings.

Other Ottawa walking tours to go on

Reconciling History

Beechwood Cemetery

Indigenous Walks

Jaime Morse

Reconciliation Walking Tour

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society

Books for adults, young adults, and children

Seven Fallen Feathers

by Tanya Talga

Indigenous Writes

by Chelsea Vowel

What I Remember, What I Know: The Life of a High Arctic Exile

by Larry Audlaluk

A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System, 1879-1986

by John S. Milloy

My Arctic 1,2,3

by Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak

Shia Tooskin Knows Series


Charlene and Wilson Bearhead

The Marrow Thieves

by Cherie Dimaline

Films and Documentaries

Voices from Here: Madeleine Basile

Historica Canada

In Jesus' Name: Shattering the Silence of St. Anne's Residential School

by Susan Enberg

Woman Dress

by Thirza Cuthand

Holy Angels

by Jay Cardinal Villeneuve

Arctic Defenders

by John Walker Productions

Voices from here: Andre Carrier

Historica Canada

Where to find more films and documentaries by Indigenous film-makers:

Wapikoni (English website)

Wapikoni (site Web français)

National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Indigenous Cinema

Office national du film (ONF) Canada cinéma autochtone


Jonathon Adams

Tanya Talaq

Tristen Durocher

Twin Flames

Nelson Tagoona

Robin Sabiston-Cisek

Where to find more music by Indigenous artists:

N’we Jinan

Indigenous Music Countdown

Indigenous Music Awards

Talks by Indigenous Scholars

Dr. Karla Jessen Williamson

Dr. Brenda Mcdougall

Dr. Dwayne Donald

Dr. Leroy Little Bear

Dr. Allyson Stevenson

Dr. Heather Igloliorte

Visual Arts, Dance, and Theatre

Brandy Bloxum

Nadya Kwandibens

Elisapee Ishulutaq

Davidialuk Alasua Amittu

Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers

Matthew Mackenzie