The back of a child’s head, whose hair is pulled up into a ponytail. They are holding a flag that reads “Every Child Matters” and is watching two people wearing orange in a ceremony for Truth and Reconciliation day at Langara College.

PD Playlist: Resources for Truth and Reconciliation

On September 30, communities across Canada will observe the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day. Events and activities commemorate and help deepen our understanding of the ongoing impact of residential schools on the lives of survivors, their families, and communities and is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

To support your efforts to learn about truth and reconciliation and decolonize your personal and professional lives, TCDC faculty have compiled the following list, the first in a series of monthly “PD Playlists.” We’ve arranged the resources from “sound bite” to “radio play” to “extended mix” to “full LP.” Some options will take just a few minutes of your time while others will require a longer commitment.

September’s PD Playlist:

Sound Bite <10 minutes

Principles for Indigenizing at snəw̓eyəɬ leləm (Webpage |00:05:00)
Learn about Langara’s principles for decolonizing and Indigenizing the classroom and curriculum.

Radio Play <20 minutes

Telling Our Twisted Histories CBC Podcast Series (Podcast series | 00:20:00)
A podcast series made by Indigenous people to decolonize words through story. Episodes vary from 16- to 36-minutes.

Extended Mix <60 minutes

Pulling Together: Indigenization Guides (E-book | 01:00:00)
From BCcampus, guides for teachers, researchers, curriculum developers, leaders and frontline staff offer insights for Indigenizing post-secondary institutions.

Full LP >1 hour

Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer (Book | 08:00:00)

Available as e-book and hardcopy through TCDC and Langara Library and as an e-book, audiobook, or hardcopy through most public libraries.