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Resources for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Posted by Faculty of Management on September 29, 2022 in News

Dalhousie is closed this Friday, September 30th to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We've compiled a list of events and resources as a starting place for learning, reflecting and taking action. In addition to some foundational resources on reconcilation, the list includes resources that are specific to those studying business, public service and information and resource management.


Mi'kmaw history and culture





  • Aikenhead, G., & Michell, H. (2011). Bridging cultures: Indigenous and scientific ways of knowing nature. In: Toronto, ON: Pearson Canada Inc.
  • Cajete, G. (2000). Native science: Natural laws of interdependence.
  • Dimaline, Cherie. The Marrow Thieves. Toronto: Dancing Cat, 2017. Web.
  • Eve Tuck and K. Yang, Decolonization Is Not a Metaphor. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society 1(1):1-40
  • Kimmerer, R. W. (2013). Braiding sweetgrass: Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants: Milkweed Editions.
  • Jisgang Nika Collison, Sdaahl K’awaas Lucy Bell and Lou-ann Neel (2019) Indigenous repatriation handbook. Prepared by the Royal BC Museum and the Haida Gwaii Museum at Kay Llnagaay
  • John Borrows, Larry Chartrand, Oonagh E Fitzgerald and Risa Schwartz, eds. (2019) Braiding Legal Orders: Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Waterloo, Ontario : Centre for International Governance Innovation)
  • William C. Wicken (2018) Mi'kmaq Treaties on Trial: History, Land, and Donald Marshall Junior (Toronto : University of Toronto Press)
  • Marie Battiste, ed. (2016) Living Treaties: Narrating Mi'kmaw Treaty Relations (Sydney, Nova Scotia: Cape Breton UP)

Academic Articles:

  • No’kmaq, M. s., Marshall, A., Beazley, K. F., Hum, J., joudry, s., Papadopoulos, A., Zurba, M. (2021). “Awakening the sleeping giant”: re-Indigenization principles for transforming biodiversity conservation in Canada and beyond. FACETS, 6(1), 839-869.
  • Johnson, J. T., Howitt, R., Cajete, G., Berkes, F., Louis, R. P., & Kliskey, A. (2016). Weaving Indigenous and sustainability sciences to diversify our methods. J Sustainability Science, 11(1), 1-11.
  • Kealiikanakaoleohaililani, K., & Giardina, C. P. (2016). Embracing the sacred: an indigenous framework for tomorrow’s sustainability science. Sustainability Science, 11(1), 57-67.
  • Miller, J.R. (1996). Shingwauk's Vision: A History of Native Residential Schools. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 9780802078582.
  • Maggie Walter, Raymond Lovett, Bobby Maher, Bhiamie Williamson, Jacob Prehn, Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews and Vanessa Lee (2021) Indigenous data sovereignty in the era of big data and open data. The Australian Journal of Social Issues 56(2):143-156
  • Stephanie Russo Carroll, Ibrahim Garba, Oscar L. Figueroa-Rodríguez, Jarita Holbrook, Raymond Lovett, Simeon Materechera, Mark Parsons, Kay Raseroka, Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear, Robyn Rowe, Rodrigo Sara, Jennifer D. Walker, Jane Anderson and Maui Hudson (2020) The CARE principles for indigenous data governanceData Science Journal 19(1):43

Calls to action and accountability

On giving land acknowledgments  

On being an ally

Resources for faculty and staff

Resource list first published September 2021.