Resources on Indigenous Peoples

UNBC Aboriginal Speaker Series

The UNBC Aboriginal Guest Speaker Series invites experts from range of backgrounds to discuss a variety of topics. The purpose of this series is to enhance the goals of the UNBC Aboriginal Service Plan, which are: (1) increase the access, retention, completion, and transition opportunities for Aboriginal learners; (2) strengthen partnerships and collaboration in Aboriginal post-secondary education; (3) increase the receptivity and relevance of post-secondary institutions and programs for Aboriginal learners, including providing support for initiatives that address systemic barriers.  To access the webinar series, go to https://video.unbc.ca/channel/Aboriginal%2BSpeaker%2BSeries/19829 

Cultural Resource Training Group 

The Cultural Resource Monitor (CRM) training program provides course participants with valuable applied field and research skills and experience in the expanding field of cultural resource management.  Course description at https://www.nrtraininggroup.com/cultural-resources-monitor 

Indigenous Engagement Guidebook - A Practical and Principled Approach for Mineral Explorers

This guidebook developed by the Association of Mineral Exploration in BC (AMEBC) provides useful information on Aboriginal History, Law and Engagement and Best Practices.

Guidebook available at https://amebc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/aboriginal-engagement-guidebook-revised-may-2015.pdf  

United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday, 13 September 2007.  Today the Declaration is the most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of indigenous peoples. It establishes a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world and it elaborates on existing human rights standards and fundamental freedoms as they apply to the specific situation of indigenous peoples.  Download UNDRIP Document

Truth and Reconcilation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action

In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has created a calls to action document.  Website: http://trc.ca/    View Document