Reconciliation Training Resources


1.Title: The Power of Honest Introductions | Sarain Fox | TEDxToronto

Description: How do you introduce yourself? Do you acknowledge and share who you really are? Sarain Fox, storyteller, Indigenous activist, and television host, shares stories about the power of introductions as a gateway to our personal truths and to connect us to what we have in common: each other. Of Anishinaabe lineage, Sarain Fox is a dancer, choreographer, activist and television host. A storyteller at heart, Sarain combines these various mediums to amplify the voices of her people in hopes of creating meaningful dialogue between her indigenous community and settler communities. Sarain’s screen highlights include RISE (VICELAND), Cut-Off (VICELAND) and APTN’s Future History.


2.Title: Aboriginal Women – Resistance, Resilience and Revitalization | Patti Doyle Bedwekk | TEDxCapeBreton

Description: Patricia Doyle-Bedwell is a Mi’kmaq woman, Social Anthropology and Law educator, and an Aboriginal and Women’s Rights Advocate. Patti discusses racism and sexism, and how Aboriginal women face increased violence and poverty. Patti also talks to MMIWC2S and the Indian Act, including marriage laws, Indian Residential Schools, and how the government determined who could and could not be an Indian. Patti explores a number of themes relevant to overcoming racism-sexism and achieving equality, and how we use resistance, resilience and revitalization to survive.


3.Title: Indigenous Knowledge to Close Gaps in Indigenous Health | Marcia Anderson-DeCoteau | TEDxUManitoba

Description: Marcia is a Cree-Saulteaux woman, physician working in predominantly administrative/policy/planning roles, and practices both internal medicine and public health as a Medical Officer of Health with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Marcia shares about healthy programs that are culture-based and use both western and Indigenous knowledge, and how they have the potential to be more responsive to Indigenous peoples and their rights. Manito Ikwe Kagiikwe is a program that serves substance involved women who are pregnant/early parenting. The program works treating wome nwh oare often the most stigmatized in the health care system with love and respect


4.Title: Reconciliation and Education | Starleigh Grass | TEDxWestVancouverED

Description: Starleigh Grass, Tsilgqot’in, is the Senior Policy Analyst for the First Nations Education Steering Committee. Starleigh shares about lessons to remember before thinking about, talking about, and teaching about, Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation.