Truth and Reconciliation Week Learning Resources from your Library


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Did you know that the Paterson Library at Confederation College carries an extensive collection of TRC learning resources?   From Indigenous-centred books to electronic resources to learning activities, we have something for everyone to explore.  Visit our friendly library staff who are here to help you navigate all we have to offer today!

Negahneewin Book Collection:  A book collection that focuses specifically on the Indigenous experience, viewpoints, and history written by Indigenous writers. This collection aims to foster awareness in our shared journey towards reconciliation.

Electronic Resources:  Paterson Library also has a large collection of electronic Indigenous learning resources for your convenience and is available on demand.  We have eBooks, streaming videos, and articles for reading from the convenience of anywhere you have Internet access. 

Maamwi Hub (The Learning Portal):  Originally created by Confederation College to support faculty curriculum needs, the Hub now serves the information needs of all 24 Ontario Colleges including students, faculty, researchers, and local Indigenous communities. The Hub intends to lead in educating staff and students on the diverse Indigenous histories, cultures, and current Indigenous worldviews.  Learn more about Maamwi here.

Neghaneewin Reading Series (faculty and staff):  Join us on a journey of Indigenous literature from a variety of authors and genres.  The reading series for the fall/winter term starts soon. Find out how to join the reading club here.

Please see below a small sampling of our offerings, organized by format:


Canada’s Residential Schools: The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2015)

The Survivors speak: A Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2015)

What We have Learned: Principles of Truth and Reconciliation (2015)

Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future (2015)

Power Through Testimony: Reframing Residential Schools in the Age of Reconciliation (2017)

Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Schools (2018)

The Sleeping Giant Awakens: Genocide, Indian Residential Schools, and the Challenge of Conciliation (2019)

The Witness Blanket: Truth, Art and Reconciliation  (2022)

Residential Schools and Reconciliation: Canada Confronts Its History (2017)

Speaking Our Truth: a Journey of Reconciliation (2017)

We Interrupt This Program: Indigenous Media Tactics in Canadian Culture (2017)

Ohpikiihaakan-ohpihmeh – Raised Somewhere Else: a 60’s Scoop Adoptee’s Story of Coming Home (2018)



Imagining Child Welfare in the Spirit of Reconciliation

Decolonizing and Indigenizing Education in Canada

Spirit of the Grassroots People: Seeking Justice for Indigenous Survivors of Canada’s Colonial Education System

A Knock on the Door: The Essential History of Residential Schools from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada 

Pathways of Reconciliation: Indigenous and Settler Approaches to Implementing the TRC’s Calls to Action

TRC Reports:

            Canada’s Residential Schools: The Legacy

            Canada’s Residential Schools: The History, Part 2, 1939 to 2000

            Canada’s Residential Schools: Reconciliation the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Vol. 6



Is the Canadian Government Delivering on Truth and Reconciliation? (2018)

Healing the Past: Canada’s First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (2021)

#Beyond94 – Canada’s Cultural Genocide of Indigenous Peoples (2018)

What Does Reconciliation Mean? (2021)

True Story – Part One (2023)



Interview with Murray Sinclair (2018)

Truth and Reconciliation in Canada’s Health System (2021)

Are the Natural Sciences Ready for Truth, Healing, and Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples in Canada?  Exploring ‘Settler Readiness’ at a World-Class Freshwater Research Station  (2020)

Indigenization as Inclusion, Reconciliation, and Decolonization:  Navigating the Different Visions for Indigenizing the Canadian Academy (2018)

Law, Justice, and Reconciliation in Post-TRC Canada (2019)

On the Call for a Residential Schools National Monument (2018)

Indigenous Ownership of Natural Resource Projects: a Framework for Partnership and Economic Development (2021)

Disrupting Business as Usual: Considering Teaching Methods in Business Law Classrooms (2019)

Indigenizing the Introduction to Psychology Course: Initial Course Content Suggestions and Call for Collaboration (2021)


TRC Website

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

The Survivors Flag