Here is a list of resources for people interested in rethinking both what and how we teach in our law schools. This list is, of course, non-exhaustive. Please let us know if you have any other recommendations that we can add to this list.


  • They Called Me Number One, by Bev Sellars
    • Review available here
  • The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, by Thomas King
    • Review available here
  • Resource Rulers: Fortune and Folly on Canada’s Road to Resources, by Bill Gallagher
    • Review available here
  • The Circle Game: Shadows and Substance in the Indian Residential Experience in Canada, by Roland Chrisjohn, Sherri Young, and Michael Maraun
  • Fatty Legs: A True Story, by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
    • Review available here
  • Stolen From Our Embrace, by Ernie Crey
    • Review available here
  • A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System, 1879 to 1986, by John Milloy
    • Review available here
  • Shingwauk’s Vision: A History of Native Residential Schools, 1996, by Jim Miller
    • Review available here
  • Saqiyuq: Stories from the Lives of Three Women, by Nancy Wachowich
    • Review available here
  • On Being Here to Stay, by Michael Asch
    • Review available here

Children’s Books

  • An on-line CBC news article on Books to read with your kids: here

Video and Film

  • Carey Newman’s Witness Blanket Project
    • Short video available here
  • #ReadTheTRCReport, videos of TRC recommendations read aloud
    • Videos available on Youtube playlist
    • Val Napoleon reads TRC Indigenous Law section here
    • Short article available here
  • Blanket Exercise, video here
  • Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos, by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
    • Link to video here
  • National Film Board Indigenous Films
    • Link to website here


  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Calls to Action
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Executive Summary
  • Study on Treaties, Agreements, and Other Constructive Arrangements between States and Indigenous Populations, by Miguel Alfonso Martinez, for the UN Working Group on Indigenous Peoples
    • Report available here



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