Engage for Change

Enhance Your Understanding of Indigenous People

In 2017, the City of Kingston through its Engage for Change project organized Ten Community Talking Circles facilitated by Three Things Consulting Inc. and co-designed with community partners and indigenous leaders. The circles openly discussed themes of reconciliation with the intent to increase overall cultural competency around indigenous issues. The circles built upon what indigenous and non-indigenous residents of Kingston know, how they feel and how their knowledge can be put into practice to create open dialogue within the community.

You can do more research to increase your own understanding of Indigenous people by consulting the following resources below.

It should be noted that we do not take responsibility for the content curated by these resources.  

BUSINESS:

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

CULTURE:

Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre 

Kingston Indigenous Laguages Nest

EDUCATION:

Aboriginal Teacher Education Program at Queen's University 

First Nations Technical Institute 

Humber College Indigenous Education and Engagement

Indigenous Education Advisory Council

Indspire Bursaries and Scholarships

LDSB Indigenous Education Advisory Council

Native North American Travelling College

River Program (formerly Katarokwi Aboriginal School) 

SLC Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being

University of Toronto Deepening Knowledge Project

EMPLOYMENT:

Aboriginal Labour Force Development Circle 

Akwesasne Career & Employment Support Service

Canada’s National Aboriginal Job Site

First Nation Jobs Online 

Kagita Mikam Employment Services

GOVERNMENT:

Assembly of First Nations

Chiefs of Ontario Assembly Centre

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada 

Indigenous Services Canada

Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

Ontario Programs and Funding for Indigenous People

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada 

HEALTH & WELLNESS:

Aboriginal Healing Foundation

Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle (IDHC)

Indigenous Health Canada

KCHC Indigenous Health Council Report  

Mental Health and Wellness in First Nations and Inuit Communities

Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy  

HOUSING:

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services  

Tipi Moza 

LEGAL SERVICES:

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)   

MEDIA:

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)

CBC Indigenous News 

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

Indian Time Newspaper (Akwesasne)

Nation Talk  

SOCIAL SERVICES:

Aboriginal and Rural Women’s Outreach Program

KFL&A Resource Guide for Indigenous Families 

Kingston Interval House - Aboriginal & Rural Women’s Outreach Program

Ontario Native Women's Association (ONWA)  

OTHER:

First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) 

Human Rights Watch World Report 2017 (Rights of Indigenous Peoples) 

Kingston Aboriginal Community Information Network (KACIN)

Métis Nation of Ontario 

Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte 

Ontario Coalition of Indigenous People (OCIP)

True North Aid