The land that we call home here in Regina is Treaty 4 Territory and the traditional territory of the Cree, Salteaux, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota, and Homeland of the Métis. We recognize the diverse Indigenous peoples whose footsteps have marked this territory.
Here you'll find programs, services and resources that support and celebrate Indigenous culture, traditions and histories.
We've included traditional and contemporary resources that reflect cross cultural awareness, education and understanding for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. These programs, resources and services create opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of reconciliation.
Check back often for updates to this page.
Also available through Overdrive/Libby:
- Kanopy Indigenous film
- NFB Campus: Get great Canadian content from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), with free streaming video of NFB films. NFB Campus provides exclusive access to hundreds of films not available to the public on the main NFB site.
- Indigenous Peoples: North America: Collections from Canadian and American institutions, providing insight into the cultural, political and social history of Indigenous Peoples from the seventeenth into the twentieth century.
- CBC Docs: Canadians have been breaking their promises to Indigenous People
- Filmmaker Tasha Hubbard narrates a history of Indigenous peoples in the prairies and their relationship with the government, focusing on the events of the late nineteenth century.
- KAIROS Blanket Exercise: An educational workshop to help people understand the shared history of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada.
- Indigenous Canada: A free 12-lesson Massive Open Online course from the University of Alberta. It explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.
- Knowledge Keepers: Sharing Stories from the Métis Community: an oral history project honouring Métis families of Indian Head and the Qu’Appelle Valley. We're grateful to the Indian Head Museum for allowing us access to view this film.
- Making bannock with the Sioux Chef: See the Sioux Chef in action making traditional oven bannock. He'll also share a few tips on how to give a boost to your baked bannock.
- Bannock-making recipe and demonstration: 0:00-6:15
- Interview with Chef Dickie Yuzicapi: 6:15-15:04
- Tipi raising and sharing traditional tipi teachings: Learn about the teachings and values related to the tipi poles; for caring for ourselves, and living in balance. View this video to learn about construction, placement, and traditional teachings associated with the tipi.
- Download the NIHM colouring page, colour it, and then display your finished art on your front window to show your support during National Indigenous Peoples Month
Cree: The Cree language has the largest speaker population of all of Canada’s First Nations languages
Ojibwe: Ojibwe has been called by many names including Anishinaabemowin, Ojibwe, Ojibway, Ojibwa, Southwestern Chippewa, and Chippewa. It is a Central Algonquian language spoken by the Anishinaabe people throughout much of Canada from Ontario to Manitoba and U.S. border states from Michigan to Montana.
Michif: Michif is a mixed language which combines Cree with French. For the most part, Michif uses Cree verbs, question words, and demonstratives while using French nouns.