CBOQ supports churches in the ongoing work of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and building new and healthy relationships.

On this page, you will find resources to help your church grow and build relationships with Indigenous neighbours. There are resources that address concerns raised in the Truth and Reconciliation commission and those that help us listen to Indigenous people first and foremost.

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day

For generations, many Indigenous groups and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on June 21 or around that time of year because of the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year. This is a day when we recognize and celebrate the history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis across Canada. We encourage you to participate in local celebrations taking place across our two provinces.

We also encourage you to include a territorial acknowledgement in your Sunday services.

  • for CBOQ churches located on or near reservation land: Misstissini, Oneida, Caledonia, Ohsweken
  • consider how you can learn and strengthen relationships with Indigenous peoples.
  1. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action 

These are 94 policy recommendations that came out of the Truth and Reconciliation hearings and are meant to aid the healing process by: 

  • Acknowledging the full, horrifying history of the residential schools systems 
  • Creating systems to prevent these abuses from ever happening again. 

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Truth and Reconciliation Commission

2. Indigenous Ally Toolkit

3. Do you live near the site of a residential school? Use this interactive map to find out.

First Nations Version: An Indigenous Translation of the New Testament (IVP Boos)

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada 

Beyond 94

21 Things you may not know about the Indian Act, Bob Joseph 

All our Relations, Tanya Talaga 

Seven Fallen Feathers, Tanya Talaga 

The Marrow Thieves, Cherie Dimaline 

Fire Keepers Daughter, Angeline Boulley 

Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer 

The Inconvenient Indian, Thomas King 

From Where I Stand, Jody Wilson-Raybould 

A Mind Spread Out on the Ground, Alicia Elliott 

True Reconciliation: How to Be a Force for Change , Jody Wilson-Raybould

The Survivors 

Burden of Truth (CBC) 

SkyMed (CBC) 

Resident Alien (CTV) 

Alaska Daily (ABC) 

Indian Horse

We Will Rise – Colton Boushie

We Were Children

Broken Promises documentary


Kairos Blanket Exercise

Visit a reserve near you – not as a tourist but with a posture of learning.

Take part in a Pow-wow


Walking Together - Indigenous Dance
Walking Together Conference
Walking Together Conference