This July 1st, we encourage you to take the time to educate yourself and others on the full shared history of our country before choosing to celebrate this year.

Indigenous lives matter, and systemic violence and suppression is not just a historical issue. More than seven generations of Indigenous people continue to suffer the effects of intergenerational and personal trauma to this day.

We all have a lot of work to do.

How You Can Support Indigenous Communities

Please consider this list of educational resources to learn how you can stand in solidarity with Indigenous communities across the nation, today and always.

We are encouraging other businesses to donate to organizations by and for Indigenous people, and to read and learn.

It’s one thing to speak out. It’s another to act.

Settlers Take Action

Indigenous Canada offered by the University of Alberta, Faculty of Native Studies

  • Enroll in this free 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada

Give Back*

Support Indigenous Creators and Businesses

  • Follow Instagram and TikTok creator James Jones or “Notorious Cree” for informative content.
  • Find other Indigenous businesses to support here

Informative Podcasts and Movies

Help Hotline

If you have any other resources you’d like to share, please link them in the comments below.

*Spodek & Co. has donated to Indian Residential School Survivors Society and Native Women’s Association of Canada to mark July 1, 2021.