Observing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. This day recognizes the injustices of the residential school system, the resilience of survivors and intergenerational survivors, and the memories of those who never returned home. CPA Manitoba reflects on and acknowledges the impacts of Canada's past while learning how we can create change for the future in both our profession and our communities. At CPA Manitoba, our office will be closed on September 29 for staff training in observance of the day and a continuation of our learning journeys.   

We have compiled a list of resources to help reflect and learn today, tomorrow, and always.

If there are additional resources you would like to suggest, please contact us.



To assist in your learning journey, CPA Manitoba encourages you to take these free courses which explore important truths about the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada.


CPA Canada Webinar: Introduction to Indigenous People's Cultures

Reconciliation Education: September 30 eLearning (provided by Red River College Polytechnic) | Password: NDTR2023

University of Alberta's Indigenous Canada Course




Daily Virtual Lunch & Learn Sessions with NCTR (September 25-30)

Métis Paper Vest Workshop at the Children's Museum (September 30)

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation @WAG-Qaumajuq (September 30)

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Orange Shirt Days at the Manitoba Museum (September 30 - October 2)

Siloam Mission Cookie Bake (September 30)

Wa-Say Healing Centre 3rd Annual Orange Shirt Day Survivors' Walk & Pow Wow (September 30)

2023 Reconciliation Run (September 30)



21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality by Bob Joseph

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Call Me Indian: From the Trauma of Residential School to Becoming the NHL's First Treaty Indigenous Player by Fred Sasakamoose

Calls to Action Booklet published by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life by James Daschuk

Elements of Indigenous Style - A Guide for Writing By and About Indigenous Peoples by Dr. Gregory Younging

Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way by Jesse Thistle

Grey Eyes by Frank Christopher Busch

Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese

Inconvenient Indian, The: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King

Indigenous Relations: Insights, Tips & Suggestions to Make Reconciliation a Reality by Bob Joseph

Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Issues In Canada by Chelsea Vowel

Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead

Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City by Tanya Talaga

Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story by David A. Robertson  

The Orange Shirt Story: The True Story of Orange Shirt Day by Phyllis Webstad   

They Came For Children by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada



For Love (Netflix)

Indian Horse (2017) 

Little Bird (Crave)

National Film Board Listing

The reckoning: Secrets unearthed by Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc

Remembering the Children (Live Streaming September 30)

We Were Children (2012)

Where the Spirit Lives (1989)



Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo

Telling our Twisted Histories

Unreserved with Rosanna Deerchild



Dallas Arcand Keynote Speaker & World Champion Hoop Dancer

Earl Lambert Keynote Speaker

Ginger Arnold

Indigenous Corporate Training

Jessica Dumas Speaker & Confidence Coach

Kendal Netmaker

Niigaan Sinclair

Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba Speakers Bureau



Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA) of Manitoba

Dreamcatcher Promotions

Feast Restaurant

INAC (Indigenous Nations Apparel Company)

Indigenous Chamber of Commerce

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata 

Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres

Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Inc.

Manitobah Mukluks

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Neeginan Centre (formerly Aboriginal Centre)

Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre




Dene Cree Designs

Indigenous Nations Apparel Co

Native Northwest

Orange Shirt Day Society

Red Rebel Armour

Teekca's Boutique


Page last updated: 09/20/2023