June is Indigenous History Month and, to honour its intent, Leddy Library’s Indigenous outreach librarian Jennifer Soutter has curated a short list of resources to help others get started on learning about Indigenous Allyship.
“The list includes some of the resources that helped orient me and change my thinking as a settler who is undergoing this journey of reconciliation on the traditional lands of the Three Fires Confederacy,” said Soutter. “Many of the items included in this list reflect both my learnings to date and my limitations, as I feel I am at the front end of a journey full of waystations.”
This list features six sections related to being on the land in this geographic and cultural area, each curated to educate and encourage others to reflect on learning about Indigenous communities, their history, and what it means to be an ally:
- Local communities
- Check yourself
- Align values for the work
- Approaches to start educating yourself
- Settler history of the land
- Continuing your journey
The Leddy Library invites you to explore these resources and others to learn more during Indigenous History Month.
To suggest additional readings or resources for the list, contact Soutter at firstname.lastname@example.org.