ISR Resources

Videos

The Fight Continues: 262 & the Declaration

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has called Canada to adopt and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Though some politicians refuse to honour the minimum rights standards of the Declaration—afraid of the potential impact they might have on the resource extraction economy—Indigenous nations, organizations, and allies continue to mobilize to have the Declaration respected and implemented in Canadian law. The well-being, dignity and survival of Indigenous peoples and lands depend on it. The healing and decolonization of Canada too.

Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights

A documentary recording the shared experience of non-Indigenous, Indigenous walkers as they advocate for the adoptions of Bill-262 and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. The Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights took place from April 23 - May 13, 2017.

Reserve 107: Reconciliation on the Prairies

For decades, stories have spread throughout the village of Laird, Saskatchewan. The First Nations than came to the town, starting in the 1970s, insisted that a treaty signed between their people and the Government of Canada states the land actually belongs to an indigenous first nation. When a group of Mennonites and Lutherans in the town of Laird discover that the land they live on is in fact the former reserve of the Young Chippewayan First Nation, they are forced to acknowledge their history. Myths, assumptions and fears are shattered as this old injustice is about to provide an opportunity for friendship and renew a fierce determination to repair the wrongs of the past.

Broken Covenant documentary

What is the Royal Proclamation of 1763?

Most Canadians have never heard of it, yet the Proclamation is a part of Canada’s Constitution, and for many Indigenous peoples, it is the ‘Magna Carta’ of our Treaty tradition.

What significance does it have today? Join a delegation of Indigenous leaders and church guests as they journey to London, England to mark the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation and to meet with the British Crown. Discover why this old legislation matters not only to Indigenous peoples, but also to settler Canadians.

Mennonites and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)

In the spring of 2013, a group of Mennonites from Alberta and BC attended Truth and Reconciliation events in Montreal. This is our invitation to attend the TRC in Vancouver, September 2013 or in Edmonton, March 2014.

 Idle No More Action - January 11, 2013:
Settlers in Solidarity with Canada's Indigenous Peoples

A mini-documentary: On Jan. 11, 2013 at 8 a.m., a national day of action, a group of mostly non-indigenous people, including some Mennonites, stood in solidarity with Canada's Indigenous people and the Idle No More movement in Winnipeg, Manitoba.