Go to the Encounter and Become an Ally of Indigenous Nations - McCord Museum
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Content in relation with the exhibition Indigenous Voices of Today

Go to the Encounter and Become an Ally of Indigenous Nations

Through the exhibition Indigenous Voices of Today: Knowledge, Trauma, Resilience, the McCord Museum seeks to encourage a genuine encounter. Here are some suggestions and resources to guide exhibition visitors in their journey to becoming allies of Indigenous nations.

  1. Find out the names of the 11 Indigenous nations of Quebec, and learn to locate the territories with which they identify.
  2. Research the nation that occupies the territory where you live. Learn about its history and contemporary claims.
  3. Read or listen to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report, and think about actions you can take in your daily life, workplace, school and community.
  4. Amplify Indigenous voices through your social media platforms. Show your solidarity publicly.
  5. Consume goods and services that benefit Indigenous artists and artisans.
  6. Learn to listen carefully and openly when Indigenous people talk about their past and current realities. Be curious without being intrusive.
  7. Leave your comfort zone by questioning your privileges, biases and prejudices. Take part in a more egalitarian distribution of power by accepting to lose these privileges.
  8. Take an interest in Indigenous languages. Learn some words of greeting and courtesy.
  9. Take on the role of a multiplier: learn about contemporary demands and share this information with your friends and family.
  10. Take part in a Pow Wow, a special time for nations to come together. Remember that you will be participating in a sacred celebration.

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