Resource List: Tools and Guides

This list of resources was put together by Ontario Presents and SPARC, with consultation from Cynthia Lickers-Sage (IPAA) and Clayton Windatt (Aboriginal Curatorial Collective).

The resources below focus on tools and guides. Additional lists are also available on the topics of:

Resource List: Tools and Guides

IPAA Smudging document
Information about the practice of smudging, as it relates to performance venues.

Indigenous Ally Toolkit
Useful information about what it means to be an Ally to Indigenous people, created by The Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network.

OP Statement on Presenting Indigenous-led Work
Ontario Presents’ guiding principles when it comes to presenting Indigenous artists.

Indigenous Corporate Training guides
A series of guides on working with Indigenous partners in your community, including 21 tips for local government and a Guide to Terminology

Culture Days - Indigenous Cultural Programming Resource and Webinar 
Recording of a webinar on essential things to know about Indigenous Cultural Programming. Presenters are Dominga Robinson, Christine van der Merwe, and Chantal Amstad.

While it is impossible to have a comprehensive list of Reconciliation resources, we hope that this will be a starting place for those looking to learn more about the history of Indigenous people in their area, and about building reciprocal relationships with Indigenous communities, people, and artists. It is a living list, and will be updated as we come across new resources. If you would like to suggest a resource, we welcome you to email