The toolkit is organized into three sections: background and context, a reflection workbook and a resource guide. Here’s how we recommend using it:
1. Watch the film(s).
This film project was created to raise awareness about the inequities Indigenous peoples face, inspire compassion and drive conversations to close the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.
Content advisory: The stories in this film contains content that may be distressing or traumatizing for viewers, including racism experienced by Indigenous peoples. Support resources are available.
2. Take care of yourself.
Because of the potentially triggering nature of the film(s), it is important to prioritize your emotional well-being. Before watching the film(s), answer the question: “What is one thing that I can do after viewing the video(s) to take care of my mind, body and/or spirit?”
3. Use the toolkit.
This was created as a complement to the films to provide context and knowledge on the issues raised in the films, help viewers analyze and reflect on the various levels of racism operating in the films, and equip viewers with knowledge to take action and help dismantle racism.
4. Lean into the discomfort.
Learning about and discussing topics related to colonialism and racism can often be uncomfortable and can lead to a range of emotions. One of the goals of this toolkit is help you build the skills to analyze the way in which racism manifests on multiple levels, which is a critical step to dismantling systemic racism. Discomfort is a normal and necessary part of this journey.
5. Keep learning.
Creating and sustaining change is an ongoing process. Additional resources, including allyship resources and discussion guides, are available in the third section of the toolkit to help you to continue learning.