The following resources help support allyship with Indigenous people. Allyship is the active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a person in a position of privilege and power seeks to operate in solidarity with a marginalized group. It may include disrupting oppressive spaces by educating others on the realities and histories of marginalized people. 

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Indigenous Ally Toolkit Dakota Swiftwolfe, Leilani Shaw, Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Network This toolkit teaches how an individual can become a better ally and discusses the do’s and don’ts as well as vocabulary.
Building Trust Before Truth: How Non-Indigenous Canadians Become Allies Robyn Ward This article discusses building an ally relationship on trust. The author discusses the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples in Canada by implementing Brené Brown’s Anatomy of Trust (2018).
10 Ways to be a Genuine Ally to Indigenous Communities Amnesty International This article discusses what it means for human rights activists to be a genuine ally and lists different approaches to get started.
Building an ally: non-Indigenous people share their stories of bridge building Rosanna Deerchild, Unreserved, CBC Podcast “What does it mean to support and stand with the Indigenous community? Some non-Indigenous people have been viewed as an ally, but what does it mean to them to be a cross-cultural bridge builder?” Guests include: David Suzuki, John Ralston Saul, Monique Woroniak, Verna St. Denis, Elizabeth Gouthro.
How to Be an Ally To Indigenous Peoples Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc