Following the release of the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on June 3, 2019, Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the Caring Society and Professor of Social Work at McGill University, launched a learning series entitled #IsItGenocide on Twitter. Dr. Blackstock posted a new historical resource every day for 30 days, creating opportunities for Canadians to learn more about Canada’s historic and ongoing violations of Indigenous peoples’ rights. This resource categorizes Dr. Blackstock’s posts and the historical documents they contain according to Dr. Gregory H. Stanton’s (2016) “Ten stages of genocide” (n.p.). True to its mission of producing educational resources in support of reconciliation, the Caring Society hopes this resource will stimulate critical learning and dialogue about Canada’s colonial legacy and prompt Canadians to take action to address contemporary colonialism and discrimination.


Cindy Blackstock

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Senior Grades (14-18)

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