BearPaw resources include a variety of multimedia so individuals can decide which is best for them. This includes print materials, videos, podcasts and workshops. These resources are designed specifically for Indigenous people, organizations working with Indigenous populations, educators, students and academics engaged in research with Indigenous communities and the general public.
All of BearPaw Resources are designed for public use by individuals and in classrooms, workshops, and community programs. All resources include public performance rights (PPR).
These resources highlight traditional Indigenous worldviews and hunting and fishing to consider how to incorporate that knowledge today.
What does it mean to be Indigenous today? Resources discuss the impacts of major historical events on Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
Children & Youth Justice
Need help through the court process? Learn about: children testifying, youth court process, options for Indigenous youth, breaches and cyberbullying.
Learn about your rights with police, breaches, impaired driving laws, tickets, fines and Gladue Reports. Find resources on domestic violence, reporting sexual assault, identity theft, disabilities and FASD.
Resources on child welfare, foster care and adoption, parenting, divorce, child support, parenting orders, Elder abuse, and payday loans and deferred payments.
Government I.D. & Voting
Step-by-step guidance on: getting an Alberta driver’s license/I.D. card; legally reclaiming traditional names for I.D., applying for Indian status; registering to vote in federal elections.
Learn about: basic rights and responsibilities in the workplace; Alberta labour laws; taxes for First Nations people; workplace harassment; addressing racism in the workplace.
Landlord & Tenant Rights
Resources tenant rights and responsibilities of tenants;landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities when renting; how to break a lease when escaping domestic violence in Alberta.
Parents possess the legal right to make decisions about their child’s education. Learn about disabilities in schools, Alberta’s School Act, suspensions and expulsions.
Lateral Violence is a serious yet hidden problem within Indigenous communities. Explore the problem and ways to break the cycle.