Meet Our Exhibitors

IHHG is truly grateful for the support from the following organizations.

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Know History

Since 2011, Know History has provided a range of historical services to assist in the research, presentation and documentation of Canada’s history. With offices in Ottawa and Calgary and associates located throughout the country, we have had the privilege of working alongside policymakers, museums, filmmakers, Indigenous organizations and individuals to make history relevant.

The NCTR was created as part of the mandate of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). The TRC was charged to listen to Survivors, their families, communities and others affected by the residential school system and educate Canadians about their experiences. The resulting collection of statements, documents and other materials now forms the sacred heart of the NCTR.

The First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres (FNCCEC), established in 1972, is a national organization representing Cultural Education Centres across the country. In partnership with the Federal Government, the FNCCEC works together to create and deliver programs that support language revitalization, reconciliation, and relationship-building between First Nations and Canadian communities.

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Library and Archives Canada (LAC) combines the holdings, services and staff of both the former National Library of Canada and the National Archives of Canada. As outlined in the Preamble to the Library and Archives of Canada Act, LAC’s mandate is as follows:

  • to preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future generations
  • to be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada as a free and democratic society
  • to facilitate in Canada co-operation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge
  • to serve as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions

The Canadian Museum of History is Canada’s national museum of human history, with a mandate to enhance Canadians’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of events, experiences, people and objects that reflect and have shaped Canada’s history and identity, and also to enhance their awareness of world history and cultures. The Museum works in close collaboration with Indigenous peoples through the repatriation of cultural material, collaborative models of exhibition development, and community-centred projects. Through initiatives such as the Museum’s Indigenous Internship Program, the Framework for Indigenous Relations and Digital Museums Canada, the Museum is prioritizing Indigenous cultural heritage, histories and perspectives throughout many aspects of its work.

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) was established in 1973 and was originally known as Grand Council Treaty No. 9 until 1983. Grand Council Treaty No. 9 made a public declaration – A Declaration of Nishnawbe-Aski (The People and the Land) – of our rights and principles in 1977. NAN is a well-known political body that has a solid understanding of the harms that have been caused as a result of the Indian Residential School (IRS) System. NAN currently serves 49 First Nation communities in Northwestern Ontario. Additionally, there are seven (7) former residential school sites located within NAN territory. In 2021, NAN Chiefs-in-assembly, passed Resolution 21-10, in response to the finding of 215 unmarked grave sites at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. From this resolution, NAN formed the Reclamation and Healing Department to undertake and oversee activities relating to IRS. 


We envision a world where everyone is trauma-informed. We provide training (in-person and online), consulting, books, and free resources in the areas of trauma, mental health, counselling skills, and violence prevention. At the heart of our training materials and resources is a belief that everyone should be trauma-informed. We hope that the impact of our work ripples out into the world, inspiring learning and improving lives. Our facilitators are located in major cities across Canada and several US regions, and we work with both small and large clients worldwide.

Training that weaves together Indigenous and Western perspectives. We provide culturally relevant, trauma-informed training that will increase your team’s empathy, understanding, and skills for supporting people affected by trauma, grief, and more.

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Design de Plume is an Indigenously-owed, women-led creative agency. We strategically plan and create visuals that resonate with people across the glorious human spectrum of abilities, ambitions, cultures, genders, and learning styles. All so you can connect with and inspire change in everyone you need to reach. Our services include Strategy, Branding, Design Systems, Campaigns, and Websites in both Canada and the US.

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Future Generations Foundation, led by and for First Nations, provides comprehensive grant funding to support cultural revitalization, healing, and community development initiatives. Our flexible funding options include scholarships for land-based and cultural teachings, empowering individuals and communities to preserve First Nations culture. We facilitate funding for projects across Turtle Island, spanning over 600 communities nationwide. With a focus on supporting traditional knowledge and economic empowerment, we prioritize initiatives aligned with First Nations values, promoting self-determination. As stewards of the IRSSA funds, we ensure efficient allocation to drive positive change for First Nations individuals and communities.

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Since 1909, the Last Post Fund’s mission is to ensure that no Veteran is denied a dignified funeral and burial, as well as a military gravestone, due to insufficient funds at time of death. Over 12,000 Indigenous people have served in the Canadian Armed Forces. In keeping with the spirit of the ongoing Reconciliation process, The Last Post Fund (LPF) is eager to help commemorate and honour Indigenous Veterans through the Indigenous Veterans Initiative (IVI), launched in March 2019. The Indigenous Veterans Initiative (IVI) offers two services:
  1. Placement of a military marker for Veterans that have been buried more than 5 years and with no existing tombstone in place.
  2. Inscription of the Indigenous Veteran’s traditional name on existing tombstone previously placed by the Last Post Fund.
Learning Bird

Learning Bird partners with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit leaders to develop education solutions for lifelong learning. Our work includes curriculum development, course development, digital and print resource creation, video production, implementation support, and more. We also partner with Nations and organizations to create language and culture resources for heritage and preservation purposes and for revitalizing Indigenous languages.

At NVision we provide services and products that strengthen the structures and programs of Indigenous communities and organizations, enhance the achievements of Indigenous peoples and governments, and support Indigenous cultural awareness and reconciliation. We are an Indigenous owned consultant company that provides high-quality solutions/customer service, collaboration and partnerships with respect, honesty and integrity and we are committed to the advancement and inclusion of Indigenous peoples.

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The Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) is an independent and non-political charitable organization established to amplify the impact of the office of the Governor General as a central institution of Canadian democracy and to better serve Canadians through a range of initiatives linked to learning, leadership, giving and innovation. Their Indigenous Teacher Education initiative is supporting a dramatic increase of 10,000 First Nations, Inuit and Métis teachers.

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Shared Value Solutions is an environmental and community development consulting firm with staff serving First Nation, Métis and Inuit Nations from coast, to coast, to coast. Our team works alongside Indigenous Nations across Canada, providing technical guidance, regulatory advice, peer reviews, planning, and negotiation strategy in relation to major resource development projects. We are a company of Indigenous and non-Indigenous environmental, cultural heritage, planning and regulatory experts committed to braiding Indigenous Knowledge with western science to further our clients’ goals of prosperity, stewardship and self-determination.

As the largest, truly full-service Canadian law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) delivers practical legal advice for domestic and international clients across more practices and industries than any Canadian firm. With 800 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals, BLG serves the legal needs of businesses and institutions across Canada and beyond — from M&A and capital markets to disputes, financing, and trademark and patent registration.

Indigenous Tourism Ontario (ITO) is the province’s first and only dedicated Indigenous tourism organization that focuses on uniting communities, Indigenous organizations and industry leaders to support the growth of Indigenous tourism in Ontario.

Indigenous Tourism Ontario provides access to invaluable marketing, sales, and business development programs that build capacity to produce high quality tourism products and services. ITO is well aligned and positioned to support Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs in all stages of business development. 

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The Special Interlocutor works closely and collaboratively with Indigenous leaders, communities, Survivors, families and experts to identify needed measures and recommend a new federal legal framework to ensure the respectful and culturally appropriate treatment and protection of unmarked graves and burial sites of children at former residential schools.

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The Royal Canadian Mint proudly produces world-renowned circulation and collector coins, gold and silver bullion, and medals and medallions that honour those who have made a significant impact on our country.

All proceeds from the sale of the Truth and Reconciliation Keepsake will support the work of the Na-mi-quai-ni-mak Community Support Fund (Na-mi-quai-ni-mak is an Anishinaabemowin name meaning “I remember them”). Established by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, Na-mi-quai-ni-mak is a community fund that assists Survivors and their communities carry out healing, wellness and commemoration activities.

For more than 93 years the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) has been working to make Canada better known to Canadians and the world. In 2020 the Society launched its new strategic plan, prioritizing initiatives that help advance our country through lenses that include a Healthier Planet and Truth and Reconciliation.

Specifically, the RCGS is working to:

  • Celebrate Canada’s natural and cultural heritage
  • Understand the intersection of place and experience; and
  • Equip new generations with the knowledge they need to become the changemakers of tomorrow.
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We are a software and consulting company that helps Indigenous communities conduct and manage historical, traditional knowledge, and traditional land use data and research. Our software platform, Trailmark, is chosen by Indigenous communities across Canada for integrating oral history, archival, field, and GIS data—and turning it into knowledge that makes an impact. We also build custom apps with Indigenous communities to preserve and maintain traditional ways of life. We are committed to enacting reconciliation by ensuring our clients can access, control, and use their own knowledge and information as effectively as government and industry.

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