What is Indigenous Watchdog?

“Truth, insight and visibility into the current state of reconciliation in Canada”

Indigenous Watchdog is a federally registered non-profit business established to monitor, integrate and deliver comprehensive and relevant details on all the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Commission Calls to Action. The TRC emphasized education as the foundation for raising awareness on what needs to happen to make true reconciliation a success. Indigenous Watchdog delivers answers to these and other questions you may ask that are easy to find, easy to access, are transparent, comprehensive and real?

  • What is the current status of each of the 94 Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action?
  • What have federal, provincial and territory governments committed and with what specific actions and where appropriate with what budget and timelines?
  • How have the designated stakeholders accountable for addressing specific Calls to Action responded? With what actions? By when?
  • How have the national Indigenous advocacy organizations responded to specific Calls to Action?

Almost five years after the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Summary Report in June 2015, “Reconciliation” has stalled. There is no visibility from an Indigenous lens into what is happening that will keep the numerous issues current, visible and that will hold governments, associations and institutional stakeholders accountable.

Keeping “Reconciliation” alive and ensuring that all the Calls to Action are tracked until they are considered complete from an Indigenous perspective is Indigenous Watchdog’s mission.