TRUTH & RECONCILIATION

INDIGENOUS RESOURCES

The TRC Committee is made of up 7 Executive Members and is committed to the following Actions:

Bi-Weekly Social Media Announcements

District-Wide Projects based on the Seven Sacred Teachings

Letter Writing Campaigns

Staff Rep Binder Updates

Training with an Indigenous Focus

IMPORTANT TRC LINKS:

KUU-US HELP LINE


ORANGE SHIRT DAY

Orange Shirt Day Resources

On September 30th, join us in honouring Orange Shirt Day, as well as recognizing the first annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Orange Shirt Day is recognized annually to acknowledge the effects and legacy of the residential school system and is an opportunity to take action. The day grew out of a commemorative gathering and reunion for survivors of St. Joseph Mission Residential School, where survivor Phyllis Webstad (Jack) shared her experiences as a child. 

To read Phyllis’ story in her own words, click below. The details of Phyllis’s story may be difficult to read.

Phyllis’ Story

Each year on September 30th, people from all over Canada are invited to wear orange in honour of Orange Shirt Day and to remind ourselves that “Every Child Matters”. In 2021, this day coincides with the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which was recognized by Parliament in partial fulfillment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 80:

“We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.”

To learn more about Orange Shirt Day, Phyllis’ story, and ways to participate in this event in your home community, click here:

Orange Shirt Day
CLICK IMAGE TO ACCESS ORANGE SHIRT DAY LESSON PLANS

CALLS TO ACTION:


BEYOND 94


SEVEN SACRED TEACHINGS POSTERS

INDIGENOUS LENS


PRIVILEGE WHEEL

DECONSTRUCTING MYTHS:

Deconstructing Myths video clips

Wab Kinew 500 Years in 2 Minutes”video clip:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7LY-fXzhZI

Show “Jordan’s Principle” video clip (stop at 3:50):

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGAvqRigxko

Cindy Blackstock on court’s upholding of compensation order for First Nation Children

“Hi Ho Mistahey” video clip:

www.nfb.ca/film/hi-ho_mistahey_en/

“The Spirit Has No Colour” video clip:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBcE7f0UuVU

Soapbox video clip:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlkuRCXdu5A

PSACvideo clip:

youtube.com/watch?v=r5DrXZUIinU

TRC “Educating our Youth” video clip:

“I’m not the Indian You Had in Mind”
www.nsi-canada.ca/2012/03/im-not-the-indian-you-had-in-mind/