- How will you commit to starting your learning journey?
- What resources do you to need to learn more?
- How will you ensure that all voices can be heard?
- Who are the Indigenous communities close to your home?
- For this learning opportunity, Finding Our Place in Reconciliation by the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society, start by taking the time to learn about the impact of residential schools using free online resources (such as below).
Free Online Resources:
- The Legacy of Hope Where Are The Children Exhibit
- The Caring’s Society’s Reconciling History
- The Project of Heart’s Resources
- The Caring Society’s 7 Free Ways to Make a Difference
- CBC’s Residential School Map
- Next, get acquainted with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. You can find a youth-friendly version of these Calls to Action here.
- In small groups, split up the Calls to Action (i.e., Education, Culture, Health, etc.) for each group, and then share what you’ve learned as a whole Section.
- Lastly, after learning about the Calls to Action, it’s time to pick a Call to Action and create your goal on how you are going to help make it happen.
- How will you continue striving for your goal?
- What did you learn from the process?
- What is your next goal?
Keep it Simple
- Learn about how Spirit Bear and Children Make History.
Take it Further
- Connect with a representative from a local First Nations, Métis or Inuit community and ask about their perspectives on reconciliation. Listen to their story and their point of view. Learn how we can be better allies to their peoples and communities.