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Truth and Reconciliation Resources

Truth and Reconciliation Resources

September 30, 2021 was the first nationally recognized Day of Truth and Reconciliation; before that, Orange Shirt Day was established in 2013 to remember and honour the residential school survivors, and the children who never made it home. At SCIDES, we recognize that we learn, teach and work on the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the NłeɁkepmx and Syilx people and we acknowledge our Metis communities and their contributions to the Aboriginal ways of being, knowing and doing in Canada.

In this blog post, we want to share resources for continued learning beyond September 30th, it's important that this work continues and we work to learn the truth and find reconciliation every day of the year. The resources we provide have been vetted by our district's Principal of Aboriginal Education and were compiled by Elk Island Public and lead teachers at Evergreen. If any of the content is triggering for you, you can find links and phone numbers to support in this document.

Resources for grades K-3

Orange Shirt Day Message

Phyllis Webstad speaks about her experience in residential school

A reading of When We Were Alone

Every Child Matters colouring page

Digital library of Indigenous-authored books

Episode of Molly of Denali

Resources for grades 4-8

Chief Joseph Roberts shares his experience in residential school

Reconciliation Rock Project

Learn about the Inuit residential school experience

Video about the discovery of 215 unmarked graves at the Kamloops residential school

A video to help discuss truth and reconciliation and the roadblocks faced

Resources for grades 9-12

The residential school timeline

Stolen Children - a documentary with survivor stories

Education guide for residential schools

The Stranger by Gord Downie

What is reconciliation - video by Murray Sinclair

Find out what reconciliACTION is and how you can get involved

 

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