Growing Chefs! Ontario: Resources on Reconciliation for Families

Resources on Reconciliation for Families

A list of Indigenous voices and authors providing resources and recommendations that are geared towards families learning about residential schools and reconciliation together.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2021

This contains information about residential schools.

With the confirmation of over a thousand and counting unmarked graves across Turtle Island, we hope families will take the time to join us in learning about our collective history and to listen to the truths from Indigenous communities, so we can move forward in reconciliation.

Navigating how to talk with children and youth about these issues can be hard, but there are many Indigenous voices and authors providing resources and recommendations that are geared towards families learning about residential schools and reconciliation together. We’ve compiled a small list of resources below geared towards learning with children of different ages.

Residential Schools Crisis Line: 18007210066

Residential School Survivors Society: 18007210066.

Resources:

Child Friendly Guide to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Note: this guide uses the term Aboriginal” although Indigenous” has become the global standard in terminology. If possible, we should always use Nation-specific terms, particularly for territory acknowledgments. For example, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames, and Munsee-Delaware Nation.

First Nations Caring Society Resource List


Introductory Zine for Youth about Residential Schools by Jenna Rose Sands (ages 8 – 15)


Secret Path (Gord Downie & Jeff Lemire) Graphic Novel and Album Video


David Robertson Reads his Book When We Were Alone”: Video


Book Subscription by Indigenous Authors for Kids


Books of All Levels about Residential Schools from Indigenous Owned Bookstore in Six Nations


Orange Shirt Day Teacher Resources


If you’re able, please consider donating locally to the fundraising campaign to build a traditional Anishinaabe Round House on Chippewa of the Thames First Nation. Envisioned as a space of learning, community, healing and growth. A space where community may gather, celebrate, socialize, feel connected to land, traditional ceremonies and one another.

Nationally, please consider donating to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS). IRSSS provides essential services to Residential School Survivors, their families, and those dealing with Intergenerational traumas.

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