Growing Chefs! Ontario: Resources on Truth and Reconciliation for FamiliesResources on Truth and 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.
This contains information about residential schools.
September 30th is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as well as Orange Shirt Day. With the confirmation of thousands 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: 1−800−721−0066
Residential School Survivors Society: 1−800−721−0066
Atlohsa Family Healing Services 24-hour Crisis Line: 1−800−605−7477
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
If you’re able, please consider donating locally to Indigenous run organizations including Atlohsa Family Healing Services, Rezonance,N’amerind Friendship Centre,Nshwaasnangong Child Care and Family Centre, and the fundraising campaign to build a traditional Anishinaabe Round House on Chippewa of the Thames First Nation.
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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