MY TRUTH: I'm thinking of home schooling my girls. We can't talk about DECOLONIZING if we drop our kids off on the daily, for the system to colonize their minds. My girls are in the best charter arts middle school in Portland, but they too, are tired of seeing white privilege and no brown faces that reflect their own.   I know there's a lot involved in home schooling, but I have the academic capacity as I graduated first in my class in high school and college. It's more about healing…

We need to always remember that native American children were forcibly separated from their families in an attempt to kill their culture

Orange Shirt Day lesson plans and teaching g resources

Orange Shirt Day is held every September The Manitoba Teachers’ Society – together with Manitoba’s education partners and many Indigenous organizations – will be honouring re…

Canada's residential school story to be taught in classrooms this fall - Edmonton - CBC News

Canada's residential school story to be taught in classrooms this fall

3. As Canadian politicians bickered on the evening news, 1,074 Aboriginal children & 6,265 Aboriginal women were sexually assaulted. Since the writ dropped, 33,534 Aboriginals were violently victimized. Another 182 committed suicide, roughly 8 times the national rate; 11 were murdered, at a rate almost 7 times higher than the national average. But sure, let’s talk about the niqab instead.

We care more about postal service, child care and tax credits for the suburban middle class than we do Aboriginal issues. What kind of a nation are we?

Residential school students at confirmation class at St. John's Indian Residential School in Wabasca, Alta. HANDOUT/Truth and Reconciliation...

At least 4,000 aboriginal children died in residential schools, commission finds

Developed in 2013-14, this project documents and gives voice to the experiences of the many Métis children who were forced to attend Indian Residential Schools. Guided by a small, expert Métis advisory group, the Legacy of Hope Foundation created this exhibit and associated resources to shed light on the history and legacy of the Métis residential school experience.

Developed in 2013-14, this project documents and gives voice to the experiences of the many Métis children who were forced to attend Indian Residential Schools. Guided by a small, expert Métis advisory group, the Legacy of Hope Foundation created this exhibit and associated resources to shed light on the history and legacy of the Métis residential school experience.

If you carefully examine the picture, you’ll be see that all the children have their hands closed together, the girls all have the same haircuts and no child seems genuinely happy in the photo. The last thing you will notice is that a nun sits in the back of the class as if she is watching the children with keen eyes. This picture represents the marginalization of individuality and self-expression in the residential school system.

HEALING THE LEGACY OF THE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS Between 1831 and residential schools operated in Canada through arrangements between the Government of Canada and the church. One common objective defined this period — the assimilation of Aboriginal children.

The story of a national crime

The story of a national crime : being an appeal for justice to the Indians of Canada ; the wards of the nation, our allies in the Revolutionary War, our brothers-in-arms in the Great War

10 Indigenous Films to Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month

Helen Knott, a Dane-Zaa/Nehiyaw social worker, poet and activist, explores the connection between violence against Indigenous women and violence against the .

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