What happened at Residential Schools: a primer

#TruthandReconciliationDay |

September 30, 2021 is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation here in Canada, and we all have a part to play in educating ourselves and spreading the message. 

This is an overview of how Residential Schools came to be and what happened, and below are some recommended resources for further learning.

Recommended listening:

Residential Schools Historica Canada podcast

Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo by CBC Podcasts

Follow-up reading:

Truth and Reconciliation report

Survivor offers advice on how to honour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - CTV News

Read some more survivor stories - CTV News

Causes to donate to:

Indian Residential School Survivors Society

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Indigenous Friends association

There are many many more!

Diversify your feed! Here's something to get you started:

10 Indigenous Activists and Artists You Should Be Following Right Now

Indian Residential School Crisis Line

Support for former students and those affected. People can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419.

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