Day 7:35 am
Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the TRC, said “education got us here, education is what will get us out.”
We, as settler peoples, are urged to un-learn and re-learn. We are to learn of the legacy of the residential schools; their present-day impacts on First Nations peoples and communities. We are to learn of the contributions of First Nations peoples to this country, both past and present.
There are things YOU can do, as individuals and congregations. You can download and circulate the petition for your province or territory, calling for implementation of TRC recommendation #62. You can send an electronic letter to your MPP or MLA. You can read the report card to see how close each province or territory is to making changes to their education curriculum. You can host a workshop or event to participate in the Winds of Change Campaign. You can participate in mass blanket exercises across the country in June 2016.
Please visit KAIROS Canada’s website by clicking here for more detailed information on ways to participate in this important step in reconciliation.continue reading