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Support Indigenous Peoples - First Nations, Metis, Inuit for Truth and Reconciliation

In light of the recent discovery of the remains of 215 children in an unmarked grave adjacent to the site of the former residential school near Kamloops, BC in the territory of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, many Canadians and allies worldwide are wondering how we can help. I've attached here links to the various resources created by and in consultation with Indigenous Peoples, outlining how they would like us to help. Here also are some links to recent articles posted about this...

Renewed calls for Catholic Church apology after Canada mass grave find (axios.com)

An Indigenous Canadian group announced plans Saturday to identify the remains of 215 children, some as young as three, found buried at the site of a former residential school, per CBC News . The big picture: The discovery of the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation children's remains has renewed calls for the Roman Catholic Church to apologize for its role in Canada's policy of the 19th and 20th centuries that saw Indigenous children removed from families to attend state-funded residential...

Inspiring Healthy Futures Initiative Launched in Canada

Over the past number of months, a collaborative of organizations in Canada has been undertaking an initiative they have called Inspiring Health Futures . It was inspired by the results of the 2020 Unicef Report on the well being status of children around the world. Canada ranked 30 / 38 countries and although this may seem shocking to some of us, many of us know the huge pressures many of our children live under, especially considering the rates of racism, poverty, and substance use...

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Justice in Canada - ACES and GLADUE

Bonnie Marwood
My interest lies in the criminal justice system in Canada and how it treats its' Indigenous Peoples. My research focuses on dangerous offenders and FASD specifically in Saskatchewan. You don't hear the term 'ACES' being mentioned in my circles. I believe this movement needs to be heard in the legal community. As a 52-year-old Metis lawyer and scholar, and Gladue report writer, I have found that the journey to healing as allowed for an enlightened perspective. Formerly, my work led me to FASD...Read More...
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