Thalit Sqwel qwel : Stories of Truth    The Mission Public School District (MPSD) has partnered with local Elders and Survivors to develop this K-12 Residential School Curriculum and Resource Website.  Broad areas for each grade level include pre-contact, residential schools, reconciliation and worldviews.

Truth and Reconciliation. (2012). Justice Murray Sinclair. What is reconciliation? (High School, ProD)

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Website. (High School)

They Came for the Children  Report on the Residential School System. 2012. Published by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Research Article. (High School)

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.  Shannen’s Dream – School Resources. “The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (Caring Society) is honoured to work with educators and schools across Canada to engage children and youth in peaceful and respectful processes of reconciliation designed to achieve culturally based equity for First Nations children. The below resource guides offer ideas for engaging students to understand and address inequalities experienced by First Nations children through three interrelated campaigns: Shannen’s Dream, Jordan’s Principle, and I am a witness.” (Intermediate, Middle School, High School)

Project of Heart Ebook, by BCTF. “This downloadable eBook is intended to be an interactive resource leading educators from the story to the ‘back story’ utilizing links on each page to offer related resources. Throughout this book you will find Project of Heart tiles with an ‘aura’ which indicates that this is a link. Click on each of these tiles to find additional resources including films, videos, documents, articles, activities and more.”  BCTF also provides recommended resources to compliment the Project of Heart.(High School)

Reconciliation Canada This website contains information to connect to reconciliation events and programs, and resources to support teaching and learning about reconciliation.  Of specific interest to teachers may be the Young Adult Voices – Call to Action Community Toolkit.  This kit  contains: “A ‘how to’ guide for senior high school students to create reconciliation actions and events within their schools, families and social networks.” (High School)

Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF):  “… A national Aboriginal charitable organization whose purposes are to educate, raise awareness and understanding of the legacy of residential schools, including the effects and intergenerational impacts on First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and to support the ongoing healing process of Residential School Survivors. Fulfilling this mandate contributes towards reconciliation among generations of Aboriginal peoples, and between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada.” (Middle School, High School)

Orange Shirt Day

Mission students mark Orange Shirt Day with march to honour Native elders : CBC News, Sept 30, 2016.  Report about the first annual Orange Shirt Day March held at Heritage Park, the former site of St. Mary’s Indian Residential Schools.  Related stories about Indian Residential Schools can be found in the left hand margin.

Lesson Plans and Resources for Orange Shirt Day : From The Manitoba Teachers’ Society. Includes lesson outlines and suggested resources for Grades K-3,  4-8 and 9-12.  Also includes additional resources. Many of the resources mentioned can be found in this SWSW Digital Library and in our SWSW Library’s physical collection. (Primary, Intermediate, Middle School, High School)