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First Nations Caring Society

The Caring Society works to ensure the safety and well-being of First Nations youth and their families through education initiatives, public policy campaigns and providing quality resources to support communities. Using a reconciliation framework that addresses contemporary hardships for Indigenous families in ways that uplift all Canadians, the Caring Society champions culturally based equity for First Nations children and their families so that they can grow up safely at home, be healthy, achieve their dreams, celebrate their languages and culture and be proud of who they are. The Caring Society proudly works with our partners in Canada and around the world to promote the rights of Indigenous children.

As a partner of Every Child Matters, they have provided the following education resources: 

Elementary School Level

Spirit Bear’s Guide to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action (PDF)

A child/student friendly guide to the TRC’s 94 ‘Calls to Action’

Siha Tooskin Knows Series

Series of Children’s Books that are all about reconciliation. Written by: Charlene and Wilson Bearhead (Grade 5 but can be appreciated by older children as well).

High School Level

Education Videos

Here is a covid-19 friendly way for students to involve themselves in learning about history and doing reconciliation work from home.

Reconciling History

The Reconciling History initiative invites people to learn from the past in the spirit of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its Calls to Action. By learning about the complete and true story of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada, we can all have a better understanding of how we can contribute to reconciliation in meaningful ways. Reconciling History provides an opportunity to learn about Canada’s treatment of Indigenous children and families in a way that links lessons of history to contemporary injustices.

Reconciling History website

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NCTR’s spirit name – bezhig miigwan, meaning “one feather”.

Bezhig miigwan calls upon us to see each Survivor coming to the NCTR as a single eagle feather and to show those Survivors the same respect and attention an eagle feather deserves. It also teaches we are all in this together — we are all one, connected, and it is vital to work together to achieve reconciliation.