TW: genocide. Recently the remains of children were found at the unmarked grave at former Kamloops Residential School. This truth is bringing up a lot including grief. And many are asking what to do. I'm echoing some links from Raven Trust and others who share the following ways to take action. May there be justice for the lost children and honouring the experiences of residential school survivors and their communities.
- Join the calls for a National Day of Mourning
- Sign the 215pledge.ca
- Read the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission v4. on Missing Children & Unmarked Burials.
Visit monuments appearing in public squares featuring pairs of children’s shoes.
Make donations to the Residential School Survivors Fund.
Share resources: Canadian Residential School Crisis Line 1-866-925-4419; KUU-US Crisis Line Society providing First Nations and Indigenous-specific support 1-800-588-8717 or kuu-uscrisisline.com.
Wear orange to invite and incite conversation.
Get informed, and teach others: Yellowhead Institute - Calls to Action Accountability
- Read the UNDRIP (UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) and demand the federal gov ensure basic human rights for Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
- 12 ways to participate in reconciliation by Kids Help Phone
Links from our elderberry farm