More About Beyond National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Day of Truth and Reconciliation - September 30th 

Grandmothers Voice and Residential School Survivors collaborate to share experiences and information to support all relatives on the collective journey of Truth and Reconciliation.

This space will provide links, videos, resources and more to help navigate and connect you to knowing your responsibilities to the 94 Calls to Action. 

Bring our Children Home - Ojibwe Artist Isaac Murdoch - Campaign launched to bring awareness to the children who didn't return home from the Indian Residential Schools across our nation.

Grandmothers Voice continues to support the Survivors as our nation continues to search the grounds of the 139 residential schools that existed.

2 events for individuals and organizations

This Sept 30th 2022,  Grandmothers Voice together with community will Remember the Children

Come along with us on our walk from truth to reconciliation

 

Join us for a virtual journey

This year, bring your organization on a virtual journey with Grandmothers Voice as we learn together how to digest the past, to build the future.

 

Grandmother's Voice is offering two 1-hour virtual community sessions with follow-up 15-minute Q&A session. These sessions will focus on explaining the historical trauma of the Original People of this land, while attempting to reach an individual level of understandings. The Circle of HOPE is designed to leave everyone inspired, to walk through the truth, and to find their passion towards reconciliation and action.

When your organization registers for either session, 9:30-10:45 am (EST) 2 pm -3:15 (EST) or both, your entire team will be offered the opportunity to become an Earth Walker. An Earth Walker is one who is committed to reconciliation. One that will honour a new way of walking shoulder to shoulder with Indigenous people.

 

Each month your group will have direct access to virtual and in-person events full of culture, love, and education. Our Circle of HOPE will reflect the commitment to building relationships and reciprocity.   Our Earth Walkers Circle of HOPE community is $20 per person for subscription, however if an organization registers their team, we will offer a group rate.  

 

It is time to walk the path together to bring healing to our nation and it is our responsibility to create the world our children deserve.

 

We have been waiting for you.

Grandmother's Voice

Walk with us and Remember the Children 

 

At 12 noon and 4 pm  join us for a Walk to Remember the Children. 

 

Located on Country Heritage Parks 80 acres, A 20 foot banner displayed on a large Barn reads “Bring our Children Home”

This banner is seen along the 401 HWY at Tremaine Rd. along the escarpment. 

 

Join community as we walk in honour of the children and the healing of our nation.

We will meet at the entrance of the park and walk to the back field in front of the barn together where we will stop and gather in prayer and love.

(Tractor and trailer will move those along who require support)

 

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RESOURCES FOR YOUR LEARNING-QUICK ACCESS

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation-Week September 12-Oct 1st

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation- University of Manitoba

TRC Calls to Action PDF

Donate to the Mohawk Village Memorial Park – A Residential School Survivor Initiative (mohawkvillagepark.com)

Resource Videos- Grandmothers Voice Videos

Follow Mohawk Village Memorial Park on Facebook- Survivors 

#dosomething- The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund 

5 suggestions for things to do on Truth and Reconciliation Day

What is Orange Shirt Day? 

Orange shirt day is an annual event that started in 2013 to recognize the legacy of Residential school system for First Nations, Metis and Inuit families and communities. It is a show of support and understanding of the history of the school system that impacts many First Nations, Metis and Inuit people today.

The phrase “Every Child Matters” reminds everyone that children are such an important and integral part of our communities and that they are our future generations of changemakers. By wearing an orange shirt, we have an opportunity to bring awareness to the history of residential schools and to stand up against other injustices that may impact our children/students. This link gives the story of Phyllis Webstad, who started the campaign.

Learn about the Orange Shirt Day Organization

Background information on Orange Shirt Day – Every Child Matters 

Orange Shirt Day Blog from 2020- Great Read and Resource

Article with Phyllis Webstad- Hullington Post 2016

Where Are the Children-Legacy of Hope Foundation

We Were So Far Away-Legacy of Hope Foundation 

Stolen Children: Residential School Survivors Speak Out (YouTube) This short documentary, produced by CBC, consists of a series of interviews with Residential school survivors about their experiences attending school.

RIIS from Amnesia (Youtube) is a short documentary on the Regina Indian Industrial School (RIIS), its descendants and legacy. Run by the Presbyterian Church of Canada, the school opened its doors in 1891 and was located on the outskirts of Regina, Saskatchewan.

Finding Heart (Youtube) is a short documentary on the life of Dr. Peter Bryce who as a Chief Medical Officer worked to highlight the mistreatment of Indigenous students within the Residential school system and advocate for improved treatment and environmental conditions

BOOKS

I Am Not A Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy

The First Day. A Story of Courage by Katherena Vermette

They Called Me Number One by Bev Sellars

As Long As the River Flows by Larry Loyie

A Stranger At Home by Christy Jordan- Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

Residential Schools With the Words and images of Survivors by Larry Loyie

What you can do as a Canadian Citizen.  

  • Share resources

  • promote learning

  • Read an Indigenous Authors book

  • Follow Indigenous Organizations that resonate with you

  • Stay connected to Grandmothers Voice