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At this online meet-up we will learn more about Call to Action #4 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report: Enact child welfare legislation that establishes national standards for Aboriginal child apprehension and custody cases. Then we will write our own letters to send to the Prime Minister to tell him that we want this Call to Action to be fully implemented.
I host these sessions to hold myself accountable to writing these letters to show my solidarity and support. I have now written seven letters to the Prime Minister with the awesome kids who attended our past Writing Letters for Reconciliation Online Meet-ups … so getting together to write our letters really does work. I thought that there are probably others in the same situation in relation to letter writing – we really mean to, but we don’t know where to start, and life gets busy and we don’t get around to writing that letter. My thinking is that if we all get together to do this, we will definitely do it. To help us, I have put together a template for the letter that everyone can pick and choose wording from. I have the address we need to send it to – and you don’t even need a stamp! We will figure this out together.
This will be an amazing lesson for all the kids about the truth that the Prime Minister actually works for us – we have the power to tell him what we think his government should be working on. And if enough of us use our voices to say that we want changes made to the child welfare system so that it does not discriminate against Indigenous kids, he will listen. This will be even more powerful if these letters are written in the kids’ handwriting – and they can even draw a picture in their letter. I can’t wait to see what words these awesome kids choose and what their final letters look like.
Click here for a sample of a powerful, compassionate, fierce letter written by an amazing 11 year old at our last Writing Letters for Reconciliation Free Online Meet-up: These kids are so awesome. They care so much about each other. Every time I get the honour of interacting with them, I feel better about the world.
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