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Register for this free event to receive the Zoom link by email: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/world-changing-kids-17548400912

SHORT DESCRIPTION

At this free, online meet-up we will learn more about Call to Action #8: “Eliminate the discrepancy in federal education funding between on-reserve and off-reserve students” from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report. 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.

MORE DETAILS

Last July, I started what turned out to be a series of 8 Writing Letters for Reconciliation Free Online Meetups. This was inspired by the initial uncovering of children’s remains at the Kamloops Indian Residential School and my desire to do something to help. These sessions were intended to motivate me to write my letters to the Prime Minister advocating for justice for Indigenous people, as well as to support other awesome families in writing their own letters.

I am running these 8 sessions again this year because it is important that we continue to have these conversations. We were all shocked and heartbroken last spring when the first uncovering of children’s remains happened, we can’t let that shock and heartbreak turn to apathy as time passes. More children’s remains are being uncovered each month. There are still Indigenous communities without clean drinking water. There is a huge overrepresentation of Indigenous children in the child welfare care system. There is an overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the prison system. There is a gap in the funding received for education, and a corresponding gap in the quality of education, for Indigenous children. We need to be talking about this every day.

I am also running these sessions again because they were so heartwarming and uplifting. The kids exceeded my expectations every time in their letter writing – their voices are bold and fierce and they truly care about the issues. They are not afraid to call out the Prime Minister and hold him accountable to fixing the injustices that are currently being faced by Indigenous people in Canada. My heart nearly burst at each session seeing how engaged these kids were. We will be in good hands when they are in charge.

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LOGISTICS

The workshop will take place through Zoom. The meeting link will be emailed to participants on the day of the event.