Education for reconciliation and social justice: Bringing the Shannen’s Dream, Jordan’s Principle, and I am a witness campaigns into the classroom
The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (Caring Society) is honoured to work with educators and schools across Canada to engage children and youth in peaceful and respectful processes of reconciliation designed to achieve culturally based equity for First Nations children. The below resource guides offer ideas for engaging students to understand and address inequalities experienced by First Nations children through three interrelated campaigns: Shannen’s Dream, Jordan’s Principle, and I am a witness.
A big thank you to our friends at KAIROS Canada and the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) for developing these amazing educational resources on the First Nations child welfare case. As the ETFO says, this is a teachable moment!
You may also find useful...
- AANDC presentation on what is really driving cost increases in First Nations child welfare. Enhanced funding accounts for a very small portion of the increased costs
- CBC website on Aboriginal peoples
- Know Your Rights! Youth-Friendly Version of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- Canadian Human Rights Toolkit: Human Rights Resources for K to 12 Teachers