Indigenous History Month is a time for all Canadians to reflect upon and learn about the colonial history of Canada and to learn how to take part in dismantling this structure of colonialism. It is also a time to celebrate and learn about the cultures, resiliency and beauty of Indigenous peoples.
In light of the recent discovery in Kamloops and in honour of the 215 children found, the CDL Diversity & Inclusion Committee shares with you some residential school specific information for your review and consideration.
*If you or anyone you know is a residential school survivor or family member, effective immediately the IRSS Emergency Crisis Line is available 24/7 for those that need counselling support – Call 1-800-721-0066 or 1-866-925-4419.*
Authored by Christina J. Cook, CDL D&I Committee Vice Chair