We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Survivors and their organizations, and other parties to the Settlement Agreement, to commission and install a publicly accessible, highly visible, Residential Schools National Monument in the city of Ottawa to honour Survivors and all the children who were lost to their families and communities

Indigenous Watchdog Status Update

Current StatusSept. 5, 2021IN PROGRESS
Previous StatusJUne 14, 2021NOT STARTED

Why “IN PROGRESS”?

Aug. 11, 2021: Toronto Star – The federal government committed $20M to build a national monument in Ottawa to honour the survivors of residential schools and all the children who were lost. It will be a commemorative space where Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples can gather “to express their collective grief and find a way forward to heal together. No other details or timelines have been announced.

Official Federal Government Response: Sept. 5, 2019

The Government of Canada is committed to implementing all calls to action. Work on Call to Action 81 is in early planning stages, specifically for engagement with Indigenous peoples.