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Legacy of Hope Foundation

Why?
Successor to the Aboriginal Healing Foundation now administers money from all four churches to fund healing and reconciliation programs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Founded in 2000 with the goal of educating and raising awareness about the history and ongoing impacts of the Residential School System on generations of First Nations, Inuit and Metis Survivors and their families.
Comment
Participates at the annual Covenant Chain, Building Our Bridges Partnership event (organized by Kairos Canada) to connect with members of Ottawa’s social justice and ecumenical communities and to build positive relationships.

Kairos Canada: Indigenous Rights programs

Why?
Oct. 9, 2018 – KAIROS is committed to a new relationship with Indigenous peoples in Canada and around the globe, a relationship based on mutual respect, equity and the full realization of Indigenous peoples’ rights. Winds of Change: This report card assesses the progress made by provincial and territorial governments in achieving reconciliation through education in schools across Canada between the Fall of 2017 and Spring of 2018. The TRC Call to Action # 62 i. called for age appropriate curriculum on residential schools, Treaties, and Aboriginal peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions to Canada a mandatory education requirement for Kindergarten to Grade Twelve students.”
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise program is a unique, participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators – that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.
Comment
Winds of Change will be updated as progress is made on implementing C2A 62 i. In all provinces and territories, the successful implementation of Indigenous content in the curriculum will benefit from the increased participation of Indigenous teachers and administrators in the education system, cultural competence training for all non-Indigenous teachers and staff, and guides to teaching Indigenous curriculum.
The Blanket Exercise is an experiential learning activity that traces the impact of 500 years of colonialism on indigenous people in the country. The ninety-minute narrative had participants listening to the chronological string of events throughout the centuries that led to the decline, disruption, and redistribution of indigenous populations. The participants standing on the blankets representing these populations were variously removed or relocated during the course of the narrative. 

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