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Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reports

On December 15th, 2015, the TRC released its final report.  Here is a link to Justice Murray Sinclair's report:  http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/index.php?p=890

 

On June 2nd, 2015, the TRC released the Executive Summary, Principles of Truth and Reconciliation, Survivors Speak, and Calls to Action reports.  Here is a link to the TRC findings:  http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/index.php?p=893 

 

Winds of Change:  Read the Report Card, last updated October 2015 http://www.kairoscanada.org/what-we-do/indigenous-rights/windsofchange-report-cards 

Report Card: Provincial and Territorial Curriculum on Indigenous Peoples

This report card has been prepared by KAIROS as a baseline to assess progress in achieving reconciliation through education in schools across Canada. It is intended as a basis for dialogue. In June 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools called on governments in Canada, “in consultation and collaboration with Survivors, Aboriginal peoples, and educators, to make 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.” (Call to Action 62.1) This is the basis upon which each province and territory has been assessed (see end of document for assessment criteria).

KAIROS would like to highlight that curriculum changes need to happen in partnership with Indigenous organizations and experts, including survivors. Since it is difficult to assess the quality of relationships, we have not included these criteria in the report card. However, it is absolutely crucial that collaboration be at the centre of the work.

In the words of Justice Murray Sinclair: “Education is what got us here and education is what will get us out”. Education is the cornerstone for change.