Land AcknowledgementNîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up
At CFC, we fully acknowledge that we are living and working on aboriginal land that has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples from the beginning.
As settlers, we’re grateful for the opportunity to live here and we thank all the generations of people who have taken care of this land for thousands of years.
Long before today, there have been Indigenous peoples who have been the stewards of this place. We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this land.
We also recognize the contributions of all First Nations peoples, including the Métis and Inuit, in shaping and strengthening our communities, the provinces and territories, and the country as a whole.
As settlers, this recognition of the contributions and historic importance of Indigenous peoples must also be clearly and overtly connected to our collective commitment to make the promise and the challenge of Truth and Reconciliation real in our communities, and in particular to bring justice for murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls across our country, and the children who lost their lives in the Residential School System.
Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up
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Truth & Reconciliation Act
94 Calls to Action to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation. Visit Website
Residential Schools Mapped
‘Cultural genocide’: the shameful history of Canada’s residential schools—mapped. Visit Website
Residential Schools Survivors Society
A B.C. based organization that provides counselling, health and cultural services to survivors of residential schools.Crisis line: 1-800-721-0066 Donate Here
Orange Shirt Society
Raises awareness of intergenerational trauma caused by the residential schools and commemorate the experiences of survivors. Donate Here
Legacy of Hope
Educates and raises awareness about the impacts of residential schools in the form of educational tools and consultations with survivors. Donate Here
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society
Develops education initiatives, public policy campaigns and provides resources to support First Nations communities and ensure the well-being of youth and their families. Donate Here
Native Women’s Association of Canada
Founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations, Métis and Inuit women. Donate Here