Canadian Feed The Children wishes to extend our sincerest condolences to Residential School Survivors and to the families and communities affected by the IRS system and the devastating confirmation of abuse at multiple Residential Schools. (1,2,3)
We affirm our commitment to Reconciliation and raising awareness of the effects of Colonization and racism.
For those who need additional support, The National Residential School Crisis Line for survivors can be accessed at 1-866-925-4419.
We urge our supporters to review the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions 94 Calls to Action, and see where you can take action in your own life and work. Write your representatives to demand governmental action on these Calls to Action.
Learning about this history and continued oppression can be difficult. It is important to move through this discomfort and understand that this is not a “dark chapter in our history” but a system of oppression that continues to this day. But by committing to continued self-education, solidarity and advocacy for Indigenous food sovereignty, you can help break down barriers so that all Indigenous children can thrive.
For National Indigenous History Month, Canadian Feed The Children is celebrating and uplifting traditional Indigenous food systems, and the children, families and communities who are working toward achieving Indigenous food sovereignty. Learn more about how you can support their efforts at canadianfeedthechildren.ca/indigenous.