"CBC has launched a new teaching guide to help educators talk to their students about residential schools and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 calls to action.
"I'm hoping the teachers step out of their comfort zone and try to talk about a subject that isn't comfortable to deal with," said Ian McCallum, an Indigenous Education Resource Teacher at the Simcoe County District School Board in Ontario."
"This is an immersive and interactive website on the commission’s 94 Calls to Action. Created by the CBC Indigenous Unit, it highlights concrete suggestions, resources and examples of what reconciliation is, and how Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians can work together on the path of reconciliation. The project is a living resource as new documentaries, residential school survivor stories, ideas and community-based action around reconciliation are added. A curated selection of this content, as well as other videos on the theme of reconciliation, are featured in this collection."
"The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was formed as a means of reckoning with the devastating legacy of forced assimilation and abuse left by the residential school system. From 2008 to 2014, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission heard stories from thousands of residential school survivors. In June 2015, the commission released a report based on those hearings. From that came the 94 Calls to Action: individual instructions to guide governments, communities and faith groups down the road to reconciliation.
Beyond 94 will now monitor the progress of that journey."