Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada – Calls to Action

19 Recommendations (from https://www.standcanada.org/truth-reconciliation-commission-report-summary/) Calls to Action Federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments must fully adopt and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as the framework for reconciliation Federal government must develop a national action plan, strategies, and other concrete measures to achieve the goals of the United Nations Declaration

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Spirit Bear and Children Make History – Video

Spirit Bear and Children Make History tells the true story about how Spirit Bear and his friends stood with First Nations children to help make Jordan’s Principle a reality. A film by Spotted Fawn Productions and the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society.

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Reconciliation Long Overdue

I acknowledge the grief and trauma that Indigenous communities are experiencing as more children’s graves are “discovered” at the sites of closed Canadian Residential Schools. The elders in these communities and those participating in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada have been telling Canadians for decades about the horrors they experienced. Now finally, we

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“Blurters” 1 of 5 : Students Who Call Out

Self-regulation is developmental. Kindergarten aged children usually rely on co-regulation from an adult and are just beginning to self-regulate at times. It is a challenge for them to manage their impulses, especially when they are experiencing strong emotions or when something surprising or unexpected happens. The next few posts will focus on strategies for supporting

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“Blurters” 2 of 5 : Building Relationships

This is post 2 of 5 that focus on strategies for supporting children who “call out”. Build relationships and connect with your students. This seems like a “no-brainer” but it does require finding time in an already busy day. Some students are hard to connect with. These ones usually need you the most. The Responsive

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