‘60’s Scoop – Stolen Children: Reclaiming our Children’s
workshop invites educators to open their hearts and minds to understanding the
colonial impact of Canada’s history on Indigenous families and their children.
Educators will be challenged to unlearn the history taught to them and relearn
how to value the lives of Indigenous peoples. Educators will follow the lead of
Indigenous educators who may be directly connected to the lived experience of
the generations of ‘stolen children’.The Secret Path
the story of Chanie Wenjack, the 12-year-old boy who perished fleeing from an
Indian Residential School in order to find his way home. Teachers will
learn how they may bring the music, animation and graphic novel produced by
Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire, supported and endorsed by the Wenjack family, to
their later intermediate and secondary classrooms as a means of teaching about
residential schools and the important role of being an ally. Every
Canadian should know Chanie Wenjack’s name and his story.