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Our Kids Network Indigenous Reconciliation

Our Kids Network is working on an Indigenous Reconciliation Plan that will reflect and honour the recommendations of the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report at the local level in Halton. It will provide a transformational approach to introducing and embedding Indigenous world views, values and knowledge within Halton agencies and organizations.

Truth and Reconciliation infographic

OKN Indigenous Lead, Angela Bellegarde and Marcus Logan of the Oakville Public Library visit The Town of Oakville's Community Corner program to discuss the how and why of territorial acknowledgements. They explore perceptions and misinformation, and give us some ideas about how to approach these important actions for Truth and Reconciliation. The video was produced by Town of Oakville Recreation staff.

Reflecting and Honouring the Recommendations on the Local Level

As a Halton-wide network OKN is greatly beneficial in meeting the goals of reflecting the recommendations and honouring the calls to action across agencies and organizations. OKN will help to introduce and create partnerships relevant and meaningful to the Indigenous Reconciliation Plan, and can provide access to research that will inform it. Read the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report and the Ten Principles of Reconciliation. Ten Principles  Full Report.

Resources for Professionals to Increase Indigenous Literacy

Resources and information to increase knowledge, understanding and reflection on Canada’s history and present from an Indigenous viewpoint to expand “Indigenous literacy” (understanding the culture, context and rights of Indigenous people and the relationship of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples). Explore resources