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.
“Reconciliation must inspire Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples to transform Canadian society so that our children and grandchildren can live together in dignity, peace, and prosperity on these lands we now share.”
As a Halton-wide 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.
Through community consultation, the Indigenous Reconciliation Plan will be developed by local Indigenous leaders, knowledge keepers, youth and community members; OKN partners and Halton agencies; community groups and others. It will guide Our Kids Network partners and the community along the reconciliation pathway.
Together we will plan, promote and facilitate opportunities and activities that require reflection on what we know is truth, are transformative for everyone, and that support and promote the inclusion of Indigenous children, youth, and families.
Contact Angela Bellegarde, Indigenous Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org, 905-299-7431 to learn more and get involved.