In honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Beechwood Cemetery Foundation has partnered with the Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G), and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (Caring Society) to host a public day of reconciliation education and action to learn about the residential school system and its legacy so we can all implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
Join us on September 30 2023, at the Beechwood National Memorial Center’s Sacred Space screening of the Spirit Bear: Honouring Memories, Planting Dreams! short film.
Following the screening, we will be leading visitors onto the grounds for a 45-minute Reconciliation Tour, where we can learn from key historical figures who were involved in the Indian Residential Schools whilst learning about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action.
Participants will also have the chance to help advance the Calls to Action by writing letters to elected officials, making art, and learning more about the Calls to Action and the MMIWG2+ Calls for Justice at the action tables.
At 2:00 PM, join us for the unveiling of The Children’s Sacred Forest at Beechwood Cemetery.
The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society works to ensure the safety and well-being of First Nations youth and their families through education initiatives, public policy campaigns and providing quality resources to support communities.
Using a reconciliation framework that addresses contemporary hardships for Indigenous families in ways that uplift all Canadians, the Caring Society champions culturally based equity for First Nations children and their families so that they can grow up safely at home, be healthy, achieve their dreams, celebrate their languages and culture and be proud of who they are.
The Caring Society proudly works with our partners in Canada and around the world to promote the rights of Indigenous children.