Lived experiences

First Nation, Inuit and Métis people in Canada have unique cultures, languages and identities. Listening and learning from Indigenous peoples and hearing the ongoing impacts of Canada's colonial history first hand is an integral part of working toward reconciliation.

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Video Four First Nations in BC gain control over on-reserve education

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

"This was such a tremendous way to start our journey. Our dreams of implementing our own curriculum, our own certifications for our teachers and our schools, that day is here."

Stephanie Atleo, President, First Nations Education Authority

Video Mikwite'tmek, we remember

Parks Canada and Mi'kmawey Debert Cultural Centre

"I think a Survivor would naturally, as a defence, kind of take those memories and push them back into the darkness. However, Mi'kmaw culture is one of oral tradition passed down from generation to generation. It's how we come to learn, how we come to understand, right?"

Roger Lewis, Shubenacadie Residential School Survivor

VideoThe Story of the Moose Hide Campaign

Moose Hide Campaign

"The Moose Hide Campaign – it was easy to say that it aligned with my virtues and values, not only as an Indigenous man and my community, but also as a human being and community. Around not only how we look after our families, but how we provide love and compassion, so that our families grow up safe, comfortable, and acknowledge who they are and the gifts that they carry."

Bradley Dick Yuxwelupton, Community Leader

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