Back to School & Truth and Reconciliation Week

This month, we have lots of events to help you continue on your learning journey and move reconciliation forward in your communities. Read on to learn more about our upcoming events, the next grant application deadline for The Blanket Fund, new toolkits for educators and youth group leaders, and more. September is an important month for reconciliation in Canada, but it doesn’t stop there. Stay tuned for more ways to take #ReconciliACTION this Secret Path Week (October 17-22) and beyond.

Welcome Back to School!

We have been planning some exciting things for the new school year! Have a sneak peek into this year’s toolkits and materials, learn more about getting involved in the Educator Advisory Committee, and learn more about DWF’s Truth and Reconciliation Week events. Learn about all this and more, below.

A summer catch-up with DWF

The next deadline for Oshki Wupoowane | The Blanket Fund grant applications is fast approaching, the Legacy Schools program is gearing up for another exciting school year, and several new Legacy Spaces have recently opened! Learn about all this and more, below.

Another Indigenous History Month for the Books!

From celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day and Indigenous History Month to unveiling new Legacy Spaces and hosting exhibits at Union Station, June was an incredible, jam-packed month! Check out everything we got up to below.

Another Year of ReconciliACTION!

It has been another amazing year for the Legacy Schools program! Thanks to your hard work and dedication, students from coast to coast to coast helped move reconciliation forward. Read on to learn how we’re wrapping up the 2022-23 school year and looking ahead to September!

Celebrate Indigenous History Month!

Indigenous History Month is here!

This year, DWF is celebrating by highlighting Indigenous Excellence: Past, Present, and Future with stories of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis change makers and leaders from coast to coast to coast. We hope you will join us in celebrating the talent and contributions of Indigenous people all month long!

Two Years Since 215+

Content warning: This newsletter contains information about residential schools. Mental health support is available. Today, May 28, marks two years since the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced that preliminary findings indicated the remains of 215+ children were buried at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.

June is National Indigenous History Month

National Indigenous History Month is just around the corner, and DWF has everything you’ll need to celebrate Indigenous knowledge and culture with your students all month long! Read on to hear about educational worksheets you can use in your classrooms and groups, a special live event to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day, and more!

May updates from DWF

With updates from Legacy Schools and Legacy Spaces, the launch of the Gaagaagi (Raven) Monthly Donor Program, and an important update on residential school recovery efforts, there is plenty to catch up on. Take a look below for more details and be sure to stay tuned for more information about Indigenous History Month coming up in June.

Red Dress Day Resources, DWF Lives, and More

National MMIWG2S+ Awareness Day is May 5, and we have compiled the resources you need to teach your students what this important day means and how they can Do Something. Continue learning by participating in our DWF live sessions, entering our virtual Artist Ambassador visit contest, and attending a reconciliation workshop hosted by DWF staff and Tom Wilson. Check out all of this and more below!