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Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement

Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: Federal Representative - Indian Residential Schools
Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat

Applications for Settlements

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Common Experience Payment from Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada
Service Canada: Common Experience Payment
Indian Residential Schools Independent Assessment Process

National Aboriginal Organizations

Assembly of First Nations
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
Inuvialuit Regional Corp
Makivik Building Nunavik: Residential Schools
Métis National Council
National Association of Friendship Centres
Native Women’s Association of Canada
Pauktuutit: Inuit Women of Canada

Government of Canada & Independent Research Organizations

Conference Board of Canada (Centre For The North)
Health Canada
Government of Canada: Aboriginal Canada Portal
Governor General of Canada: Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Indian Residential Schools
Métis National Council
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: Indian Residential Schools Map
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: Indian Residential Schools: Commemoration Initiative
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: Royal Commission Report on Aboriginal Peoples
Royal Canadian Mounted Police: Indian Residential Schools
"The Journey Ahead: (Standing Senate Committee) Report on Progress Since The Government of Canada's Apology to Former Students of Indian Residential Schools"

Residential School Survivor Organizations

The Shingwauk Project: Indian Residential Schools Research Centre
Indian Residential School Survivors Society
National Residential School Survivor’s Society

Healing

Aboriginal Healing Foundation
Legacy of Hope
National Aboriginal Health Organization
Pauktuutit: Sivumuapallianiq: Journey Forward:
Shingwauk Education Trust and The Community Healing Strategy Project
BWSS Aboriginal Women's Program

Reconciliation

1000 Conversations Across Canada on Reconciliation
Apology to Former Students of Indian Residential Schools given in the House of Commons, June 11, 2008
Anglican Church of Canada: Residential schools: the living apology
Anglican Church of Canada’s Apology to Native People
Royal Canadian Mounted Police: Apology for RCMP involvement in residential schools
Presbyterian Church in Canada: Confessions and apologies
Remembering the children
Apology on Residential Schools by the Catholic Church
United Church: Apology to Former Students of United Church Indian Residential Schools, and to Their Families and Communities (1998)
United Church: Aboriginal Peoples: Indian Residential Schools
United Church: The Healing Fund
Where are the children: Healing the legacy of residential schools

Educational Resources

Alberta Online Encyclopedia: The making of Treaty 8 in Canada’s Northwest: Residential Schools
Canada in the Making: Aboriginal Residential Schools
Canadian Human Rights Museum:
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Inter-generational Effects on Professional First Nations Women Whose Mothers are Residential School Survivors
Project of Heart
The Canadian Encyclopedia: Residential Schools
UBC Library: Chronology of Federal Policy Towards Aboriginal People and Education in Canada

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Are you in crisis? Do you need help?

Would you like to talk about an issue you are trying to figure out while on your journey toward reconciliation?

In Canada, phone 1-866-925-4419 toll free, anytime 24/7

Other free, culturally safe and private help lines

  • Women’s help line (24/7) 1-855-554-HEAL (4325)
  • Kids’ help line (24/7) 1-800-668-6868
  • Kids/Youth Help, Live Chat, 4pm – 9pm Kugluktuk Time (Mountain Time) on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
  • Click here for LIVE CHAT
Contact your lawyer for assistance; or, phone Gayle McCarthy, Residential Schools Advisor, AWOC, 1-800-994-7477 or email: gaylem@awoc.ca
 
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