First Nations Métis & Inuit Learning Services
- Beyond 94: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, Teacher Guide
- Expression of Reconciliation for the Legacy of the Residential School System
- National Centre for Truth and Reconcilation
- Residential Schools - 10 recommended books for children
- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- Where Are The Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools
- Google Earth Voyageur Residential School System
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning Services works with teachers and staff in our school district to increase understanding and promote awareness of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada.
“I know that reconciliation will not occur in one lifetime. It will require future generations to know our story and take on the duty of reconciliation. We need to educate our youth, and create the tools and put them in place so that our children and our children’s children can use them.”
- Chief Wilton Littlechild, Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner
The TRC Reading Challenge
We encourage staff, students, parents and community stakeholders to take the pledge to read the Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
Visit The TRC Reading Challenge to sign up and begin reading!
Indigenous peoples globally continue to face dispossession of their lands and resources, discrimination, forced assimilation and other grave human rights abuses. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is the most comprehensive international human rights instrument to specifically address their economic, social, cultural, political, civil, spiritual and environmental rights. In its own words, the Declaration sets out minimum standards necessary for the “dignity, survival and well-being” of Indigenous peoples.
Red Deer Public Schools raise Treaty and Metis Flags
Orange Shirt Day - Logo contest 2017
Mya Lapointe's, Westpark Middle School grade 8 student, artwork was chosen for the logo for the Red Deer Public Schools Orange T-shirts.
Orange Shirt Day is September 30. On this day we will raise awareness of the residential school experience and promote that Every Child Matters. This is a time for people to come together and commit to remembering, recovering and reconciling.