Creating space for transformative conversations
Youth Voices on Reconciliation
Youth Voices on Reconciliation was a day-long dialogue for students, teachers and administrators to discuss the role of the high school system in creating reconciliation among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples. A major output was a list of actionable ideas generated by participants for their districts and schools to consider for implementation.
The resulting dialogue report summarizes participant ideas for action under the following seven themes:
- Integrate Aboriginal culture, arts, and history in all subject areas.
- Include Aboriginal peoples in decision-making and the presentation of Aboriginal knowledge.
- Provide professional development opportunities for teachers.
- Support student-driven reconciliation initiatives and provide resources towards these.
- Model healthy relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.
- Hold cultural awareness activities for Aboriginal students to learn about and proudly share their culture.
- Increase Awareness of Aboriginal history and heritage at a younger age.
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Special thanks to event advisors Karen Joseph, Brandon Curr, Ron Johnston, Brad Baker and Trista Fuller.