Hello Brentwood Eagle Families,
Today our students and staff wore Orange to show we honour and remember all of those who have been and continue to be impacted by Residential Schools in Canada. Thank you to Will Pierre who joined us to begin our day in a good way.
Tomorrow, Saanich Schools will be closed as we work together in Canada towards the Truth and Reconciliation calls to action. We hope your family is also able to take some time tomorrow to learn together with your child-- our students have knowledge to share with you.
Our district’s Indigenous Education department has collated a list of appropriate educational resources for our schools. The links below may be of interest to your family as you continue your own learning.
- Residential School History
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reports
- Origins and History of Orange Shirt Day on September 30
- Every Child Matters: Honouring the missing children library guide
- Orange Shirt Society
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission
- National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
- Residential School memorial map
- Indigenous Canada: A free online course from the University of Alberta
If you need personal support, you may wish to connect with the below resources.
- Residential School Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419 (https://www.irsss.ca/faqs/how-do-i-reach-the-24-hour-crisis-line)
- Texting Crisis Line: Text HOME to 686868 (monitored by Kids Help Phone)
- Residential Schools Survivor Society: 1-800-721-0066 (https://www.irsss.ca/)
Thank you for your ongoing support as we work together-- every child matters.