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Take Action Social Changemakers for Truth and Reconciliation

By on August 14, 2017

Hey all,

We hope you’ve been having a relaxing summer just doing your thing! Social justice work requires self-care so make sure you are taking care of yourself this summer while school is out.

With that said are you bored and not sure what to do with the next two weeks, while I’ve got an idea for you. Why don’t you get some friends together and make some moccasins? What? Moccasins? Why?

  1. You are bored and have nothing better to do.
  2. You’ve been hearing lots about the way Indigenous people are treated in Canada and Truth and Reconciliation, but aren’t sure what you can do.
  3. You have heard some about the history of colonization of Indigenous people in Canada and think you need to learn more about today’s realities.
  4. You like making crafts.

Are one of these true for you? Then you should learn more about The Moccasin Project.

Did you know?

350 Indigenous children are taken away before they are  one month old.

There are more children in foster care today than were in residential schools.

48% of all children in foster care are Indigenous, even though they account for only 7% of the overall child population.

The Moccasin Project is making one pair of moccasins to represent each Indigenous child that has been put into foster care – that’s 163,000 pairs of moccasins!

Learn about all the ways you can get involved, make moccasins, spread the word, get your family, friends or whole school involved, use social media or contact your local politicians to pressure them to make change and address this issue. Share your stories with us as you go along!

 

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