Photo source: Stephen Bicknell, courtesy of the University of Maine, Department of Anthropology

Over the past months, over 1300 graves containing the remains of indigenous children have been found at former residential school sites across Canada. These children were taken from their families and became victims of the residential school system. As we march the path of reconciliation, the public and government are being called to action. We have compiled some resources and support below for members and the public.

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation has important historical reports, summaries, teaching materials for all ages, and current updates on the excavations and the children being found.

Resources:

A National Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former Residential School students. You can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling 24-Hour National Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419 

In the News (NB):

Do you know of any good resources to be shared and added to this page? If so, contact: nben@nben.ca

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