As Canadians around the world prepare to celebrate Canada Day, we feel a shift in our perception of our country and a weight in our hearts that casts a long shadow over our typically jubilant day in which we recognize and celebrate the history of our country and what it means to be Canadian.
This year with the tragic discoveries of Indigenous children who lost their lives on the properties of Residential Schools, many Canadians are experiencing the unspoken parts of our history for the first time, and it is devastating. It challenges our thoughts about ourselves and our nation and makes us question how these tragedies could happen in our beloved country.
Many others however have lived with the burden and trauma of Residential School themselves or have been touched by the experiences through family and friends, some of which were lost and never seen again.
#ADaytoListen encourages Canadians to take the time to listen, to hear the unspoken stories and voices of our Indigenous Peoples in Canada and around the world.
We would like to share some of the stories that have been shared with us and hope to move towards knowing our history in its entirety so we can move towards a genuine #Truth&Reconciliation and celebrate a country we can be proud of, together.
There are so many stories that need to be shared, heard, recognized, and recorded for current and future generations. We invite you to join us and the many other Canadians who are listening and will continue to listen.
Visit https://downiewenjack.ca/a-day-to-listen/ to hear the many stories of Indigenous Peoples and their lived experiences with Residential Schools in Canada.
Please visit our YouTube channel for our productions on #IndigenousTeachings and #IndigenousHeritage:
Please visit our website for our booklets and comic books: