INDIGENOUS RIGHTS Winds of Change: Send an Electronic Letter to your MPP/MLA in Nunavut


To send a letter to your MLA

Education for Reconciliation Sample Letter

SUBJECT: I support Education for Reconciliation

Dear [NAME],

I encourage the Government of Nunavut to step up efforts to fully implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) Call to Action 62.i.

According to KAIROS Canada’s recently updated Education for Reconciliation Report Card, Nunavut’s public commitment to mandatory curriculum on Indigenous peoples from Kindergarten to Grade Twelve has not improved in the past two years and remains at a rating of Needs Improvement. Over this same time period, Nunavut’s grade on implementation of this curriculum also did not improve and remains at a rating of Needs Improvement. Read the Report Card Summary

In 2015, all of Canada’s provincial and territorial leaders publicly declared their support for the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action. In Call to Action 62.i, the TRC calls upon “the federal, provincial, and territorial governments, in consultation and collaboration with Survivors, Aboriginal peoples, and educators, to make age-appropriate curriculum on residential schools, Treaties, and Aboriginal peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions to Canada a mandatory education requirement for Kindergarten to Grade Twelve students.”

I support the full implementation of 62.i. I urge you to continue working towards full implementation of this crucial call, and to consider KAIROS’s suggested next steps to: 1) increase opportunities for intergenerational learning with Elders and knowledge-keepers, 2) develop and implement mandatory Indigenous content from K-12, and 3) support educators with consistent training and standards to deliver Indigenous content.