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Every Child Matters Educational Package
Produced in collaboration with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, we are pleased to announce the publication of Every Child Matters: Reconciliation Through Education.
Written by award-winning Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith, this magazine, which is based on the Seven Sacred Teachings, is aimed for students in grades 5–12 and is available in both English and French.
Each chapter teaches children about residential schools, Treaties, and the historic and current relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
Accompanied by supplementary educational resources, the magazine is both a guide and a journal for young people as they explore their feelings, build confidence, and foster greater respect and empathy throughout their reconciliation journeys.
The publication Every Child Matters: Reconciliation Through Education and the complementary educator’s guide are designed to support teachers and students in their learning journey. The activities are intended to encourage student inquiry and investigation, while also supporting action-based learning.
Each lesson is based on one of the seven teachings, reminding all of us that love, truth, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, and honesty truly matter. It is our hope that these lessons help you and your students live out these teachings, in your classrooms, in your actions, and in your everyday lives.
We would like to thank all of the contributors and advisors who have shared their work and contributed to this important project.
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation gratefully acknowledges its sponsors.
With appreciation to TD Bank Group for their assistance in extending the reach of the Every Child Matters publication into classrooms across Canada.
For more lesson plans and educational resources visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.