Indigenous Reconciliation

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OKN’s Indigenous Reconciliation Strategy

Our Kids Network began its Truth and Reconciliation journey in 2019 and is considered a thought leader in this area for the Halton Region. Our Kids Network believes that acts of Reconciliation are meaningless unless those acts are based on credible information from an Indigenous perspective. This is the Truth.

Want to learn more? Read OKN’s Indigenous Reconciliation Strategy.

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Reflecting and Honouring the Recommendations on the Local Level

As a Halton-wide network OKN is greatly beneficial in meeting the goals of reflecting the recommendations and honouring the calls to action across agencies and organizations. OKN will help to introduce and create partnerships relevant and meaningful to the Indigenous Reconciliation Plan, and can provide access to research that will inform it. Read the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report and the Ten Principles of Reconciliation. Full Report.

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Indigenous Literacy & Truth Resources

Whether you are looking to start your journey or want to enrich your learning, OKN has many resources to assist you. OKN’s curated and credible tools will assist you in conducting a Land Acknowledgement, working with children, or learning more about Residential Schools in Canada.

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Photo credit: Courtesy of Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation

Community Engagement

Truth and Reconciliation is powerful when it is done together. Involving OKN’s protocol partners and community agencies has advanced Truth and Reconciliation in the Halton Region beyond what we imagined could happen in three short years. Look at some of the events OKN’s Indigenous Reconciliation Strategy has been involved in:

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ROCK Staff Gathering for Orange Shirt Day
Halton CAS Room Dedication

OKN's Indigenous Reconciliation initiative considers Truth and Reconciliation as two distinct entities, as illustrated above. Learn more about this graphic in our Indigenous Reconciliation Strategy.