Thursday, 6 July 2017

TRC Call to Action #9

To reiterate my intention and reasoning about this and some future posts:

In the interests of promoting awareness, understanding and, hopefully, reconciliation among peoples, I have been posting the Calls to Action put forward by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2015. I began these small acts last week and commit to posting at least five Calls to Action each week until I have posted all 94. 

It is my hope that by doing so, I am providing another forum in which people can learn and think and feel and discuss. Ask questions. What can I do to bring action to my ideas and feelings about the history of indigenous and non-indigenous people? How can I do more than just feel badly about the past, so that I can help improve the present and future? What do I need to know? How do I learn to listen? What do I do? What don't I do? ...and so on.

 So, here is Call to Action #9:

9. We call upon the federal government to prepare and publish annual reports comparing funding for the education of First Nations children on and off reserves, as well as educational and income attainments of Aboriginal peoples in Canada compared with non- Aboriginal people.

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