Fredericton Bouldering Co-op and Off Campus Climbing Ltd. stand with our Indigenous friends, partners, colleagues, and climbers to mourn the many children that have been found at former residential schools. We acknowledge the suffering experienced by the victims of the residential school system and the pain of survivors, their families and communities as they continue to deal with this tragedy and ongoing genocide. The effects of the residential school system are ongoing and we recognize that reconciliation requires truth, accountability and actively supporting indigenous communities - year round. #everychildmatters Suggested reading:
A Knock on the Door: The Essential History of Residential Schools from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada by Phil Fontaine
My Name is Seepeetza by Shirley Sterling
Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga
Dear Canada, These Are My Words: The Residential School Diary of Violet Pesheens by Ruby Slipperjack
21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality by Bob Joseph
Information and resources: Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: www.trc.ca Truth and Reconciliation final report: http://www.trc.ca/assets/pdf/Executive_Summary_English_Web.pdf Indian Residential School Survivors Society: www.irsss.ca Crisis Services Canada 1-833-456-4566 or Text 45645 Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 National Indian Residential School Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419 Donate at www.irsss.ca/donate Fredericton Bouldering Cooperative is located on traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Peskotomuhkati peoples.