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Reconciliation The Truth and Reconciliation Camp is an important opportunity for youth to begin learning about the history of colonialism and residential schools while increasing traditional knowledge and cultural literacy. Whether it be a field trip to pick sage, a visit to a sweat lodge, a sharing circle with an Elder, a group read of a graphic novel, a workshop to create medicine pouches, or a fiddler playing to us through the Métis fiddle style, our campers have learned to look back at our history, understand our present, and empower one another for a future of reconciliation. - S hanae Blaquiere, Administrator of the Truth and Reconciliation Camp run by Frontier College and Community Education Development Association

CITIZEN PRIORITIES RECONCILIATION 1. Support initiatives that foster interaction and intercultural understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups 2. Increase understanding of Indigenous Peoples’ contemporary and historical contributions, residential school experience and treaties based on Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action 3. Create educational opportunities for early, mid and later life learners on truth and reconciliation



Shanae Blaquiere

RECIPIENT | Frontier College and Community Education Development Association’s Truth and Reconciliation Camp GRANTS | $46, 838, drawn from the Dr. John E. and Amy C. MacKenzie Memorial Fund, and from the Barbara Awrey, Milton Awrey and Elizabeth Binnie Memorial Fund, which are Field of Interest Funds; as well as the Moffat Family Fund, which is a Donor-Advised Fund

Frontier College is Canada’s original charitable literacy organization. Founded in 1899, Frontier College recruits and trains volunteers to deliver literacy programs to children, youth and adults in communities across the country. The Community Education Development Association promotes educational opportunities to youth in the inner city. The Truth and Reconciliation Camp teaches youth in Grades 7 and 8 about the history and intergenerational impacts of residential schools and colonialism.