WHAT CAN YOU DO?
"When I interviewed young people, one of the things that surprised me most was how little they had been taught at school about residential schools. As always, there were exceptions, and as you read [in Speaking Our Truth] you will see just how powerful it can be when teachers and schools are active in educating students about the history and fostering reconciliation...The majority of the young people I talked to were learning about the schools at home, which is exciting! It means that conversations are happening around the dinner table or while listening to the radio (usually CBC) or simply while being together as family.
If you find yourself struggling with ways to answer the question, trust me—you are not alone. Millions of Canadians are asking themselves the same question. One thing I know for sure is that there is always an answer. And it is never 'Nothing.' There is always something we can do." —Monique Gray Smith