Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington has issued the following release recognizing National Indigenous Peoples Day and announced it will host an Indigenous Community Talking Circle in Kingston on June 26th:
It’s National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21.
We have a lot to talk about with Indigenous peoples. This is the day that reminds us how far we have come and how far we have to go on our journey of Reconciliation with them.
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Our Children’s Aid Society has already acknowledged how we have hurt Indigenous peoples and asked for forgiveness. Last year, the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies formally apologized on behalf of the sector to Indigenous peoples and made nine commitments for change, including reducing the number of Indigenous children in care, implementing mandatory Indigenous training for staff and more.
We’re marking this Day by remembering what we have done and recommitting our Agency to Reconciliation.
We’re also announcing an Indigenous Community Talking Circle for June 26th in Kingston. With the help of a facilitator, we’ll be discussing the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies’ apology and the commitments we’ve made. All members of the Indigenous community are welcome to attend. Let’s never forget that too many Indigenous children are involved with Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario. Let’s work together to change that.
Indigenous Community Talking Circle
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Rideau Heights Community Centre and Library
85 MacCauley St, Kingston, ON K7K 6T5
6:30 – 9:00 pm
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