September 30, 2021 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to honour the lost Indigenous Children, Survivors, their families and communities of Indian Residential Schools (IRS). In this first of a two-part series of Arthritis At Home, Dr. Terri-Lynn Fox shares her and the Indigenous community’s views about the significance of this first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and what non-Indigenous people can do to take action for Truth and Reconciliation.
Dr. Fox is from the Blood Tribe, within the Blackfoot Confederacy, and practices her Siksikaitsitapi ways. Dr. Fox has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology; a Master’s degree in Sociology; and a Doctoral degree in Education. Her dissertation focus was Indian Residential Schools and the specific Perspectives of Blackfoot Confederacy People on the experiences of Survivors from the Blackfoot Confederacy from six residential schools, and the majority of her research is on and about Indian Residential Schools. Dr. Fox is both directly and indirectly affected by Indian Residential Schools. She is the daughter of two Survivors of an Indian Residential School and is a survivor of Indian Day Schools, herself. She is blessed with four children and six grandchildren.
Click on the resources below to learn more:
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action –
- Orange Shirt Day
- Indigenous Perspectives Education Guide by Historica Canada
- The Gord Downie and Chenie Wenjack Fund: Reading resources for Truth and Reconciliation
- On Canada Project: Settlers Take Action
- National Residential School Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419