Fleming is committed to Truth and Reconciliation through reflecting on our past, owning our truth, and inclusion of Indigenous intellectual and cultural traditions in our curriculum and learning approaches.
The jingle dancer in the video is Elizabeth Osawamick, Anishinaabe Kwe from Wiikwemkoong, who has shared a healing dance to help lift our spirits and provide us with strength during this difficult time. The building Elizabeth is dancing in front of is the Spanish Indian Residential School, located in Spanish, Ontario. The filming was done by her daughter Florence Osawamick.
In this video, members of the Fleming community, Indigenous and settlers, come together for a conversation about what the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation means to them.
If you are an Indigenous student who requires support, please reach out to Indigenous Student Services Coordinator:
1-866-353-6464 ext. 1311.
National Indian Residential School Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419.
External resources that provide an opportunity to learn something new and be active participants in the work towards reconciliation:
Findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Reconciliation: A Starting Point
Canada’s Residential Schools: Missing Children and Unmarked Burials
Truth and Reconciliation in Post-Secondary Settings: Student Experience
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