We Stand Together Campaign Supporting Aboriginal Education

The Martin Education Initiative and Free The Children are again supporting the third annual, We Stand Together campaign in support of aboriginal education, which will strive to show parents, teachers and students the challenges, achievements and contributions of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples. The 10-day campaign starts on Feb 25th, 2013 and runs until March 8th, 2013 and features Olympian Waneek Horn-Miller speaking across the country.

Research Confirms At Least 3,000 Died At Residential Schools

Researchers, who have only partially searched residential school records, have confirmed that at least 3,000 children died while attending Canada’s Indian residential schools. Most deaths were from disease, with drownings, fire, suicide as other factors. The Department of Indian Affairs documented deaths in their annual reports consistently until 1917 when the practice was suspended.
By Jason Warick, The StarPhoenix With Canadian Press Files February 19, 2013