Learning Materials

Truth and Reconciliation 101 – A Guide for Facilitators and Learners

Dorothy Lander, our playwright and curriculum designer, will create an accompanying Guide for Facilitators and Learners (online and print) for both school and community audiences. We will invite learners from diverse cultures to speak their own truth to history by engaging in Nation-to-Nation dialogue through role-playing activities between European and African Settlers and our First Peoples, modeled on 1784: (Un)Settling Antigonish.

The Guide for Facilitators and Learners will offer a structure for facilitators and learners in both K-through-12 and community settings, enabling all to perform their own pilgrimage of truth and reconciliation, and to speak their own truth to history.

Truth and Reconciliation 101 is our first response to the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 2015 Report’s 94 Calls to Action, addressing #62 of Education for Reconciliation: Make age-appropriate curriculum on residential schools, Treaties, and Aboriginal peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions to Canada a mandatory education requirement for Kindergarten to Grade Twelve students.

Please direct all inquiries for using the film and the accompanying Guide in schools and community settings to Dorothy Lander: dorothy.lander1@gmail.com