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The Legacy of Discovering the Truths Thoughts on Moving Forward

What we have discovered:

138 IRS Dotted the Country

Oldest Is at Grand River. Mohawk Institute 1828/1832 to 1970

Listen to our Survivors

Our Indigenous Civilizations contained all the Traits, Characteristics, Customs, Institutions, virtues, ethics, ideologies (Indigeneity) intelligences including:  Earth sciences, a genesis, a spirituality (theology) psychology, philosophies, emotional intellect (EQ-I), a collective intellect, arts and sewing all that together were our Languages

Most of our political model were highly evolved based on a Social Democracy, when the rest of the World were still being led by Kings and Queens.

Our Civilization and Social Democracies never had to have an army or militia

The Caucasian armed with religious fervour used the Roman Catholic   Papal Bull to Doctrine of Discovery couple with Terra Nullius

The near destruction of our Indigenous Civilizations was ‘apocalyptic

We were stripped our ‘inalienable human’ rights that all settlers enjoy as

Soon as they touched down on the land

We were interned onto tiny pieces of Canadian Real Estate called Reserves

We were converted with Abstract Concepts such as: Origin Sin, Fear of God,

Our children born with Sin, a Devil,

Our languages were outlawed in 1884

Our music and dance were outlawed in 1925

The Crown enacted the most racist piece of legislation in the world:

The Indian Act, giving the Crown and its agency to strip us of all our rights

The Christian Faiths established 138 Indian Residential Schools

(17 existed in Ontario).

The Change came with the White Paper Policy in 1970, gave our leaders their ‘Big Boy Pants.  They stood up against the White Paper Policy and organized The first National Indian Brotherhood which morphed into the Assembly of First Nations

The AFN would fight valiantly and those of us who were ‘civilly disobedient’ to be included in the Constitution of Canada in the Section 25

2006/2007 United Nations adopts the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.  Canada does not endorse it under the Conservative Govt.

2006 Residential School Agreement reached by Survivors, Churches and Government with an envelope of $ 5 Billion Dollars: for Compensation and to launch.  The Truth and Reconciliation Commission 2010 to 2015

2008, Harper announces at the G-20 Summit:  Canada has no history of

Colonization”

2011, The Human Rights Commission confers Human Right on Indigenous Peoples of Canada.

2012 Cindy Blackstock wins a landmark court against the Federal Government…regarding the systematic racism in the Treatment of Indigenous Peoples

2015 The Truth and Reconciliation Commission releases its final report and its 94 Calls to Action

2016   Canada finally adopts the UNDRIP

2017   Ontario passes the Indigenous Institutes Act passed

2019   Bill C-91 An Act Respecting Indigenous Languages Act is passed into   Law

2021 Bill C-15 the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (the UNDRIP Act or the Act), passed into law.

2021 Bill C-5 contains the inaugural Truth and Reconciliation as a Federal Statutory Holiday

 

Where do we go from here? Points to Ponder

Arm the Reasonable’ …. Senator Sinclair

The Government needs to create a road map to respond to the 94 Calls Senator Sinclair

Implement Calls # 53-56 to establish the National Council on Truth and Reconciliation.

Conduct Research to Dismantle the racist Indian Act

Conduct Research and Feasibilities to Create Modern Day Written Indigenous Constitutions and Charters of Rights and Freedoms that represent us Our Indigenous Civilizations

Debunk the Term Culture when we self-identify… and create and educate …A paradigm shift to using the term Civilizations to self-identify

Curate our Undergrad Student to continue on for their master’s and PhD’s

Conduct research to create a number of new Co-op/Co Major Experiential Degrees:

International Indigenous

Bilingualism and Immersion Education Studies

Spiritualities and Theologies

Philosophies

Performing & Visual Arts

Arts Administration

Psychologies

Earth Sciences

Social Sciences

Health Services

Civil Service (local, municipal, provincial and federal governments)

Political Science

` Caucasian Studies and Their Ideologies

Prophecies and Genesis

 

Amos Key Jr

September 30, 2021

Gae ya dano’ ne’ Ǫ:gwag sa da’ aka Every Child Matters

 

 

PROVINCIAL LIST OF CRISIS CONTACTS

If you, or someone you know is in danger or in immediate crisis, please contact 9-1-1

MENTAL HEALTH & CRISIS

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line
Service languages: Ojibway, Cree, Inuktitut, English, French
Provides 24/7 culturally grounded assessment, referrals, support in times of crisis, and suicide intervention.
1-855-242-3310

Canada Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Service Language: English/French

Provides 24/7 support and wellness for suicide prevention and intervention.

PH: (toll free): 1-833-456-4566 (24/7)

Text: 45645 (from 4PM-12AM ET).

Talk 4 Healing
Service languages: Ojibway, Oji-Cree, Cree, English, French
Provides 24/7 culturally sensitive counselling, advice and support to Indigenous women.
1-855-554-4325

Good 2 Talk:

Service Languages: English, French

Provides a free, confidential support service for post-secondary students in Ontario and Nova Scotia.

1-866-925-5454 or Text 686868

Kids Help Phone:

Service Language: English, French

Kids Help Phone is a counselling, referral and support service for children and youth.

1-800-668-6868 or TEXT 686868

MMIW Crisis Line
Service languages: English, French
Provides 24/7 support to family, friends and community members who are being impacted by the loss of a missing or murdered Indigenous woman, girl or Two-spirit person.
1-844-413-6649

Indigenous Adult and Children Mental Health
Service languages: English
Provides various supports that are available via their website for Indigenous well-being and mental health.
PH: Toll Free 1-800-875-6213,   1-416-997-2813

CAMH Aboriginal Service

Service Languages: English, French

The Aboriginal Service provides outpatient groups and individual counselling to Aboriginal people experiencing substance use and mental health issues, as well as support to clients who are in CAMH inpatient program.

PH:1-800-463-2338,    416-535-8501

Noojimo Health

Service Languages: Multiple Languages

Noojimo Health provides Indigenous counsellors for virtual and in-person counselling. Including personal, family, employee and family health support counselling and Mental wellness education.

PH:1-833-970-3030

Email: office@noojimohealth.ca

211 Ontario BounceBack

Service Languages: English, French

Bounceback is a free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.

PH:1-866-345-0224

Email: bb-referral@cmha-yr.on.ca

MindBeacon

Service Languages: English, French

MindBeacon provides free mental health support for Ontario residents dealing with stress, anxiety, depression and more. Mindbeacon is based in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Email: help@mindbeacon.com 

AbilitiCBT

Service Languages: English

AbilitiCBT is an internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program that you can access from any device, at any time to assist with feelings of uncertainty, isolation, caring for family and community members, information overload and stress management.

Contact: through website only.

Sixties Scoop Support Hotline

Service Languages: Multiple

The Sixties Scoop Peer Support Line will provide listening and support services to Indigenous 60s scoop survivors who experienced displacement, loss of culture, due to being adopted or fostered in non-Indigenous households across Canada, the U.S.A. The Peer Support Line will provide safe, respectful and non-judgemental confidential listening. It will link Survivors to approved services across Canada to support their emotional, cultural, spiritual and mental needs.                         PH:1-866-456-6060                                       

Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program

Service Languages: Multiple Languages

Crisis line to provide support for former Residential School survivors. You can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling 24/7 Crisis line.

PH: 1-866-925-4419

Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centers

Service Languages: Multiple Languages

Website that details the various Friendship Centers in Ontario. The Friendship Center vision is to improve quality of life for Indigenous people living in an urban environment by supporting self-determined activities which encourage equal access to and participation in Canadian society and which respect Indigenous cultural distinctiveness.

PH:1-800-772-9291,    416-956-7575

Email: ofifc@ofifc.org

 

ADDICTION & CRISIS

Gamblers Anonymous

Service Language: Multiple Languages                                                                  

Gamblers Anonymous is available in many communities and uses a 12-step self-help approach to recovery.

PH: 855-2CALLGA (855-222-5542)

Gam-Anon and Gam-Ateen

Service Language: English                                                                                               

A peer support service for family members and friends of people with gambling problems.

PH: 416-366-7613

Connex Ontario (Mental Health, Addiction & Problem Gambling Services)

Service Language: Multiple Languages

Provides support for individuals suffering with mental health and addiction.

PH: 1-866-531-2600

Credit Canada

Service Language: Multiple Languages

A not-for-profit organization that provides credit counselling to those who may need assistance in organizing their finances as well as providing educational resources to youth and adults on the fundamentals of personal financial management.

1-800-267-2272

ASSAULT/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Assaulted Women’s Helpline
Service languages: up to 154 languages
Provides 24/7 support, information and referrals to women who have experienced any form of abuse.
PH:1-866-863-0511

24 Hour Sexual Assault Line
Service language: English
Provides 24/7 services to women who experience or witness sexual assault.
PH: 1-604-876-2622

Battered Women’s Support Service
Service language: English
Provides services to women looking to leave abusive situations.
PH: 604-687-1867 / Toll-Free 1-855-687-1868                                                                                                  

Text 604-652-1867
Email intake@bwss.org
Hours Mon–Fri: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Wed: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Violence

Service Language: English

PH: 1-866-887-0015

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (ORCC)

Web: https://sexualassaultsupport.ca/support/ (go here to find your local chapter in Ontario).

Ontario Victim Services Victim Support Line

Service Language: English, French

The Victim Support Line is a province-wide, bilingual, toll-free information line that provides information about a range of services for victims of crime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

PH: Toll free: 1-888-579-2888

Sheltersafe

Service Language: English, French

ShelterSafe.ca is an online resource for women and their children seeking safety from violence and abuse. The clickable map serves as a quick resource to connect women with the nearest shelter that can offer safety, hope, and support.

Web: www.sheltersafe.ca

Two Spirit   LGBTQQIA

Youth Services Bureau                                                     

Service languages: English, French
Provides 24/7 counselling and crisis line for youth and the LGBTQ community in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario; will also make referrals in other cities.
PH: 24/7 Crisis Line: 1-613-260-2360

Trans-Lifeline
Service language: English
Provides 24/7 support, information and resources to transgender or questioning people, as well as to their families and friends.
PH: 1-877-330-6366 ;  Chat feature available as well on website.

 

COVID:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Indigenous Communities

Web: https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1581964230816/1581964277298

NWAC Elder Support

Elder Roberta Oshkawbewisens

PH: 1-888-664-7807                      Monday- Friday, from 9-11 A.M. EST and 1-3 P.M. EST