Indigenous History Month 2023

On Indigenous History Month, we honour the legacy, heritage and traditions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples across Turtle Island. This is an opportunity for all of us to call on our governments to follow through with the policy recommendations set out in the 94 calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report that call for change in child welfare, education, health and justice systems.
Indigenous communities are disproportionately impacted by the ongoing effects of climate change. This year, especially with the ongoing record-setting wildfire season we are experiencing, we are reminded that it is crucial we understand connections between colonialism and the climate crisis.
The AECEO is dedicated to ensuring First Nation, Métis and Inuit educators have equity within the organizational structure and are positioned and supported to influence systemic change and share their knowledges, traditions, and teachings with all ECEs and early years staff in Ontario and beyond. We recognize the vital role early childhood education and care play in healing and reconciliation and reaffirm our commitment to participate in, and support processes of reconciliation with First Nation, Métis and Inuit.
The AECEO invites all educators across Ontario to connect with the ALL NATIONS CIRCLE OF PRACTICE, an Indigenous-led community of practice that prioritizes ECEs & Child Care Workers of All Nations in connection, collaboration, and community. Follow the Circle of Practice on Instagram and join us on Tuesday June 27th 7:00-8:00PM for the next meeting.

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