Equity & Justice | Resources
1500+ Indigenous children have been recovered from unmarked graves across Canada and the United States school system. The murder of Iindigenous children and the decision to protect their murders is an example of the violence of systemic racism. Actions like this say that it is acceptable to murder Indigenous people. It has never been and never will be okay. Together, we work every day to build new systems that cherish and celebrate BIPOC lives.
We learn how to co-conspire with our Indigenous community through resources like the Confederation of Michigan Tribal Education Departments Educational Resource Guide. These learning resources have been designed by indigenous educators to help K12 teachers and students learn about the original people of this land. We also learn from resources from the American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award winners. These youth books center the American Indian experience and are curated by the American Indian community.
September 30th is annual Orange Shirt Day to honor children who suffered and died in Residential Schools. #313Reads will wear orange for Indigenous Children and we stand in solidarity and co-conspiracy with Indigenous communities who are honoring the sacred return home of their babies. #IndigenousLivesMatter