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Spirit Bear and Children Make History

“A member of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, Spirit Bear represents the 165,000 First Nations children impacted by the First Nations child welfare case at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, as well as the thousands of other children who have committed to learning about the case and have taken part in peaceful and respectful actions in support of reconciliation and equity.” (First Nations Child & Family Caring Society). Listen to or read Spirit Bear’s story to learn about how you can help to make a difference in the lives of all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children.

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  • What story will you listen to?
  • What do you hope to learn?
  • How will ensure that all voices can be heard?
  • Who are the Indigenous communities close to your home?


Then, have a discussion and answer some questions:

  • Who is Spirit Bear?
  • What is happening to First Nations children that Spirit Bear thinks is unfair?
  • What surprised you when learning about Spirit Bear?
  • What does Spirit Bear believe children can do?
  • How did children and youth help Spirit Bear stand up for the fair treatment of First Nations kids?
  • What can you do to help make sure every First Nations child is treated fairly?
  • How can Spirit Bear and the children make a difference in the lives of all Indigenous children?


  • What did you learn from this activity?
  • Why is supporting all Indigenous people and children important?
  • What will you do next to keep learning more?

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