“Our Dreams Matter Too” Walk/Campaign Mon, June 11, 2012
When: June 11, 9:30am to 12:00pm
Kainaiwa Children’s Services Corporation is requesting your assistance in the “Our Dreams Matter too” Campaign/Walk on Monday, June 11, 2012. Please call Stacey at 403-737-2900 to register.
Help Give First Nations children the same chance to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and proud of their cultures.
Encourage children, youth, families, schools and organizations in your area to write letters to your MP and the Prime Minister supporting culturally based equity for First Nations children and organize a walk to a mail box in your community!
It is on Monday June 11, 2012 from the Old Outwest Gas Bar to the Post Office in Standoff at BTA which is the fourth anniversary of the Prime Minister’s apology for Residential Schools.
First Nations children get less funding for services like education, health and child welfare than all other children enjoy. This makes it hard for First Nations children to achieve their dreams and grow up proud of who they are. This walk is to show how many people support First Nations children receiving the same opportunity to succeed as all other children in ways that respect their cultures and languages.
This peaceful and respectful walk supports three campaigns:
- Shannen’s Dream (www.shannensdream.ca) for “safe and comfy schools” and quality education
- Jordan’s Principle (www.jordansprinciple.ca) to ensure equitable access to all government services and
- The “I am a witness” campaign (www.fnwitness.ca) to help First Nations children grow up safely at home.
While we encourage the walks, we also very much appreciate people who take the time to send letters. Postage is free for letters to the Prime Minister and Members of Parliament. Download a sample letter at http://fncfcs.com/our-dreams-matter-too/participate
Donations can be made on-line, or by mailing a cheque or money order payable to the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada to: Suite 401, 309 Cooper Street, Ottawa Ontario, K2P 0G5
Please support our children by raising awareness through this walk, hope to see you there!
June 11, 9:30am to 12:00pm
Begin @ 9:30am at the junction of Hiway 2 and Glenwood Turnoff end at the BT Administration Post Office.
403-737-2900. Kainaiwa Children's Services Corporation Box 120 Standoff, AB T0L1Y0
Rain or Shine. Pls dress accordingly. Call Stacey at Kainaiwa Childrens Services Corporation @ 403-737-2900 or register by email firstname.lastname@example.org. KCSC will have a Police escort for the safety of our participants.