Leora Schaefer

Leora is the Director of the Toronto office of Facing History and Ourselves. She has been working for Facing History for 13 years when she began as an intern in the Brookline office. As a Canadian, Leora is very proud to have opened the Toronto Office and is particularly excited for the launch of the first Canadian resource, "Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools."

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How Can Canadian Teachers Walk the Road of Reconciliation?

Posted by Leora Schaefer on November 27, 2015

Yesterday we released our new Canadian resource, Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools. This new resource brings educators primary sources and first-person accounts about a painful period in Canadian history, when about 150,000 Indigenous children were forcibly taken from their families and stripped of their language, culture, and traditions.

Stolen Lives arrives as Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, after hearing thousands of survivor testimonies, offers a 94-recommendation “Action Plan.” Its June 2015 call said reconciliation—especially through education—is urgent.  

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Topics: Facing History Resources, Toronto, Canada, Residential Schools, Canadian History


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