Featured Charity: Legacy of Hope Foundation
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For the third quarter of 2021, our featured charity is the Legacy of Hope Foundation.
The Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) is a national, Indigenous-led, charitable organization that has been working to promote healing and Reconciliation in Canada for more than 20 years. The LHF’s goal is to educate and raise awareness about the history and existing intergenerational impacts of the Residential School System (RSS) and subsequent Sixties Scoop (SS) on Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) Survivors, their descendants, and their communities to promote healing and Reconciliation.
Part of the LHF’s goals are to provide needed resources for schools. The history and information about residual trauma and the links to current social and economic issues are rarely taught in schools, which can lead to misinformation and foster racism, all of which underlines the need for more public education and resources on the topics of the RSS, SS, and other colonial acts of oppression. In schools today, there is little mentioned about the amazing contributions Indigenous Nations have made and continue to make to the fabric of our society. A comprehensive history highlighting the diversity of our Nations and our cultures, languages, traditions is lacking in the current curriculum. The LHF has created many resources to address this critical gap and help inject more perspectives and knowledge on these issues to foster healthy and informed dialogue and action.
The LHF honours Survivors and their families by taking direction from them to ensure that their initiatives consider their true and authentic voices, while providing Survivors with emotional support to ensure their work with them is an empowering and healing experience. They believe that by educating Canadians about both the rich histories of Indigenous Peoples prior to the disruption caused by colonial contact, and the subsequent pain and injustices inflicted on generations, they can highlight the strength and resilience of Survivors. With this approach, we can build respect, understanding, and empathy, so that meaningful connections can happen and we can inspire action that works toward equality, hope, and healing in Canada.
The LHF works to encourage people to address racism and discrimination so as to contribute to the equality, dignity, and just relationships among all. They will continue to work with teachers, school boards, universities, policing agencies, governments, officials, banks, unions, private businesses, and citizens to help meet these goals. The LHF offers a unique and comprehensive collection of resources, exhibitions, workshops, and research reports to anyone wanting to learn about Indigenous Peoples and willing to work toward Reconciliation. True Reconciliation requires consistent, positive, and informed effort and action by everyone.
(source: Legacy of Hope Foundation Info Sheet)
Materials from Legacy Hope Foundation:
Free Resource: RAVEN ACTIVITY GUIDE
Previous Featured Charities:
Indian Residential School Survivors Society (June 2021)
Leduc Community Hospital Foundation (Apr 2021 - June 2021)
Charity Water (Jan 2021 - Mar 2021)
Philippine Red Cross (Nov 2020 - Dec 2020)