The Remembering Project invites Canadians to acknowledge our collective responsibility for the residential schools that were set up in our name, and to take collective action to meet our collective responsibility.
The Remembering Project mobilizes Canadians to take action in support of First Nations, Métis. and Inuit communities engaged in searches for missing children lost to residential schools they were forced to attend. All of our work will be conducted on the consent of and in support of the committee of survivors overseeing the search process at the schools they attended.
The project was launched on September 30, 2023 by Ben Rowswell, Convenor of the Network for Democratic Solidarity, following engagement with First Nations communities in Northern Ontario. It draws on insights from the benefits of memory culture as practices by other countries with experiences of large scale, systematic human rights abuses. For more information on memory culture, please consult:
We are beginning our work in support of the students who attended of the Shingwauk Institute in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. If you know of other communities that would welcome volunteer support from Canadians who acknowledge our collective responsibility for the harm done, please contact us at [email protected].