1. A spring break journey across the Canadian Shield brought aboriginal and non-aboriginal youth face to face with a native Canada of strength and struggle. The road trip which takes them from what they know, across frozen lakes and through big cities, leave the youth with a new appreciation for their Canadian roots and for Aboriginal Canada. An impassioned search for Canadian identity by these students makes the promise of reconciliation in Canada an imminent reality.

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  3. On May 31, 2012, CRE organized a 2 day youth forum called "The Meeting Place". This was a youth forum organized in parallel with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Toronto. Youth participants were asked to share their messages of hope with the survivors of the Indian Residential School System. This video shares youth messages from the Meeting Place and from another youth conference held in Saskatoon in March 2013. This is what they shared...

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Canadian Roots Exchange

Ever thought that an educational road trip could change our country? We did... Still do, actually.

We’re the Canadian Roots Exchange, a group of young Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians that believe that in order to bridge the gap between Canada's…


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Ever thought that an educational road trip could change our country? We did... Still do, actually.

We’re the Canadian Roots Exchange, a group of young Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians that believe that in order to bridge the gap between Canada's people, we need to become educated, aware and to learn from our country's First Peoples.

So, together we travel to cities and towns across Canada and engage in the teachings, triumphs and daily realities of First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities. We engage in the teachings, triumphs and daily realities of Inuit, First Nations and Metis communities in Canada

Most importantly… As we travel, eat and live together we work to break down stereotypes, open a dialogue, and build honest relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people living on this land.

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