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August 2021: Young Readers

Updated: Apr 8



For August, 2021, we are featuring I AM NOT A NUMBER, written by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland, and translated into English by Muriel Sawyer and Geraldine McLeod (with contributions by Tory Fisher). Young readers will get a glimpse into what life was like for the children who attended residential schools and the impact the schools had, and still have on the residential school survivors, their families, and the families of the children who never made it home.


Educational Resources


Click the link below to download the Educational Resources in order to Read to Learn & Learn to Change with us!

I Am Not A Number Educational Resources
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Get Involved


  • Wear an orange shirt on International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples (August 9) and on Orange Shirt Day (September 30).

  • These important days mean justice and awareness for Indigenous peoples. They are days to acknowledge and work toward reconciliation.

  • Make sure you purchase a shirt from a legit site which supports Indigenous communities.

  • You can purchase an Every Child Matters orange shirt from https://www.orangeshirtday.org/shirts--gifts.html

  • This year's design was created by Shayne Hommy, a Grade 11 First Nation Cree student at South Peace Secondary School, in Dawson Creek.


August 22 is International Day commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion and Belief. Fly all flags at half mast and take a moment of silence at 2:15 pm for 2 minutes and 15 seconds.


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