Lesson 4, Section 3
4.3 Knowledge of Indigenous Cultural Oppression
FRP staff have knowledge of the historical and ongoing impacts of colonization on Indigenous communities.
Benchmark Quality Indicators
- Staff are aware of the unique historical and contemporary contexts of family and community life and the influence of these contexts on their relationships with organizations, agencies, and institutions.
- Staff are provided opportunities to discuss their individual and collective role in Indigenous reconciliation and to learn about historical and continuing impacts of colonization, including but not limited to The Indian Act, Indian residential school system, Sixties Scoop, and Indian Hospitals.
- FRP includes appropriate acknowledgement of Indigenous territory where the FRP is located (e.g., posted in space or acknowledged in another way).
Innovation and Promising Practices
- Staff understand how cultural contexts of Indigenous families and communities affect the development of self-esteem, self-confidence, self identity, and cultural identity. Staff considers the implications of these factors on the emotional development and cultural identity of the children.
- FRP develops a statement of Indigenous reconciliation.
- Staff have access to trauma informed practice training.