Working on this project, coincided with the latest discoveries of our tragic past at the Canadian Residential Schools. As we care deeply about this past and the effect it had on so many families and children, we believe the only way forward for us was to dedicate the book and this project to this cause:
This book is dedicated to the lost children and survivors of the Canadian Residential Schools. A portion of the proceeds of this book go to organizations that provide support to survivors of the residential schools, their families and their communities.
Wandering Star was created to provide hope, calm and fun to the children of this world and their parents during a time that was difficult for many. The message of this book is that everything will be ok; a message that was not there for the children of residential schools and their parents.
We wish them peace.
List of Organizations
To learn more and support survivors of residential schools, check out:
The Indian Residential School Survivors Society is a British Columbia-based organization that has been providing services to residential school survivors for over 20 years. It started out by helping residential school survivors navigate the court systems and has since expanded to help descendents of residential school survivors and engaging in community education for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation provides educational resources for Canadians to learn more about residential schools across the country. Indian Residential School Survivors Society (irsss.ca).
The Legacy of Hope Foundation works to educate people on residential schools and the Sixties Scoop and the intergenerational impact that these traumatic events had on Indigenous people.
Orange Shirt Society is a B.C.-based group that aims to educate people on the intergenerational impacts of residential schools. It offers resources for teachers for Orange Shirt Day, held every year on Sept. 30.
Reconciliation Canada works to educate people about Indigenous life and history to teach non-Indigenous people about reconciliation and strengthening relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.