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Are you talking about Indigenous justice with the kids in your church? Here are a few lesson ideas to get you started!

  • 10 Books about Residential Schools to Read with Your Kids 
    • This list, divided by age group, helps parents, teachers, and caregivers to open a conversation about reconciliation using language and stories that kids can understand.
  • Kids Corner Devotions 
    • Check out these audio lesson and comic strip designed to teach kids about reconciliation and what it means to live in unity together.  
  • Sunday School
    • Kids for Kids
      • This simple lesson plan talks about the creation of humanity in God’s image, and how that makes every single one of us special!  
    • Wampum Belt Activity 
      • Read stories and do a craft together to learn more about wampum belts.
  • Book List 
    • This list of kids books provided by justice and reconciliation mobilizer Shannon Perez is a great way to introduce kids to this justice topic.  
  • Education Together
    • Our partners at the Centre for Public Dialogue have created a great activity based on educational equity for Indigenous students.  Check it out on their website.  


Have you led a justice based Sunday School lesson? We'd love to hear about it! Leave us a comment or email us at [email protected]


Looking for ideas to start talking about Indigenous justice with your kids at home? 

  • What to Say to Kids about “Pilgrims and Indians”
    • An interesting article written by a mother keen to help her son truly understand the stories of pilgrims and Native peoples, especially around Thanksgiving. Though not Canadian, it does contain great advice!
  • Shannen’s Dream Campaign 
    • Kids can be advocates too! Shannen Koostachin advocated for safe and comfortable schools on her home reserve of Attawapiskat and made a difference. There are many resources on this page to help other kids and youth learn about Shannen’s impact and how they too can advocate for fair education for First Nations kids.
  • Creator's Gift Colouring Book
    • Based on the popular art series "Creator's Gift" painted by Indigenous artist Ovide Bighetty these colouring books are a simple fun way to start a conversation!


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