ᐱᐣᑎᑫᐣ (Come In)
Surviving and Fighting Dehumanizing Practices in Ontario Institutions
Passing Through the Darkness of our Past Lives into the Light of our Present Lives
Welcome to Into the Light: Living Histories of Oppression and Education in Ontario.
Stories survivors have chosen to share publicly are intimate and simultaneously protect their individual privacy.
By agreeing, you agree to enter and engage with the stories respectfully. If you are an educator and hosting a group of learners with these stories, you agree to protect and affirm the survivors and their stories and treat them as respected guests. The stories belong to the survivors themselves and should not be treated as content or information.
If you are not ready to commit to respectful engagement then please return another time.
We start by acknowledging the land directly related to the lived experiences shared in this learning resource. Anishinaabe Elder Mona Stonefish and Anishinaabe scholar Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning co-developed the following Land Acknowledgement:
We honour and respect the Original Peoples, the Anishinaabeg of the Three Fires Confederacy among the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi. We acknowledge that we live and work on their ancestral lands and that they continue to be dispossessed to the benefit of all settlers.