The Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) is a national, Indigenous-led, charitable organization that has been working to promote healing and Reconciliation in Canada for more than 20 years. The LHF’s goal is to educate and raise awareness about the history and existing intergenerational impacts of the Residential School System (RSS) and subsequent Sixties Scoop (SS) on Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) Survivors, their descendants, and their communities to promote healing and Reconciliation.
Part of the LHF’s goals are to provide needed resources for schools. The history and information about residual trauma and the links to current social and economic issues are rarely taught in schools, which can lead to misinformation and foster racism, all of which underlines the need for more public education and resources on the topics of the RSS, SS, and other colonial acts of oppression. In schools today, there is little mentioned about the amazing contributions Indigenous Nations have made and continue to make to the fabric of our society. A comprehensive history highlighting the diversity of our Nations and our cultures, languages, traditions is lacking in the current curriculum. The LHF has created many resources to address this critical gap and help inject more perspectives and knowledges on these issues to foster healthy and informed dialogue and action.