´╗┐Music plays as an animated slate shows a map unfolding. The name of the show reads "That TVOKids Show from home."

Laura and a guest appear on split screens. Each sits inside a different home. Laura wears an orange T-shirt and denim dungarees.

She says HEY, TVOKIDS, IT'S LAURA HERE AND I'M WITH J'NET AYAYQWAYAKSHEELTH, AND J'NET IS THE INDIGENOUS LEARNING COORDINATOR AT THE ROM. J'NET, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US TODAY.

J'net has long brown hair shaven at the left temple and wears a sleeveless black shirt.

S says I'M SO HAPPY TO BE INVITED BACK. THANKS FOR INVITING ME.

a says OF COURSE. NOW, TVOKIDS, TODAY WE ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT HOW THE LIVES OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY SOMETHING CALLED THE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SYSTEM. J'NET, CAN YOU TELL THE TVOKIDS WHO MIGHT NOT KNOW WHAT IS A RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL?

A caption appears on screen. It reads "J'net Ayayqwayaksheelth. ROM Indigenous Outreach and Learning Coordinator."

s says WELL, THERE WERE MORE THAN 130 SCHOOLS SET UP IN CANADA WITH THE PURPOSE TO TAKE AWAY INDIGENOUS CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS 3, 4 YEARS OLD, AND TAKE THEM AWAY FROM... THEIR CHILDREN. THE WHOLE AGENDA OF THE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL FORMED BY GOVERNMENT AND RUN BY CHURCHES ACROSS CANADA WAS TO KILL THE INDIAN IN THE CHILD. THAT WAS THE AGENDA. THEY THOUGHT THAT IF THEY COULD "SAVE" INDIAN CHILDREN WITH THE RELIGIOUS... WORLD THAT OUR SOULS WOULD BE SAVED. AND THAT'S IN LARGE PART, BECAUSE HISTORY DIDN'T THINK WE WERE HUMAN. THEY SAID... THE POPE SAID TO CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS "IF YOU KEEP FINDING NEW LANDS THAT DON'T HAVE CHRISTIANS, YOU CAN CLAIM IT IN THE NAME OF GOD." AND SO, WHEN YOU'RE NOT CHRISTIAN IN THIS WORLD, YOU TEND TO NOT BE HUMAN. YOU BECOME EVIL, AND A SAVAGE AND A HEATHEN. SO, THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF NEGATIVE ATTITUDES TOWARDS INDIGENOUS PEOPLES FOR CENTURIES.

a says WOW. OKAY, SO IT WAS THIS IDEA THAT INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AREN'T HUMAN, WHICH IS JUST SO UNBELIEVABLY UNTRUE. I MEAN, J'NET, HOW CAN KIDS HONOUR THE LIVES OF THE CHILDREN WHO WENT TO RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL?

s says WELL, THINK OF YOUR OWN FAMILY. AND MY LATE MOM, WAS BORN IN 1945, AND THAT MIGHT BE A LOT OF MATH FOR SOME FOLK OUT THERE, BUT 1945 WAS ABOUT 76, 77 YEARS AGO.

She holds up a picture of a woman smiling, surrounded by people. The woman wears colourful clothes and a wide-brimmed hat.

s says AND MY LATE MOM, STELLA ALPHONSA AUGUST WAS A HUMAN BEING. IN SIGN LANGUAGE... WE WERE BOTH DEAF... INDIGENOUS CHILDREN ARE HUMAN.

She used sign language.

She says SO, I WAS ALSO IN FOSTER CARE, AND MY THREE BROTHERS WERE ADOPTED OUT IN SOMETHING CALLED THE SIXTIES SCOOP.

She holds up a black and white picture of three children under the age of ten.

s says BECAUSE TAKING INDIGENOUS CHILDREN DIDN'T STOP WITH RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL. BUT LUCKY FOR ME, I HAD MY OWN THREE BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN, AND EVEN THOUGH MY GRANDMA HAD NINE CHILDREN, MY MOM HAD SIX, I HAD THREE, MY CHILDREN WERE BORN FREE.

She holds up a modern black and white picture of three teenagers smiling as they sit on a house porch.

s says SO, IF TVOKIDS WANT TO CELEBRATE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND WHO WE ARE, YOU MIGHT WANT TO ASK YOUR PARENTS TO BUY AUTHORS THAT ARE INDIGENOUS. THERE'S LOTS OF STORYBOOKS, EVEN ABOUT RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL. IT'S NOT EASY TRUTH TO STAND WITH, BUT IT'S AN IMPORTANT TRUTH. BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT HISTORY TO REPEAT ITSELF, OR MIRROR THE NEGATIVE PARTS OF THE PAST. WE WANT TO LEARN FROM THE PAST.

a says ABSOLUTELY! I LOVE THAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THOSE PHOTOS OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY WITH US. J'NET, WHERE CAN TVOKIDS START IN TERMS OF, YOU KNOW, BEGINNING TO LEARN AND UNDERSTAND WHAT THE FAMILIES OF PEOPLE AFFECTED BY RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL MIGHT BE GOING THROUGH.

s says JUST PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE DOING TO PROTECT THEIR LAND. WE'RE NOT EVER PROTESTING, WE'RE PROTECTING THE LAND. WE'RE NOT AT WAR WITH ANYBODY. WE MIGHT HAVE A WARRIOR SPIRIT, BUT OUR ELDERS TELL US THAT IS WARRIORS OF KINDNESS, WARRIORS OF CARE AND CONCERN AND WE'RE PROTECTING EACH OTHER TO LIVE A GOOD LIFE. SO, WHEN WE'RE OUT ON THE LAND, PROTECTING THE LAND, PAY ATTENTION. IF WE'RE ASKING FOR CANADA TO CLEAN INDIGENOUS WATER, WHOSE WATER'S NEXT? BECAUSE IF YOU LIVE NEXT DOOR TO AN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY WHO CAN'T DRINK THEIR WATER, I THINK TVOKIDS CAN EVEN DO THE MATH. THAT IF YOUR NEIGHBOUR'S WATER IS SICK AND WE PRIORITIZE CLEANING SOMEBODY ELSE'S WATER, WE HAVE TO MAKE THE SAME PRIORITIES FOR HUMAN BEINGS LIKE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WHO ARE YOUR NEIGHBOURS. SO, LET'S CELEBRATE EACH OTHER'S HUMANITY, AND LIKE OTHER COMMUNITIES ARE MOURNING RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE HATE EXISTS, BECAUSE PEOPLE MIGHT BE DIFFERENT, AND MIGHT NOT FIT INTO THIS MAINSTREAM IDEA OF "NORMAL." AND YOU CAN TELL BY MY HAIR, YOU KNOW, I HAVE A BIT OF MY OWN PERSONALITY AND STYLE. AND MY LATE FOSTER DAD WAS VERY KIND, AND HE MADE ME LAUGH, BECAUSE HE HAD NO TEETH AND HE WAS CONFIDENT. SO, I THOUGHT IF HE COULD BE CONFIDENT WITHOUT TEETH, SO COULD I. AND HE SAID, "DON'T HURT YOURSELF, DON'T HURT ANYONE ELSE, AND ANYTHING GOES." YOU CAN DO ANYTHING IN LIFE, AS LONG AS IT STARTS WITH NOT HURTING YOURSELF OR ANYONE ELSE. AND THAT MEANS, WE'RE CELEBRATING OUR OWN HUMANITY AND RESPECTING EACH OTHER'S.

A says J'NET, THIS HAS BEEN AMAZING. I LOVE THAT, CELEBRATING EACH OTHER'S HUMANITY. THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

S says THANK YOU AGAIN, LAURA. BYE, TVOKIDS.

A says BYE, J'NET.

J'net disappears.

A says TVOKIDS, IF LEARNING ABOUT RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS MAKES YOU FEEL OVERWHELMED OR SAD, THAT'S OKAY. YOU DON'T HAVE TO HOLD YOUR FEELINGS INSIDE. REMEMBER, YOU CAN ALWAYS REACH OUT TO A TRUSTED ADULT OR CALL KIDS HELP PHONE AT: 1-800-668-6868. WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

Music plays as an animated slate shows a map unfolding. The name of the show reads "That TVOKids Show from home."