Special Events

Voices of the Little Ones: Residential Schools - Unmarked Graves and Burial Sites WEBINAR

Webinar October 12, 2023 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Listening to the Voices of the Little Ones 

Join Charlene Bearhead, Vice President, Learning and Reconciliation for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, to learn about what Canadian Geographic and the Office of the Special Interlocutor for Missing Children, Unmarked Graves and Burial Sites are doing to increase awareness and learning with regard to Indigenous community searches for missing children and unmarked burial sites related to Indian Residential Schools. 

We are living in an unprecedented time of truth seeking and relationship building between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples that gives us the opportunity to each find our own role in living reconciliation. 

You will get the most recent updates on the progress on the collaborative work between Office of the Special Interlocutor for Unmarked Graves and Burial Sites and Canadian Geographic, access learning resources for schools and the general public, and consider how you might support your children's schools in continuing the journey of reconciliation.  


Presented via Zoom Conferencing Meeting platform. Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device.

Registration    (at no charge)


Charlene Bearhead

Charlene Bearhead FRCGS - Vice President, Learning and Reconciliation at the Royal Canadian Geographical Society - is an educator, Indigenous education advocate and author with over 35 years of regional, national and international experience. Charlene is the co-author of the children’s book series, Siha Tooskin Knows and contributor to multiple anthologies and reconciliation focused resources.

Most recently Charlene served as a member of the Indigenous Education Advisory Circle for the National Film Board of Canada and in an advisory capacity with Nelson Education. Previously Charlene served as education days coordinator for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, education coordinator for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, education advisor for the Canadian Geographic Indigenous People’s Atlas of Canada and member of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Indigenous Education working group. Charlene also served as the first education lead for both the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba and the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC.