The Canadians Roots Exchange is dedicated to promoting the relevance of Indigenous teachings, fighting the myth held by too many Canadians that Indigenous knowledge is inapplicable or irrelevant to modern life.
Our educational sessions provide youth with alternative narratives to the negative stereotypes that are often dominant in mainstream media. As well, a major part of our exchanges includes time spent with respected Indigenous teachers and elders. In this time participants have the privilege to begin or continue a journey of learning, and to view the world in a way that, for some, is different from views they’ve been shown before.
Through our collective learning, we commit to work to bring Indigenous teachings into the everyday thought process of Canadians.