Congratulations on completing another school year with Legacy Schools! We are happy to have you alongside us on this journey. 

For us to help determine the impact we are having and to make Legacy Schools better for others, please take 10-15 minutes of your time to fill out the questions below to the best of your ability.

Your answers will be anonymous, meaning your name or school will not be linked to your answers in any reporting we do. Results from this survey will only be used in a combined form to inform us of overall patterns in Legacy Schools. 

If you answer this survey, you can enter a draw to win a prize pack from the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund

If you have questions about this survey, please contact legacyschools@downiewenjack.ca

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* 1. To help us track change in your students, please rate the statements below on a scale from 1 (strongly disagree) to 4 (strongly agree):

  1 - Strongly Disagree 2 - Disagree 3 - Agree 4 - Strongly Agree
Students understand the true history of residential schools.
Students understand the current realities facing Indigenous Peoples today.
Students are familiar with what a reconciliACTION is
Students are familiar with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
Students are comfortable discussing what reconciliation means (e.g., have a definition)
Students are familiar with the Calls for Justice from Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA People.
Students believe that everyone benefits from a strengthening of community relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples of Canada.
Students feel comfortable calling out racism, discrimination, or injustice in their daily lives.
Students are familiar with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action.
Legacy Schools helped create a safe space for my class.
Students believe they can make a difference in progressing reconciliation in Canada between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
Students are aware that there are distinct groups of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
Students are aware of our province or territory’s true history with Indigenous Peoples.
Students understand how privilege can benefit some people more than others in society today.
Students are aware that systemic racism is a major issue facing Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
My class was able to form relationships because of Legacy Schools (inside or outside of the classroom)
Students are aware of how the legacy of residential schools still impacts Indigenous Peoples today.
Students are aware of the treaty or unceded lands they are currently inhabiting.
My class is motivated to reduce racism in their homes, in their schools, and in society.
My class felt comfortable speaking, asking questions, and interacting with the content in Legacy Schools
Students are aware of local Indigenous cultures (belief systems, protocols, etc.).
Students are comfortable talking about Canada’s true history of residential schools with their friends or family.

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* 2. On a scale from 1 (never) to 4 (all the time), indicate how often has your class done the following during their time with Legacy Schools.

  1 - Never 2 - Seldom 3 - Often 4 - All the time
Taken action to address systemic racism towards Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Put themselves in Reconciliation situations that they would not have done before Legacy Schools (e.g., having tea with an Elder).
Read or used other Reconciliation resources to understand better (outside of Legacy Schools material).
Donated money or volunteered at organizations, causes, or events that support the wellness of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Spoken out publicly (to friends, classmates, or family) to discourage the values and behaviours that are racist or lead to racism when they see it.
Attended a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit ceremony
Changed the way they talk about or refer to Indigenous peoples in Canada
Identified the 'next steps' in their own Reconciliation journey.
Done research on their own ancestral backgrounds.
Used the knowledge they learnt in Legacy Schools to interpret the world around them differently than before (thinking or behaving differently).
Completed ReconciliACTIONs

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* 3. To help us understand yourself and your school better, please rate the following statements on a scale from 1 (strongly disagree) to 4 (strongly agree):

  1 - Strongly Disagree 2 - Disagree 3 - Agree 4 - Strongly Agree
I use resources and materials from outside of Legacy Schools/DWF to help teach about reconciliation and Indigenous ways of knowing and being 
Staff feel empowered to teach about current issues facing Indigenous communities.
School staff understand Indigenous stereotypes and are working to identify and eliminate them.
Our school community is aware that systemic racism is a major issue facing Indigenous Peoples in Canada today.
I regularly incorporate Indigenous worldviews and knowledge into my curriculums.
I understand the current realities facing Indigenous Peoples today.
Our school shows intentional efforts towards equity, diversity, and inclusion 
I feel comfortable teaching about residential schools.
I feel it is important to participate in Secret Path Week initiatives 
I understand Canada’s true history of residential schools.
I believe that the history of residential schools still impacts Indigenous people today.
I feel comfortable teaching about Indigenous Peoples, cultures, and histories.
Most of my students self-identify as First Nations, Inuit, and/or Métis.
I feel it is important to donate to Indigenous non-profits and/or organizations

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* 4. In your opinion, how can Legacy Schools be improved for other educators, classrooms, and students? 

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