First Peoples Voices

First Peoples Voices

About

Less than 500 years ago, the only people living in Canada were the First Peoples. The Indigenous people of this land have a rich history and unique relationship with our country, one that includes chapters of hurt but also new chapters of healing.

Together, through tangible acts of love and hope-filled testimony, we can be a blessing to Indigenous communities across the land! Partner with us today.

Media

Louis Says is a unique, half-hour animated television series for North American Indigenous children.

Follow hosts Crystal Lavallee and Barry Mitsuing-Chalifoux as they share uplifting stories of culture and reconciliation in Indigenous communities across Canada.

Home and Native Land follows the lives of two indigenous men who’ve overcome adversity and are making a difference in their respective communities.

2021 RV Re-Ignite Hope Tour

Through your prayers and generous support, First Peoples Voices was able to journey and go on the Re-Ignite Hope Tour. As you responded to the need, Crossroads was able to cover expenses for our media Mentorship graduates.

The video, produced by Crystal, will give you a sense of our journey. Great laughter and joy, along with deep crying and pain. Our three weeks packed into eight minutes!

Stories

Mission Update

Finding Truth in Reconciliation

April 11, 2022

This month has been extremely profound. I sat glued to my computer and watched reporters in Rome cover the historic exchange between Pope Francis and Indigenous delegates from across Turtle Island (North America). Although the official apology was long-overdue, Indigenous trailblazers continued to communicate ‘it’s never too late to do the right thing’. The Pope’s detailed apology was another milestone on this collective path to reconciliation.

Orange Shirt Day – Every Child Matters

September 30, 2020

On the first day at residential school, survivor Phyllis Jack Webstad wore her shiny new orange shirt, bought by her grandmother. She loved it! However, it was taken from her as a six-year old girl at the school. September 30th was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes and forced onto a plane, bus or truck and sent to residential schools.

Crossroads Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day with 100 Huntley Street Featuring Susan Aglukark & Michael Linklater

June 11, 2020

On Friday, June 19th, Crossroads will celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with a special 100 Huntley Street program from Queenston Heights National Historic Site, Niagara on the Lake, ON., which commemorates the significant contributions of First Nations and their allies in the War of 1812.

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