EP136. Connecting to Culture, Indian Residential Schools and, The TRC, with Jessica Sherk

The Mom Room

Oct 26 2021 • 1 hr 7 mins

EP136. Jessica Sherk is a mixed Indigenous woman and daughter of a 60's scoop survivor. She recently completed her Master's in social work and is now part of the Indigenous-led, not for profit organization, Finding Our Power Together. In this episode Jessica shares her personal journey of connecting to her Indigenous identity which included searching for her biological family. Renee and Jessica also discuss the Indian Residential School System, generational trauma and, the lack of basic social determinants of health that many Indigenous communities across Canada still face today.  Resources: Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reports National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls The Yellowhead Institute How to Participate in The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (CBC Life) Indigenous Content Creators to Support and Follow: @learnwithshanese @notoriouscree @larissa_speaks @autumn.peltier @wapakhesis @mumilaaq @misscorinne86 @kendrajessie @shinanova @shaylaOh @indigenous_baddie @ohkairyn @nanookfareal @pam_palmater  Organizations to Support @torontoindigenousharmreduction @findingourpowertogether @cdnroots @wematterorg  The Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society  RENEE REINA Instagram: @themomroompodcast | @reneereina_ The Mom Room Shop www.themomroompodcast.com TikTok: @reneereina_ Facebook Community JESSICA SHERK Instagram: @shrekj25 @findingourpowertogether SPONSORS Better Help. Visit www.betterhelp.com/momroom to get 10% off your first month! Canva Pro. Get a FREE 45-day extended trial when you visit Canva.me/MOMROOM and use code MOMROOM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices