About The Society
The Acimowin Opaspiw Society was formed to represent the Survivors of B lue Quills Residential Schools, and their descendants. The Society is governed by a Board of Directors and an Executive Directorate. Membership to the Society is open to Survivors of Blue Quills and their Descendants.
The Society's mandate is to represent the Survivors of Blue Quills Residential School, with projects, initiatives and ensuring the required resources are obtained for implementation of:
Strategic Plan, 2021
The Board of Directors have identified a strategic plan that will be in alignment with the Society's' mandate. The Society will be focused on these multi year , and long term initatives
Blue Quills IRS Missing Children in Unmarked Burials Investigation
Policy Research, Survivor disclosures and support (knowledge gathering) , multi stakeholder engagement initatives, location of former student burial sites, historical research, memorial ceremonies, GPR & Forensics investigation into the former Blue Quills sites that had associated Residential School cemeteries, relationship building with the Catholic Church through Reconcilation Partnerships, Survivor and Investigation team meetings and gatherings.
Language revitalization and reclamation resources
(Cree and Dene Language classes, translation of media in Cree and Cree syllabics)
(Cultural Life Skills and Land Based Learning)
Residential School Survivor Cultural Supports and Holistic Wellness
(Eagle Feather Wellness Plan/ Continuum, to support Survivor healing during the Investigation and after)
Digitizing our History
Online museum with fonds and media from Blue Quills Survivors