Today, for the first time in history, Canadians from coast to coast will experience a new federal stat holiday, the NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION (Sept 30), in solemn remembrance of the devastating impact colonialism had (and still has) on First Nations people.
To help ensure the findings of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2008-2015) move from the pages of its report into our lives and society, WriterJump invites you to download the “Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action” from the government of Canada website here.
If you are in Canada, our local library likely also has a ‘Truth and Reconciliation Learning Kit’ you can sign out, filled with invaluable resources to read with your while family.
Also, check out ‘Indigenous Canada’, a free certificate course offered by the University of Alberta online. Our family took it and it changed our lives.
May today be an important step towards not only acknowledging our history and building a new one, but also working together to be good stewards of our shared land and opportunities.
For more information on the work of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, click here.