National Day for Truth & Reconciliation
The National Day for Truth & Reconciliation honours the children who never returned home and survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
On this day and every day, we commit ourselves to the message that Every Child Matters and to our individual and collective responsibility to the reconciliation process. We are committed to challenging colonial structures, worldviews and systems that have and continue to cause harm to members of our community and all those on Turtle Island.
At 10C, we will strive to hold ourselves, our communities and our governments accountable for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. We acknowledge these truths and as we work on tangible actions, we will work to learn about, honour and respect Indigenous perspectives and world views, and continue to build meaningful relationships with First Nations, Metis and Inuit people in this community as we honour and share the land that we are on.
Our team is taking time and space to reflect and increase our learning on this day.
Below are some resources that support and advance our knowledge of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
The Indigenous Cultural Safety Collaborative Study: National Webinar Series
Attend the Guelph Film Fest’s screening of The Nature of Healing.
The University of British Columbia offers a Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education course for free. Register here!
The University of Alberta offers a Indigenous Canada course for free. Register here!
Multi-media resources on meaningful Indigenous engagement