Reconciliation refers to the effort being undertaken to increase understanding and restore balanced relationships among Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) reviewed the traumatic impact residential schools had on seven generations of Indigenous children and explored ways Canada could support the healing process. As part of its work, the TRC identified calls to action that municipalities can take to further the work of reconciliation.
Here are actions we encourage our community members to take, as you take on your own journey of learning and reconciliation.
Online Community Engagement
- National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021 A lesson in Powwow and the legend of "Napi and the Big Rock" a You Tube video provided as an online community engagement opportunity using social media and the Town website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyx9zeaYwxY
- University of Calgary programming focused on intergenerational trauma and healing through the lens of Indigenous literature and film
- Alberta Recreation & Parks: Walking with Indigenous Communities
- Visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation website to read the reports and Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC)
- Learn more about Orange Shirt Day and its origins at orangeshirtday.org
- Learn more about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women at mmiwg-ffada.ca
- The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- Legacy of Hope Residential School Survivors' stories drawn from the Our Stories…Our Strength video collection