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Honor the day for Truth and Reconciliation

Introduction: 4 Days of Learning

With the intention of reconciliation through education, CityU would like to introduce the 4 Days of Learning Series in response to the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. This series is to acknowledge that reconciliation is an ongoing process that needs to be honoured on all days, not just on the day of remembrance.  

Over the next 4 days there will be information shared about the history of colonization in Canada and about the diverse cultures of Indigenous peoples. We will be discussing visual art, stories, music and dance, and the land. There will also be a few virtual events! Check-out the event schedule below.  

Events Happening at CityU: 

  1. 4 Days of Learning Raffle 

 Share what you have learned and reflected on this week for a chance to win one of many orange shirts and reconciliation books. Click the following link to enter: 4 Days of Learning Raffle. Raffle entry closes at 12:00PM PST on October 7th, 2022. One entry per person. 

  1. Virtual Coffee House Drop-In 

This space is to come together to discuss Truth & Reconciliation. It is also a place to ask questions, share reflections, and to come together brainstorm how to make positive change. The drop-in session will be over Zoom, come as you are and stay as long as you need.  

Drop-in Session:  

Thursday, October 6th at 12:00 PM PST 

Zoom Meeting ID: 880 5116 6908     Passcode: Learning 

  1. Film: CityU will be providing access to the film Indian Horse. Based on the award-winning novel by Richard Wagamese, the film tells the story of an 8-year-old boy who has been taken from his Ojibway family to a notorious Catholic Residential School and his journey to beginning the process of healing. 

Please be advised this film depicts the dark history of residential schools and has scenes of violence and abuse, take care while viewing. A virtual drop-in conversation will be held to discuss and reflect on the film.  

Before this week begins, here are some starting resources:   

  1. NEW! The Indigenous Learning Resources is a new page on the CityU Canada website. This page provides foundational information on terminology, territory acknowledgements, common biases, and on other resources to access.  
  1. There is also the Truth & Reconciliation page (Hyperlink?) that provides the content shared this week, including the 4 Days of Learning posts.  
  1. Learn more about Truth & Reconciliation by accessing the resources provided by the National Truth and Reconciliation Centre.  
  1.  To learn more about First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada visit their national representatives: The Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami,  and the Métis National Council.  

Bonus Resource: APTN offers free downloads of virtual backgrounds and a printable orange shirt.  

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