As we honour the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, a day dedicated to honouring Survivors of residential schools and their families, it is important that the commemoration and honouring of this day continues.
The journey of reconciliation is on-going and requires that as a community we commit to on-going learning and action. With this in mind, CityU will be holding Truth & Reconciliation week from October 3rd to 6th, 2023. During this week, the CityU community will be invited to learn more about Truth & Reconciliation and to participate in events that deepen understanding of the historic and on-going impact of colonization on Indigenous peoples and that create space for reflecting on reconciliation actions that support reconciliation, decolonization, and indigenization.
Please see below for information on the events being held as part of Truth and Reconciliation week at CityU. All of the CityU community are invited to participate.
- Reflections & Learning Raffle: September 30th – October 15th.
Enter to win an orange shirt by sharing your reflections and learnings from National Truth and Reconciliation Day or Truth and Reconciliation Week at CityU. The entry period for the raffle will be open from September 30 to October 15, 2023.
To enter and for more details visit: https://forms.gle/ZAYYrpj795kxZavf7
- Wednesday, October 4th at 12pm PST: We are our Diversity, Not our History
Join Indigenous Campus Advocate Jalissa Schmidt for a presentation and conversation on the diversity among Indigenous peoples in Canada and the significance of recognizing diversity in decolonizing and indigenizing efforts.
To register for this presentation & conversation space, visit: https://cityu-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAof-qopjotGNCnG3CsRSfZTUNxHzBP7xxs
- Friday, October 6th at 12pm PST: Film Screening and Reflection (Virtual)
In partnership with the National Film Board of Canada, CityU will be hosting a screening of “Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair” (29 min) and “Holy Angel” (11 min) on Friday, October 6th at 12pm PST / 1pm MST. Join us for the viewing of two films that express the experience and impacts of residential school on Indigenous peoples. Space will be held after each screening to unpack reflections and discuss.
To register for this virtual screening, visit: https://cityu-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdeGpqzMrHNZlXbETw7rFbC5rBax6y0bP
If you have any questions about Truth and Reconciliation Week, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org