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Truth and Reconciliation Week: Day 2 

In response to yesterday’s sharing of the truth, the voices shared today will focus on the reconciliation of Truth and Reconciliation. It is important that both sides of this term are recognized as they are both necessary to building a harmonious future. Acknowledging and accepting the truth must come first as reconciliation is a commitment to honouring the truths of colonization, which requires acting to make meaningful change. 

5 Things You Need to Know about Truth & Reconciliation by Len Pierre 


More voices on truth and reconciliation 

Kevin Lamoureux discusses the meaning of reconciliation and shares his personal connections with his Ojibway culture through story. 

The 94 Calls to Action were made in response to the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as a meaningful start towards reconciliation. The responsibility of responding and honouring the 94 Calls to Action is that of both the government and individuals. 

A radio space for Indigenous voices. It is in this space that we learn, unlearn, and become gentler in all our relations.  

Host Kaniehti:io Horn brings us together to untwist Indigenous histories and decolonize our minds– one word, one concept, one story at a time. 

A story of a young girl forced to grow up fast and become a tough warrior during the 78 day Oka Crisis in the summer of 1990.  

Recognizing the harm the Indian Act has caused to Indigenous peoples in Canada, Bob Joseph has highlighted the impacts of the Indian Act on Indigenous peoples – past, present, and future. 

Designed with service providers in mind, this course is to facilitate the provision of trauma-informed, culturally safe, and intersectional services for, to, and with 2SLGBTQQIA Indigenous peoples. 

Over 10 videos, cartoons, and lessons learners are offered knowledge about Indigenous justice in Canada. This course will cover the myths, absurdities, and possibilities of the laws of this land.  

***Reminder: There are a number of events being held in honour of Truth & Reconciliation Week: 

  1. 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:  

  1. Wednesday, October 4th at 12pm PST: We are our Diversity, Not our History (Virtual) 

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:  

  1. 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:  

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