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Truth and Reconciliation

Reconciliation starts with learning about the experiences of Indigenous peoples and honouring the worldviews and diverse cultures of Indigenous peoples in Canada. It continues by taking the information learned and applying it to make change.  

Sept 26-30th is Truth & Reconciliation Week at CityU: A time to acknowledge our past, present, and future relationships with Indigenous peoples

Step further into learning by exploring the links below.  

  1. The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation opened in 2019, it is a dialogue centre that preserves and honours the truths of residential schools. 
  1. There are 1.67 million Indigenous peoples in Canada. Indigenous peoples referring to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.  
  1. There are over 634 First Nations communities across Canada, representing over 50 Nations. 
  1. There are over 50 Indigenous languages in Canada, deriving from 8 language families. 
  1. Residential schools operated for 160 years, with over 139 schools across Canada. 
  1. Over 150,000 Indigenous children attended residential schools. 
  1.  The last residential school closed in 1996. 
  1. The first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation began in 2021 in response to Call to Action #80 and the unmarked graves discovered at residential schools across the country.  
  1. Everyone has a role in reconciliation. Actions big and small can make a difference. Which of the Calls to Action can you support today? 
  1. There are numerous events happening across the nation to honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, including 35 hours of special programming by APTN. 

More events honouring The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation: 

1. National Truth & Reconciliation Centre Events 

2. Orange Shirt Day Events  

3. Truth & Reconciliation Week 2022 

Reconciliation by the Canadian Government 

Do you want to know where Canada is on the journey to reconciliation? Are you curious about the status of the 94 Calls to Action? Information on Canada’s commitments from 2015 – 2022 are below. 

1. Canada’s Progress on the 94 Calls to Action.  

2. Moving Forward on Reconciliation: From the Department of Finance Canada 

3. AFN 2020 TRC Report Card 

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