National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On September 30 the Edmonton Humane Society will be closed in observance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This federal statutory holiday was created in response to Call to Action 80, honouring the Survivors, their families, communities, and those affected by residential schools. We acknowledge that systemic discrimination and trauma are continually present in the lives of Indigenous Peoples. As an organization, we have been reflecting and learning about the important history and path forward for truth and reconciliation in Canada, and we encourage our supporters to do the same with the below resources: Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action Calls to Action Accountability: A 2021 Status Update on Reconciliation by the Yellowhead Institute Beyond 94 by CBC – a website that monitors the progress on the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions’ 94 Calls to Action Indigenous Canada – a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered by the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta Aboriginal Worldviews and Education – online course offered by the University of Toronto Read for Reconciliation Book List by Raven Reads Local organizations to consider volunteering or supporting: Creating Hope Society of Alberta Bent Arrow Canadian Native Friendship Centre Events to participate in: Orange Shirt Day Run/Walk Register Here Panel Discussion: Indigenous Perspectives on the Pope's Apology with the Gord [...]