On September 30th our country observes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – a time to reflect and learn about our past so we can heal and progress forward as a community.
Some of our credit unions may be closed today in observance, and we ask our employees and members to take time today to sit in truth and reflect on what they can do to actively contribute to the journey of reconciliation and help find a meaningful way to participate in this important day.
While your community may have events that we encourage you to participate in – you can find local listings for events here – we wanted to provide you all with some ways in which you and your family can continue your education of our important history:
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- Residential School History
- 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality
- Alright, Now What? Podcast Episode on First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Youth, featuring Taylor Arnt and Tori Chief Calf
- Telling Our Truths on CBC Listen (check local listings for times)
- CBC News Special: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
- Residential Schools in Canada: A Timeline
- Indigenous Women and the Story of Canada – Sarah Robinson – The Walrus Talks