Make a Commitment for Meaningful Change
As Indigenous survivors and educators advised on building respect for Indigenous peoples’ beliefs, cultures, traditions, worldviews, challenges, and goals, it was a sea of orange shirts, as many non-indigenous Canadians and companies responded, with support, shared reflection, listening, learning, and starting a conversation for change.
Truth and Reconciliation is more than just one day. The learning must continue. Here are some of the initiatives many Canadians found helpful, as they embarked on their journey of learning and support:
– Start by educating yourself on Indigenous culture, history and its impact, Indigenous Canada course from the University of Alberta
– Support Indigenous small businesses, e.g. when you purchase your orange shirt
– Donate and help in raising awareness and healing
– Read and reflect on the 94 Calls to Action
– Learn as a family from Indigenous knowledge keepers. Join a library.
– Talk to your children. Here’s some advice from Grandmother Pahan Pte San Win
– Utilize government resources
– Join and support a Friendship Centre near you.
Whatever you choose to do to support the cause, ensure that it is not only for one day, but on an ongoing basis.
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