Tomorrow is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and we invite you to join us in both reflection and action for reconciliation. Three years on from the first marking of this day, unmarked graves continue to be discovered, and long-told stories and truths are validated. Validation though formal investigations should not be necessary. Survivors should be believed when they share their stories. Beyond reckoning with Canada’s legacy of residential schools, this day also serves as a day for settlers to take concrete steps to advance their own reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
As part of our journey, we’ve compiled a list of books to read, events to attend and organizations and businesses that you can support tomorrow and year-round.
The following includes books for children, young adults, and adults.
- Moonshot Vol. 2 by Tama Wise
- Love beyond body, space & time by Hope Nicholson
- Love after the end by Joshua Whitehead
- Keetsahnak: our missing and murdered Indigenous sisters by Kim Anderson, Maria Campbell & Christi Belcour
- Forever Loved: Exposing the Hidden Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada
- View and download the full list here
Click the following links for more information:
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with Nisga’a Ts’amiks Vancouver Society
John Hendry Park (Trout Lake), Outdoor gravel field
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Teaching Pow Wow: Voices of our Children
Westminster Pier Park, New Westminster
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Truth and Reconciliation Day at Museum of Vancouver: Workshop with Shaina Stephens
Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Commemorating Truth and Reconciliation Day at MONOVA
Museum and Archives of North Vancouver
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Arts/Crafts and Gifts: