It is only by raising awareness and increasing Canadians’ knowledge of the past that we can ensure we are all moving forward together. September 30 marked Canada’s first National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, and October 4th was the National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
These special days are needed to shine a light on the devastating impacts of Indian Residential Schools and other systems established to damage and control Indigenous peoples. On these days, it’s important to take time to remember and learn about the historic and current colonial impacts on Indigenous people. Thank you to all those who did.
What’s even more important, every day of the year, is determining what each of us can do – what you can do – to contribute to societal growth, progress and greater understanding for the wellbeing of Indigenous people and the benefit of all. Access the Indigenous Ally Toolkit here Ally March (reseaumtlnetwork.com)