We tried sharing this post on Facebook today in preparation for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, 2023. Unfortunately, due to the Facebook news bans in Canada, it couldn't be shared. We're problem solvers here at Dawn House, so we're sharing our message here instead.
You may have noticed that we changed our Facebook page’s banner and that the banner holds 3 icons:
👉The eagle to represent First Nations
👉The narwhal to represent Inuit
👉The beaded flower to represent Métis
In preparation for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation tomorrow, we pause to reflect on the path towards reconciliation. Below you will find a variety of resources that we encourage you to review and take some time to reflect.
We invite you to engage with these resources to learn and grow together:
Read the 94 calls to action published by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
Use Native Land's interactive map to understand the Indigenous territories you reside on and the treaties that shape our shared history.
Start a conversation about reconciliation with the Kitchen Table Guide for Reconciliation Dialogue from Reconciliation Canada.
Visit the Gallery of Artistic Expressions, showcasing powerful art commemorating Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Support organizations making a difference:
Educate yourself with these references:
APTN and NCTR to host a national live event “Remembering the Children” on Parliament Hill.
Learn the history of residential schools.
Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Reach out for support:
The National Residential School Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419
The Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310 or online chat.
Talk4Healing: 1-855-554-HEAL (4325) for Indigenous women in Ontario.
Join us in our commitment to truth and reconciliation.