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Let's Continue to Listen and Learn.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

An important reminder of the continuous work we must do to ensure Indigenous people and communities are heard, respected and celebrated across Canada everyday.


Photo Source: National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

“The Survivors’ Flag” an expression of remembrance, meant to honor residential school Survivors and all the lives and communities impacted by the residential school system in Canada. Each element depicted on the flag was carefully selected by Survivors from across Canada, who were consulted in the flag’s creation.



Here are a few resources that can help support continued learning and listening:
  • Explore The NCTR website, a place of learning and dialogue where the truths of the residential school experience will be honored and kept safe for future generations.







  • Watch Standing Alone, a documentary about legendary Kainai cowboy Pete Standing Alone or Indian Horse which is based on a Richard Wagamese novel.


  • Learn about land acknowledgments. We acknowledge that we are gathered on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy, Stoney Nakoda and Tsuut’ina First Nations Peoples, and the Metis Nation of Alberta Region 3. There are many different ways to do a land acknowledgment, such as this rhyme with sign language created by the Calgary Public Library: Charlie & Henri share a Treaty 7 Land Acknowledgment






Some of the topics can be difficult or triggering. There are resources to support you if you need help. The Indian Residential School Survivor 24-hour crises line: 1.866.925.4419