Closing Protocol for Meetings:
(Each sentence to be read by a different participant,
with the last sentence being read together by all six)
- Reconciliation must become a way of life.
- It will take many years to repair damaged trust and relationships in Aboriginal communities and between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.
- Reconciliation not only requires apologies, reparations, and relearning of Canada’s national history, and public commemorations, but also needs real social, political and economic change.
- Ongoing public education and dialogue are essential to reconciliation.
- Governments, churches, educational institutions, and Canadians from all walks of life are responsible for taking action on reconciliation in concrete ways, working collaboratively with Aboriginal peoples.
- (All six readers) Reconciliation begins with each and every one of us.”
(Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future, Page 18)