Get Involved

Get Involved

“From the outset, this Commission has emphasized that reconciliation is not a one-time event; it is a multi-generational journey that involves all Canadians.” – Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future page 209

“Why don’t we do better, when we know better?”
“It is not enough to know;
It is not enough to care:
We have to do something!”
[Cindy Blackstock, Pathways to Reconciliation Conference, Winnipeg, June 2016.]

We propose that each group be committed to meet ten times to explore Reconciliation in its many dimensions. Dates, times, and locations will be posted as this project progresses and reaches more people. Contact us to be notified of events and news.

Getting to know, respect and appreciate one another through our circles is already a significant action toward reconciliation.

ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE ON RECONCILIATION

Actions you can take as individuals

  1. Read the TRC’s 10 principles of reconciliation
  1. Read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
  1. Read the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  1. Sign a petition
  1. Attend a meeting or event
  1. Join a group such as Circles for Reconciliation
  1. Contact a politician
  1. Contact another government official
  1. Write a newspaper
  1. Form a group
  1. Become a mentor
  1. Make a donation
  1. Talk to your supervisor/employer about taking action on reconciliation
  1. Read a book about Indigenous history in Canada
  • Three examples; Thomas King, “The Inconvenient Indian”
  • Chelsea Vowel, “Indigenous Writes”
  • Richard Wagamese, “Indian Horse”
  1. Meet Me at the Bell Tower  (A meeting every Friday at 6.p.m. At the Bell Tower at 610 Selkirk. It is all about hope and positive development for youth in the North End.)

Actions you can take as a business

1. Host a Circle for Reconciliation

2. Have your Indigenous employees invite non-Indigenous employees to form a circle.

3. Contact the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba for a free speaker

4. Contact the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce

5. Learn about Aboriginal Skills and Employment Strategy (ASET), federal government employment support for Indigenous people

6. Learn about the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC)

7. Reach out to an Elder or Indigenous leader for advice on how to proceed or contact

Circles for Reconciliation

8. Sponsor an Indigenous event

9. Host an Indigenous celebration or event

9. Promote the naming or renaming of sites to original Indigenous names

10. Contact a business that has had success creating a partnership

11. Contact “Indigenous Works” in Saskatoon

12. Contact “Working Warriors”

13. Invite an Indigenous person to sit on a board you are on

14. Other suggestions?

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