Today is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Truth and Reconciliation are not contained to one day: it is an ongoing practice. Today and every day we consider our responsibility as Treaty people.
Below, please find an incomplete and evolving list of resources in recognition of Truth and Reconciliation.
The resources below explore a difficult history of the violent colonization and genocide of Indigenous peoples. This is not a distant history. It continues to adversely impact Indigenous communities today. The ripple of that impact will be felt for generations.
We invite you to please listen, learn, unlearn, reflect, and, when you are ready, take action.
Questions? Have a resource you’d like to see added to this list? Please reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Truth & Reconciliation Calls to Action
- History of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC)
- National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation – Schedule for Truth and Reconciliation Week
- On Canada Project – Settlers Take Action
- Downie & Wenjack Fund Day for Truth & Reconciliation #dosomething
- Downie & Wenjack Fund Resources
- Government of Canada National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
- Legacy of Hope
- NTCR Residential School History
- Assembly of First Nations Toolkit
- How to talk to kids about the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation
- Whose Land Interactive Map
- What is Land Back
- 8 Ways to Confront Residential School Denialism
- Reconciliation Canada Useful Links
- Reconciliation Canada Kitchen Table Dialogue Guide
- U of A Indigenous Canada Free Online Course
- CBC Truth & Reconciliation Collection
- CBC Kids National Day for Truth & Reconciliation Playlist
- How to Watch & Listen to Truth & Reconciliation Day on CBC
- APTN Truth & Reconciliation Day
- Residential Schools in Canada – A Timeline
- Phyllis Webstad Orange Shirt Day Presentation
- Reconciliation Canada Impact Stories
- City of Edmonton Stories and Videos
- “We Were Children” in Stettler, AB
- National Film Board Indigenous Voices and Reconciliation
- Orange Shirt Day Run/Walk Every Child Matters – CFWE (cfweradio.ca)
- Events at MacEwan University – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
- Bent Arrow Orange Shirt Day
- Indigenous Theatre’s Days of Truth & Reconciliation
- City of Edmonton Truth & Reconciliation Events
- Drum for the Children
- Indigenous Writers’ Panel: Literature on Intergenerational Trauma and Healing
- Monkey Beach: Film Screening and Discussion
- Talking Rock Edmonton River Valley Discovery Tour
Fringe is a safer space for difficult conversations, including the legacies of colonialism, residential schools, and ongoing barriers and discrimination. If you need support, please reach out to the Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program 24/7 crisis line by calling 1-866-925-4419.