Why Read for Reconciliation?

In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report with Calls to Action “to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation.”

Two years later, Canada recognized its 150th year as a nation. While there was much to celebrate, people and communities across the country also reflected on the troubling history of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples — and the enduring inequalities that are the legacy of that history.

According to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, “reconciliation must inspire Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples to transform Canadian society so that our children and grandchildren can live together in dignity, peace, and prosperity on these lands we now share.”

Inter-cultural understanding is crucial if we hope to address the injustices that continue today. Read for Reconciliation promotes increasing this understanding by:

The Okanagan Regional Library, the UBC Okanagan Library, and UBC Aboriginal Programs and Services are working together to further reconciliation in the Okanagan.

Join us in Reading for Reconciliation by exploring the links above.