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:
- Reading books written from Indigenous perspectives
- Experiencing Indigenous worldviews through other art forms
- Learning about Indigenous histories and cultures through free courses
- Discussing themes of reconciliation and Indigenous culture in the community
Join us in Reading for Reconciliation by exploring the links above.