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Commemorating September 30th at Home

September 29, 2021

For the first time, September 30th has become a federally recognized Stat day, allowing time to reflect on the harms of the Residential "School" system and committing to concrete actions of reconciliation.

Not sure where to start? Here are some resources and ideas for recognizing September 30th at home (this is by no means an exhaustive list):

 

Read, listen, and talk:

Listen to Wanbdi Wakita, an elder working with our divisional community, share some of his experiences as a residential school survivor, and his thoughts on reconciliation (trigger warning: abuse): https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1178497603731

Read books by Indigenous authors: https://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/home/browse/category/2730/

Learn about access-to-clean-water issues near home: https://globalnews.ca/news/8180664/shoal-lake-40-water-treatment-plant/

https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/inconceivable-many-manitoba-first-nations-still-don-t-have-access-to-safe-drinking-water-1.5357122

Learn about the traditional territories on which you live: https://www.immigratemanitoba.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/indigenousguide-web-version2b.pdf

Familiarize yourself with the 94 Calls to Action, and see government progress on each one: https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/longform-single/beyond-94?&cta=1

Hear what other people are doing, including members of our Collège Béliveau staff:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GduiIz8ti0U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04NExIK3BAE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRC6cmRNaTA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKm1G4Wkt94


Visit:

Visit the site of a former residential school: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/residential-school-interactive-map-beyond-94-1.4693413

Walk the Brokenhead Wetland Interpretive trail: https://www.travelmanitoba.com/directory/debwendon-inc-brokenhead-wetland-interpretive-trail/

 

Give through donation or time (these are but a few organizations):

https://www.kanikanichihk.ca/

https://bearclanpatrol.org/

https://www.npdwc.org/get-involved.html

https://www.mamawi.com/

https://www.orangeshirtday.org/donations.html

https://www.irsss.ca/




 
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