Tag Archives: Truth and Reconciliation Commission

‘It’s not over by a long stretch’: Residential school survivors await Pope Francis’ visit to Canada this month

By Melissa Renwick, Ha-Shilth-Sa, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Pope Francis is set to tour three regions in Canada between July 24 and 29 on what is being called a historic journey of “healing and reconciliation.”

Earlier this year at the Vatican, the Pope apologized to Indigenous representatives from across Canada for “the deplorable behaviour” of members of the Catholic Church who caused harm to Indigenous communities through the residential school system.

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Reconciliation for businesses, non-profit organizations and all interested individuals

The Our Heart Learning project is offering four learning opportunities to explore reconciliation, anti-racism and building a healthy community in Campbell River. 

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Need some ‘fire in the belly’ for reconciliation? Chastity’s got your back.

qathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Tla’amin Nation’s Chastity Davis-Alphonse has been sharing Indigenous history and advocating for Indigenous women her whole life. 

Chastity has helped over 125 communities and corporations with strategic planning around reconciliation, and how to include Indigenous peoples, since launching Chastity Davis Consulting 10 years ago.

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Decolonizing your teen’s bookshelf

By Jenessa Joy Klukas, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The project of decolonization requires readers, young and old, to diversify the stories they consume. 

Earlier this month IndigiNews explored a list of kids books written and illustrated by Indigenous creators, and we highlighted the need for children’s books that embrace diversity and Indigenous identity. 

To encourage our readers to keep reading, IndigiNews Education and Child Welfare Storyteller Jenessa Joy Klukas has compiled a list of young adult fiction books that can capture the hearts and minds of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Youth alike (and maybe even adults too).

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Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations sign memorandums of understanding with the Museum of North Vancouver

By Charlie Carey, North Shore News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A first for any museum in Coast Salish territories, MONOVA: the Museum of North Vancouver, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) and Səlílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation have signed respective memorandums of understanding, in an effort to strengthen the relationship between the two host Nations and the museum.̓

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