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TRC 94 Calls to Action
Join The Social Echoes x Surrey Libraries – City Centre Branch for an educational event to learn and engage with The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 94 Calls to Action.
We hope to encourage community members to come learn and welcome new relationships, while learning to unlearn.
“The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was officially launched in 2008 as part of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA). Intended to be a process that would guide Canadians through the difficult discovery of the facts behind the residential school system, the TRC was also meant to lay the foundation for lasting reconciliation across Canada.”
In 2015 the final report was published after the TRC travelled to six cities to hear over 6,500 witnesses. There were 7 national events held across Canada to engage the Canadian public, educate people about the history and legacy of the residential schools system, and share and honour the experiences of former students and their families.
In joining us we ask that you come with an open heart and an open mind:
1. Read all the 94 Calls to Action. Read through all of the 94 Calls to Action from the 6 categories (Child Welfare, Education, Language and Culture, Health, Justice and Reconciliation).
2. Pick one and commit to it. Choose one commitment that you would like to continue to learn about, bring awareness to and make a difference in.
3. Publicize your commitment. Write your Call to Action on a piece of paper and pin it to the board, then write your number on a silk screened flag of Dukdukdiya from Michael Nicoll Yuglanaas’ book, Flight of the Hummingbird.
The premise of these three steps are inspired by Justice Murray Sinclair and The Flight of the Hummingbird in that, we must pick and commit to just one of these actions and do what we can to make a difference for it.
We will be collecting donations for the Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS).