September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, legislated as a federal statuatory holiday. Take some time on September 30 to recognize the need for truth and reconciliation with the Indigenous people in Canada. To help educate and deepen our understanding of the issues, we provide here a number of resources from various sources both secular and from an Anabaptist perspective.
MCC has a list of Events | Listen | Read | Watch links for this year's Truth and Reconciliation Day on Friday.
House for All Nations and ERBF are also jointly hosting the Kairos Blanket Exercise after the Sunday service on October 16, 2022. The Kairos Blanket Exercise is an interactive and experiential teaching tool that explores the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the land we now know as Canada. To register or learn more, click here
If you only have time for one thing, watch Yummo Comes Home, a 28 minute documentary video telling the story of an Okanagan/ Thompson Aboriginal man who revisits the Kamloops B.C. Residential School building where he was hurt to reclaim and bring back home his boyhood innocence and confidence.
- National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
- On the holiday: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/national-day-truth-reconciliation.html
- Residential Schools: https://nctr.ca/education/teaching-resources/residential-school-history/
- A film that explores how the Young Chippewayan Band, Mennonites and Lutherans work together to repair the wrongs of the past in Laird, Saskatchewan: https://mcccanada.ca/stories/reserve-107
- Working Towards Right Relationships: Stories from MCC's Indigenous Neighbours program.