In this episode, Lynn Fergusson and Sally Fazal, Partners at SIA, share their thoughts on the first annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada.
The day is a federal statutory holiday in Canada, and SIA is also recognizing it as a day for reflection and learning.
To quote our federal government’s announcement: “The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.”
In this episode, Sally and Lynn talk about how SIA is learning more about reconciliation, and the legacy and trauma of the residential schools system. We talk about how the SIA team is developing our knowledge and practice to honour survivors and those lost and work toward a more equitable society in what is now called Canada.
We talk about how our communications and approaches to strategy development are changing as we learn, how we are supporting learning in general, and share some examples of how our approach and language has changed.
We are committed to continuing this learning journey and encourage our listeners to do the same. And we thank our Indigenous partners and friends for their patience and support. Please let us know how you are recognizing the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and how you are learning and growing as a partner in reconciliation.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
A conversation with Senator Murray Sinclair:
Carolyn King, Order of Canada:
Moccasin Identifier Project: https://moccasinidentifier.com
Delivering on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action:
Anti-Racist decolonizing framework: