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Truth and Reconciliation

A guide to acknowledge and honor Indigenous people, history, and current events.

Content Warning & Supports

Malcomson, E. (2018). Inuksuk [Online Image]. Unsplash. https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1543519850-fd23414a9a25?ixid=MnwxMjA3fDB8MHxwaG90by1wYWdlfHx8fGVufDB8fHx8&ixlib=rb-1.2.1&auto=format&fit=crop&w=750&q=80

In this guide we acknowledge and honor Indigenous peoples, history, and current events.

As a library, we believe that education is a critical tool to promote awareness, hold accountability, and honor Indigenous people and ancestors. Although learning about these injustices is essential, we understand that these topics are triggering for many people. If you, or someone you know, needs support as a result of these traumas, please feel free to use the following resources :

  • Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program
  • Indian Residential Schools Survival Society (IRSSS) - Emergency Crisis line is available 24/7 for those that may need counseling support by calling 1-800-721-0066
  • Online Mental Health and Wellness help line for First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples: the Hope for Wellness Help Line can be accessed by phone at 1 855 242-3310 or through the new online chat
  • National Indian Residential School Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419 | This line has been set up to provide support, including emotional and crisis referral, for former Residential School students.

     

 

September 30, 2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 

September 30

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Tulaskar, M. (2021). A Totem pole in Stanley park of Vancouver, Canada. [online image]. Unsplash. https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1622220082969-56959cef7a4d?ixid=MnwxMjA3fDB8MHxwaG90by1wYWdlfHx8fGVufDB8fHx8&ixlib=rb-1.2.1&auto=format&fit=crop&w=622&q=80