Truth and Reconciliation … What does it mean to you?

Today on Facebook, an event being held in Saskatoon in July was brought to my attention. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is holding a national event July 21-24 in Saskatoon. If you are unaware, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission bring awareness to what happened in Residential Schools to Canadians. They work to find the truth and tell the stories of individuals who attended residential schools in our past. In m opinion, because the residential schools are not a part of our education system today, many people are unaware of the consequences of Residential Schools that are still presently affecting many Canadians. This is not something that can be ignored and simply considered “in the past.” As educators we MUST acknowledge what happened in Residential Schools and honour those survivors and victims who were forced by the Canadian government to attend. Below is the link to their website for the event. When you are visiting the website, question yourself. What does truth and reconciliation of what happened in Residential Schools mean to you? How will you teach your future students about this topic?

Saskatchewan National Event | June 21-24, 2012.

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