The TRC was established to contribute to truth, healing and reconciliation as part of a comprehensive response to the Indian Residential School legacy. The TRC represents a sincere indication and acknowledgement of the injustices and harms experienced by Aboriginal peoples, and the need for continued healing, in an effort to work towards a stronger and healthier future.
In addition to the motion, SFU has developed programming to acknowledge the importance of reconciliation and the TRC.
SFU Day for Reconciliation.
Location: SFU Burnaby, SFU Theatre (Convocation Mall)
Time: All day
Featuring keynote speakers Chief Dr. Robert Joseph and Karen Joseph of Reconciliation Canada, the day will also include a traditional lunch and a screening of We Were Children, a film which reveals the impact of the residential school system through the stories of two children facing immeasurable adversity.
To register, click here.
SFU at the Walk for Reconciliation
Location: Begins at Woodward’s Atrium, continues at VPL
Time: Meet/Breakfast 8:15-9am, Walk 10am
Join SFU and 50,000 others to help achieve far-reaching impact that will be felt amongst everyone – all ages, all cultures, all faiths – at the Walk for Reconciliation. To register for the walk, click here and search for team SFU and/or team captain Andrew Petter. The full schedule of walk events is available here: http://www.sfu.ca/reconciliation/walk.html
For more on Reconciliation and events at SFU, please visit: http://www.sfu.ca/reconciliation.html
For more on Reconciliation Canada, please visit: http://reconciliationcanada.ca/