Reconciliation starts with education

Truth and Reconciliation Week started Monday, Sept 25 and culminates on Sept 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Sept 30 is also Orange Shirt Day.

Learning & commemorating the truth of our history from First Nations, Métis & Inuit knowledge keepers is an important part of reconciliation. MMPL maintains, tags, & adds regularly to its collection of Indigenous authored and/or illustrated titles. We all need to know these stories in order that these histories aren’t repeated. Browse and reserve these books & other materials at the library’s online catalogue or in the library. Many accounts are in children’s voices & others in adult voices.

As a country we’ve known these truths for a long time. The calls to action from the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (published in 2015) detail specific, effective actions (so many remain unfulfilled). Read it here or in the library. Visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation website – full of resources and events.