Resources for Reconciliation is an educational resource prepared by Lanark County Neighbours for Truth & Reconciliation to share with other community groups wanting to engage in Reconciliation initiatives. You can access it by clicking on Resources or downloading the pdf using the link provided.
TRUTH & RECONCILIATION COMMISSION CALLS TO ACTION
The report of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada documented the brutal treatment of Indigenous children in residential schools. Canadian society continues to perpetuate the colonialism and racism that was inherent in the settlement of Canada and in the residential school system. Reconciliation requires us to commit ourselves on a national, regional and local level to developing respectful, responsible relationships with Indigenous peoples. To read the Calls to Action, click HERE or download the pdf below:
UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was officially endorsed by Canada in 2010. The Declaration outlines the rights necessary to ensure the survival, dignity and well-being of Indigenous peoples of the world including the right to free, prior and informed consent in matters concerning Indigenous traditional territories. On June 16th, 2021, Canada passed Bill C-15 which stipulates that UNDRIP will be implemented in Canada. To read the Declaration, click HERE or download the pdf below: