Treaty, Truth and ReconciliACTION

Leduc’s Treaty, Truth and ReconciliACTION helps us set the stage to create and foster mutually respectful connections with First Nations people, Métis, and Inuit. The strategy is an annual cycle focusing on learning about treaties and truth and making meaningful action towards reconciliation.

Treaty, Truth and ReconciliACTION aims to build community awareness and capacity around five dates to recognize, reflect, honour, and celebrate the unique histories, languages, cultural practices, and spiritual beliefs of Indigenous peoples:

  • Aug. 23, 2022 – Treaty 6 Day
  • Sept. 30, 2022 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  • Oct. 1, 2022 – Recommitment to ReconciliACTION
  • May 5, 2023 – National Day of Awareness and Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Gender Diverse People
  • June 21, 2023 – National Indigenous Peoples Day/ Indigenous History Month (June)

Resources

Territorial Acknowledgement (University of Alberta)
To create a personal, meaningful and impactful territorial acknowledgements, watch Territorial Acknowledgements: Going Beyond the Script.

Indigenous Voices - Land Acknowledgement (YouTube)
Stephen Paquette, chair for the Indigenous Education Council for Sheridan College, shares how Indigenous peoples acknowledge the land and their sacred relationship with the land.

Indigenous Learning Series (Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo)
Learn at your own pace! Developed in partnership with a local Indigenous company and artist, this series offers two learning modules that each take approximately one hour to complete online. The first module, Indigenous Awareness, increases cultural awareness by exploring terminology, facts, and myths. The second module, Moving Towards Reconciliation, recounts the history and impacts of Canada’s residential school system, the TRC's Calls to Action, and how everyone can contribute to reconciliation.

94 Calls to Action (CBC News)
Beyond 94 is an immersive website on the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Created by the CBC Indigenous Unit, Beyond 94 allows users to track outcomes on the Calls to Action, learn about residential schools, and discover how Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians can work together.

Telling our Twisted Histories (CBC Listen)
Telling our Twisted Histories is an 11-episode podcast series that reclaims Indigenous history by exploring 11 words whose meanings have been twisted by centuries of colonization. Host Kaniehtiio Horn guides conversations with over 70 Indigenous people from 11 communities whose lands now make up Quebec, New Brunswick and Labrador, as they share their words, humour and truths about concepts that impact us to this day.

Indigenous Ally Toolkit (Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network)
Learn what it means to be an Indigenous Ally (PDF). Published by the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network, you will understand the role you can play in creating a positive and sustainable impact on the lives of Indigenous Peoples.

More information:
culture@leduc.ca
780-980-7117