Reflection and Action Toward Truth and Reconciliation

We're sharing a list of resources and initiatives as we observe the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

Reflection and Action Toward Truth and Reconciliation

We're sharing a list of resources and initiatives as we observe the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

Reflection and Action Toward Truth and Reconciliation

* Update: The link to the resources has been updated so everyone can access it. *

The road toward Truth and Reconciliation is long but necessary for all settlers who share Turtle Island as their home.

This Thursday, September 30th, our studio will close as our team takes the day to observe and reflect on what will be the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

September 30th marks Orange Shirt Day.

From OrangeShirtDay.org:

“Former student Phyllis (Jack) Webstad told her story of her first day at St. Joseph Mission (SJM) Residential School when her shiny new orange shirt, bought by her grandmother, was taken from her as a six-year old girl.”

“The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind.”

Whether it is taking time to understand Indigenous history, ensuring everyone has access to clean drinking water, demanding justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, supporting survivors and recovery efforts of the residential school system, or simply supporting Indigenous artists and businesses, we can all play a role in advocating for First Nations, Inuit and Métis prosperity.

Here are resources and initiatives we have found and wish to share for others to reflect and take action.

DVXD has also made a contribution to the Native Women’s Association of Canada to support Indigenous women and communities inequitably impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to support them or similar initiatives.