September is Orange Shirt Month here at the parish, giving us an opportunity to deepen our knowledge and renew our commitment to living a life of reconciliation. We do this by listening and learning from indigenous voices directly.
Here are some ways to start on the road to reconciliation from wherever you are on the journey:
Consider also reading some of these resources, written by indigenous voices:
Residential Schools, with the Words and Images of Survivors, A National History. By: Larry Loyie (Cree), and co-authored by Constance Brissenden and Watne K. Spears (Mohawk).
You Hold Me Up By: Monique Gray Smith.
Indigenous Relations: Insights, Tips, & Suggestions to Make Reconciliation a Reality. By: Bob Joseph & Cynthia F. Jospeh.
Every Child Matters, and there are many more resources than just these. Reconciliation starts somewhere, maybe your somewhere starts here.
these lands upon which we worship as the ancestral, cultural, traditional and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people from time immemorial.