The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released its Executive Summary Report on June 2, 2015, along with 94 Calls to Action, and on December 15, 2015, it released its Final Report. The Calls to Action are aimed at redressing the legacy of residential schools and advancing the process of reconciliation. As of December 18, 2015, the work of the TRC was transfered to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. You can access the materials below and others by visiting www.trc.ca.
The Journey to Cultural Competency | January 27, 2018
The Honourable Judge Alex Wolf, Provincial Court Judge for Provincial Court of British Columbia
Other Reconciliation Resources of Interest
Territory acknowledgement is a way that people insert an awareness of Indigenous presence and land rights in everyday life. This acknowledgement appropriately takes place at the commencement of courses, meetings or conferences, and presentations (given either at one’s home, institution or elsewhere).
This site is great in advising you which territories to acknowledge when you are speaking/presenting at an event/meeting. Simply type in the city where you will be speaking, and the website will populate the various territories to acknowledge.
Sample: "We would like to recognize that this [meeting/event] is taking place on the traditional and unceded territories of the ____________ First Nations, and we thank them for their hospitality."
Access the search tool Territory Acknowledgement by Native-Land
First Nations in BC Knowledge Network
The First Nations in BC Knowledge Network was developed by the First Nations Technology Council with the generous support from the New Relationship Trust and the valued input of many organizations and First Nations in BC.
The First Nations in BC Knowledge Network is a hub for First Nations in the province to share ideas, tools, and best practices on many aspects of governance and community development. One of the tools is a BC Directory which includes comprehensive lists of First Nations communities, organizations, and partners. Use the Directory to explore, find contacts, or learn more about groups from across BC.
Access the First Nations BC Directory