Truth and Reconciliation Commission

In this old photo from the Archives Deschâtelets-NDC, Fonds Deschâtelets, children gather in front of the old Christie Residential School on Meares Island off the west coast of Vancouver Island near Tofino. The date the photo was taken is unknown.

Ahousaht First Nation begins research project on two former Indian Residential Schools

“The centre of this whole project is the children”

 

Arnold Akachuk performs a drum song outside of the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society on Sept. 29 during the group’s ceremony that honoured the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

PHOTOS: Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society honours inaugural Truth and Reconciliation Day

Many wore orange shirts, a national symbol that honours victims of residential schools.

 

First Nations counsellors Louise Snowdon and Reg Phillips will facilitate the Journey to Understanding Each Other webinar Oct. 14. (Contributed)

Okanagan counsellor facilitates better understanding of First Nations

‘As a child, I was ignorant of the implications of the ’60s scoop’

 

Drum songs were performed shortly after banners were dropped by members of the Westbank First Nation Youth Council at the Westside Road interchange above Highway 97 in West Kelowna on July 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Truth and Reconciliation Day events in Kelowna, West Kelowna

Sept. 30 marks the first National Truth and Reconciliation Day

Drum songs were performed shortly after banners were dropped by members of the Westbank First Nation Youth Council at the Westside Road interchange above Highway 97 in West Kelowna on July 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Everyone is welcome for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation observance Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. at the Sno���uyutth Welcome Pole, in front of Oak Bay High at 2121 Cadboro Bay Rd. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Businesses, schools and cities observing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Sept. 30 set aside to mark the history of and intergenerational trauma caused by residential schools

Everyone is welcome for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation observance Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. at the Sno���uyutth Welcome Pole, in front of Oak Bay High at 2121 Cadboro Bay Rd. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Instructor Patricia Doyle will show participants about glass beadmaking at a Sept. 25 class at the Vernon Arts Centre as part of BC Culture Days. (Arts Council of the North Okanagan photo)

North Okanagan fired up for BC Culture Days

Museum and Arts Council hosting events Sept. 24-Oct. 24

Instructor Patricia Doyle will show participants about glass beadmaking at a Sept. 25 class at the Vernon Arts Centre as part of BC Culture Days. (Arts Council of the North Okanagan photo)
Two hundred and fifteen lights are placed on the lawn outside the Residential School in Kamloops, B.C., Saturday, June, 13, 2021. The remains of 215 children were discovered buried near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Tk’emlups Nation extends invitation to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Nation encouraging participants to teach the honour song in schools, workplaces and at home

Two hundred and fifteen lights are placed on the lawn outside the Residential School in Kamloops, B.C., Saturday, June, 13, 2021. The remains of 215 children were discovered buried near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A healing drum song is played during Orange Shirt Day 2019 in downtown Victoria (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. public schools, government offices to close for Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Province invites residents to ‘have important conversations’ about residential schools Sept. 30

A healing drum song is played during Orange Shirt Day 2019 in downtown Victoria (Black Press Media file photo)
City of Vernon Coun. Kari Gares encourages Vernonites to log on to celebrate Canada Day 2020 alongside council colleagues in a video published June 19, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. (YouTube)

Vernon councillor calling for reconciliation action

Discovery of unmarked children’s graves, ‘an eye opener’

City of Vernon Coun. Kari Gares encourages Vernonites to log on to celebrate Canada Day 2020 alongside council colleagues in a video published June 19, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. (YouTube)
Citizenship Minister Marco Mendicino holds a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The federal government is announcing that Indigenous people can now apply to reclaim their names on passports and other government documents. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Indigenous people can now reclaim traditional names on their passports and other ID

Announcement applies to all individuals of First Nations, Inuit and Métis background

Citizenship Minister Marco Mendicino holds a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The federal government is announcing that Indigenous people can now apply to reclaim their names on passports and other government documents. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Nisga’a dancer Rosita Martinez takes part in a ceremony on Parliament Hill Thursday June 3, 2021 in Ottawa. A bill creating a statutory holiday to commemorate the tragic legacy of residential schools in Canada has been passed unanimously by the Senate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Senate unanimously passes bill creating national day for truth and reconciliation

Sept. 30 of this year to become Canada’s first national day for truth and reconciliation

Nisga’a dancer Rosita Martinez takes part in a ceremony on Parliament Hill Thursday June 3, 2021 in Ottawa. A bill creating a statutory holiday to commemorate the tragic legacy of residential schools in Canada has been passed unanimously by the Senate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Anne Tenning, District Principal of Indigenous Education in School District 83, urges non-Indigenous people to take meaningful action and demand change following the confirmation of the remains of 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Column: Time for true reconciliation, true healing

Anne Tenning, District Principal of Indigenous Education, urges action after residential school news

  • Jun 2, 2021
Anne Tenning, District Principal of Indigenous Education in School District 83, urges non-Indigenous people to take meaningful action and demand change following the confirmation of the remains of 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
A.W. Neill Elementary School is named after Alan Webster Neill, a member of the House of Commons for Comox-Alberni from 1925-1945. NEWS FILE PHOTO

‘Racist’ MP’s name removed from Port Alberni school

School District 70 board votes to retain the name Ucluelet Secondary School

A.W. Neill Elementary School is named after Alan Webster Neill, a member of the House of Commons for Comox-Alberni from 1925-1945. NEWS FILE PHOTO
Ahead of its April 13 cross-Canada theatrical release, Indian Horse, which won Vancouver International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award and the Calgary International Film Festival‘s award for Audience Favourite, has launched a Reconcili-ACTION campaign to get Canadians actively involved in reconciliation.

Reconcili-ACTION gives Canadians next steps for reconciliation

Community leaders from around Canada are issuing weekly challenges as part of the #Next150 campaign

Ahead of its April 13 cross-Canada theatrical release, Indian Horse, which won Vancouver International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award and the Calgary International Film Festival‘s award for Audience Favourite, has launched a Reconcili-ACTION campaign to get Canadians actively involved in reconciliation.