Sept. 26 – 30

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On June 3, 2021, the federal government passed legislation to designate Sept. 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day is meant to provide an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools, and to honour survivors, their families and affected communities. 

Lethbridge College Indigenous Services will be hosting events from Sept. 26 to 30, providing our campus and community members a safe place to learn the truth about residential schools, to recognize what happened to those who were forced to attend them, and to identify how the generational trauma inflicted by the schools continue to shape our society today.

Community members are urged to take this time to reflect, learn and be available to attend community events in the spirit of truth and reconciliation.

10 things you can do to gain knowledge and confidence in integrating Truth and Reconciliation in your lives
  1. Read and reflect on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the 94 Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the story behind Orange Shirt Day.
  2. Enrol in Lethbridge College’s Niitsitapi Proficiency Micro-credential.
  3. Check out the Iissksiniip Coulee Walk on the west side of campus. 
  4. Listen to Lethbridge College’s Truth and Reconciliation Podcast.
  5. Watch Residential School Survivor Stories
  6. Enhance your learning of local Indigenous languages by purchasing an Indigenous authored book from the Lethbridge College bookstore, and support Indigenous creators and businesses by following one or more on your social media. 
  7. Read about sacred spaces in Blackfoot Territory and celebrate Lethbridge College’s stories of the buffalo in Wider Horizons (stop by CE2315A if you’d like to pick up a hard copy). 
  8. Learn more about the land by visiting Writing-on-Stone Provincial ParkHead-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, and the Galt Museum and Archives, and then write your own Land Acknowledgement. 
  9. Attend a local indigenous event. The Movie Mill has free showings of the film Bones of Crows this week.
  10. Participate in Lethbridge College’s Truth and Reconciliation Week events.