“We have described for you a mountain. We have shown you the path to the top. We call upon you to do the climbing.” – Commissioner Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, June 2015.
From 2010 to 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission listened to and documented the experiences of survivors, families, communities and anyone personally affected by the Indian Residential School Experience. In June 2015 they published their final report, which outlined 94 Calls to Actions for Canadians.
Okanagan Regional Library will be hosting an opportunity for folks to continue the climb up Reconciliation Mountain. Please join us at a five session reading circle where we will read together the Executive Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future. Caroline MacKay, Debbie Hubbard and Nan Shearing will facilitate the Circle.
The first session will be scheduled for Tuesday January 8. We will meet the second Tuesday of each month for a total of five months: February 12, March 12, April 9 and May 14. The sessions will run from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Pre-registration prior to January 8 is required. Once you register arrangements will be made for you to pay for and pick up a copy of the Report as there will be some pre-reading prior to the first session. The cost of the Report will be $12. We have a few bursaries for folks if the cost of the Report is a barrier for you to participate. If you prefer not to purchase a copy of the Report you can download it at: http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/File/2015/Honouring_the_Truth_Reconciling_for_the_Future_July_23_2015.pdf
If you have any questions please contact Debbie Hubbard at 250-469-4468 or [email protected].