Marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in the Carolinian Zone

Carolinian Canada marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. We recognize Orange Shirt Day & grieve for all Indigenous children and families affected by residential schools.

We encourage and aim to assist our network to learn and heal more everyday by strengthening connections with people and the land because Truth and Reconciliation is critical to everyone's future.

"September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process." from Canada about the creation of this federal statutory holiday. 

Carolinian Canada is immensely grateful to work with thousands of diverse and passionate leaders who grow healthy resilient communities in the spirit and practice of reconciliation. Our team and network includes Indigenous and settler people and communities. Our programs and platforms strive to support Indigenous leadership. We support our team with learnings, resources and time on the land to heal and reconcile with peoples and ecosystems. We invite everyone to connect, learn, heal and grow with us.

Here are some of our 'team picks' to support and take action every day for Truth and Reconciliation.

We invite you to join the conversation and take action. Here's how.


We live on the traditional territories of many nations including the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee, the Lunaapeew, the Wendat and the Mississauga. We acknowledge the inherent and treaty rights of the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island including the many diverse First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples who live here now. We commit to the teachings of the Two Row Wampum and the One Dish One Spoon Wampum; and our duty to reconcile, learn more and create safe spaces for Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives to meet and discuss the issues that matter to everyone.

You can use these apps to learn more about the territories where you live, work, go to school, and play.

Many Indigenous Nations call the Carolinian Zone home, and have long historic treaties and ties to this land. The First Nations that call the Carolinian Zone home include:

Shifting the Paradigm 2022 - 2023: Virtual Forum Event Series

September 2022 to June 2023 - Join us virtually in ethical space, to set intentions on how we would like to revive relationships with one another while working to restore our shared home. In this space, we will respect and understand more clearly what important role each of us has in healing the land and climate action work, and we will set collective intentions for moving forward hand-in-hand. During this year-long virtual webinar series, we will amplify Indigenous and diverse voices to inspire action.

In Shifting the Paradigm we will focus on how organizations and other allies can support by creating spaces for conversations around Two-Eyed Seeing, and the ethical space between Indigenous and colonial knowledge – we will work towards aligning perspectives and values.