On September 30th, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we urge everyone in our network to remember that reconciliation needs to happen more than just one day of the year. The effects of the genocidal residential school system are still ongoing today and the vast majority of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) 94 Calls to Action have not yet been met. Truth and Reconciliation needs to directly inform all our work, every day, through Indigenous leadership and working with Indigenous partners. We urge everyone to attend National Day for Truth and Reconciliation events near you this weekend, to make a firm commitment to continue this work with us throughout the year, and to engage with the resources we have compiled below.
Read Carolinian Canada’s full statement for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2023 here.
Carolinian Canada celebrates Indigenous leadership, honouring the diverse histories and contributions of Indigenous peoples - our staff have created a living collection of resources to help you:
- Learn about whose land you are on
- Support Indigenous businesses and groups
- Listen to Indigenous voices
- Connect with Indigenous-led news sources
- And Show Up to support Indigenous-led events
Our team is fortunate to collaborate with a wide network of passionate Indigenous leaders who contribute to building resilient communities. We strive to support Indigenous leadership and foster an understanding and appreciation of the intricate connection between people and the land.
With these resources, we recommit ourselves to these principles, inviting everyone to connect, learn, and grow with us. We believe in a future where communities thrive in healthy, resilient landscapes, fostered by ethical spaces. We encourage you to explore these resources, support Indigenous-led businesses, groups, and initiatives, and attend Indigenous-led events in your own community.
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: