“Ka-kí-kiskéyihtétan óma, namoya kinwés maka aciyowés pohko óma óta ka-hayayak wasétam askihk, ékwa ka-kakwéy miskétan kiskéyihtamowin, iyinísiwin, kistéyitowin, mina nánisitotatowin kakiya ayisiniwak, ékosi óma kakiya ka-wahkotowak.” – Cree Proverb
“Realize that we as human beings have been put on this earth for only a short time and that we must use this time to gain wisdom, knowledge, respect and the understanding for all human beings since we are all relatives.”
September 30 marks the first annual 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 vital for the reconciliation process.
Council and Staff at Greenview would like to share some information and resources as part of Greenview’s commitment to encouraging meaningful action towards honouring those lost and the survivors of residential schools in Canada.
Together, we can educate ourselves, promote awareness, and remember the residential school system’s impacts on our Indigenous communities.
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation – Schedule of Online Events
The Survivors Speak – A Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Orange Shirt Day – The Story
Phyllis Webstad Orange Shirt Day Video
Advancing Reconciliation – Information