We respectfully acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie) First Nation. The City of Pitt Meadows is committed to reconciliation with this Nation, who have lived on these lands since time immemorial.

    National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30, 2023

    September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which honours the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. The City is recognizing the day with the following:

    • Wednesday, September 27 at 1pm - Community walk, traditional songs, drumming, and open sharing time in šxʷhék̓ʷnəs (Spirit Square).
    • City Hall will be lit up in orange lights from dusk on September 30 until dawn on October 1.
    • A Place of Reflection is located beside the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie) First Nation flag at šxʷhék̓ʷnəs (Spirit Square) where we encourage the community to visit and take a moment to consider the painful parts of Canada's history as it relates to our past and current relations with Indigenous communities, and how to move forward together towards a better future.

    Educational Free Workshops

    Len Pierre Consulting has provided links to these free workshops:

    Len Pierre is Coast Salish from Katzie (kate-zee) First Nation. Len is a professor, consultant, TEDx Speaker, social activist, change agent and traditional Knowledge Keeper. He has a Masters degree in Education from Simon Fraser University focusing on Indigenous curriculum and instructional design. His experience includes Indigenous education and program leadership from various organizations across colonial Canada.

    For more information about Len Pierre Consulting and additional workshops, please visit lenpierreconsulting.com.

    Daily Lunch and Learn Sessions September 25 - 29, 2023

    The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation will be offering these free daily lunch and learns:

    • Day 1 - September 25, 2023 - Indigenous peoples and the History of residential schools.
    • Day 2 - September 26, 2023 - Unconscious bias and debunking stereotypes.
    • Day 3 - September 27, 2023 - Intergenerational impacts and ongoing systemic discrimination.
    • Day 4 - September 28, 2023 - Indigenous Peoples’ rights and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
    • Day 5 - September 29, 2023 - Taking action towards Reconciliation.

    Register Here to attend these free online workshops.

    The NCTR is a place of learning and dialogue where the truths of the residential school experience will be honoured and kept safe for future generations.

    Educational Resources

     

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