Today is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day. FIST encourages all members of its community to reflect meaningfully on truth and conciliation and to wear an orange shirt to help raise awareness of the history of human rights abuses and ongoing injustices facing Indigenous peoples today.
The School of Public Policy and Administration is hosting an event called Braiding Truth, Reconciliation, and Rights from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. You can learn about Inuit social and economic experiences between 1950-1975 and the Inuit-led and delivered 2007-2010 Qikiqtani Truth Commission (QTC), which shares perspectives between Canada and Inuit, Northern and Southern Canada, Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. You can also learn more by visiting the Orange Shirt Society website, and find stories and resources on the University’s Orange Shirt Day website.