National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021, marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and builds upon the Orange Shirt Day movement also marked on September 30. While it is not a statutory holiday in Saskatchewan, it provides an important opportunity to reflect and continue our reconciliation journey.

How you choose to mark this day is personal. You may choose to reflect on your experiences, attend local events or learn more about our history.

Ways to Mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Resources for Teachers

The McDowell Foundation has funded a number of teacher-led research projects that have produced resources for teachers, which includes:

Art: 

Exploring Indigenous Understanding and Reconciliation Through Art

Land-Based Education: 

Muskrats and Fire 

 

Land-based learning guide

 

Catholic School Teachers Enacting Papal Encyclical Laudato si’

Culture-Based Mathematics: 

Culture Based School Mathematics for Reconciliation and Professional Development

Lesson Plans:

Lesson Plan for Culture Based School Mathematics for Reconciliation and Professional Development

 

The Emma Stewart Resources Centre has curated a list of resources for Truth and Reconciliation. To request a title, contact the Emma Stewart Resources Centre online or by email at esrc@stf.sk.ca or by phone 1-800-667-7762

 

STF’s Commitment to TRC

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is committed to Truth and Reconciliation. It is a cornerstone of our strategic plan, Direction 2025, and is an important component of our services to members.

  • STF support to the McDowell Foundation, which has funded numerous teacher-led research projects directed at Truth and Reconciliation.
  • Support of the creation and promotion of Decolonizing Education.
  • Partnering with and sponsoring work of other organizations, such as The Bison Project with Wanuskewin.
  • Creating and providing resources for teachers including professional learning and classroom resources.
  • Building a representative workforce.