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
- Read the Calls to Action.
- Reflect and make a personal commitment to action.
- Check out #BeAConnectR website for steps to take towards reconciliation.
- Watch Understanding and Finding Our Way-Decolonizing Canadian Education. Share the film with friends, colleagues and family.
- Visit the Office of the Treaty Commissioner’s website to view many resources and events available.
- Wear an Orange Shirt. If you don’t have one, be sure to purchase one from a reputable organization, such as:
Resources for Teachers
The McDowell Foundation has funded a number of teacher-led research projects that have produced resources for teachers, which includes:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.